NJ/DE Bay Region Fishing Forecast - October 12, 2023 - The Fisherman

NJ/DE Bay Region Fishing Forecast – October 12, 2023

NJ’s First Wave Of Fall Stripers Arrive

The fall striper run is officially underway at the Jersey Shore, with solid 40-pound class fish now being boated off Monmouth County and a handful of good fish caught along the north/central beaches in the 30-pound range. Solid striper action reported in the bays as well, as cooler nights and dropping water temperatures has kicked the “outback” bass bite into gear. After kicking off with a look at striped bass and the LBI Surf Fishing Classic out of Surf City, we jump into the jetty tautog bite, discuss the fall tuna action and run through the bottomfish hitlist for headboats leaving port daily. Get our updated look at the Dream Boat leaderboard, your freshwater report with the Pocono Outdoors guy, a traveling angler update from Capt. Benn in Costa Rica, and a weekend update summary that includes a thresher caught by a shorebound angler at the Manasquan wall!