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Winter's Last Gasp - Saltwater Expo, Stripers & Spring Welcome

It's in the final weekend of winter 2023, and our video fishing forecast for the New Jersey, Delaware Bay region comes to you this week from Fishermen's Source in Monmouth County where you'll find one of several special sales events in the region in the weekend, coincidentally on the same day (Sunday, March 19) as the Asbury Park Fishing Club's 30th annual "Plug Show" just across the Ocean/Asbury line. Of course, there's the big show, the three-day Saltwater Fishing Expo in Edison where you'll find The Fisherman booth #461 and a package set of BKK Hooks and Fight Club from Fishbites with your new or renewing subscription to The Fisherman. We run down the striped bass action from north to south in this week’s report, with a quick hitter up along the "west" side as well, while checking in with a few South Jerseyans getting in on quality largemouth, holdover trout and the arrival of American shad on the Delaware. Don’t forget today’s congressional field hearing in Wildwood, and we’ve got a short “worm ball” video this week to help with your spring striper rigging.


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Bass River Twp Fishing Reports

Report by Allen's Dock

March 20, 2023 - 15:16:40

Despite the cold temps on Sunday, Justin at Allen’s Dock said that folks were out and about in search of local stripers along the Mullica and Bass River confines. “The day started out damn cold, wi... More

Port Republic Fishing Reports

Report by Chestnut Neck Boat Yard

March 20, 2023 - 15:16:40

It’s official, Chestnut Neck Boat Yard is open daily again from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., with live bloodworms in stock for those looking to head out along the Mullica River in search of striped bass. ... More

Absecon Fishing Reports

Report by Absecon Bay Sportsman Center

March 20, 2023 - 15:16:40

Dave at Absecon Bay Sportsman Center said he expects to begin his Striper Safaris up the Mullica River this week, a good indication of where you might want to be in terms of striper fishing. The proo... More

Brigantine Fishing Reports

Report by Riptide Bait and Tackle

March 20, 2023 - 15:16:40

The spring striper derby at Riptide Bait and Tackle is underway again. Thus far the striper action has been best to the west (salty rivers and back bays) but the first legal striper of the year on T... More

Ocean City Fishing Reports

Report by Fin-Atics

March 20, 2023 - 15:16:40

Stripers are popping up in droves according to the folks at Fin-Atics in Ocean City, who say the river fishing is by far the best. “Bloods and clams are your guarantee for instant success,” was the ... More

Cape May Fishing Reports

Report by Hands Too Bait and Tackle

March 20, 2023 - 15:16:40

The folks at Hands Too Bait and Tackle said they have bloodworms and freshwater baits (except for minnows) as guys are finding some action on the local ponds. “The guys are starting to poke around t... More