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See What’s Busting Up That Bait – Plus, Sod Bank Tips!

Kick off this week's video fishing forecast at dawn on Tuckerton Bay with a 2-minute drill on the final drive of the 2021 Jersey Shore fluke season. Folks floundering around at Townsend Inlet Reef last week were surprised with a good body of black drum, which as we learned last week in our part one interview with Capt. Dan Schafer of Bottom Sweeper Jigs can often be found with the sheepshead. Head out back again in part two this week as Dan shows off his 14-1/2-pound sheepshead weighed in (and released) at Grassy Sound Marina this past weekend while offering up some tips for fishing the sod banks and sedges this fall. Plenty of bait swimming along the beaches in recent days, with whales, spinner sharks and blacktips in the mix; how soon before we see the striped ones in the melee is all about the weather at this point!


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Report by The Reel Seat

September 20, 2021 - 09:38:36

Jake at the Reel Seat tells of inferno mahi rod bending off the mid-range and canyon pots, with downsized bucktails, epoxy jigs, chunks, whole peanut bunker, and trolled small ballyhoo causing meltdow... More

Report by Fisherman’s Headquarters

September 20, 2021 - 09:38:36

Mike at Fisherman’s Headquarters says there’s been stellar mahi action at the pots in the Chicken Canyon and Glory Hole, with the fish topping around 12 pounds. Live peanuts, chunked ballyhoo, poppe... More

Report by Creekside Outfitters

September 20, 2021 - 09:38:36

“Not many boats made it out last week, and those that did picked away at some mahi and a few yellowfin,” reported Capt. Rick from Creekside Outfitters. He’s expecting an increase in bluefin and yel... More

Report by Mushin Sportfishing

September 20, 2021 - 09:38:36

“Trips getting blown out as is normal in September, but we did manage to get to the canyons a couple of times,” noted Capt. Alan Lee on Mushin Sportfishing. Trolling Sterling wide trackers with pink... More

Report by Fishermen's Supply Co.

September 20, 2021 - 09:38:36

Jason at Fishermen’s Supply directs all to the 100 Square section in the Hudson Canyon for fair-to-middling trolling action. The 5-knot pull to blue/white and crystal/pink Joe Shutes mated to medium ... More

Report by Miss Liane Sportfishing Charters

September 13, 2021 - 09:48:37

Capt. Cool Ray Lopez on Miss Liane Sportfishing recently returned from a trip to Florida where he and daughter Capt. Liane Lopez indulged in grouper and snapper cornucopias. “But,” says Cool Ray, “... More

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Report by Avalon Hodge Podge

September 20, 2021 - 09:38:36

Tammie at Avalon Hodge Podge observed that most of the recent action has been centered around the pots, where anglers are encountering schools of cooperative mahi. A few of the bigger fish are in the ... More

Report by Fin-Atics

September 20, 2021 - 09:38:36

“Yellowfin to 40 pounds at the Teacup and 19 Fathom Lump, and we hit a 35 pound wahoo and a 50 pound yellowfin at the 30 Fathom Lump,” shared The Ingredient from Fin-Atics in Ocean City. The 3-ounce... More

Report by Hands Too Bait and Tackle

September 20, 2021 - 09:38:36

“Lots of mahi from 30 miles out to the canyons. Chickens to gaffers,” says Jeff from Hands Too Bait & Tackle. Trolling bigger Clark spoons and small ballyhoo, pitching chunks and small jigs are putt... More

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Report by Lewes Harbour Marina

September 20, 2021 - 09:38:36

Amanda at Lewes Harbour Marina says the troll is producing decent catches of mixed size yellowfin at the Poor Mans and Baltimore canyons. The southern canyons are also surrendering big catches of gold... More