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New Jersey & Delaware Bay Video Fishing Forecast July 11, 2024

New Jersey – Tuggin’ on Rugs & Doormats "The summer wind, came blowin' in from across the sea," and it blew from the south pulling up cooler water from the bottom for a long-period of upwelling at the Jersey Shore. In this week's video fishing forecast for the New Jersey, Delaware Bay region we look at the weather forecast for the weekend ahead to see what kind of changes might be in store for our inshore fluking opportunities. There's another Dream Boat doormat in the report this week, black sea bass is back in play again as of July 1, and spend time on the open beaches looking for a score. There are a number of unique tagging programs going on right now throughout the region to keep an eye out for. Get a freshwater update from inside the pages of the July edition of The Fisherman and with our own Pocono Outdoors Guy from somewhere deep in the mountains, then wrap it all up this week with a look at sheepshead and other inshore visitors, offshore tuna including a solo battle with bluefin on the midrange grounds, and finally a conservation focus on speckled trout, land-based sharks and the pillaging of menhaden off our coast by the bunker reduction fleet out of Virginia.


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Bayonne Fishing Reports

Report by True World Tackle

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

A call to Akira at True World Tackle started this week’s report off with news of some better catches of fluke coming from the channel near the Verrazano Bridge. There also has been some good fluke f... More

Pine Brook Fishing Reports

Report by Fairfield Fishing Tackle

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

A call to Joe over at Fairfield Fishing Tackle got us a report of short fluke dominating the catch in the bay, but better size fluke being caught outside in deeper water. Joe too told us of some reall... More

Succasunna Fishing Reports

Report by Ramsey Outdoor

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

Over at Ramsey Outdoors in Succasunna we got word of some decent fluke still being caught in the upper bay below the Verrazano Bridge on the top of the outgoing water. Sources said they too were getti... More

Sewaren Fishing Reports

Report by Dockside Bait and Tackle

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

Anglers fishing the back of the bay were into decent numbers of short fluke and a few keepers with a few weakfish mixing in with the flatties, said Bret over at Dockside Bait and Tackle. Bret told us ... More

Keyport Fishing Reports

Report by Keyport Marine Basin

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

Boats fishing out of the Keyport Marine Basin found some spotty fluke fishing in the bay this past week. Sources at the basin told us shorts continue to dominate the catches in the bay while some bigg... More

Report by Keyport Princess

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

I checked with Capt. Victor Hartley of the Keyport Princess who told us he had a decent week of fluke fishing while fishing around the Verrazano Bridge. Victory said the boat will be fishing daily for... More

Report by Up Front Bait and Tackle

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

It was a slow week of fluke fishing in Raritan Bay this past week according to Steve over at Up Front Bait and Tackle. Steve was another person that told us the better fluke fishing was on the New Yor... More

Report by Wagner's Marina

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

It was a very slow week of fishing because of the hot weather and cold water for boats sailing out of Wagner’s Marina. Mike said boats that fished the bay saw mostly short fluke and boats that went ... More

Hazlet Fishing Reports

Report by Tackle Box Fishing Co.

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

“Fluke fishing this past week was literally spotty with decent catches being reported around the New York side of the Verrazano Bridge, Leonardo, the Reach and Flynn’s Knoll,” stated Phil over a... More

Leonardo Fishing Reports

Report by Sour Kraut Sportfishing

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

“We were forced to mix up our fluke fishing with sea bass and ling to put some fish in the fish box for patrons,” said Capt. Joe Baumle of Sour Kraut Sportfishing. Joe was another boat captain tha... More

Atlantic Highlands Fishing Reports

Report by Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

Anglers that were fishing went out early and came in early because of the heat said Lou Fligor at Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor. Lou told me the heat kept a lot of people off the water and all t... More

Report by Julian's Bait and Tackle

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

“Short fluke continued to dominate the fishing in Raritan Bay however boats fishing outside in the ocean were into a better number of keepers,” cited Steve over at Julian’s Bait & Tackle. Some o... More

Report by Little Hawk Sport Fishing

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

“We got one trip in this past week with the Kids from the Jersey Devil Fish Camp,” said Capt. Joe Occhipinti of the charter boat Little Hawk. Joe said the youngsters did catch some fluke one of wh... More

