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Winds Lay Down, Heat Turns Up At Jersey Shore

After a week of stiff nor’east winds and a whole lot of rain, the forecast for the weekend ahead in the New Jersey, Delaware Bay region is looking up. Expect striper action along the open beaches to heat up, with that solid bass bite to pick up again along the Delaware and Raritan. The Fisherman Magazine is out on our annual Northeast Striped Bass Deployment again this week with our friends from Gray Fishtag Research – join us in the hunt for jumbos on Thursday, May 12. Weakfish and black drum reports in South Jersey are picking up, and fluke fishermen are looking forward to a return to the bays and rivers in search of a weekend fish fry.


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Northern NJ & Hudson Fishing Reports

Report by Fisherman’s Den

May 16, 2022 - 10:32:54

Bobby at the Fisherman’s Den in Belmar spoke of some pretty solid fluke fishing occurring in Shark River as bulkhead casters can find their limits of fish working bucktails and Gulp combos or even le... More

Report by Tackle Box

May 16, 2022 - 10:32:54

Raritan Bayshore beaches are holding strong with bass action according to Phil at the Tackle Box in Hazlet. This past week, sandworms seemed to be the key to getting a rod bent from the Amboys to Unio... More

Central New Jersey Fishing Reports

Report by Fishermen's Supply Co.

May 16, 2022 - 10:32:54

At Fishermen’s Supply in Point Pleasant, word was that bassing bounced back again in Manasquan and Point Pleasant. Stripers are now going after large plugs and twitch baits cast against the jetties, ... More

Report by Gabriel Tackle Company

May 16, 2022 - 10:32:54

At Gabriel Tackle in Brick, Franks noted that the Mantoloking Bridge Pier has been giving up some surprises in the form of weakfish and fluke, both on bucktails. Out front, you can bet on the double-b... More

Report by Betty and Nick’s Bait and Tackle

May 16, 2022 - 10:32:54

John at Betty and Nick’s in Seaside Park reported plenty of surf stripers in the Seaside and IBSP areas. You know the deal, clams are key, though bunker chunks are now another viable option as bluefi... More

Report by Grumpys Tackle

May 16, 2022 - 10:32:54

After the seas settled, bass were locked and stocked back in the surf according to the crew at Grumpys Tackle in Seaside Park. The scale saw plenty of slot fish weigh-ins between 28 and 38 inches whil... More

Report by Charlie's Bait N Tackle

May 16, 2022 - 10:32:54

Clams are the top bait along the Brick shores according to Pete at Charlie’s Bait and Tackle in Normandy Beach. Anglers have been slaying stripers up to 40 inches while shop regular Lisa Schardien ca... More

Southern New Jersey Fishing Reports

Report by Hands Too Bait and Tackle

May 16, 2022 - 10:32:54

Jeff at Hand’s Too Bait and Tackle in Cape May said the D-Bay beaches from Fortescue down to the Point have all been giving up bass, as Jeff said “you have to be there at the right moments,” to kno... More

Report by Fin-Atics

May 16, 2022 - 10:32:54

Down at Fin-Atics in Ocean City, fluke anglers are finding some luck inside Corson’s Inlet while other anglers are searching to cast soft baits for roaming stripers and possible weakfish off the sodb... More

Report by Riptide Bait and Tackle

May 16, 2022 - 10:32:54

Andy at Riptide Bait and Tackle in Brigantine, the beaches are alive! From the north end to the south end and all points in between, bass are inhaling clam and bunker baits. The south jetty area was e... More

Report by Fisherman’s Headquarters

May 16, 2022 - 10:32:54

Greg at Fisherman’s Headquarters in Ship Bottom said the seas have finally settled and anglers are already back in the swing of things with stripers and now bluefish to boot. The water temps have bee... More

Report by Hook House

May 16, 2022 - 10:32:54

Mario of the Hook House in Toms River stated the surf striper chew is continuing on strong after the blow, but now more blues are also showing up in the mix. Clams are working better to attract bass w... More

Report by Higbee's Bait and Tackle

May 09, 2022 - 09:53:25

Down river a spell and out at Fortescue Beach on the Delaware Bay, the folks at Higbee’s Bait and Tackle said Mary Lou Gicker from Millville released a good striper while fishing there along the beac... More

DE, MD, & Chesapeake Bay Fishing Reports

Report by Smith's Bait Shop

May 16, 2022 - 10:32:54

Steve at Smith Bait in Lepisic, DE said there have been a few black drum caught at Broadkill Beach along the Delaware Bayshore on both clams as well as blue crabs. Word from the Delaware bayshore bea... More