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Spanish Mackerel Invasion - Jersey Surf "Se Calienta"

In the days following a white marlin prowling the surf from Island Beach to Manasquan River, Spanish mackerel turned on in a big way this week. The Fisherman’s Beach Talk reporter, Nick Honachefsky, reports this week on our website, “invasion has begun as scores of Spanish mackerel were ripping drags along the coast as metals were crushed on a daily basis.” On top of the surf blast, good-sized bluefin (big fish just under the 73” size limit) are showing up nearshore while mahi are now in the mix too (and just begging to be weighed in for Dream Boat contention!) According to Offshore Report writer Tom P., “mahi are in mid-summer numbers at the inshore, mid-range and offshore pots, and under flotsam.” In this week’s full video forecast, we have a rundown on some of the bigger catches including swordfish and golden tilefish, with some true “doormat” status fluke as well in deep water and along the sticky stuff. It’s the final weekend of July, and Jersey “jetty jocks” are gearing up for tautog as of Sunday!


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Tuckerton Fishing Reports

Report by Dockside Café and Marina

July 26, 2021 - 09:43:57

Lots of action around Tuckerton according to reports from Dockside Cafe and Marina.The crabbing has been excellent as has the blowfish bite in the bay. Flounder are being caught on Gulp closer to the... More

Report by Tuckerton Bait and Tackle

July 26, 2021 - 09:43:57

The 90-plus degree weather early in the week had a lot of “would-be” anglers passing on fishing according to Mike with Tuckerton Bait and Tackle. By the end of the week, the temperatures were still... More

Port Republic Fishing Reports

Report by Chestnut Neck Boat Yard

July 26, 2021 - 09:43:57

Violet with Chestnut Neck Boat yard was weighing in a 60-pound wahoo when we spoke this week. This fish, along with several nice yellowfin, were taken by the Biggwood family on their boat Git-R-Wet a... More

Absecon Fishing Reports

Report by Absecon Bay Sportsman Center

July 26, 2021 - 09:43:57

Flounder are still an option for anglers in the back bays and for those headed off to the reef sites according to reports from Absecon Bay Sportsman’s Center. The back bay fish are gorging themselve... More

Brigantine Fishing Reports

Report by Riptide Bait and Tackle

July 26, 2021 - 09:43:57

With the back bay waters heating up, surf and jetty anglers are seeing an amazing flounder bite from the beaches of Brigantine according to Capt. Andy with RipTide Bait and Tackle. Gulp was the favor... More

Atlantic City Fishing Reports

Report by One Stop Bait and Tackle

July 26, 2021 - 09:43:57

Most of the fish reported this week came from the Atlantic City Surf and Jetties according to Noel with One Stop Bait and Tackle. The cool, clean oceanfront water has attracted bluefish, flounder, ki... More

Margate Fishing Reports

Report by Ray Scott’s Dock

July 26, 2021 - 09:43:57

The flounder bite in the Margate Back Bays continues to be strong with a lot of small fish around but plenty of keepers too according to Justin with Ray Scott’s Dock. Justin averaged about four weig... More

Report by The Keeper

July 26, 2021 - 09:43:57

The back bays of Margate continue to hold large numbers of flounder according to Captain John of the Keeper. Most of these fish are shorts, but with over 100 fish caught per trip, there is plenty of ... More

Report by Keeper Fishing

July 19, 2021 - 09:28:16

There are tons of flounder in the back bays of Margate according to Capt. John of the Keeper. These fish are taking live minnows, squid strips, Gulp Mullets and spearing. Most of these fish are fall... More

Somers Point Fishing Reports

Report by Waterfront Marine

July 26, 2021 - 09:43:57

The flounder fishing in Great Egg Harbor Bay was very good this week according to reports from Waterfront Marine. Even with water temperatures approaching 80 degrees, keepers are still being caught n... More

Ocean City Fishing Reports

Report by Fin-Atics

July 26, 2021 - 09:43:57

Lots of fishing opportunities this week in Ocean City according to Ed with Fin-Atics. Surf anglers have been very busy catching sharks, kingfish, spot, croakers, flounder and small weakfish. All of ... More

Sicklerville Fishing Reports

Report by Bait N' Hook

July 26, 2021 - 09:43:57

Bait N’ Hook Sportsman’s Center reports that the good sheepshead fishing continues and that there are more triggerfish in the mix as well. This is in addition the to tog by-catch, so those kayak/br... More

Avalon Fishing Reports

Report by Avalon Hodge Podge

July 26, 2021 - 09:43:57

Tammie with Avalon Hodge Podge tells us that early in the week the Ocean City and TI Reef Sites were giving up some very nice flounder. Anglers fishing 6-inch Gulp along with strip baits were taking ... More

North Wildwood Fishing Reports

Report by Grassy Sound Marina

July 26, 2021 - 09:43:57

The pier at Grassy Sound Marina was the hotspot this week according to Debbie. Fish were weighed in every day and most of those keepers came from the pier adjacent to the marina. Barbar Nichter of R... More

Wildwood Fishing Reports

Report by Pier 47 Marina

July 26, 2021 - 09:43:57

The rental boat fleet is finding a lot of action behind the Wildwoods according to reports from Pier 47 Marina. Small flounder, large cownose rays, sharks, and sea bass are keeping anglers busy. Al... More

Report by Sterling Harbor Marina

July 19, 2021 - 09:28:16

A little bit of wind didn’t affect the 92- boats and 32- kayaks registered for Sterling Harbor’s 28th Annual Duke of Fluke Tournament on Saturday. Top honors for largest fish went to It’s A Trap c... More

Cape May Fishing Reports

Report by South Jersey Marina

July 26, 2021 - 09:43:57

The good flounder fishing continues out of Cape May according to reports from South Jersey Marina. The Wildwood and Cape May Reefs were giving up good numbers of fish to 4 pounds along with a few sea... More

Report by Hands Too Bait and Tackle

July 26, 2021 - 09:43:57

Joe with Hands Too Bait and Tackle tells us that the beach fishing for sharks has been on fire according to the anglers tossing bunker for bluefish. They are catching from Poverty Beach down to Sunse... More

Fortescue Fishing Reports

Report by Higbee's Bait and Tackle

July 19, 2021 - 09:28:16

Bloodworms are taking double headers of spot right from the Fortescue Beach according to Higbee’s Marina. Out in the bay, bloodworms are responsible for putting a mixed bag of fish in many anglers' ... More