Report by Mi-Jo II

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

“All our trips this past week caught fish but the ratio of shorts to keepers was very high,” said Capt. Mike Scardingo of the charter boat Mi Jo. Mike told me he did not go outside this past week ... More

Highlands Fishing Reports

Report by Bahr's Landing Marina

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

I checked with sources over at Bahr’s Landing Marina and was told a couple of fluke tournaments were held over the weekend and as of this report fishing was picky with a few fish up to 27 inches bei... More

Report by Hyper Striper Sportfishing

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:59

“We took the last 10 days off to do some fishing down in Costa Rica and it was fantastic,” reported Capt. Pete Wagner of the charter boat Hyper Stripe. Pete told us he caught a mix of cuberas, yel... More

Report by Tagged Fish Charters

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:59

Despite some bumpy season and cold water temps anglers fishing with the crew of Tagged Fish Charters enjoyed some good ling fishing with some one fish limits of sea bass, reported Capt. Chad Hacker. C... More

Report by Twin Lights Marina

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

It was a quiet week this past week according to Wayne over at Twin Lights Marina. Wayne said how good the fluke fishing was depended on who you talked to and where they fished. Boats sailing out of th... More

Report by Two Rivers Charters

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

Another person who told us he had a picky week of fluke fishing was Capt. Fletcher Chayes of Two Rivers Charters. Fletcher said his trips this past week had to pick through the shorts to get a keeper ... More

Belmar Fishing Reports

Report by BeastMode Fishing

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:59

It was a tale of good and bad when it comes to a pair of trips this past week with BeastMode Fishing. Capt. Matt Quinones said he started off the week on a great note with a bakers dozen of keeper flu... More

Report by Big Mohawk III

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:59

“We found some fair fishing early in the week, but by mid-week southeast winds pushed cold water (low 50s) into the fluke grounds and the rest of the week was a pick at best,” said Greg Hueth of t... More

Report by Fisherman's Den

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:59

Anglers fishing Shark River saw a mix of fish this past week, said sources over at the Fisherman’s Den. Rental boats and private boats saw plenty of short fluke in the inlet and a few nice keepers a... More

Report by Golden Eagle Fishing

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:59

“We had keepers and short fluke early in the week then we found the bluefish on Thursday and Friday,” said Capt. Rich Falcone of the Golden Eagle and Victoria Marie. Rich said most of the blues we... More

Report by Miss Belmar Princess

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:59

Fishing aboard the Miss Belmar Princess and Miss Belmar stared off the week with a solid day of fluke, ling and sea bass catches, reported Capt. Al Shinn. Tons of short fluke and a few keepers along w... More

Report by Nearfall Fishing Charters

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:59

“We have been mixing fluke fishing with bottom fishing to put some fish in the fish box,” said Capt. Joe Paton of Nearfall Fishing Charters. Joe told me most of his trips are putting some keeper f... More

Report by Ol’ Salty II

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:59

“We just can’t get rid of these south winds,” said Capt. Nick Caruso of the Ol’ Salty II and Big Kid. Nick told us he got in a trio of bottom fishing trips this past week and all faired about ... More

Report by Skylarker

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:59

It was a quiet week for the crew of the Skylarker. Capt. Steve Spinelli said he only got in a trio of trips this past week. He started the week off with a group of anglers from the Fisherman’s Den w... More

Neptune Fishing Reports

Report by Last Lady Fishing Charters

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:59

“We did not sail this past week and will be taking advantage of the poor conditions and fishing we have been having to pull the boat out of the water and do some maintenance on the hull,” said Cap... More

Report by Smokin' Reel Charters

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:59

“It was an up and down week of fluke fishing because of the cold water,” said Capt. Robbie Siciliano of Smokin’ Reel Charters. Rob said he has been picking up good numbers of ling and one fish l... More

Belleville Fishing Reports

Report by Bullet Hole Annex

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

Fluke fishing was hot and cold depending on whom you spoke with and where they fished according to Nick over at Bullet Hole Annex. Nick said even with the cooler water some of the better fishing was i... More

South Amboy Fishing Reports

Report by Misty Morn

July 08, 2024 - 08:32:57

“Fishing this past week was a real grind with anglers having to work hard for their fish,” said Capt. Phil Bouchard of the Misty Morn. Phil said fishing was dominated by short fish, dogfish, with ... More