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NJ/DE Bay Video Fishing Forecast for Oct. 14-17

Got bait? Plenty of it around right now, in front of and behind the beaches at the Jersey Shore. With the right weather conditions and some cooling waters, things should get hot and heavy soon enough in terms of the 2021 fall striper run. We kick off the weekly forecast on location at the Reel Seat in Brielle with a look at weather conditions for the weekend ahead, with a rundown on the first week of sea bass action in the Garden State, a report on the freshwater action with George "The Pocono Outdoors Guy" followed by updates on blackfish and bluefin tuna with a quick look at the offshore forecast for the weekend ahead. When will the striped bass arrive? As reported over at The Fisherman’s Facebook page on Thursday morning, October 14, the first 40-inchers have shown up in a sharpie’s hands off Monmouth County. Could this be THE weekend?


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Bayonne Fishing Reports

Report by True World Tackle

October 11, 2021 - 09:26:09

Our first call of the week went out to Akira over at True World Tackle. He told us sea bass fishing was non-stop on Friday, but you had to pick though the short fish to put together a catch of keepers... More

Pine Brook Fishing Reports

Report by Fairfield Fishing Tackle

October 11, 2021 - 09:26:09

Another place we got word of some good sea bass fishing was over at Fairfield Fishing Tackle. Cheryl echoed the reports of a lot of sub-legal fish but said there are plenty of keepers around as well. ... More

Rochelle Park Fishing Reports

Report by Tackle World

October 11, 2021 - 09:26:09

Bluefish to 4 pounds seem to be all over Raritan Bay and the inshore waters, reported Mark over at Tackle World. In addition he said mixed size stripers are hammering the peanut bunker, especially in ... More

Succasunna Fishing Reports

Report by Ramsey Outdoor

October 11, 2021 - 09:26:09

A call to Don over at Ramsey Outdoors got us word of plenty of bluefish action with some albies and bonito mixed in. He also mentioned some fair catches of striped bass being seen in New York Harbor a... More

Sewaren Fishing Reports

Report by Dockside Bait and Tackle

October 11, 2021 - 09:26:09

Another place that told us fishing was good right up until Saturday morning was Dockside Bait and Tackle. Sources there said they had a pair of 180- and 220-pound tuna caught from the end of Ambrose C... More

Perth Amboy Fishing Reports

Report by Ebbtide Fishing Charters

October 11, 2021 - 09:26:09

Tuna fishing was the main attraction for boats sailing out of Raritan Marina. Dave Reni said the two month long love affair with the bluefin saw a lot of nice fish brought into the marina. He also men... More

Keyport Fishing Reports

Report by Wagner's Marina

October 11, 2021 - 09:26:09

Tuna and Friday’s sea bass opener were the main topics when we spoke with Mike over at Wagner’s Marina. He said several boats came back with tuna, with a 71-inch bluefin caught by Tom Lasiema being ... More

Report by Up Front Bait and Tackle

October 11, 2021 - 09:26:09

“It was a good week of fishing right up until Saturday morning when winds out of the northeast put everything on hold,” said Steve over at Up Front Bait and Tackle. Steve told me the back bay contin... More

Report by Keyport Marine Basin

October 11, 2021 - 09:26:09

Sea bass fishing opened with plenty of fish for boats sailing out of the Keyport Marine Basin. Sources said John Bilgio maxed out and that was typical of the catches being reported at the Basin. Strip... More

Hazlet Fishing Reports

Report by Tackle Box Fishing Co.

October 11, 2021 - 09:26:09

“Friday and Saturday saw some good striped bass action from Ambrose to the Statue of Liberty,” said Phil over at Tackle Box. Phil told me the nor-easter over the weekend kept everyone inside and the... More

Leonardo Fishing Reports

Report by Sour Kraut Sportfishing

October 11, 2021 - 09:26:09

“Our weekend trips were a no go thanks to the weather gods,” cited Capt. Joe Baumle of Sour Kraut Sportfishing. Joe said he is hoping things settle down quickly and we will still have some tuna to c... More

Atlantic Highlands Fishing Reports

Report by Julian's Bait and Tackle

October 11, 2021 - 09:26:09

Fishing was good until Saturday when the nor-easter brought the action to a screeching halt, said Steve over at Julian’s Bait & Tackle. Here too we were told sea bass fishing opened with some good nu... More

