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NJ/DE Bay Region Fourth of July Forecast

The Fourth of July weekend has arrived, and so too has the July edition of The Fisherman. Get a peek inside the New Jersey, Delaware Bay edition for a tactical approach to topwater yellowfin as well as a deep-dive into plugging bigeye and wahoo on the troll. We have a giant bluefin just under the NOAA “trophy” closure out of Manasquan, while mako shark action is still in place as of this morning due to a slow-moving bureaucracy in DC. Get a comprehensive look at the holiday weekend fluking opportunities with a 12-pounder and at least one other “Dream Boat” fluke from Raritan Bay. Spanish mackerel are snapping along the Delaware Coast, with sheepshead reports intensifying from throughout the South Jersey region. Wherever you may be fishing the New Jersey, Delaware Bay this weekend – or even if you plan on heading out to the Pocono’s – we’ve got you covered in our Independence Day weekend report from The Fisherman Magazine.


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Report by Fisherman’s Headquarters

July 06, 2022 - 09:44:11

Paul at Fisherman’s Headquarters says that scattered schools of bluefin are showing at the Barnegat Ridge and a few are being caught on the troll. With makos officially off limits, his intel about ho... More

Report by Mushin Sportfishing

July 06, 2022 - 09:44:11

A productive Hudson Canyon invasion by the crew of Mushin Sportfishing, with bluefin to 125 pounds, yellowfin to 40 pounds and limits of golden tiles to 18 pounds being boxed during one magnum rod ben... More

Report by Gabriel Tackle Company

July 06, 2022 - 09:44:11

From Gabriel Tackle comes word from Boss Frank that there is a solid thresher bite occurring three miles off the beaches, and it’s a size mix of yellowfin in the canyons and bluefin mid range. It’s ... More

Report by Jersey Hooker

July 06, 2022 - 09:44:11

“I’m hearing about bluefin and yellowfin bites happening in the area of the Atlantic Princess, and also at the Bacardi and in the Chicken Canyon. Mixed size fish,” shared Capt. Rich at Jersey Hooke... More

Report by Miss Liane Sportfishing Charters

July 06, 2022 - 09:44:11

Capt. Cool Ray Lopez aboard Miss Liane Sportfishing was on his way in mid-Sunday afternoon from a sea bass bust ‘em up on the 30 mile wrecks when we made contact. Fish to 4 pounds in the cooler plus ... More

Report by Creekside Outfitters

July 06, 2022 - 09:44:11

“Yellowfin to 60 pound showing in the Resor and it’s been pretty hot,” gushed Capt. Kirk from a Sunday psycho-busy Creekside Outfitters. It’s a two step tuna tango: the first a 6-knot pull to rain... More

Report by Fishermen's Supply Co.

July 06, 2022 - 09:44:11

“The yellowfin bite is scattered between the canyons so it’s been a mix of info coming in,” proffered Jason at Fishermen’s Supply in Point Pleasant, adding that a new body of yellowfin in the 40- ... More

Report by The Reel Seat

July 06, 2022 - 09:40:24

Jimbo from the Reel Seat told of scattered catches of yellowfin in the southern canyons, with the catches coming primarily on the troll. Interest in overnight chunking and also deep dropping for sword... More

Report by Southside Marina

June 27, 2022 - 09:48:09

It was a slamming Sunday for Rick at Southside Marina who took a brief breather to pass info about the Jersey Nutz Sport Fishing scoring on spreader bar-blasting bluefin around the Bacardi. Another bo... More

Report by Canyon Runner

June 27, 2022 - 09:48:09

Onboard Canyon Runner, a free trip for veterans Paul Ciervo Sr. and Jr., Allen Gondek, Lou Fisher, Tom Cullen and Aaron Sanders hosted by Capt. Jimmy Krauzer at the helm and Capt. Joey Faust in the pi... More

Report by Tin Knocker Sportfishing

June 27, 2022 - 09:48:09

Capt. John Pellegrino on his Tin Knocker with the Stan Czkey party, knocked around some bluefin, a mix of unders and overs, that waxed black/purple and zucchini Sidewinder spreader bars and also selec... More

Southern New Jersey Fishing Reports

Report by Fin-Atics

July 06, 2022 - 09:44:11

“The fish (yellowfin) are spread out in the Lindy. And I mean ‘spread out’, and there are a lot of unders in the mix,” reports a tuna-frustrated Ingredient from Fin-Atics Marine Supply who, with c... More

Report by Avalon Hodge Podge

July 06, 2022 - 09:44:11

“The west wall of the Wilmington for some shots at yellowfin to 60 pounds, but this past week, it’s been an all day affair for a few fish,” shared David from Avalon Hodge Podge. Zucchini trackers a... More

Report by Hands Too Bait and Tackle

July 06, 2022 - 09:44:11

Joe at Hands Too Bait & Tackle heard of a few bigger yellowfin being picked off in the Baltimore, but the matter of the chatter in the store was the copious amount of small fish flooding the Wilmingto... More

Report by South Jersey Marina

July 06, 2022 - 09:44:11

“Bleep weather,” quipped Jason at South Jersey Marina as to the paucity of boats going out the past week into the weekend. A couple of vessels that made the trek did put a few yellowfin to 50 or so ... More

DE, MD, & Chesapeake Bay Fishing Reports

Report by Lewes Harbour Marina

July 06, 2022 - 09:44:11

Matt from Lewes Harbour Marina points to the Baltimore Canyon as the locus for 6.5 to 8.5 Sterling and MagicTail spreader bar blasts with yellowfin in the 30- to 70-pound range. Green is the go to.... More