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New Jersey & Delaware Bay Video Fishing Forecast April 18, 2024

Barnegat Bay Drum, Sea Isle Weakies & First Fluke The good bad, the bad, and the ugly of this week's 30-minute video fishing forecast for the New Jersey, Delaware Bay region begins with 3 minutes of bad news, as yet another dead humpback washes ashore on LBI. NOAA Fisheries says, quote, “no whale deaths have been attributed to offshore wind activities” yet given the actual evidence, the court of public opinion begs to know, “have offshore wind activities been found NOT attributing to whale deaths”? They might be ugly, but boy do they put up a good fight; details on the black drum invasion in Barnegat Bay and a first-hand look from this past Saturday as Jenni offers up some tactical advice in her weekly Open Boat segment. The good news is actually great, as the first summer flounder reports are coming in from South Jersey and Delaware, also weakfish arrive just in time for a new Limited Batch announcement from the folks at NLBN. Details on that offer, plus slot stripers on the prowl out front, and more jumbo releases from the rivers; with 12 days left in the April tautog fishery we have two more “20s” to report this week, with a solid weather outlook for the 4/20 weekend.


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Report by Tackle Box Fishing Co.

April 24, 2024 - 10:46:31

Phil at the Tackle Box in Hazlet reported that Sandy Hook got a good shot of stripers this weekend as the Rip held keeper class fish that hit NLBN plastics, metal lipped swimmers and clams. The Keansb... More

Central New Jersey Fishing Reports

Report by Betty and Nick's Bait and Tackle

April 24, 2024 - 10:46:31

The IBSP sands got lit up over the weekend as John from Betty and Nicks in Seaside Park said his customers couldn’t keep a clam in the water without a striper hitting. Both clams and bloods are the ... More

Report by Charlie's Bait N Tackle

April 24, 2024 - 10:46:31

At Charlie’s Bait and Tackle in Normandy Beach, surfslingers began to find a few more bass out front as Tim Brackman clammed up a couple of fish during the night shift. I also made it out to huck so... More

Report by Fisherman's Headquarters

April 24, 2024 - 10:46:31

At Fisherman’s Headquarters in Ship Bottom Greg had some strange reports of kingfish already in the area, and some big ones too, up to nearly 2 pounds hitting bloodworms. Bass are hit or miss along ... More

Report by Fishermen's Supply Co.

April 24, 2024 - 10:46:31

Kyle of Fishermen’s Supply in Point Pleasant said a local customer has been throwing the Yo-Zuri Monster Shot around the Point area to connect with some larger stripers. Clammers are picking away at... More

Report by Gabriel Tackle Company

April 24, 2024 - 10:46:31

Frank from Gabriel Tackle in Brick had the first legit photos of bluefish come in near the Mantoloking area as 3- to 4-pounders were around town. Blackfishing was up and down in the Squan inlet and ca... More

Report by Grumpys Tackle

April 24, 2024 - 10:46:31

The black drum bite that was red hot early in the week of April 15th trickled down to a few boomers along the Seaside area docks according to Scott of Grumpys Tackle in Seaside Park, but the chew coul... More

Report by Jingles Bait and Tackle

April 24, 2024 - 10:46:31

Clams have been connecting with stripers in the LBI surf according to the folks at Jingles Bait and Tackle in Beach Haven. A good show of slot fish are around along with sub legal caliber fish to eat ... More

Southern New Jersey Fishing Reports

Report by Fin-Atics

April 24, 2024 - 10:46:32

At Fin-Atics in Ocean City Nick reported more bass moved into the area, especially down at Corson’s Inlet where fish span the whole gamut from 18 to 40 inches. The 9th Street bridge also had bass hi... More

Report by Hands Too Bait and Tackle

April 24, 2024 - 10:46:32

Down in Cape May at Hands Too Bait and Tackle, Jeff said bass anglers can take their pick in the Delaware Bay how you want to catch them on bloods, clams, bunker, plugs, shads. The chew is solid from ... More

Report by One Stop Bait and Tackle

April 24, 2024 - 10:46:31

“Big bass are here,” declared Noel of One Stop Bait and Tackle in Atlantic City as he saw a mess of large linesiders get released off the jetty rocks with fish pushing the 20-pound mark and even m... More

Report by Riptide Bait and Tackle

April 24, 2024 - 10:46:31

Stripers and drum came rumbling into the Brigantine surf according to Andy of Riptide Bait and Tackle in Brigantine. Saturday’s sunshine on April 20 saw a mess of stripers being caught on the beache... More

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