NJ/DE Bay Region Fishing Forecast - June 20, 2024 - The Fisherman

NJ/DE Bay Region Fishing Forecast – June 20, 2024

The big news on this first official day of summer is that a 15.2-pound fluke was just weighed in at True World Tackle in Bayonne, NJ for Fisherman subscriber Aldo Paonessa of Clark.  As part of our “members only” Dream Boat Fishing Challenge Aldo just took over the top slot in the fluke division with this lower New York Harbor doormat, with paperwork on another reported 9.8-pound Raritan Bay jumbo expected to arrive soon.  Good fluke action in the bays and salty rivers when the drift is right; we’ll spend a few minutes talking trolling motor tactics and light tackle fluking, before heading into Cape May County for some herding of the sheepshead.  Jenni has tips on sand fleas or mole crabs in Open Boat this week, and a report from 30 miles offshore could have anglers seeing red at the Jersey Shore this season with the return of the legendary channel bass.  Head west for your freshwater update with the Poconos Outdoors Guy, before turning east towards the canyons for an offshore update including a sneak peek at a Canyon Runner membership exclusive designed to help you put more yellowfin, bigeye and bluefin on the deck this season.