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New Jersey & Delaware Bay Video Fishing Forecast September 28, 2023

Get Ready – The Powder Keg May Get Lit! It's the final weekend in September, as New Jersey's fluke season comes to an end while black sea bass reopens on Sunday, October 1. In this week’s video fishing forecast for the New Jersey, Delaware Bay region, we take a trip back in time to October 7, 2022. That’s the day that winds began laying down after back-to-back nor’easters, and by October 8 the bull rush of cow stripers was underway at the Jersey Shore. Now that Lee and Ophelia have passed, can we expect that powder keg to blow once again? Spend a few minutes with our October print edition of The Fisherman going over plug and lure selection for the fall, then see about applying those tactics to the weekend beaches. There are still sheepshead around, redfish too in and around Cape May; plus we have our weekly freshwater report with the Pocono Outdoors Guy and more of our interview with Borough of Seaside Park mayor John Peterson, Jr. who is apparently one of the many local elected officials at the Jersey Shore placed on the “strictly need to know” basis by the governor and his army of bureaucrats.


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Tuckerton Fishing Reports

Report by Dockside Café and Marina

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:52

Small boaters are going to fish and crab regardless of how big the ocean swells were according to the folks at Dockside Cafe and Marina. Ducking into the quiet creeks, anglers managed a few keeper flo... More

Report by Empire Fishing and Tackle

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:52

Again this week the crew from Empire Fishing and Tackle tells us that their customers simply adapted to the conditions. Early in the week the wrecks and reefs were hot for flounder, but as the swells... More

Report by Irish Jig/Cape Horn Marina

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:52

Capt. Gary with Cape Horn Marina and Irish jig Charter Boats tells us he was hitting the flounder pretty good at the reefs prior to the storm hitting us over the September 23-24 weekend. He admits th... More

Report by Tuckerton Bait and Tackle

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:52

Mike with Tuckerton Bait and Tackle was MIA on Sunday (probably trying to stay dry) but reports that we received from the Tuckerton area lined up with what happened this week along the rest of the coa... More

Bass River Twp Fishing Reports

Report by Allen's Dock

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:52

Justin with Allen?s Dock reports that the flounder fishing was good right up until Wednesday when he had a 20-incher weighed in that was caught from the bay. He had a feeling that this might be the l... More

Port Republic Fishing Reports

Report by Chestnut Neck Boat Yard

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:52

When the ocean and bay get rough, the Port Republic anglers move upriver according to this week?s reports from Chestnut Neck Boat Yard. Perch fishing has been very good, and for some the only option ... More

Absecon Fishing Reports

Report by Absecon Bay Sportsman Center

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:52

Live spot were taking stripers to 30 inches this past week in the bay and in Absecon Creek according to Capt. Dave with Absecon Bay Sportsman Center. He tells us the spot are everywhere and will prob... More

Brigantine Fishing Reports

Report by Riptide Bait and Tackle

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:52

The mullet made their move ahead of tropical storm Ophelia according to Capt. Andy with Riptide Bait and Tackle. Anglers were using fresh cut mullet to score small blues from the surf and jetty on Mo... More

Atlantic City Fishing Reports

Report by Jersey Nutz Sportfishing

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:52

The crew from Jersey Nutz Sportfishing Charters reported that the yellowfin bite went from ?as good as it gets? to just ?so-so?. The crew tried fishing up to the last possible second this week as the... More

Report by One Stop Bait and Tackle

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:52

I had to ask Noel at One Stop Bait and Tackle to repeat himself twice, because I couldn?t believe I had the information correct for his ?Da Reel Deal? fishing tournament. I heard him correctly the fi... More

Margate Fishing Reports

Report by Ray Scott’s Dock

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:52

Ray Scott?s Dock tells us that the week started out slow on the flounder front, but as the storm approached, action improved on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the back bays. It seems as though the... More

Somers Point Fishing Reports

Report by Waterfront Marine

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:52

Some of the crew from Waterfront Marine were in Lakewood for the Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo. They didn?t miss much as far as fishing goes as most anglers were hunkered down by Friday. Prior to th... More

Ocean City Fishing Reports

Report by Fin-Atics

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:52

The approaching storm got the mullet run underway according to reports from Fin-Atics in Ocean City. Both the mullet and some schools of peanut bunker were making their way to the inlet. Along the w... More

Sicklerville Fishing Reports

Report by Bait N' Hook

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:52

Customers of Bait N? Hook report very good striper fishing along the back bay sod banks. Anglers report that stripers have been feeding heavily on spearing, peanut bunker and mullet in the back bays ... More

Wildwood Fishing Reports

Report by Pier 47 Marina

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:52

The Cape May Reef Site was hot before the winds made the ocean unfishable according to Pier 47 Marina. Anglers landed not only keeper flounder, but also some very nice triggerfish to 4 pounds. The r... More

Cape May Fishing Reports

Report by Hands Too Bait and Tackle

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:52

Customers of Hands Too Bait and Tackle report that there was good flounder action to be had early this week with both the Old Grounds and Reef Site #11 giving up the flatties. Anglers limited out on ... More

Fortescue Fishing Reports

Report by Higbee's Bait and Tackle

September 25, 2023 - 10:22:52

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were not perfect days for fishing the bay, but they were way better than the rest of the week according to Higbee?s Bait and Tackle. Those that fished the EP tower had ... More