1000's of NJ Saltwater Fishing Reports, Dozens of Sources, Maps, Wrecks, Historical Search

Captain's Focus

It's taken a lot longer than I expected for ocean striper fishing to turn on after Saturday's northeaster and the strong northwest winds that followed. Capt. Russ Binns of Toms River ran south to bunker schools he'd spotted from shore the day before, but said he heard of very few bass caught in large fleets off Seaside during a pretty day. Other than trolling a bluefish on a Stretch plug, the highlight was snagging a large squid out of a bunker school. Binns also saw a school of rainfish from his Mar-Lin, but there were no fish on them -- though squid were spotted below the school.   The Gambler from Point Pleasant also fished to the south, and came up with some large blues, but no bass. The Queen Mary from that port had the same results. The blues ranged up to 14 pounds, and Lou Fama was high hook with six. The Golden Eagle from Belmar also jigged some blues as stripers wouldn't hit. Grumpy's Tackle in Seaside Park weighed in a 13 1/4-pound striper caught by Steve Simon on an SP Minnow. The only other surf report came from Vinnie D'Anton, who stuck it out at Elberon. A friend in a boat managed a 30-pound bass off there, but there seemed to be little going on. The only time bunkers got pushed in, an angler snagged a bunker but was cut off. A school of peanut bunkers showed up, and D'Anton managed a big blue from among them on a Chug Bug.

Report Conditions


Ocean Temps

Moon and Sun

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Web Analytics