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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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Staten Island Fishing Reports

Report by Staten Island Fishing Club

April 12, 2021 - 09:21:59

Over the last two weeks members of the Staten Island Fishing Club have been taking advantage of the super spring striper fishing in Raritan Bay which has produced several bass topping the 50-pound mar... More

Bayonne Fishing Reports

Report by True World Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:34:13

Akira at True World Tackle reported that striped bass fishing slowed a bit, but he’s heard from a lot of folks catching fish from shore at Bayonne Park and Jersey City using bloodworms. “I’m not he... More

Belleville Fishing Reports

Report by Bullet Hole Annex

April 26, 2021 - 10:41:30

Nick at Bullet Hole Annex said April was a banner month for striper fishermen on the Raritan Bay, with folks plugging, jigging, trolling and fishing natural baits. With those jumbo spawning stripers ... More

Pine Brook Fishing Reports

Report by Fairfield Fishing Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:34:13

The crew over at Fairfield Fishing Tackle said they’re keeping eyes and ears open on that local bluefish invasion throughout the state, with fish racing through the Raritan at this point as well. Ho... More

Rochelle Park Fishing Reports

Report by Tackle World

May 03, 2021 - 10:34:13

Dominic over at Tackle World said he was fishing with one of his coworkers for stripers and bluefish last week with success. “Stripers out of Raritan Bay on SP Minnows,” Dominic said, adding “as fa... More

Succasunna Fishing Reports

Report by Ramsey Outdoor

May 03, 2021 - 10:34:13

Just a few more weeks until the fluke season opens in New Jersey and the crew at Ramsey Outdoors are busy stocking up for the season. For Ramsey customers there’s a special day of fluke fishing aboa... More

Sewaren Fishing Reports

Report by Dockside Bait and Tackle

April 26, 2021 - 10:41:30

Rich at Dockside Bait and Tackle said folks are reporting striped bass from the bay and river every day. In the latter parts of the April the action was a bit farther to the west on the Raritan. Fis... More

South Amboy Fishing Reports

Report by Lockwood Boat Works

April 19, 2021 - 12:18:28

Capt. Jim Freda of Shore Catch Sportfishing has been running his Parker out of Lockwood Boat Works for the spring run of striped bass and reported on Sunday that the topwater bite remains strong in th... More

Laurence Harbor Fishing Reports

Report by Raritan Marina

May 03, 2021 - 10:34:13

Dave Reni at Raritan Marina said it’s been quite a productive month of fishing on Raritan Bay. “The early arrival of striped bass has spurned a frenzy of excitement within the marina just like the ... More

Keyport Fishing Reports

Report by Wagner's Marina

May 03, 2021 - 10:34:13

Mike at Wagner’s Marina said the striped bass were up on top on Sunday morning. “They killed them this morning,” Mike said on Sunday. Report from Peter Rude was that he caught a 28-pounder on a p... More

Report by Up Front Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:34:13

Steve over at Up Front Bait and Tackle said there are still quite a few striped bass around, and of course the chopper blues arrived. “Mostly from what I heard up at Keansburg,” Steve said on Sunday... More

Report by Keyport Marine Basin

April 26, 2021 - 10:41:30

John at the Keyport Marine Basin said there were still plenty of stripers out there on the Raritan Bay, but you could have four days of solid action followed by one slow day. “Tide, current, wind, e... More

Hazlet Fishing Reports

Report by Tackle Box Fishing Co.

May 03, 2021 - 10:34:13

“Big bluefish made a comeback in Sandy Hook and Raritan bay with some bruisers taken on poppers, metal and bunker,” said Phil at the Tackle Box. On top of the bluefish invasion, Phil noted that str... More

Leonardo Fishing Reports

Report by Sour Kraut Sportfishing

May 03, 2021 - 10:34:13

“After the moon passed a new body of bass moved in to the Raritan Bay region,” said Capt. Joe Baumle for Sour Kraut Sportfishing, calling them nice, mixed size fish of overs, unders and just right-s... More

Report by Twin Lights Marina

January 04, 2021 - 13:21:37

If you’re out and about on Raritan Bay, Twin Lights Marina keeps the gas dock at the marina open during the winter for fuel. Anglers shouldcall the marina on Channel 6 on the marine radio for servic... More

Atlantic Highlands Fishing Reports

Report by Simple Life Sportfishing

May 03, 2021 - 10:34:13

Capt. Jake Williams of Simple Life Sportfishing said they got into a decent topwater bite on the stripers by last Thursday. “Fish seemed to be feeding in small bait and were hard to catch, but there... More

