2009-05-24 - New Jersey Fishing Report
New Jersey Fishing Report

Memorial Day Weekend is here and the Flounder bite in the back bays has turned on nicely. Reports of up to 20 flounder in 2 hours, with plenty of keepers mixed in, were reported. In the Delaware Bay, the Drum bite is again on fire. Capt. Bob reported to catching 14 Drum Friday afternoon. Along the beach, things are still a bit slow, as the water temps are still quite cool. Plenty of bait is around, so it shouldn't be long before things bust open on the wrecks and lumps offshore. Reports from Mitch Roffer about the offshore action are quite tempting. Roffers reported that both Bluefin Tuna, in the 150 pound class, as well as swordfish were being caught offshore of the Wilmington and Baltimore Canyons. Indeed there is a pocket of warmer water out there that seems to be holding some Pelagics. Shark action should quickly begin over the next week or so, as folks begin to venture offshore in search of some enormous temperature breaks that are located around the 100 fathom curve.

Tight Lines,

Capt. Trey