NJ/DE Bay Region Fishing Forecast - April 18, 2024 - The Fisherman

NJ/DE Bay Region Fishing Forecast – April 18, 2024

The good bad, the bad, and the ugly of this week’s 30-minute video fishing forecast for the New Jersey, Delaware Bay region begins with 3 minutes of bad news, as yet another dead humpback washes ashore on LBI.  NOAA Fisheries says, quote, “no whale deaths have been attributed to offshore wind activities” yet given the actual evidence, the court of public opinion begs to know, “have offshore wind activities been found NOT attributing to whale deaths”?  They might be ugly, but boy do they put up a good fight; details on the black drum invasion in Barnegat Bay and a first-hand look from this past Saturday as Jenni offers up some tactical advice in her weekly Open Boat segment.  The good news is actually great, as the first summer flounder reports are coming in from South Jersey and Delaware, also weakfish arrive just in time for a new Limited Batch announcement from the folks at NLBN.  Details on that offer, plus slot stripers on the prowl out front, and more jumbo releases from the rivers; with 12 days left in the April tautog fishery we have two more “20s” to report this week, with a solid weather outlook for the 4/20 weekend.