Report by Little Hawk Sport Fishing

May 03, 2021 - 10:34:13

Capt. Joe Occhipinti said the Little Hawk stayed in port on Friday and Saturday due to the windy conditions. Earlier in the week, he said an afternoon trip with Linda Schwartz with family and friends... More

Report by Sea Hunter

May 03, 2021 - 10:34:13

Capt. Rob Semkewyc of the Sea Hunter said they were out on Sunday throwing shads and caught a bunch of shorts, one keeper but “plenty” of action. “The trollers are knocking the hell out of them,”... More

Report by Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor

May 03, 2021 - 10:34:13

“In the beginning of the week we seen some nice stripers at fish cleaning stations, but with the high winds later in the week on Friday and Saturday it was pretty quiet at the marina,” said Lou Flig... More

Report by Julian's Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:34:13

Steve out at Julian’s Bait & Tackle said everything really turned on with striper fishing still solid around the Port Monmouth. The big news of course was the arrival of big racer bluefish which Ste... More

Report by Mi-Jo II

April 12, 2021 - 09:21:59

“We are still two weeks away from our first trip,” said Capt. Mike Scardingo of the Mi Jo. Mike said he still has weekday dates and a few weekend dates later in the spring available for the early se... More

Highlands Fishing Reports

Report by Hyper Striper Sportfishing

May 03, 2021 - 10:34:13

“Up and down striper fishing the past week with fish to 44 inches released,” reported Capt. Pete Wagner of the Hyper Striper said striped bass fishing was up and down again last week. “A few good ... More

Report by Fin Chaser Charters

May 03, 2021 - 10:34:13

Capt Frank Wags of Fin Chaser Charters said his last few trips before the wind found slot limit stripers and many releases on both his morning and afternoon trips.... More

Report by Two Rivers Charters

May 03, 2021 - 10:34:13

Capt. Fletcher Chayes of Two Rivers Charters said the fishing has been really good when the wind wasn’t making conditions tough. “For me the fish weren’t as big as they were earlier, but still had... More

Report by Twin Lights Marina

May 03, 2021 - 10:34:13

Tough weekend on the Raritan Bay with the heavy winds, as Mare at Twin Lights Marina said only a couple of boats got out in between the weather fits and found mostly slim pickings.... More

Report by Hyper Striper

April 19, 2021 - 12:19:58

It was a week of up and down striped bass fishing with bass to 44 inches coming over the rails according to Capt. Pete Wagner of the Hyper Striper. “We read a lot of fish but some days it was a tough... More

Long Branch Fishing Reports

Report by Tak Waterman

May 03, 2021 - 10:34:13

Mike at Tak Waterman said the fishing is good, as the bay and river is still fishing well, though the local surf is improving. “Little Kettle Creeks, Tsunami shads, small SP Minnows, all the smaller... More

Belmar Fishing Reports

Report by Fisherman’s Den

May 03, 2021 - 10:35:40

“The big winds put a quiet ending to blackfish season, no boats out of Belmar sailed,” Reported Bob Matthews at the Fisherman’s Den. He said there were mostly mixed reviews on this last leg of the... More

Report by Skylarker

May 03, 2021 - 10:35:40

Capt. Steve Spinelli of the Skylarker was at Barnacle Bill’s in Rumson enjoying his birthday when we spoke to him on Sunday. He was well aware of the bluefish invasion back on the Shark River, but w... More

Report by Ol’ Salty II

May 03, 2021 - 10:35:40

Capt. Nick Caruso aboard the Ol’ Salty II said the last week of blackfishing was a little slow, a lot of smaller fish. The good news out of Shark River of course is the arrival of bluefish and he ho... More

Report by Parker Pete's

May 03, 2021 - 10:35:40

Parker Pete skipper Pete Sykes said the crew was doing some boat work in the yard on Thursday when those bluefish invaded Shark River Inlet. So much for an actual meal, as the boys took their lunch b... More

Report by Big Mohawk III

May 03, 2021 - 10:35:40

Greg Hueth of the Big Mohawk III said they’re doing a little prep work to the boat and gearing up for the black sea bass season on May 15. He said on their final tautog trips they marked quite a few... More

Report by Miss Belmar Princess

April 26, 2021 - 10:43:01

The Miss Belmar Princess is now sailing for striped bass from Friday through Sunday until sea bass and fluke seasons get underway. On a few of their last bottom fish trips during the month of April i... More

Neptune Fishing Reports

Report by Last Lady Fishing Charters

May 03, 2021 - 10:35:40

“Now that the wind has calmed down it is time to think fishing again,” said Capt Ralph Leyrer of Last Lady Fishing Charters. This Saturday the Last Lady will be headed to the Mud Hole for ling leav... More