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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 Tackle Box

September 20, 2021 - 09:40:26

Phil of the Tackle Box in Hazlet mentioned that the Raritan Bay has a bunch of super snapper blues hanging all around the Belford and Keansburg Pier. Fluke fishing remained real hot up to the close of... More

Report by Fisherman’s Den

September 20, 2021 - 09:40:26

Bobby of Fisherman’s Den in Belmar said it’s about time to get the plugs ready as bait schools are starting to pour out of the backwaters. More bass and blues should be showing up surfside by the da... More

Central New Jersey Fishing Reports

Report by Fishermen's Supply Co.

September 20, 2021 - 09:40:26

Jason at Fishermen’s Supply in Point Pleasant spoke of some wild bass fishing going on around the bridge areas during the night hours, as well as inside the inlet area. Soft baits in white or pink ar... More

Report by Betty and Nick’s Bait and Tackle

September 20, 2021 - 09:40:26

John of Betty and Nicks in Seaside Park said fluke fishing was red hot at the end of the season though now anglers are transitioning over to cast fresh mullet on mullet rigs for bluefish in the 2- to ... More

Report by Gabriel Tackle Company

September 20, 2021 - 09:40:26

Frank at Gabriel Tackle in Brick noted that surf blues are hitting both mullet and metal. The Mantoloking Bridge has been solid if you want to tangle with snapper blues, blowfish and small fluke. A fe... More

Report by Charlie's Bait N Tackle

September 20, 2021 - 09:40:26

I stopped in to Charlie’s Bait and Tackle in Normandy Beach to pick up a new rod/reel combo for my nephew Treyson and the word from the shop was of some better blues up to 5 or 6 pounds hitting mulle... More

Report by Grumpys Tackle

September 20, 2021 - 09:40:26

Shop talk at Grumpys Tackle in Seaside Park spoke of shark frenzies with blacktips, spinners, dusky and brown sharks blowing up on mullet schools. Some sharks were even hooked. Small bluesfish around ... More

Southern New Jersey Fishing Reports

Report by Fisherman’s Headquarters

September 20, 2021 - 09:42:15

Greg from Fisherman’s Headquarters in Ship Bottom said the best bet in the surf right now is kingfish which are nibbling away at chartreuse Fishbites. With all the mullet in the surf, they are making... More

Report by Hands Too Bait and Tackle

September 20, 2021 - 09:42:15

Down in Cape May, Joe of Hand’s Too Bait and Tackle said the same species are around, but they are all getting a little bit bigger. Blues are now in the 12- to 18-inch class, while croakers are pushi... More

Report by Riptide Bait and Tackle

September 20, 2021 - 09:42:15

Andy of Riptide Bait and Tackle in Brigantine brought word that some pompano showed up in the surf this week as shrimp, Fishbites and pieces of bloodworm are getting hit. Kingfish continue to be the m... More

Report by One Stop Bait and Tackle

September 20, 2021 - 09:42:15

The Fluke Finale at One Stop Bait and Tackle in Atlantic City put up some good numbers of flatfish to end the season with most fish checking in between 2 and 5 pounds. Caspian Avenue and the T-Jetty g... More

Report by Fin-Atics

September 20, 2021 - 09:42:15

Over at Fin-Atics in Ocean City, there’s plenty of blackfish and tiny sea bass hanging on the Longport Pier. Kingfish are the main fare along the middle of the island and can be taken on bloodworms a... More

Report by Avalon Hodge Podge

September 20, 2021 - 09:42:15

Tammy of the Avalon Hodge Podge has been holding fresh mullet for those looking for bluefish. She also has sand fleas for blackfish at the 8th Street jetty.... More

Report by Hook House

September 20, 2021 - 09:40:26

I ran into Rich at the Hook House in Toms River and as he was spooling up reels he talked of 2- to 4-pound bluefish hitting mullet in the local surf. Fluke fishing ended up strong. Early morning riser... More

Report by Jingles Bait and Tackle

September 13, 2021 - 09:52:17

Down the south end of LBI the folks at Jingle’s Bait and Tackle said surfcasters are starting to pick up some bluefish using mullet and mullet rigs. Folks are also scoring some kingfish and fluke in... More

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