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May 6, 2021 – First The Blues, Now The Giant Bluefin

We kick off this week’s New Jersey, Delaware Bay video forecast on May 6, 2021 with footage from the massacre at Manasquan last week as bluefish into the teens raced in and out at Point Pleasant and Manasquan. Reports from throughout the region, from Lewes on the Delaware to Raritan Bay had the Dream Boat class choppers on the prowl alongside those hefty stripers with more weakfish now in the mix as well. But the latest chatter at the docks of Brielle this week is of a 600-pound bluefin tuna brought to scales this week at Hoffman’s by the crew of Internal Fixation. More details on that catch, a look at the leaderboard in the Coastal Kayak Clash, line tips on fluke and more from both the fresh and saltwater in this week’s forecast from Ocean, NJ inside the “coolest, most well-stocked shop you’ve never heard of.”


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Report by Fisherman’s Den

May 03, 2021 - 10:40:04

Shore towns are waking up big time said Bob of Fisherman’s Den in Belmar. Slammer blues up to 15 pounds have invaded the Shark River and Manasquan inlets with reckless abandon as the yellow-eyed demo... More

Report by Tak Waterman

May 03, 2021 - 10:40:04

At TAK Waterman in Long Branch, Mike said schoolie bass have been banging on Kettle Creek and Tsunami shads in the Long Branch surf. He’s also heard that bluefish have been found in the Navesink and ... More

Report by Tackle Box

May 03, 2021 - 10:38:35

“It’s almost an every cast type of thing you catch a blue,” stated Phil of the Tackle Box in Hazlet or the bluefishing at Sandy Hook. Non stop blues have been barraging the Hook as well as at Keans... More

Central New Jersey Fishing Reports

Report by Fishermen's Supply Co.

May 03, 2021 - 10:40:04

Jason at Fishermen’s Supply in Point Pleasant spoke of the bluefish mayhem at the Squan Inlet where tons of blues were being hooked along with tons of anglers as flying treble hooks accounted for at ... More

Report by Gabriel Tackle Company

May 03, 2021 - 10:40:04

Frank of Gabriel Tackle in Brick echoed the bluefish reports all over the area in the Manasquan Inlet, Point surf and bridge areas in the back bays. Blues came through in waves, casting and blasting f... More

Report by Charlie's Bait N Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:40:04

Pete at Charlie’s Bait and Tackle in Normandy Beach has the perfect bluefish bomb plugs that will stand up to the punishment – the new PS Resin poppers, constructed of 3x hooks and thru wire constru... More

Report by Pell's Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:40:04

At Pell’s Bait and Tackle in Brick, Kenny’s customers are all over the bluefish at the Manasquan Inlet, just be sure to have a rod beefy enough to swing them over the rail. A few striped bass are al... More

Report by Grumpys Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:40:04

Blues stormtrooped both the Squan and Barnegat Inlet according to Ray of Grumpys Tackle in Seaside Park. SP Minnows with single hooks worked well, but you could also find them hitting metals, poppers,... More

Report by Betty and Nick’s Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:40:04

John at Betty and Nick’s in Seaside Park stated that the surf has been giving up those big blues on chunk baits and there’s even been some bass hitting poppers. The shop is loaded with fresh clams, ... More

Report by The Dock Outfitters

March 29, 2021 - 09:42:37

The bayside behind The Dock Outfitters in Seaside Heights is usually where you hear of the first bluefish reports of the year, and as we slide into April, expect to hear some rumblings of blues on bun... More

Southern New Jersey Fishing Reports

Report by Hands Too Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:40:04

There’s been a lot of over slot bass are eating up bunker chunks according to Jeff at Hands Too Bait and Tackle in Cape May with more light tackle shorty bass along the bridges. It’s not unusual to ... More

Report by Hook House

May 03, 2021 - 10:40:04

Nick of the Hook House in Toms River noted that more bass were being plucked out of the IBSP surf on clams this week while bluefish are patrolling the Route 37 bridge area.... More

Report by Fisherman’s Headquarters

May 03, 2021 - 10:40:04

At Fisherman’s Headquarters in Ship Bottom, Greg said blues hit the Barney inlet in full stride with plugs and poppers getting slammed on incoming tides. Reports of bunker schools flitting in the sur... More

Report by Riptide Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:40:04

Andy of Riptide Bait and Tackle in Brigantine said a 7.8-pound chopper blue is holding first place in the Riptide tournament which ends on May 20. Shorty bass have been active in the suds and some bla... More

Report by Fin-Atics

May 03, 2021 - 10:40:04

At Fin-Atics in Ocean City, Devin stated small stripers are hanging around jetties and at Corson’s Inlet and are pouncing on soft baits like Zmans, Saltwater Assassins in the morning. Occasional blac... More

Report by Avalon Hodge Podge

April 12, 2021 - 09:28:14

Brannon of the Avalon Hodge Podge in Avalon mentioned that schoolie bass to 24 inches have been hooked in the local suds. Look to the 8th Street jetty for tog activity. The shop has green crabs, fresh... More

Report by Jingles Bait and Tackle

April 12, 2021 - 09:28:14

Down along the south end of LBI, the folks at Jingle’s Bait and Tackle in Beach Haven had a weekend report of small bass in the bay and off of the beach as well. Ocean water temps as of Saturday wer... More

Report by Surf City Bait and Tackle

December 21, 2020 - 19:00:05

Fresh bunker was arriving late into the shop at Surf City Bait and Tackle in Surf City and those chunks were still producing bass of 10 to 15 pounds off the Barnegat Light beaches well into the end of... More

DE, MD, & Chesapeake Bay Fishing Reports

Report by Smith's Bait Shop

April 12, 2021 - 09:28:14

At Smith Bait Steve said white perch and striped bass remain the top catch out of the Leipsic River. Bloodworms have been the top bait... More