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NJ/DE Bay Region Fourth of July Forecast

The Fourth of July weekend has arrived, and so too has the July edition of The Fisherman. Get a peek inside the New Jersey, Delaware Bay edition for a tactical approach to topwater yellowfin as well as a deep-dive into plugging bigeye and wahoo on the troll. We have a giant bluefin just under the NOAA “trophy” closure out of Manasquan, while mako shark action is still in place as of this morning due to a slow-moving bureaucracy in DC. Get a comprehensive look at the holiday weekend fluking opportunities with a 12-pounder and at least one other “Dream Boat” fluke from Raritan Bay. Spanish mackerel are snapping along the Delaware Coast, with sheepshead reports intensifying from throughout the South Jersey region. Wherever you may be fishing the New Jersey, Delaware Bay this weekend – or even if you plan on heading out to the Pocono’s – we’ve got you covered in our Independence Day weekend report from The Fisherman Magazine.


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Northern New Jersey Fishing Reports

Bayonne Fishing Reports

Report by True World Tackle

July 05, 2022 - 12:17:37

We started of this week’s report with several reports from Akira over at True World Tackle. Akira said some of the best fishing this past week was the porgy action at Breezy Point which served up dec... More

Pine Brook Fishing Reports

Report by Fairfield Fishing Tackle

July 05, 2022 - 12:17:37

The word from Larry over at Fairfield Fishing Tackle was better fluke fishing in both Raritan Bay and the ocean down from Sandy Hook. Most of the better fluke fishing is still in the shallow water alo... More

Rochelle Park Fishing Reports

Report by Tackle World

July 05, 2022 - 12:17:37

This past week saw more improvement in the fluke fishing in Raritan Bay and in the ocean down from the Hook, reported Mark over at Tackle World. He said most of the better fluke fishing in the bay is ... More

Succasunna Fishing Reports

Report by Ramsey Outdoor

July 05, 2022 - 12:17:37

Improved fluke fishing was also the main topic when we spoke with Don over at Ramsey Outdoors. Don told me the Ramsey will be doing its second fluke trip of the year, which is open to customerss on Mi... More

Sewaren Fishing Reports

Report by Dockside Bait and Tackle

July 05, 2022 - 12:17:37

Porgy fishing was also at the top of the list when we spoke to our sources over at Dockside Bait and Tackle. They told us while the fluke fishing slowed down towards the end of the week; porgy fishing... More

Laurence Harbor Fishing Reports

Report by Ebbtide Fishing Charters

July 05, 2022 - 12:17:37

I spoke with Capt. Bob Henn of Ebbtide Fishing Charters. Bob said he expects the repairs on the boat’s transmission to be done by early this week and expects to be fishing soon their after.... More

Keyport Fishing Reports

Report by Keyport Princess

July 05, 2022 - 12:17:37

It was a decent week of fluke fishing for anglers fishing aboard the Keyport Princess. Capt. Victor Hartley said the boat will be starting its porgy fishing with daytime trips on Tuesday and Thursdays... More

Report by Keyport Marine Basin

July 05, 2022 - 12:17:37

We got a good report on the fluke fishing when we spoke to sources at the Keyport Marine Basin .They told us boats sailing out of the basin saw plenty of limits with most of the fishing being just out... More

Report by Wagner's Marina

July 05, 2022 - 12:17:37

Another person that told us it was a slow week was Mike over at Wagner’s Marina. He said the only boat that did well with the fluke was the Two Thumbs Up which maxed out with fluke in the ocean on Sa... More

Report by Up Front Bait and Tackle

July 05, 2022 - 12:17:37

Fluke, blues and a few stripers were on the score card over at Up Front Bait and Tackle. Top flattie to make the scale was a 4-1/2-pound fish caught by Deloris A while fishing with Gary Thompson. Stev... More

Hazlet Fishing Reports

Report by Tackle Box Fishing Co.