Report by Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor

October 11, 2021 - 09:26:09

“The weekend was like a ghost town thanks to the nor’easter,” said Lou Fligor at Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor. Lou said boats sailing out of the marina caught a lot to sea bass, along with s... More

Report by Little Hawk Sport Fishing

October 11, 2021 - 09:26:09

Another person that said he lost his weekend trips to the weather was Capt. Joe Occhipinti of the Little Hawk. Joe said his Friday trip was a teaser with Denis and his party enjoying a catch of keeper... More

Report by Mi-Jo II

October 11, 2021 - 09:26:09

A trio of trips aboard the MiJo found mixed results. Capt. Mike Scardingo said the John Prada charter hit a pick of porgies and plenty of throwback sea bass. The Emmitt Gregory group’s trip was a car... More

Highlands Fishing Reports

Report by Two Rivers Charters

October 11, 2021 - 09:26:09

“We had a good week of fishing right up to the weekend winds,” said Capt. Fletcher Chayes of Two Rivers Charters. Fletcher said he got in a few tuna trips and caught and released overs and some smal... More

Report by Twin Lights Marina

October 11, 2021 - 09:26:09

A decent amount of boats fishing out of the Twin Lights Marina fished the Friday sea bass opener. Mare said the only one to come back with a fishing report was Ed Demunno and Marie who fished aboard t... More

Report by Hyper Striper Sportfishing

October 04, 2021 - 09:58:48

“This past week’s fishing was repeat performance of last week’s,” said Capt Pete Wagner of the Hyper Striper. Pete said he got in a few early week trips that accounted for some nice blackfish alon... More

Long Branch Fishing Reports

Report by Tak Waterman

October 11, 2021 - 09:26:09

Surf fishing produced some good results for anglers stopping in at Tak Waterman. Nick Spadavecchia said bluefish, mixed size stripers and albies homed in on the mullet and other baitfish moving in the... More

Ocean Township Fishing Reports

Report by Fishermen's Source

October 11, 2021 - 09:26:09

Anglers fishing the surf and just off the beaches in boats enjoyed a good week of fishing until the weekend nor-easter, stated Dennis Roe over at Fishermen's Source. Dennis said a mix of blues and mix... More

Belmar Fishing Reports

Report by Miss Belmar Princess

October 11, 2021 - 09:28:02

The first trip of the week aboard the Miss Belmar Princess started off the week in the fog which made finding birds and fish on top very difficult. “We went to the inshore rocks and only managed a fe... More

Report by Parker Pete's

October 11, 2021 - 09:28:02

Friday’s sea bass open limited the Parker Pete Express out stated Capt Pete Sykes. Pete said he will continue to fish for sea bass both for charter and open boat and advises anglers to keep an eye on... More

Report by Ol’ Salty II

October 11, 2021 - 09:28:02

“The only trip we got in this past week was our Sunday-Monday offshore tuna trip,” reported Capt. Nick Caruso of the Ol’ Salty II. Nick said all aboard had tuna and some mahi with a 90-pound yellow... More

Report by Fisherman’s Den

October 11, 2021 - 09:28:02

“Well we got in Friday’s sea bass opener with good results then came the weekend blow,” is the word we got from sources over at the Fisherman’s Den. Boats sailing out of Belmar on Friday mostly fi... More

Report by Big Mohawk III

October 11, 2021 - 09:28:02

“We got off to a good start on Friday with the sea bass,” said Greg Hueth of the Big Mohawk III. Greg said the fishing was what amounted to as the great tease, giving the boat a good first day only ... More

Report by Skylarker

October 11, 2021 - 09:28:02

“We took most of the week off to get the boat ready for the fall fishing and lost the weekend to the nor’easter,” said Capt. Steve Spinelli of the Skylarker. Steve said he fished with the Don O’Co... More

Neptune Fishing Reports

Report by Last Lady Fishing Charters

October 11, 2021 - 09:28:02

Thursday’s open boat trip came up empty of the trigger fish but found very good tog fishing along with a few porgies. Friday’s charter put the fall fishing in good order for the crew of Last Lady Fi... More