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NJ/DE Bay Video Fishing Forecast for Oct. 14-17

Got bait? Plenty of it around right now, in front of and behind the beaches at the Jersey Shore. With the right weather conditions and some cooling waters, things should get hot and heavy soon enough in terms of the 2021 fall striper run. We kick off the weekly forecast on location at the Reel Seat in Brielle with a look at weather conditions for the weekend ahead, with a rundown on the first week of sea bass action in the Garden State, a report on the freshwater action with George "The Pocono Outdoors Guy" followed by updates on blackfish and bluefin tuna with a quick look at the offshore forecast for the weekend ahead. When will the striped bass arrive? As reported over at The Fisherman’s Facebook page on Thursday morning, October 14, the first 40-inchers have shown up in a sharpie’s hands off Monmouth County. Could this be THE weekend?


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Northern NJ & Hudson Fishing Reports

Report by Fisherman’s Den

October 11, 2021 - 09:31:40

Over at the Fisherman’s Den in Belmar we were told bass, crappie and pickerel fishing is picking up in Forge Pond, Lake Rivera and other local waters. Water temps are still warm for this rime of the ... More

Report by Fishermen's Source

October 11, 2021 - 09:31:40

Angler participation remains sparse in the lakes and ponds along the central coast according to Dennis Roe over at Fishermen's Source. Dennis said between the hunting season and the fall run along the... More

Report by Tackle World

October 11, 2021 - 09:31:40

“We got some good reports on the salmon fishing in New York State this past week,” stated Mark over at Tackle World. Several anglers who fished Pulaski and told him salmon are in the streams in good... More

Report by Ramsey Outdoor

October 11, 2021 - 09:31:40

Over at Ramsey Outdoors we were told that local lakes and ponds are still giving up some bass, crappies and panfish. Don told me topwater baits, crankbaits and live bait is taking the bulk of the fish... More

Report by Fairfield Fishing Tackle

October 11, 2021 - 09:31:40

A call to Fairfield Fishing Tackle garnered a few reports. Cheryl told us she got reports of some fair to good bass fishing in Lake Hopatcong and Lake Musconetcong. Lake Musconetcong is going to be lo... More

Report by Dow's Boat Rentals

October 11, 2021 - 09:31:40

Fishing in Lake Hopatcong is shifting into the fall mode according to Laurie Murphy at Dow’s Boat Rentals. Bob Smith tipped the scale with a 3-pound smallmouth and Junior Knee Deep Club member Max Hu... More

Central New Jersey Fishing Reports

Report by Hook House

October 11, 2021 - 09:31:40

A call to the Hook House Bait and Tackle got us several reports. Dennis said Lake Riviera, Forge Pond and the pond at the Ocean County Community College are giving up a mix of bass, pickerel crappies ... More

Report by Jersey Hooker Outfitters

October 11, 2021 - 09:31:40

Forge Pond was the top spot mentioned by the folks over at Jersey Hooker Outfitters. Bass fishing has been decent towards the back of the lake on minnows and plasticbaits. The shop also got word of so... More

Southern New Jersey Fishing Reports

Report by Buck Tails Outfitters

October 11, 2021 - 09:31:40

The word from the folks over at Buck Tails Outfitters was good bass, pickerel and panfishing in Lake Lenape. A 7-pound bass was caught from the lake this past week. In addition Dry Run is giving up so... More

DE, MD, & Chesapeake Bay Fishing Reports

Report by Smith's Bait Shop

October 11, 2021 - 09:33:25

Anglers fishing the sweetwater in the Diamond State are into some decent bass fishing in several places, said Steve over at Smith Bait and Tackle in Leipsic. Steve told us Garrison’s, Mud Mill Pond, ... More