June 07, 2021 - 09:38:50
Over at Bullet Hole Annex Nick said it was a decent week of fishing in the northern part of the state. Trout streams got a much needed boost from the weekend rains and this should keep the fishing good well into June. The Passaic River is cleaning up and has returned to more seasonable levels and is now giving up northerns, cats and smallies. Local lakes and ponds are shifting into the post spawn mode and giving anglers some good fishing on swimbaits and topwater plugs. Greenwood Lake is producing some walleyes and smallies, while Lake Hopatcong is good for smallies, largemouth, hybrids walleyes and panfish. Last but not least Nick said if we get the predicted hot weather water temps are going to take a big jump this coming week.
June 07, 2021 - 09:31:52
It was another good week of striped bass fishing in Raritan Bay and surrounding waters, cited Nick over at Bullet Hole Annex. Nick said anglers stopping by the store are telling of catching and releasing big bass and a fair amount of legal size keepers. A mix of livelining, trolling and casting topwater baits when the fish push the baitfish to the surface is taking the majority of the bass. Nick also mentioned continued very good sea bass fishing and some better numbers of fluke starting to show up.
June 01, 2021 - 09:35:21
Early week fishing was decent with bass, crappies, trout and panfish supplying the fishing, said Nick over at Bullet Hole Annex. Barbours Pond, Verona Lake Clarke Pond and other mall shallower bodies of water are giving up some bass and panfish. Greenwood Lake is hot for smallies, perch and an occasional musky, while bass fishing has been good in Lake Hopatcong which is also seeing some walleyes and hybrids early and late in the day. On the trout fishing front most of the streams in the northern part of the state benefited from the rains and trout fishing should keep going well into June, Nick said.
June 01, 2021 - 09:28:17
Anglers stopping in at Bullet Hole Annex reported very good bass and bluefish action during the early part of the week. Boats trolling mojos, spoons and umbrella rigs tipped with shads saw bass ranging from shorts to fish in the 40s and a few topping the 50-pound mark. Nick said sea bass fishing was also very good with some big ling also filling coolers. Needless to say no one fished over the holiday weekend because of the blow.