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Spanish Mackerel Invasion - Jersey Surf "Se Calienta"

In the days following a white marlin prowling the surf from Island Beach to Manasquan River, Spanish mackerel turned on in a big way this week. The Fisherman’s Beach Talk reporter, Nick Honachefsky, reports this week on our website, “invasion has begun as scores of Spanish mackerel were ripping drags along the coast as metals were crushed on a daily basis.” On top of the surf blast, good-sized bluefin (big fish just under the 73” size limit) are showing up nearshore while mahi are now in the mix too (and just begging to be weighed in for Dream Boat contention!) According to Offshore Report writer Tom P., “mahi are in mid-summer numbers at the inshore, mid-range and offshore pots, and under flotsam.” In this week’s full video forecast, we have a rundown on some of the bigger catches including swordfish and golden tilefish, with some true “doormat” status fluke as well in deep water and along the sticky stuff. It’s the final weekend of July, and Jersey “jetty jocks” are gearing up for tautog as of Sunday!

 

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Northern New Jersey Fishing Reports

Staten Island Fishing Reports

Report by Staten Island Fishing Club

July 26, 2021 - 09:38:08

Fluke fishing continues to serve up some good catches in Raritan Bay according to Al Rotunno of the Staten Island Fishing Club. This past week saw a mix of keepers and shorts being caught along the ch... More

Bayonne Fishing Reports

Report by True World Tackle

July 26, 2021 - 09:38:08

Akira at True World Tackle said he has been fishing the Rockaway Reef where triggerfish, porgies, sea bass and fluke have been supplying the fishing. Fluke fishing in New York Harbor was slower this p... More

Belleville Fishing Reports

Report by Bullet Hole Annex

July 26, 2021 - 09:38:08

Fluke fishing was up and down this past week said Nick over at Bullet Hole Annex. If you fished inside the bay you had to get past the doggies and sea robins. Some of the better fluke fishing continue... More

Pine Brook Fishing Reports

Report by Fairfield Fishing Tackle

July 26, 2021 - 09:38:08

I spoke with Larry over at Fairfield Fishing Tackle and he told me he fished for fluke one day and got in on some good bottom fishing another day. Fluke fishing was a ton of shorts off Coney Island an... More

Rochelle Park Fishing Reports

Report by Tackle World

July 26, 2021 - 09:38:08

Another place we got word of ongoing good bottom fishing was at Tackle World where sources told us sea bass, big ling and porgies were the mainstay of the sinker bouncing. Bluefish catches have seemed... More

Succasunna Fishing Reports

Report by Ramsey Outdoor

July 26, 2021 - 09:38:08

A call to the folks over at Ramsey Outdoors got us more news of very good bottom fishing and some improved fluke fishing. Here too the word was if you want the bigger fluke fish the rough bottoms in t... More

Sewaren Fishing Reports

Report by Dockside Bait and Tackle

July 26, 2021 - 09:38:08

Outer Bridge Crossing was the top spot for anglers stopping in at Dockside Bait and Tackle this past week. Joel said daytime fishermen enjoyed plenty of short fluke along with a decent amount of keepe... More

Perth Amboy Fishing Reports

Report by Ebbtide Fishing Charters

July 26, 2021 - 09:38:08

Capt. Bob Henn of Ebtide Fishing Charters gave us a call to say a Friday trip with the Brian Williams party enjoyed a good bite of short fluke, a decent pick of keepers and some nice sea bass, despite... More

Keyport Fishing Reports

Report by Up Front Bait and Tackle

July 26, 2021 - 09:38:08

There is only about a week left in the crab contest at Up Front Bait and Tackle with a 7-1/2-incher leading the contest. Steve said the store will be starting a second contest on August 1. In fishing ... More

Report by Wagner's Marina

July 26, 2021 - 09:38:08

It was a decent week of fluke fishing for boats sailing out of Wagner’s Marina. Mike said most boats saw a better number of keepers once they got through the doggies and sea robins. In addition some ... More

Report by Keyport Marine Basin

July 26, 2021 - 09:38:08

Fluke fishing saw a nice improvement this past week said sources over at the Keyport Marine Basin. Chris Chomke topped an excellent catch of fluke with a pair of 9.74- and 9.80-pound fluke caught whil... More

Hazlet Fishing Reports

Report by Tackle Box Fishing Co.

