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NJ/DE Bay Region Fourth of July Forecast

The Fourth of July weekend has arrived, and so too has the July edition of The Fisherman. Get a peek inside the New Jersey, Delaware Bay edition for a tactical approach to topwater yellowfin as well as a deep-dive into plugging bigeye and wahoo on the troll. We have a giant bluefin just under the NOAA “trophy” closure out of Manasquan, while mako shark action is still in place as of this morning due to a slow-moving bureaucracy in DC. Get a comprehensive look at the holiday weekend fluking opportunities with a 12-pounder and at least one other “Dream Boat” fluke from Raritan Bay. Spanish mackerel are snapping along the Delaware Coast, with sheepshead reports intensifying from throughout the South Jersey region. Wherever you may be fishing the New Jersey, Delaware Bay this weekend – or even if you plan on heading out to the Pocono’s – we’ve got you covered in our Independence Day weekend report from The Fisherman Magazine.


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Northern NJ & Hudson Fishing Reports

Report by Ramsey Outdoor

June 27, 2022 - 09:50:24

Northern streams continued to supply some decent trout fishing thanks to good water levels and the recent cool weather which has kept the water temps down in June, reported Don over at Ramsey Outdoors... More

Report by Fairfield Fishing Tackle

June 27, 2022 - 09:50:24

The Passaic River starts July off in very good shape and fishing well for several fish, stated Larry over at Fairfield Fishing Tackle. Angler fishing from kayaks and the shoreline will find northerns,... More

Report by Dow's Boat Rentals

June 27, 2022 - 09:48:09

“June was a slow month on Lake Hopatcong and hopefully the Fourth of July weekend will kick off a good summer season,” said Laurie Murphy at Dow’s Boat Rentals. She said a lot of the anglers that f... More

Central New Jersey Fishing Reports

Report by Creekside Outfitters

June 27, 2022 - 09:50:24

We got several reports from Tom P over at Creekside Outfitters. He told us the lake at Wells Mills Park continues to give up some nice bass and pickerel on topwater frogs and big killies and this shou... More

Report by Hook House

June 27, 2022 - 09:50:24

Over at the Hook House Bait and Tackle Dennis told us water temps in the sweetwater are below normal as July dawns. This should change as in July and produce some good surface fishing in places like C... More

Report by Jersey Hooker Outfitters

June 27, 2022 - 09:50:24

By the first week in July most lakes along the coast are already in the summer mode, said Amanda over at Jersey Hooker Outfitters. Topwater fishing early and late in the day and after dark is the tick... More

Southern New Jersey Fishing Reports

Report by Buck Tails Outfitters

June 27, 2022 - 09:50:24

June went out with some slow fishing in the sweetwater according to sources over at Buck Tails Outfitters in Mays Landing. Look for the fishing off the bulkhead in Mays Landing to be a mix of bass, ca... More

DE, MD, & Chesapeake Bay Fishing Reports

Report by Smith's Bait Shop

June 27, 2022 - 09:50:24

Another person that told us of some slower fishing as June ended because of the winds and cool temps was Steve over at Smith Bait and Tackle in Leipsic. Steve said while the shop got reports of some d... More