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Southbound & Snapper Down – Plus, a Lower Cape Spotlight

The Fisherman's Jim Hutchinson, Jr. reports from the Florida Keys this week and finds plenty of our neighbors there seeking shelter from the cold and snow back home in the Northeast. His final tally on a mid-week trip out of Islamorada aboard Capt. Easy Charters was a few vermillion, lane, mutton and almaco jack in the box, with a couple of sharks, false albacore and red snapper (think jumbo black sea bass in January and February, hungry and off limits to anglers) released. Holding down our snowy fort up north this week is George "The Pocono Outdoors Guy" Schaeur's, and also take a tour of the fisheries department at Lower Cape May Regional High School with Jeff Martin and learn what makes this hands on fisheries class so unique.


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New Jersey & Delaware Bay Freshwater Fishing Reports

Northern NJ & Hudson Fishing Reports

Report by Ramsey Outdoor

January 17, 2022 - 15:12:19

“Hardwater fishermen are staring to see some safe ice on northern lakes,” said Don over at Ramsey Outdoors. Several anglers stopped by for some gear and said they were fishing in the coves at Budd L... More

Report by Fairfield Fishing Tackle

January 17, 2022 - 15:12:19

Larry over at Fairfield Fishing Tackle said the shop got its first reports of fishable ice on local small ponds and some pike and perch fishing in the Passaic River and Pompton Lake. Most northern str... More

Report by Dow's Boat Rentals

January 17, 2022 - 15:12:19

Ice fishing has started up on the coves in Lake Hopatcong, cited Laurie Murphy at Dows Boat Rentals. As of the weekend anglers were fishing the coves at River Styx and the State Park where pickerel, p... More

Report by Tackle World

January 17, 2022 - 15:12:19

Over at Tackle World Mark told us the recent cold snap put some fishable ice on local small ponds and on Budd Lake, Lake Hopatcong and Lake Musconetcong. Anglers are into a mix of bass, pickerel, crap... More

Central New Jersey Fishing Reports

Report by Hook House

January 17, 2022 - 15:12:19

The only report to come our way from the sweetwater was some pickerel being caught in the dam spillways and open water areas of the Pine Barrens on live killies by a few anglers that were still fishin... More