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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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Tuckerton Fishing Reports

Report by Tuckerton Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:37:08

The warm sunny days are causing the shallow water creeks, flats and lagoons to warm quickly and in turn waking up the local crab population according to Captain Mike with Tuckerton Bait and Tackle. C... More

Port Republic Fishing Reports

Report by Chestnut Neck Boat Yard

May 03, 2021 - 10:37:08

The blues are starting to show up according to Violet with Chestnut Neck Boat Yard. Several were caught this week on bunker despite the windy weather. Because of the wind, many anglers found refuge ... More

Absecon Fishing Reports

Report by Absecon Bay Sportsman Center

May 03, 2021 - 10:37:08

Captain Dave of Absecon Bay Sportsman’s Center reports that with all this wind, it's hard to get a gauge of the fishing action. On the one calm day this week, he did see tons of bunker in the Abseco... More

Brigantine Fishing Reports

Report by Riptide Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:37:08

Riptide Bait and Tackle reports that the area around Brigantine, ocean, bay and inlet, are producing drum, blues and stripers. The jetties were seeing some stripers on swimming plugs with the occasio... More

Atlantic City Fishing Reports

Report by One Stop Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:37:08

The night bite in Atlantic City continues to be strong with more stripers, weakfish and blues moving into the area daily according to Noel with One Stop Bait and Tackle. The night shifters are throwi... More

Report by Osprey V

April 12, 2021 - 09:25:10

Our offshore tog report comes from the Osprey V out of Gardner’s Basin. Early in the week the togging was spotty and the captain really worked hard to find fish willing to chew. Later in the week, ... More

Margate Fishing Reports

Report by Ray Scott’s Dock

May 03, 2021 - 10:37:08

Reports from Ray Scott’s Dock were few and far between due to the wicked weather this past week. However, when the winds let up in the evenings, anglers did make their way out to the local bridges a... More

Report by Keeper Fishing

September 21, 2020 - 09:28:44

After a summer of catching literally thousands of flounder, Capt. John of the Keeper finished up his season and is now headed to the Florida Keys for the winter. Safe travels and we will see you in Ma... More

Somers Point Fishing Reports

Report by Waterfront Marine

May 03, 2021 - 10:37:08

Due to the harsh wind, most of the fishing this week was done by land based anglers according to the folks at Waterfront Marine in Somers Point. The striper bite was very good with a lot of small fis... More

Ocean City Fishing Reports

Report by Fin-Atics

May 03, 2021 - 10:37:08

Devon with Fin-Atics checked in with a report saying that the best thing going on right now is the striper bite. Back bays or ocean front, you can’t go wrong picking a spot because they are almost e... More

Sicklerville Fishing Reports

Report by Bait N' Hook

May 03, 2021 - 10:37:08

Big bellied stripers are still being caught along the Delaware River on bloodworms according to Bait N’ Hook in Sicklerville. Reports from the PA side are telling us that fish are being caught from ... More

Sea Isle Fishing Reports

Report by Sea Isle Bait and Tackle

March 08, 2021 - 13:07:30

Sea Isle Bait and Tackle checked in last week reporting that the shop is open Thursday through Sunday at this point and they are carrying bloodworms.... More

Mays Landing Fishing Reports

Report by Buck Tails Outfitters

March 08, 2021 - 13:07:30

Word from Marissa at Buck Tails Outfitters in Mays Landing is that local action is heating up. “Things are really picking up around here,” she said, noting that the shop is getting a lot of reports... More

Avalon Fishing Reports

Report by Avalon Hodge Podge

May 03, 2021 - 10:37:08

Clam and bloodworms are getting the job done on stripers in the Avalon area according to Avalon Hodge Podge. Jetties, bridges and sod banks are all holding fish including a 39- incher which was safel... More

Report by Miss Avalon

April 12, 2021 - 09:26:40

The Miss Avalon reports good tog fishing for most customers this week. A few limits were taken while most anglers had at least a couple fish to take home. Bite was hot and heavy on tog jigs tipped w... More

North Wildwood Fishing Reports

Report by Grassy Sound Marina

May 03, 2021 - 10:37:08

Grassy Sound Marina reported that the back bays are loaded with short stripers from Cape May up through Avalon. Night time has been very good for anglers fishing leadheads and pink soft plastics from... More

Wildwood Fishing Reports

Report by Pier 47 Marina

May 03, 2021 - 10:37:08

Back bay crabbing is starting to heat up according to sources at Pier 47 Marina in Wildwood. The small creeks and shallows are getting warmed by each sunny day, and even with the Westerly wind this w... More

Cape May Fishing Reports

Report by South Jersey Marina

May 03, 2021 - 10:38:35

South Jersey Marina reports that the boaters finished up the spring tog season with a couple of fishable days this past week but had mixed results. Even the fishable days were not what we would call ... More

Report by Hands Too Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:38:35

The drum are here and being caught in good numbers according to Jeff with Hands Too Bait and Tackle. Boaters fishing the New Jersey side of the bay are reporting four to five fish per trip with the l... More

Report by Full Ahead Sportfishing

February 01, 2021 - 12:01:37

I spoke with Capt. Bob Cope of Full Ahead Sportfishing last week for an update on the action, but he said both he and Capt. Tom Daffin of Fishin’ Fever were both laying up for a while. Bob said they... More

Report by Cape May Lady

December 28, 2020 - 12:34:01

The Fisherman’s Jim Hutchinson let me know he and Frank Mihalic joined the folks from the Cape-Atlantic Striper club for a tautog trip aboard the Cape May Lady on Sunday morning. The crew headed sou... More

Report by Fishin’ Fever Sportfishing

December 21, 2020 - 18:58:38

The big news in Cape May of course as seen on the cover of the Report Section was the monster 25.8-pound tautog taken on December 20 aboard Capt. Tom Daffin’s Fishin’ Fever about 20 miles off Cape M... More

Report by Cape Queen Charters

December 21, 2020 - 18:57:10

Cape Queen Charters put their customers on sea bass, porgies and bluefish to round out the 2020 season. Charter groups were able to get some fresh fish fillets plus a bunch to put away for the winter... More

Fortescue Fishing Reports

Report by Higbee's Bait and Tackle

March 22, 2021 - 13:17:06

Bloodworm demand down at Fortescue Beach is high according to the folks at Higbee’s Bait and Tackle who started off the week waiting for another shipment to arrive (Tuesday hopefully). They’re back... More

Port Elizabeth Fishing Reports

Report by Girl's Place Bait and Tackle

April 12, 2021 - 09:26:40

While perusing the aisles of the Girl’s Place Bait and Tackle in Port Elizabeth I was told that the tog are chewing good and it's not just the boaters on the wrecks finding good action. Plenty of fi... More