The saltwater fishing reports covers surf (IBSP and LBI mostly), jetty, and boats. Boats includes party boats, charters, and private boats.
The bay fishing report covers the Absecon Bay area, Great Bay, Tuckerton Bay, Barnegat Bay, and sometimes Raritan Bay. It also includes crabbing reports as well.
Our fresh water reports come from local lakes, ponds, and streams from around the store. Of course we also at times get reports from other places as well. Most of our reports come from Town Center, Lake Mercer, Miry Run Lake (tech pond), Gropps Lake, Rosedale Lake, Delaware River, the Assunpink Creek, Lake Assunpink, Rising Sun, and Stone Tavern just to name a few. To see the location of these lakes you can use our lake locations web page by clicking here.
Well as you can see we have changed the name of this section. It is now Store News. That is because Fisherman Fred's may have moved but we are the same great
store you have used in the past. We still offer all the types of live bait we had and everything else, including the best customer service there is. Remember our
motto is "Delighting Our Customers". Hopefully in the near future we will be adding more product lines and maybe even different types of bait. If there is anything
you think you would use in the bait line, let us know and we will see if we can add it. We want to be the number one bait shop in the Greater Trenton area. We
want to be your one stop shop. As the year comes to a close, we would like to thank all of our customers for their support and for you to enjoy the Holiday season.
Seems some are having a problem finding us. Well we are right across Quakerbridge Rd. from Risoldi's Market. Directions and map are on our Contact web page. If you do have a problem finding me please call us at 609-570-8035.
Our New Jersey fishing reports come from all who fish the waters of NJ. We are looking for reliable information. We don't
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2013 Saltwater Recreational Regulations
Fluke: May 18 to Sept. 24 17.5 inch at 5 fish limit
Sea Bass: Nov 01 to Dec 31 12.5 inch at 20 fish limit
Blackfish/Tautog: Nov. 16 to Dec. 31 15 inch at 6 fish limit
For more information please see NJ Fishing Regulations
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DECEMBER TO REMEMBER SALE
People liked our Black Friday Sale and there are less days until Xmas this year, we are going to make it last until December 24 until close. So once again our Gift Certificate values are below:
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For other values please ask us about it.
In addition to that sale, anything in the store will be 10% off (except bait, custom rod orders, rod repairs, and reel repairs) until December 24 until close. So come on in check out the new location and get that gift for the fishing person in your life. If you have any questions or need directions to the store please give us a call at 609-570-8035.
Water temp this cold overcast morning with snow, ice, and rain coming later is 44.6. Only thing to report are those small stripers being caught. Swimming plugs and thin metals with that important teaser on it and clams are what is producing. Some keepers in the 28 to 30 inch range are being caught now and then but not as many as you would like and you have to work and weed your way thru those shorts to try to get one. Looks like if you are going fishing it would be best to be out out earlier then later today. Don't know what type of weather down the shore is going to have but here it is going to snow for three to five hours, then some ice, then rain but we are very close to the change over line so we will see. Only word from a bunch of the party boats is that as of yesterday their seasons are over. Some are sailing for tog and that is doing pretty good right now.
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Water temp this sunny cooler morning is 46.2. Some were out before the heavy rain and had a ball with those short stripers once again. On LBI it was Deadly Dicks with a teaser, Seaside and IBSP it was SP Minnows or other swimming plugs with a teaser or any type of thin metals or clams. Most are in the 17 to 25 inch range but still fun to catch. I did have a couple of reports that some dinner sized bass in the 28 to 30 inch range are also being caught. So if you want some fun with a chance of maybe a dinner then go fishing. No word from any of the party boats but I did hear that most are sailing today.
Water temp this rainy day is 45.5. Reports are now getting a little thin as some are packing it in for the year already. LBI, IBSP, Seaside, and Ortley Beach areas still have short stripers being caught in good numbers. Most are in the 15 to 20 inch range now but there are also a couple of keepers mixed in every now and then. The keepers have been 28 to 30 inchers. It has been SP minnows or other swimming plugs and some on thin metals. Looks like it is all winding down now even for the boaters. Some that are going wreck fishing have said they seen stripers out past the three mile limit where you can not catch them. I guess most if they go out now are fishing sea bass or tog until the end of the year. I guess I will have to soon write the sum up of what went on this year as far as fishing goes. I can not believe another year is almost gone and we are in our 6th year already. I know some do not know we moved and thought we went out of business but we are still kicking. Our new address is 3133 Quakerbridge Road across the street from Risoldi's Market and next to Brookwood Deli Exit 65A on 295. Our sign still says we are a florist, but hopefully that will change soon as well. For right now there is a sign in the window. So much to do and so little time. Don't forget about our December to Remember sale that goes on until we close on December 24. Also don't forget to get us those rod and reel to be fixed as I know it will start to back up soon. Or if you get bored sign up for a rod building course with us.
Water temp this foggy overcast morning could rain later today is 44.8. Suppose to be in the 60's air temp wise today but with a chance of rain and it foggy this morning we'll have to see just how many will be hitting the beaches today. Once again the report from the IBSP, Seaside, and Ortley Beach areas is that a bunch of shorts are being caught along with a few dinner sized keepers. It is still the same thing that is catching them, metals, swimming plugs, and clams. Other then that not much more to report. Boats got into some stripers but even there it is mostly shorts. Only other thing is that some bigger blues were mixed in. I did hear that those getting out to fish tog was doing pretty good and some of them are really good sized. Of course green or white leg crabs has been the ticket there. Some of the party boats are also starting to catch some cod as well.
