NJ Jetties & Groins Reappear – It’s Spring Scouting Time
The 2021 battering of the beaches at the Jersey Shore this winter has changed the structure and overall dynamics at a lot of locations; in this week’s video forecast from the beach at Bay Head we see the reemergence of bulkheads and rockpiles covered over in recent years by failed Army Corps replenishment efforts. If you haven’t gone out to your favorite local stretches at low tide for a little pre-season scouting you’re missing out on a great opportunity to plan ahead for spring stripers and summer flounder options, as there are loads of new sandbars, sloughs and wedges worth a look this winter. The weekend ahead looks cold, and there are only a handful of boats running at this point in the New Jersey, Delaware Bay region, primarily focused on the waning days of winter tautog. White perch action in the bays remains a best bet right now, though as of this Monday we’re just 14 short days away from the start of the back bay striped bass fishery in the Garden State. Check out this week’s full video forecast at TheFisherman.com for a rundown on local opportunities including open water trout, an update from the ASMFC and a few more rod building tips for those looking to head into the workshop to escape the cold!