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New Jersey & Delaware Bay Video Fishing Forecast September 28, 2023

Get Ready – The Powder Keg May Get Lit! It's the final weekend in September, as New Jersey's fluke season comes to an end while black sea bass reopens on Sunday, October 1. In this week’s video fishing forecast for the New Jersey, Delaware Bay region, we take a trip back in time to October 7, 2022. That’s the day that winds began laying down after back-to-back nor’easters, and by October 8 the bull rush of cow stripers was underway at the Jersey Shore. Now that Lee and Ophelia have passed, can we expect that powder keg to blow once again? Spend a few minutes with our October print edition of The Fisherman going over plug and lure selection for the fall, then see about applying those tactics to the weekend beaches. There are still sheepshead around, redfish too in and around Cape May; plus we have our weekly freshwater report with the Pocono Outdoors Guy and more of our interview with Borough of Seaside Park mayor John Peterson, Jr. who is apparently one of the many local elected officials at the Jersey Shore placed on the “strictly need to know” basis by the governor and his army of bureaucrats.


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Report by Tackle Box Fishing Co.

October 02, 2023 - 12:37:55

Phil of the Tackle Box in Hazlet said stripers pushed back inside the bay during the blow as the Highlands Bridge area and the backside of the Hook had some quality stripers hanging around. Look for a... More

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Report by Betty and Nick's Bait and Tackle

October 02, 2023 - 12:37:55

No reports came in to Betty and Nicks in Seaside Park but John would expect bass and blues to be caught this upcoming week when the seas settle down. He will have plenty of fresh mullet in stock to to... More

Report by Charlie's Bait N Tackle

October 02, 2023 - 12:37:55

At Charlie?s Bait and Tackle in Normandy Beach, anglers have been heading to the canal to pull on blackfish off the bulkheads, which I took part in this week as Mickey Melchiondo and I ran out of gree... More

Report by Fisherman’s Headquarters

October 02, 2023 - 12:37:55

Greg of Fisherman?s Headquarters in Ship Bottom said there has been steady action on blackfish at the Barnegat South Jetty. Green crabs are dialing in bucktoothed brawlers, some of which are pushing t... More

Report by Fishermen's Supply Co.

October 02, 2023 - 12:37:55

Kyle of Fishermen?s Supply in Point Pleasant said the back bridges are holding plenty of resident stripers if you want to fish them with live spot or soft plastics. Blackfishing in the canal is red ho... More

Report by Gabriel Tackle Company

October 02, 2023 - 12:37:55

Frank at Gabriel Tackle in Brick said the canal has been red hot for blackfish on green crabs and a few guys are livelining spot to find resident bass there and inside the river. Look for some blues a... More

Report by Grumpys Tackle

October 02, 2023 - 12:37:55

The crew at Grumpys Tackle in Seaside Park said there were no reports for most of the week but fluke season ended well with a lot of flatties laying in the suds. Expect stripers to start feeding after... More

Report by Hook House

October 02, 2023 - 12:37:55

Mark at the Hook House in Toms River said most guys were fishing the canal this week livelining eels and spot for stripers that pushed inside to hunker down from the rough surf. Blackfishing is still ... More

Report by Jingles Bait and Tackle

October 02, 2023 - 12:37:55

At Jingles Bait and Tackle in Beach Haven, the word is water temps are now around 68 degrees and that there was some big erosion down in Holgate, so we?ll have to see what that looks like after the st... More

Southern New Jersey Fishing Reports

Report by Fin-Atics

October 02, 2023 - 12:38:01

At Fin-Atics in Ocean City Dan said pier anglers have been pulling on both tautog and sheepshead through the rough weather. A big 10-pound sheepshead was taken off the Longport Pier this weekend, whil... More

Report by Hands Too Bait and Tackle

October 02, 2023 - 12:38:01

Down in Cape May, Jeff of Hands Too Bait and Tackle said chopper blues were still chasing the mullet around in the backwaters during the blow. The Coast Guard jetty continues to hold unicorns in the f... More

Report by One Stop Bait and Tackle

October 02, 2023 - 12:38:01

Noel of One Stop Bait and Tackle in Atlantic City said stripers did bite through the rough stuff near the bridges and Casino jetty as live spot accounted for some 28- to 36-inch bass. Blackfishing was... More

Report by Riptide Bait and Tackle

October 02, 2023 - 12:37:55

About the only thing happening down at Riptide Bait and Tackle in Brigantine was Andy getting a ton of news coverage for his Beach Cars of Brigantine calendar! If you haven?t gotten yours yet, do so n... More

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