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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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Southern New Jersey Fishing Reports

Tuckerton Fishing Reports

Report by Cape Horn Marina and Irish Jig Charters

June 27, 2022 - 09:45:54

Captain Gary of Cape Horn Marina and Irish Jig Charters tells us that yes there are still plenty of flounder in the bay, but there are also lots of dogfish and rays. He has moved his flounder trips o... More

Report by Dockside Café and Marina

June 27, 2022 - 09:45:54

The flounder bite continues to be very good in the Tuckerton Area according to reports from Dockside Cafe and Marina. We again hear that white Gulp Mullets in the 4- to 5-inch range are taking lots o... More

Report by Tuckerton Bait and Tackle

June 27, 2022 - 09:45:54

Mike with Tuckerton Bait and Tackle tells us the two best bets in the Tuckerton area are crabbing and flounder fishing. The crabbing is really strong and many crabbers are finding plenty to take home... More

Port Republic Fishing Reports

Report by Chestnut Neck Boat Yard

June 27, 2022 - 09:45:54

The hot flounder bite continues in Great Bay and along the mouth of the Mullica according to Violet with Chestnut Neck Boat Yard. Fish to 4 pounds are being caught on salmon red, nuclear chicken and ... More

Absecon Fishing Reports

Report by Absecon Bay Sportsman Center

June 27, 2022 - 09:45:54

Capt. Dave with Absecon Bay Sportsman Center was putting his customers on the fish heading into the final weekend of June. The back bay striper bite has been spectacular with some trips seeing limits... More

Brigantine Fishing Reports

Report by Riptide Bait and Tackle

June 27, 2022 - 09:45:54

The VFS Flounder Fiasco Tournament was a close race as of Sunday morning, June 26th according to Captain Andy with Riptide Bait and Tackle. Lots of fish were weighed in, with first and second leader ... More

Margate Fishing Reports

Report by Ray Scott’s Dock

June 27, 2022 - 09:45:54

With many ports reporting that the flounder bite is moving offshore to the wrecks and reefs, reports from Ray Scott’s Dock tells us that there are plenty of fish in the back bays. Anglers are findin... More

Somers Point Fishing Reports

Report by Waterfront Marine

June 27, 2022 - 09:45:54

Weakfish, flounder and sheepshead have all been abundant according to reports from Waterfront Marine. The weakfish bite has been a dawn, dusk and night time bite with pink soft plastics such as Zoom ... More

Ocean City Fishing Reports

Report by Fin-Atics

June 27, 2022 - 09:45:54

Fin-Attics in Ocean City has a huge kayak customer following. These anglers report fantastic back bay flounder and sheepshead fishing. The flounder are in as little as 10 feet of water along the ICW... More

Sicklerville Fishing Reports

Report by Bait N' Hook

June 27, 2022 - 09:45:54

Another shop with a large and dedicated kayak fishing clientele is Bait N’ Hook of Sicklerville. The kayakers tell us that there are still plenty of flounder in the back bays and creeks from Atlanti... More

Avalon Fishing Reports

Report by Avalon Hodge Podge

June 27, 2022 - 09:45:54

There is a very good selection of fish to choose from in Avalon right now according to Avalon Hodge Podge. Flounder still take top billing with anglers bringing home a couple of fish per trip. Weakf... More

North Wildwood Fishing Reports

Report by Grassy Sound Marina

June 27, 2022 - 09:45:54

After a year of anticipation and months of planning, the 16th Annual Grassy Sound Marina Flounder Tournament is in the books. What an exciting event it was with numerous weigh-ins in the Kayak, Boat ... More

Wildwood Fishing Reports

Report by Pier 47 Marina

June 27, 2022 - 09:45:54

Many boaters took to the water heading into the final weekend of June in search of flounder, sheepshead and crabs . All three species have been cooperating nicely according to the staff at Pier 47 Ma... More

Report by Sterling Harbor Bait and Tackle

June 27, 2022 - 09:45:54

There is a split decision on flounder fishing according to reports from Sterling Harbor Bait and Tackle. While some anglers are sticking with the back bay action, others are looking to the local wrec... More

Cape May Fishing Reports

Report by South Jersey Marina

June 27, 2022 - 09:45:54

Boats fishing out of South Jersey Marina report that there are definitely some nice flounder out on the Cape May Reef. Fish to 5 pounds were taken this week with large Gulp baits such as 6-inch grubs... More

Report by Hands Too Bait and Tackle

June 27, 2022 - 09:45:54

Joe checked in from Hand’s Too Bait and Tackle with this week’s report. He tells us that there are still plenty of flounder in the back bays, but some boaters have found good fishing out at the Cap... More

Fortescue Fishing Reports

Report by Higbee's Bait and Tackle

June 27, 2022 - 09:48:09

Another windy and rainy week plagued the Delaware Bay, but even with the adverse conditions, the summer patterns are beginning to emerge. The typical hotspots such as the EP Tower off of Egg Island a... More