July 05, 2022 - 12:17:37

The big news over at the Tackle Box was the 12-pound flukeasaurus caught by Lucas Gomez while fishing Raritan Bay. Phil told us some of the better fluke catches are starting to come from the deeper wa... More

Leonardo Fishing Reports

Report by Bingo Sportfishing Charters

July 05, 2022 - 12:17:37

It was also a slow week for Capt. Jim Revelli and the crew of Bingo Sportfishing Charters. Dawn said the Little Bingo did well with the fluke on a Friday trip this past week. Dawn told us the bigger b... More

Report by Sour Kraut Sportfishing

July 05, 2022 - 12:17:37

Another boat captain that told me he saw a slow week was Capt. Joe Baumle of Sour Kraut Sportfishing Joe told me he only got in one porgy trip this past week which found some decent action with jumbo ... More

Atlantic Highlands Fishing Reports

Report by Mi-Jo II

July 05, 2022 - 12:17:37

Five trips aboard the MiJo this past week saw some fluke fishing. Capt. Mike Scardingo said he started the week by putting the Bob Hogart group into a pick of fluke. Next up was the Ken Amiss charter ... More

Report by Little Hawk Sport Fishing

July 05, 2022 - 12:17:37

Four trips aboard the Little Hawk put anglers into fluke and porgies. Capt. Joe Occhipinti said he started the week off by putting Jim and his party into a slow pick of fluke on Monday. Tuesday saw Ja... More

Report by Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor

July 05, 2022 - 12:17:37

It was a slow week over at the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor. Lou Fligor told me it was the slowest week since the striper fishing crashed as more and more anglers are cutting back because of th... More

Report by Julian's Bait and Tackle

July 05, 2022 - 12:17:37

Porgies, fluke and bluefish were the main topics over at Julian’s Bait & Tackle. Steve was another person that told us of excellent porgy fishing along the north side of the bay. Here too the word wa... More

Highlands Fishing Reports

Report by Hyper Striper Sportfishing

July 05, 2022 - 12:26:39

“We had very good porgy fishing on all our trips this past week,” cited Capt. Pete Wagner of the Hyper Striper. Pete said hopefully the porgies will show up in good numbers this summer and give angl... More

Report by Two Rivers Charters

July 05, 2022 - 12:17:37

“It was a week of some decent catches of fluke and a few big stripers,” said Capt. Fletcher Chayes of Two Rivers Charters. Fletcher said several of his trips this past week decked flatties to 8 poun... More

Report by Twin Lights Marina

July 05, 2022 - 12:17:37

The super big news over at Twin Lights Marina this past week was a 426-pound thresher that made it to the scale. Wayne said the big set of jaws was caught on the boat Sonny Boy. In addition Wayne said... More

Belmar Fishing Reports

Report by Miss Belmar Princess

July 05, 2022 - 12:26:39

After a solid weekend of bluefishing, Sunday’s trip aboard the Miss Belmar Princess saw some picky slammer action. The Royal Miss Belmar also found picky fishing on her half-day trip for fluke and bo... More

Report by Nearfall Fishing Charters

July 05, 2022 - 12:26:39

It was a good week of fishing for anglers sailing with Nearfall Fishing Charters. Capt. Joe Paton told me he had been targeting fluke on the majority of his trips and finding good fishing with 18-inch... More

Report by Ol’ Salty II

July 05, 2022 - 12:26:39

Capt. Nick Caruso of the Ol’ Salty II told me he did not fish this past week. Nick said the boat will be doing its first offshore trip this coming Wednesday, July 6 and still has a few spots open. If... More

Report by Golden Eagle

July 05, 2022 - 12:26:39

“It was a very good week of bluefishing with six out of seven trips enjoying very good fishing,” stated Capt. Rich Falcone of the Golden Eagle. Rick told me cocktails dominated the fishing early in ... More

Report by Skylarker

July 05, 2022 - 12:26:39

It was a light week of fishing for the crew of the Skylarker. Capt. Steve Spinelli said he started off a trio of trips with the Henry Screven family charter and put them into a mix of ling and winter ... More

Report by Big Mohawk III

July 05, 2022 - 12:26:39

While fluke fishing started off on the spotty side aboard the Big Mohawk III it got progressively better as the week progressed. The Mark Miller Charter found some tough drifting conditions to start t... More

Report by Fisherman’s Den

July 05, 2022 - 12:26:39

Fluke fishing in Shark River and inlet continues to produce some good fishing, stated sources at the Fisherman’s Den. Rental boat fishermen have been returning to the dock with their 18-inch plus fis... More

Report by Parker Pete's

June 27, 2022 - 09:41:04

Fluke fishing aboard the Parker Pete Express ended July with some good fluke fishing. Capt. Pete Sykes told me the boat will be doing open boat fluke fishing when not charter in July. The Parker Pete ... More

Neptune Fishing Reports

Report by Last Lady Fishing Charters

July 05, 2022 - 12:26:39

The last couple of trips with Last Lady Fishing Charters enjoyed some good bottom fishing. Capt. Ralph Leyrer said the fishing was a mixed bag of ling and cod. We expect to see a better mix of fish in... More