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Well the bays are being invaded by those yellow eyed devils (bluefish for those of you who didn't know). The bays have slowed some for stripers but they are still being caught on bloodworms, bunker chunks and plugs. I also had word of some weakfish and summer flounder/fluke being caught as well. I was told the fluke are small but it is a bit early for them. So maybe it is a good sign that it will be a good ear for them. Remember that season doesn't open until May 21.
Bays are still producing a lot of stripers in the 30 to 40+ inch range. A lot of the bigger ones are being caught by boaters but bank fishermen are doing pretty good as well. Delaware and Raritan bays are the best bet but Great Bay, the Mullica River, Barnegat Bay, Oyster Creek are producing stripers as well. Bloodworms, bunker chunk (starting to work), and plugs are all working now. White perch fishing is also doing really good now. Bloodworms is the way to go there. No word lately on any winter flounder. Maybe they moved out of the bays already or people are just fishing for stripers now.
Delaware and Raritan bays have been the places to be fishing for stripers. fish up to 45+ inches have been caught. Other places such as Great Bay, the Mullica River, and Barnegat Bay are producing stripers as well but you need to work for them a bit more. Bloodworms, chunked bunker, clams, and plugs are all producing fish. So far it is looking like a pretty good year. Weekend weather is looking good so there should be a lot out fishing. Also a bunch of perch being caught. I did hear of a few out crabbing but it is still slow but it is slowly getting better.
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Delaware River striper has slow a bit except around Trenton. Plugs is what most are using now but bloodworms and chunked bunker is working as well. Other spots on the river are producing catches of perch, bass and some catfish. Other places it is trout, bass, pickerel, crappie, perch, sunnies, and some catfish.
With all this nice weather people have been fishing and the fish are coming to life now. Only bad thing is that some places are starting to run a bit low as we have not had any rain lately but Fridays rain should take care of that. Lots of places on the Delaware River are now producing stripers. Trenton is now producing some nice sized stripers on bunker chunks, bloodworms and plugs. Also bass both large and small mouth, pickerel, perch, walleye and catfish being caught from the river as well. As for other lakes, streams, and ponds, it has been bass, crappie, pickerel, perch, sunnies, and catfish. Trout fishing is going good with the Delaware Canal and the South Branch being the best places to be fishing. Wax, butter, meal worms, baby night crawlers, and Power bait has been the bait of choice.
Wow where do I start. Delaware River from Trenton all the way to the bay is producing stripers now. Most are smaller ones in the 15 to 25 inch range but there are also a bunch of 28 to 45 inchers being caught as well. Seems the bigger fish are being caught on bloodworms and bunker chucks. Most of the smaller ones up to 30 inches are hitting poppers, swimming plugs, and plastic shads. Remember that you can not keep stripers on the NJ side of the river below the Calhoun Street bridge until June 1. Also being caught out of the Delaware is perch, shad above Trenton, walleye, a few bass, and some nice sized catfish. As for the people fishing trout it is doing good with some getting limits. Once again the Delaware Canal seems like the place to be but the south branch is also doing really good as well. Other places are producing catches of trout as well but you have to work for them. Live bait is the ticket with spinners and Power Bait a close second. Bass, crappie, pickerel, perch, sunnys, and some catfish are being caught out of the local lakes, ponds, and streams.
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