July 26, 2021 - 09:38:08

Another place we got word of better fluke catches this past week was over at the Tackle Box. Phil told me the average size of the fluke improved and the shop had flatties to 7 pounds weighed in this p... More

Leonardo Fishing Reports

Report by Sour Kraut Sportfishing

July 26, 2021 - 09:38:08

“We had some good fluke fishing this past week with plenty of shorts and a good amount of keepers,” stated Capt. Joe Baumle of Sour Kraut Sportfishing. Joe said the Mike Patrick party maxed out with... More

Atlantic Highlands Fishing Reports

Report by Mi-Jo II

July 26, 2021 - 09:38:08

It was a good week of fluke fishing for anglers sailing on the Mijo. Capt. Mike Scardigno said he started the week off with members of the Linden PBA who enjoyed a good bite of sea bass. The Spectrum ... More

Report by Little Hawk Sport Fishing

July 26, 2021 - 09:38:08

Fluke fishing served up plenty of shorts and a fair pick of keepers on most trips this past week, cited Capt. Joe Occhipinti of the Little Hawk. The crew started off the week by putting Dennis and his... More

Report by Sea Hunter

July 26, 2021 - 09:38:08

Monday started off the week aboard the Sea Hunter with some quality fluke. Capt. Rob Semkewyc said while short fluke were harder to come by the boat had a 7-pound pool fish and several fish topping th... More

Report by Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor

July 26, 2021 - 09:38:08

It was a busy weekend for the crew at the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor. Lou Fligor told me all three parking lots were full on Saturday with some of the heaviest boat traffic of the summer. The... More

Report by Julian's Bait and Tackle

July 26, 2021 - 09:38:08

Nice weather, good fishing and plenty of anglers on the water was the word from Steve over at Julian’s Bait & Tackle. Steve said this past week saw a surge in the number of keeper fluke being caught ... More

Report by MiJo

July 19, 2021 - 09:22:30

It was a busy week of fishing for the crew of the Mijo. Capt. Mike Scardingo said he started the week of by putting the Heisler Industries charter into a good bite of sea bass and some short and keepe... More

Highlands Fishing Reports

Report by Hyper Striper Sportfishing

July 26, 2021 - 09:40:08

It was a good week of fluke fishing for anglers fishing on the Hyper Striper. Capt. Pete Wagner said the number of keepers that were boated was a lot better than in previous weeks. Most trips saw plen... More

Report by Two Rivers Charters

July 26, 2021 - 09:40:08

“I’m finally back on the water,” said Capt. Fletcher Chayes of Two Rivers Charters. Fletcher told me he got in a pair of trips this past week, one for tuna and one for fluke. The fluke trip account... More

Report by Twin Lights Marina

July 26, 2021 - 09:38:08

It was another quiet week for boats fishing out of the Twin Lights Marina. Mare told me only a few boats sailed but no one brought back any reports of fish being caught. Poor conditions in the ocean o... More

Long Branch Fishing Reports

Report by Tak Waterman

July 26, 2021 - 09:40:08

Spanish mackerel, mixed size bluefish and short and keeper fluke supplied some good surf action for anglers stopping in at Tak Waterman. Nick Spadavecchia said the macks and blues were in and out with... More

Ocean Township Fishing Reports

Report by Fishermen's Source

July 26, 2021 - 09:40:08

The good tuna bite was at the top of the list when I spoke with Dennis Roe over at Fishermen's Source. Dennis said while the jig bite seems to have slowed down a bit trolling and chunking has been pro... More

Belmar Fishing Reports

Report by Miss Belmar Princess

July 26, 2021 - 09:40:08

The crew of the Miss Belmar Princess started off the week with 4- to 8-pound blues; along with a limit of big sea bass and plenty of nice size ling. Tuesday’s trip saw some good fluke fishing. Capt. ... More

Report by Parker Pete's

July 26, 2021 - 09:40:08

Another boat captain that told us of a super week of fluke fishing was Capt. Peter Sykes of the Parker Pete and Parker Pete Express. Pete told me his pool fish were in the 8-pound plus range and the b... More

Report by Ol’ Salty II

July 26, 2021 - 09:40:08

The Big Kid is back at the dock and did her first trip with the new engines, stated Capt. Nick Caruso of the Ol’ Salty II. Nick told me the new power plants in the boat have her getting to the fishin... More

Report by Big Mohawk III

July 26, 2021 - 09:40:08

“It was the best week of the fluke season so far,” cited Greg Hueth of the Big Mohawk III. Greg said the number of keepers caught on the boat this past week was double that of the week before with T... More

Report by Fisherman’s Den

July 26, 2021 - 09:40:08

“Fluke fishing heated up this past week with the for hire fleet limiting out on some days with flatties to 7 pounds,” reported Bob Matthews of the Fisherman’s Den. Rental boat fishing in Shark and ... More

Report by Skylarker

July 26, 2021 - 09:40:08

Seven trips aboard the Skylarker enjoyed some good fishing. Capt. Steve Spinelli told me he started the week off by putting the Paul Heether party into a good pick of sea bass and fluke. Next up was t... More

Neptune Fishing Reports

Report by Last Lady Fishing Charters

July 26, 2021 - 09:40:08

The Baily Ivin charter started off the week with Last Lady Fishing Charters with a limit of sea bass and a fish box full of ling. Capt. Ralph Leyrer said his Tuesday trip caught triggerfish, porgies, ... More