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The First Striped Bass of 2021 – NJ’s Run Has Begun!

After counting down the days through the month of February, the back bay striped bass season in the Garden State officially kicked off on Monday, March 1 with Edvardas Gintare the first to report a “slot” fish of 30 inches a little after 10 a.m. at the Hook House in Toms River. That report was followed soon after by DJ Tommy K who checked in with the Tackle Box in Hazlet with another over 28-incher in the north, with Myles Bosley was next with a 30-1/2-incher at Absecon Bay Sportsman Center. For those wondering if the cold month of February would’ve put those holdover river stripers on lockjaw, the reports from the sedges and sod banks from the Raritan down the Delaware seem to show otherwise. More local tackle shops have reopened for the season this week as flats of bloodworms are arriving almost daily to keep up with the demand. And with a warming trend in the forecast for the week ahead, you can expect that demand to increase as striped bass hit the muddy flats in search of an easy meal. Check out this week’s full video forecast for a comprehensive rundown on local action in the New Jersey, Delaware Bay region. Fish on!!!


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Report by Super Chic

October 12, 2020 - 10:31:21

Capt. Ted aboard the Super Chic says a sojourn to the Lindenkohl paid off, with 80 mahi to 8 pounds that waxed plain AVA-27 metals being iced. A move in to the 30 Lump produced live spot-inhaling yell... More

Report by Mushin Sportfishing

October 12, 2020 - 10:30:11

Capt. Alan from Mushin Sportfishing says the boat will now be targeting stripers, remarking that, when conditions allowed, it was a remarkable mid-range and offshore season, particularly for yellowfin... More

Report by Fishermen's Supply Co.

October 12, 2020 - 10:30:11

“The yellowfin action at the Triple Wrecks sort of fell apart, but there are still a few being caught,” said Jason the Sensation at Fishermen’s Supply Company, adding that the canyons are now where... More

Report by Jersey Hooker

October 12, 2020 - 10:30:11

Frank at Gabriel Tackle was, well, frank: “Bluefin tuna from footballs to 60 pounds 10 miles north of Manasquan Inlet.” The few of the temperamental transients that were being caught struck the 8-in... More

Report by Miss Liane Charters

October 12, 2020 - 10:30:11

“I’m hearing about good water moving into the Hudson, but the Triple Wrecks yellowfin thing is pretty much done,” shared Capt. Cool Ray Lopez from Miss Liane Sportfishing when we made contact late ... More

Report by Creekside Outfitters

October 12, 2020 - 10:30:11

At Creekside Outfitters Noah had word of a rapidly waning yellowfin bite at the Triple Wrecks, but enough flats of sardines were going out the door to suggest that the yellowfin action in the canyons ... More

Report by Fisherman’s Headquarters

October 12, 2020 - 10:30:11

A wired ‘n fired young gun Wild Willie from Fisherman’s Headquarters says all the canyons, from the Hudson south, are seeing bigeye and longfin. Both are being encountered on the troll, the former i... More

Report by The Reel Seat

October 12, 2020 - 10:30:11

“It’s shaping to be an October canyon bite like we used to have,” reminisced an enthusiastic Eric at the Reel Seat, noting that 40- to 80-pound class yellowfin, and 30- to 40-pound longfin are bein... More

Report by Fin Chaser Charters

October 12, 2020 - 10:30:11

“I’ll be keeping an eye on the weather to see if I’ll book some trips to the canyons for bigeye and swordfish,” relayed Capt. Frank from Fin Chaser Charters who’d just returned from a trip to Mas... More

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Report by Fin-Atics

October 12, 2020 - 10:31:21

The Ingredient at Fin-Atics Marine Supply says there are still fair numbers of yellowfin to be chunked, jigged and popped at the 30 Lump. The Wilmington and the Baltimore canyons are hot for swordfish... More

Report by Avalon Hodge Podge

October 12, 2020 - 10:31:21

David from Avalon Hodge Podge says the matter of the chatter is the daytime 1500- to 1600-foot demolition swordfish explosion in the Wilmington Canyon. The Baitmasters Squid lights the wick. Swords to... More

Report by Hands Too Bait and Tackle

October 12, 2020 - 10:31:21

Jeff at Hands Too Bait & Tackle points to the Wilmington and Baltimore canyons for night bite action with yellowfin in the 50- to 80-pound range, adding that live spot, live finger mullet, and live pe... More

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Report by Lewes Harbour Marina

October 12, 2020 - 10:31:21

Tommy at Lewes Harbour Marina predicts that Thursday will be this week’s one open window to get out, and he directs all to the 30 Lump for the last decent cracks at yellowfin both via the chunk and t... More