Drum Boom, Bass Swoon on Monday’s “Fish” Moon!
The “pink moon” is one of the names given to the full moon of April as wild ground phlox blooms throughout the Northeast. Another name for the April 26th lunar event is the “fish” moon, and for good reason, as big, spawning stripers head upriver to deposit their eggs, while black drum and weakfish begin their annual trek into local bays and estuaries to do the same. Check out the full video forecast this week from Beach Haven as we run through the latest catches leading up to Monday’s full moon, an event that should only lead to continued action throughout the New Jersey, Delaware Bay region. The shad run up the Delaware is picking up with some big roe shad being caught, while this week also sees a report of the first summer flounder caught and released in the Garden State. And to think, our summer visitors aren’t supposed to be here until Memorial Day! Time is ticking down for those who want to get in on the April tautog bite in New Jersey with this the final weekend of the month. Catch ‘em up!