New Jersey Video Fishing Forecast - October 8, 2020 - The Fisherman

New Jersey Video Fishing Forecast – October 8, 2020

Should be a busy few days at the reefs and wrecks as the New Jersey for-hire fleet is officially back in black as of October 8 with a 10 fish limit on black sea bass and 12-1/2-inch size limit. As of November 1 that limit increases to 13 inches and 15 fish, but later on this fall those sea bass will begin to move towards the offshore grounds; now’s the time to get on them where they’re hungry and nearer shore. That said, we do have some gusting offshore winds in the Thursday forecast, with NW winds expected to turn W by Friday. Bait is on the move along the front beaches though the back bays and sounds are still loaded keeping some gamefish active out back. We have stripers, reds, blues, weakfish, sheepshead, tautog, winter flounder and surf pompano in the video reports this week, along with news about a couple of barrier island fishing tournaments spanning the entire stretch of Ocean County beaches in the weekend ahead. It’s been a slow-burning fuse the last few weeks, but expect things to officially blow up very soon in terms of the official Fall Run. Hope you’re there as the fireworks begin!