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JUNE POTENTIAL IS BOOMING

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Fluke action heating up, Delaware Bay drum bite is booming, and the June striper forecast is excellent. Those are the exact headlines this week in our Report Section feature page in The Fisherman Magazine for June in New Jersey. Warmer waters have summer flounder snapping, monster drum are ...

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54-POUND STRIPER

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
So why is it that the last three hours of any three-day weekend is always the nicest weather-wise? Just as the passenger restriction was upped from 10 to 25 aboard for-hire boats at the Jersey Shore - and on the very same day that the 2020 fluke season opened ...

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NJ OPENS FOR BUSINESS!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
I got home from doing a little striper fishing behind Beach Haven with my daughter on Saturday morning (as I said, “little striper fishing”), washed off the bug spray (the gnats were ungodly) and was able to plop myself in front of my laptop in time for the governor’s 1 ...

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PASSING OF A FRIEND

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Dave Arbeitman, founder/owner of The Reel Seat, passed away this past Sunday morning, May 10. He was just 65.

“With heavy hearts, it is almost impossible to put into words, the loss of one of the legends in the fishing community,” read the message on The Reel Seat’s Facebook account late ...

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SINGING THE BLUES!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The opening of New Jersey state parks was welcome news in the angling community, from the trout streams in the northwest portion of the Garden State down to the beaches of Island Beach State Park, not to mention the marinas and launch ramps from Liberty to Fortescue. As noted ...

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MAYDAY INDEED!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The month of May in the New Jersey, Delaware Bay region is typically greeted with a blast of fishing adrenaline; the striped bass bite has already been terrific throughout the region for the better part of a month, while new reports of black drum, bluefish, weakfish and even blowfish would ...

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HOT NORTHERN STRIPER BITE

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
“Both boat and shoreline fishermen enjoyed very good numbers of mixed size stripers to 30-plus pounds,” said North Jersey field editor JB Kasper while filing his weekly report for TheFisherman.com, while adding “Needless to say fishermen are coming under more and more scrutiny and access has become a big problem.” ...

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MONSTERS ON THE MOVE

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
While the Raritan Bay is producing some good catches of jumbo, pre-spawn stripers right now, the Delaware River shoreline is also providing its fair share of incredible fish for folks dunking bloodworms. Dave Andrews emailed The Fisherman over the weekend and said he’s been putting in a lot of ...

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NJ TROUT OPENS & REOPENS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Last Tuesday, March 31, NJDEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe joined governor Phil Murphy at his daily COVID-19 press briefing to announce that catch and release fishing on trout-stocked waters in the Garden State would commence 10 days early on April 1. “This is to help us, to help you maintain safe, ...

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REGIONAL ROUNDUP

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
After a long winter, it’s nice to get our team of field editors back on a weekly schedule here at The Fisherman Magazine; regrettably their first weekend of phone calls for the 2020 season was made during the height of the COVID-19 crisis here in the tristate region. Our ...

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