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Spanish Mackerel Invasion - Jersey Surf "Se Calienta"

In the days following a white marlin prowling the surf from Island Beach to Manasquan River, Spanish mackerel turned on in a big way this week. The Fisherman’s Beach Talk reporter, Nick Honachefsky, reports this week on our website, “invasion has begun as scores of Spanish mackerel were ripping drags along the coast as metals were crushed on a daily basis.” On top of the surf blast, good-sized bluefin (big fish just under the 73” size limit) are showing up nearshore while mahi are now in the mix too (and just begging to be weighed in for Dream Boat contention!) According to Offshore Report writer Tom P., “mahi are in mid-summer numbers at the inshore, mid-range and offshore pots, and under flotsam.” In this week’s full video forecast, we have a rundown on some of the bigger catches including swordfish and golden tilefish, with some true “doormat” status fluke as well in deep water and along the sticky stuff. It’s the final weekend of July, and Jersey “jetty jocks” are gearing up for tautog as of Sunday!


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Report by Fishermen's Source

July 26, 2021 - 09:45:47

Dennis Roe over at Fishermen's Source told me local lakes and ponds are giving up some bass and pickerel to constant motion surface lures like Zara Spooks. In addition he mentioned some good bass and ... More

Report by Tackle World

July 26, 2021 - 09:45:47

The only reports to come our way from Tackle World was some bass and pickerel being caught in local lakes and ponds on topwater baits and weedless rigged plastics. The Passaic River is finally returni... More

Report by Bullet Hole Annex

July 26, 2021 - 09:45:47

“It was a quiet week of fishing on most northern lakes,” said Nick over at Bullet Hole Annex. Bass fishing has slowed down in Lake Hopatcong, and heavy vegetation is causing problems in Greenwood La... More

Report by Ramsey Outdoor

July 26, 2021 - 09:45:47

A call to the folks over at Ramsey Outdoors got us a report of some bass and panfish being caught in Lake Musconetcong early and late in the day on topwater baits and jig-plastic bait combinations fis... More

Report by Fairfield Fishing Tackle

July 26, 2021 - 09:45:47

A call to Fairfield Fishing Tackle got us word that the Passaic River is finally started to come down to more normal levels. Larry said some pike are being caught first thing in the morning on large s... More

Report by Dow's Boat Rentals

July 26, 2021 - 09:45:47

Bass fishing was decent this past week on the big lake, stated Laurie Murphy at Dow’s Boat Rentals. Knee Deep junior member Max Hughen hit the scales with a 4-pound, 1-ounce largemouth and a 3-pound,... More

Report by Fisherman’s Den

July 19, 2021 - 09:32:01

Crappies, catfish and some bass have been the mainstay of the sweetwater fishing along the mid coast, said Tom over at Fisherman’s Den. Tom said the store has been selling a lot of small jigs and pla... More

Central New Jersey Fishing Reports

Report by Hook House

July 26, 2021 - 09:47:37

Mid-state kayak fishermen continue to see some good catches of pickerel to 18 inches in Bamber Lake stated Dennis over at Hook House Bait and Tackle. Dennis told me spinners, small plugs and live kill... More

Report by Jersey Hooker Outfitters

July 26, 2021 - 09:47:37

Godfree Lake continues to give up some nice bass said sources over at Jersey Hooker Outfitters. Anglers livelining killies are catching both bass and pickerel there. In addition we were told Brick Pon... More

Southern New Jersey Fishing Reports

Report by Buck Tails Outfitters

July 26, 2021 - 09:47:37

Hot weather and off and on rains continues to cut into the freshwater fishing said sources at Buck Tails Outfitters. Both Lenape and Maple lakes are still giving up some bass early in the morning on t... More

DE, MD, & Chesapeake Bay Fishing Reports

Report by Smith's Bait Shop

July 26, 2021 - 09:47:37

Diamond State anglers are into some decent bass fishing early and late in the day, reported Steve over at Smith Bait and Tackle in Liepsic. Steve said Garrison’s Lake, Massey Mill Pond and Silver Lak... More