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November 25th – Thanksgiving Weekend Forecast for New Jersey

It’s typical Thanksgiving fare in these parts, “tins & teasers” for the four-day stretch of family, feasts and fishing. Surf action is pretty solid at the Jersey Shore, a whole bunch of shorts, a good dose of keepers, and more than a few “overs” to make the holiday stretch a bit more exciting. There are a number of heavy metal options for deploying in the surf, though surfcasters should be prepared for all scenarios (ie, what’s in your plug bag?) By boat, those looking to invite a 28- to <38 home for the holiday should definitely consider adding umbrellas to the trolling mix with those mojos or spoons, though we do have a 55-pound striper reported on a Maja spoon that was CPR’d this week off LBI. Black sea bass and tautog will keep head boat passengers buttoned up over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, with bluebird days to sail in the weekend ahead and light W/NW and fair seas in the Friday through Sunday forecast. Local charter boat can also get you to the grounds this week; don’t be surprised to hear word on a few “ghosts” being chased either by the tuna hunters looking for a final score. Still waiting on word on a speckled trout run in Cape May though we did get a weigh-in from Seaside this week; and if you think the northern run has passed, think again; from the Raritan Bayshore this week the shop report we received was “striped bass fishing continues to be outstanding.” From all of us at The Fisherman Magazine, here’s to a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family, and plenty of fish!


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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

Central New Jersey

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

Report by Kraken Sportfishing

September 28, 2020 - 10:00:57

Aboard Kraken Sport Fishing, it was a chunk-with-butters-then-bait-with-sardines workout east of the Triple Wrecks that resulted in half-dozen yellowfin to 80 pounds chilling on ice the one day the bo... More

Report by Captain Bill's Landing

September 28, 2020 - 09:59:48

The word was yellowfin on the chunk as well as on the Daiwa Saltiga jigs at the Triple Wrecks from Owen at Capt. Bill’s Landing. He’d heard of bigeye to 250 pounds being caught sporadically in the H... More

Report by South Side Marina

September 28, 2020 - 09:59:48

“We just got back a little while ago and we did pretty well in the Hudson with the bigeye and longfin,” remarked Rich from South Side Marina. Four longfin in the 55-pound class smashed spreader ba... More

Southern New Jersey

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

DE, MD, & Chesapeake Bay

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