NJ/DE Bay Region Fishing Forecast - October 20, 2022 - The Fisherman

NJ/DE Bay Region Fishing Forecast – October 20, 2022

October 20, 2022 – A Moveable Feast of Bass & Bunker

More stripers are arriving at the Jersey Shore every day, as the moveable feast of adult and peanut bunker continues to bring action in tight to shore. In our previous week’s video forecast, a heavy discussion on the death of “snag & drop” fishing and the need to decrease mortality rate of recreationally caught striped bass; well, this week, we turn the video spotlight on the wanton disregard of weakfish apparently by commercial fishing industry folks working in the bunker reduction game just off the three-mile line. This exclusive video from one of our readers shows a trail of dead weakfish, thousands of them, with a reduction boat across the line sucking as much menhaden from the sea as the corporate behemoth can possibly carry. This week’s forecast for the weekend ahead covers striped bass, hybrid striped bass and black sea bass as well, with at least one redfish reported out front this week in South Jersey. Freshwater? No license required in the state of New Jersey on Saturday, so catch ‘em up!