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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
Fisherman Fred's LLC News
Well we have found a way to upload files to our server. So that means fishing reports are back. I need to cut back some on what I upload so there could be
some cut backs on what is posted. If the reports are not posted here they will be posted on our Facebook page. We have already been posting there for awhile now
and will continue to do so.
Thank you and tight lines,
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2015 NJ Saltwater Recreational Regulations
2015 NJ Saltwater Recreational Regulations
1 fish at 28 inches to less than 43 inches 1 fish at 43 inches or greater
Atlantic Ocean 0-3 miles from shore, no closed season, Greater than 3 miles from shore, closed
Del. River and tribs. Calhoun St. Bridge, Trenton to Salem River and tribs. Open Mar. 1 to Mar. 31, June 1 to Dec. 31
All other marine waters, open Mar. 1 to Dec. 31
March 1 to Dec. 31 2 fish @ 12 inch
May 22 to Sept. 26 5 fish @ 18 inch
May 27 to June 30 15 fish @ 12.5 inch July 1 to July 31 2 fish @ 12.5 inch Oct. 22 to Dec. 31 15 fish @ 12.5 inch
Jan. 1 to Feb. 28 4 fish @ 15 inch Apr. 1 to Apr. 30 4 fish @ 15 inch Jul. 17 to Nov. 15 1 fish @ 15 inch Nov. 16 to Dec. 31 6 fish @ 15 inch
Surf, Boat, & Jetty Report:
I am sell the line winder I used at the store to put line on reels. Handles all spinning reels and up to size 30 conventional reels. I do not have the setup to do left handed
baitcasters/conventionals. Triangle SC125 in like new condition also comes with nice wooden stand asking $650 or best offer.
Have 7 wall units 7foot tall, 3 double sided 6 foot tall, 4 end units 6foot tall. Must take all. $825 or best offer.
I am going to sale all of the tackle that was left when I closed the store. I do not have a list but there are some rods left, no reels, abunch of fresh and salt lures, bucktails,
hooks both snelled and non snelled lead, weights, and etc... I will not at this time sell anything by the piece you must take all. I am asking $2250 for it but offers are welcome.
Don't low ball because I won't answer you. Send me an email or PM me. I will be listing on Craigslist soon.
I would like to wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving. I am very thankful for everything I have. Some time things get tough, but all you have to do is keep the faith.
Water temp this partly cloudy wind E/NE 2-5 morning is 50.9. Looks like the water temps continue to drop pretty good. This could make the stripers moved south faster or seek deeper water.
Stripers are still being caught on the dropping tide. Dead sticking is still the way to go or so it seems. Bunker or clams is the ticket there. Some are being caught on plugs and metals
as well but you catch a lot of shorts. The morning I would bet the beaches will have a lot of people fishing but once it get turkey time they will empty a bit.
Boaters fishing for stripers are now fishing 40 to 60 foot of water and some are almost at the 3 mile line. Word has it that most are just following the working birds. Seems the best
action was off of Brigantine. shorts up to 30+lbers were being trolled. Mojo rigs, bunker spoons, and Stretch 25/30's all caught bass. Tog fishing is getting much better with some going
up to 10-12lbs. I heard a lot of them being in the 5 to7lb range. Sea bass is doing ok as well.
Water temp this partly cloudy with more sun as the day goes on, cold, wind NNW 4-10 morning is 51.1. Some stripers are being caught but it is mostly been shorts right now. Bunker and
clams is the way to go right now. Don't get me wrong some are being caught on plugs and metals but it seems to be a bait bite right now. I have heard that there are some sand eels showing
up but it seems the stripers are still feeding on peanut bunker. Once they go to sand eels then the AVA's Deadly Dicks, T-Hex, and needlefish will work much better. Jetties are doing
good with catches of tog on green crabs.
Boaters who trolled did the best yesterday. You have to cover some ground for the stripers right now or so I been told. Mojo rigs, bunker spoons, and Stretch 25/30's all caught bass.
Snag n drop and jigging also worked but just didn't bring home the stripers yesterday. They had stripers from Sea Grit all the way down to AC. A lot of shorts but also some nice keepers
up to 30lbs were caught.The tog fishing is doing good but still shorts to weed through. I had reports of some tog going into the 10lb range yesterday. Sea bass is doing good but numbers
are all over the place. That means from one to limits and depends on who you talk too and where you are fishing.
Water temp this partly cloudy with more sun as the day goes on cold wind WSW 4-10 morning is 52.0. Stripers are being caught but not in big number as it has been. A lot in the 22
to 35 inch range. So you need to get through the shorts to get that keeper for Thanksgiving now unless you have a bonus tag. Seems the people dead sticking bait are doing better
then the ones who are using plugs. Bunker and clams is the way to go, but plugs and metals. Jetties are doing good with catches of tog on green crabs.
Boaters who trolled did pretty god yesterday. Looks like you need to cover some ground for the stripers right now. Mojo rigs, bunker spoons, and Stretch 25/30's all caught bass.
Snag n drop and jigging also worked but just not as good as it has been. They had stripers from Sea Grit all the way down to AC. That means some do not have to go as far as they
had. A lot of boats fishing off the IBSP and Seaside area still. The tog fishing is doing pretty good now but still some shorts to weed through. I had reports of some tog going
into the 9lb range now. Sea bass is doing good but number are wide. That means from one to limits and depends on who you talk too.
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Everybody seems to went outside yesterday because the reports were very light. A couple of reports of stripers being caught on live eels is all I have.
No word from anybody fishing the bays yesterday. I guess everybody went outside or they went away already for Thanksgiving. The few I did talk too said they will be fishing the bays today
because they trolled, and did snag and drop from Brigantine to OC and didn't catch a single striper. They have had better luck in the bay then the ocean so far. If fishing the bays for
stripers now there is nothing better then live eels, however GULP! Nemesis in green on a jig head, plugs, and other baits are working.
Looks like everybody went outside yesterday. Only a handful of reports from the bays. It was mostly shorts with only a few keepers being caught. Keepers were caught on live eels while the
shorts were caught on GULP! Nemesis in green on a jig head, plugs, and bait. Tog being caught from Absecon Inlet and the Pt. Pleasant canal on green crabs.
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Fishing Live Bait
No reports from yesterday. I guess everybody was getting ready or traveling for Thanksgiving.
Well with the cold seems everybody has stopped fishing or just the reports have stopped. Once again only a couple of reports. Lake Assunpink and Miry Run had pickerel, bass, and crappie
being caught. Live bait seems the way to go now. Don't forget the winter stocking of trout. Only local lake to get any is Amwell and then it was only 160.
A bit of a cold windy day and that must have been enough to keep everyone at home. No reports came in for yesterday. Another colder one today but less wind. Have to see if anybody goes out.
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