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New Jersey & Delaware Bay Offshore Fishing

September 24, 2020 New Jersey/Delaware Bay Fishing Report with Jim Hutchinson, Jr.

Staff from The Fisherman Magazine hasn’t manned a booth for a local boat or outdoor show since the Asbury Park plug show in March, so it’s safe to say we’re pretty excited to return to action this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 25-27 at First Energy Park (Blue Claws stadium) in Lakewood. Get your new or renewing subscription at the show and walk out with a Savage sand eel package, a great bait for the fall run. Of course, if you’re like us, you also picked up a plug or two in Asbury Park earlier this year which you’re hoping to soak in the fall surf; the latest NOAA Weather forecast has W/NW winds predicted most of the day Thursday which could help cool water temps and kick those peanuts and mullet in the tails in jumpstarting the fall action. Many folks are checking the NOAA offshore weather forecast on the hour to look for windows to sail towards the tuna grounds; not much to report in recent weeks due to turbulent seas, but there looks to be a shot or two in the upcoming forecast. Another red drum makes the South Jersey forecast this week, and many folks in Cape May County in particular are hopeful for another speck-tacular run of spotted trout this fall. Meanwhile there are a few stripers being reported by those fishing off the beach and in the back along the sedges and sod banks. Welcome to official start of fall!


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New Jersey & Delaware Bay Offshore Fishing Reports

Northern NJ & Hudson

Report by JB Kasper

August 24, 2020 - 11:21:35

With the approach of Labor Day its one more week and the traditional summer of 2020 will be in history books, and all indications are that summer will go out with some excellent fishing. The big news ... More

Report by Side Job Charters

August 10, 2020 - 18:52:57

Capt. James from Side Job Charters will be hitting the canyons this week, but his charters enjoyed some rip-snorting light tackle trolling action at the Klondike. No. 1 Clark spoons pulled at 5 knots ... More

Report by XTC Sportfishing

August 10, 2020 - 18:52:57

Capt. Scot aboard XTC Sportfishing out of Belmar had a crew from Berkley Fishing and PENN Reels offshore on Friday, with local rep Chris Gatley saying the skipper “went above and beyond expectations... More

Central New Jersey

Report by Super Chic

September 21, 2020 - 09:31:00

Cap. Ted on board the Super Chic told of an inshore pokey pick at false albacore and Spanish and king mackerel. He has over nighters scheduled beginning this week, expecting good shots at yellowfin an... More

Report by The Reel Seat

September 21, 2020 - 09:29:52

“I’m thinking that the yellowfin action in the Triple Wrecks area will pick up, but it won’t be as intense as it was,” surmised TunaMan Max at the Reel Seat, but he did add that it would still wor... More

Report by Captain Bill's Landing

September 21, 2020 - 09:29:52

Owen from Capt. Bill’s Landing remarked that it was business as usual at the Triple Wrecks prior to the weekend blow, and figures that things should right themselves by mid-week.... More

Report by Fishermen's Supply Co.

September 21, 2020 - 09:29:52

Jason the Sensation at Fishermen’s Supply said he would not be surprised if the yellowfin action in the area east of the Triple Wrecks continued because of the abundance of sand eels. The Spencer Can... More

Report by Canyon Runner Sportfishing

September 21, 2020 - 09:29:52

Aboard Canyon Runner, it’s been the best yellowfin fishing in 20 years, and the torrid chunk action is expected to last well into October. While the Canyon Runner is totally booked, an affiliated ves... More

Report by Miss Liane Charters

September 21, 2020 - 09:29:52

Capt. Cool Ray Lopez on Miss Liane Sportfishing was busy on the boat when we buzzed late Saturday afternoon, but he relayed that it was great trip to the Triple Wrecks the day before the nor’easter r... More

Report by Creekside Outfitters

September 21, 2020 - 09:29:52

“Big albies moving in big time to the Barnegat Ridge,” enthused Noah from Creekside Outfitters, adding that east of the ridge, a 77-pound wahoo was caught on a 10- to 12-knot troll. He’s figuring t... More

Report by Fisherman’s Headquarters

September 21, 2020 - 09:29:52

“If that warmer water at the Triple Wrecks moves north to the Hudson, the fall yellowfin chunk bite will really get started,” projected Mike from Fisherman’s Headquarters. Longfin had been showing ... More

Report by Mushin Sportfishing

September 14, 2020 - 09:56:52

Earlier in the week on Mushin Sportfishing it was species specific run offshore for tilefish and mahi, and the fish were beyond cooperative for the party of Chris, John, Jorge, Pop and Dorsha. Bluelin... More

Report by Southside Marina

September 14, 2020 - 09:56:52

Rich from Southside Marina said it was mostly hits but some misses with yellowfin at the Triple Wrecks, but there was good fishing for mahi around the lobster pots. He took a break and boarded a frien... More

Report by Kraken Sportfishing

September 14, 2020 - 09:56:52

“The yellowfin bite around the Triple Wrecks is off the wall. Tuna on crack. Absolutely stupid fishing,” claimed Capt. John aboard Kraken Sportfishing. The fish were so numerous and hungry that they... More

Report by Jersey Hooker

September 14, 2020 - 09:56:52

“The canyons really lit up before the bad weather, and it was nuts from the Babylon to the Spencer,” enthused Capt. Rich at Jersey Hooker Outfitters. Yellowfin to 90 pounds and longfin to 50 pounds ... More

Report by Gabriel Tackle Company

September 08, 2020 - 09:50:41

Frank from Gabriel Tackle says it’s been high octane action with inshore bluefin around the Shrewsbury Rocks and Axel Carlson Reef. The action with bonito and false albies has been off the hook, with... More

Report by Fin Chaser Charters

September 08, 2020 - 09:50:41

“I’ll tell you, it’s been beyond crazy at the Triple Wrecks. There’s no end to the yellowfin,” shared a weary Capt. Frank on Fin Chaser Charters late Friday evening after returning from another s... More

Report by Kraken Sport Fishing

August 31, 2020 - 09:49:34

“We’re on the way out,” said Capt. John Decker onboard Kraken Sportfishing when we made contact at first light Sunday morning, “out” being the Triple Wrecks where he confidently expected a replay... More

Southern New Jersey

Report by Fin-Atics

September 21, 2020 - 09:31:00

“The 30 Line and the 30 Lump had some good action the one day last week when you could get out,” relayed The Ingredient at Fin-Atics Marine Supply in Ocean City adding that with all the bait out the... More

Report by Avalon Hodge Podge

September 21, 2020 - 09:31:00

“The 30 Line was hot. We had 14 yellowfin to 65-pounds and also a 65-pound wahoo,” shared Brandon from Avalon Hodge Podge, noting that the spreader bars were also blasted my various size mahi. This ... More

Report by Hands Too Bait and Tackle

September 21, 2020 - 09:31:00

Jeff at Hands Too Bait & Tackle figures the yellowfin and longfin migration from north to south will be starting soon, with the bluefin trek underway later in the fall. He expects the Wilmington and t... More

Report by South Jersey Marina

September 08, 2020 - 09:51:51

Chris from South Jersey Marina had word of scattered action with yellowfin and white marlin in the Wilmington. A bunch of boats were heading out Sunday morning, targeting the southern canyons.... More

DE, MD, & Chesapeake Bay

Report by Lewes Harbour Marina

September 21, 2020 - 09:31:00

“Water is still warm, so there are plenty of mahi around the pots,” says Robbie from Lewes Harbour Marina and these are taking trolled baits and also smacking bucktails and pitched baits. There is s... More