Fisherman Fred's beginner rod building course is going to be held again this year. We discussed it and the new shop still has room for it to be done. So if you ever want to know how to build or fix a rod now is the time to learn. For more information please click here.
Water temp on this overcast might see some sun later today morning is 44.2. Finally had a little bit of life out of LBI at dusk yesterday. Some had short stripers with a couple of keepers mixed in. Sorry, but didn't hear of where he was fishing. IBSP, Seaside, and Ortley Beach areas had a bunch of short stripers caught on metals, and swimming plugs. Had a report from Colin that they "Absolutely slaughtering small bass in Bayhead " yesterday morning. Among these short bass there are some keepers being caught as well. Not monster by any means but dinner sized. No word out of any boats yesterday but I did hear some are sailing today. So we will see what happens there.
Water temp this overcast going to get partly sunny later on not too bad of morning is 44.1. No word out of Brigantine or LBI yesterday but then again it was a Monday and a lot have given up already for the year. Did have some reports out of the Seaside area and IBSP that a bunch of shorts are being caught on metals, plugs, and clams. A couple of small keepers were also reported being caught that will see the dinner table. Other then that not many fishing now. As for boats some had a few stripers down south but that is all I heard. Some of the party boats are not sailing everyday now so call ahead of email them to find out what is going on. Also now is the time to get a jump on those rod and reel repairs. So bring us what you have and we will fix them up for you.
Water temp this overcast a little bit warmer Monday morning is 42.6. A lot of people that fish the Brigantine surf are packing it in for the year. For some reason that areas beaches just didn't produce many stripers this year. Wonder if Sandy changed it that much. Also a lot of people that fish LBI are crying about not many stripers being caught either. There people are still at least trying but most likely not for much longer. Few weeks ago IBSP and the Seaside area was red hot but it dropped off very fast after that storm came thru. I think water temps dropped pretty fast and that cause the bass to move more offshore to deeper water. Don't get me wrong there are still stripers around. Yesterday they had a bunch of fun with shorts off of IBSP. Most were in the 18 to 26 inch range. As for the boats they had a bunch of shorts and a few keeps out at the 3 mile line.
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Since no one is fishing the bays, I will not be doing any more bay reports unless there is something to report. With water temps in the 30's and a lot of people starting to pull boats for the winter that is what happens. Most likely they will be back come March 1 when striper season will re-open next year.
Once again the bays are dead quiet.
No one fishing the bays at all yesterday so no reports.
A couple tried fishing the deeper holes in Barnegat Bay but with no luck at all. Looks like the bay season is over. However with it suppose to be in the 50's this week one never knows what could happen. We will keep our ears open and post it if we hear anything.
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Not too many fishing I guess it has to do with the cold and wind or they are out buying some nice Xmas presents. Only had a handful of reports and once again no locations. Pickerel is doing good with some nice catches. Also some bass and a few carp and catfish were caught. I think today is a wash because of the coming weather but it would be a good time to fish because of the front coming thru.
Yesterday was a wash because of the rain. I did get a phone call from Assunpink Bob and he said that the fishing is going good still. He has been catching carp, bass, and pickerel from Conines Millpond in Allentown and the Assunpink lakes. He said that most the time he has the lakes all to himself as not too many are fishing by the seems of it. Looks like today will be the only day to be fishing this weekend. Looks like we are getting snow, ice, and rain starting tomorrow afternoon. Don't forget our December sale, almost everything is 10% off.
Pretty nice day but not many fishing. Only had a couple reports that some bass and pickerel were caught and no place listed in the emails. When you send a report it wouldn't hurt to at least tell what lake you were fishing. That doesn't give up your secret spot and trust when I say there are no secret spots in NJ. I also believe there is no such thing as spot burning either. Well I won't get start on that one. Today is a wash unless you fish in the rain.
A it of an overcast day which kept the air temp down a bit but some did go fishing. Had only a handful of reports that pickerel and bass were caught not was told where. I also had a could of reports that some trout were caught from further north. One was reported to be 2.5lbs. Nice sized fish.
Once the sun came out it was a very nice day and some were fishing. Had reports from RT130 dam, Miry Run, and AMC that pickerel and a few bass were caught on live bait. Looks like today is going to be another nice day.
Turned out to be a pretty nice day and a bunch were out fishing. Had reports from Lake Assunpink, Miry Run, Lake Mercer, and AMC that pickerel, some bass, and a few crappie were caught along with a couple of muskie from Lake Mercer. Looks like it is going to get warmer today.
Nice sunny a bit warmer day yesterday so a bunch went fishing. Had reports from Lake Assunpink, Gropps Lake, RT130 dam, Miry Run, Lake Mercer, and AMC that pickerel, bass, crappie, and a couple of catfish were caught. Town Center had a few bass and sunnies caught. Almost everybody was fishing live bait. A couple did try plastic but didn't fair too well. going to be in the 50's this week so it sounds like it could be a good week to be fishing.
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