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Saltwater & Jetty

The saltwater fishing reports covers surf (IBSP and LBI mostly), jetty, and boats. Boats includes party boats, charters, and private boats.

Bay

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.

Fresh

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
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STORE NEWS
5/5/2015

So here we are in the start of the fishing season. Because of weather it is 2 to 3 weeks behind right now. We loaded up on all the bait you will need, such as medium and large shiners, fathead minnows, all types of worms and some baits to fish the river. Don't worry the crayfish and other saltwater baits will be in stock soon. As we move the store forward, we are doing a bit of a revamp of just what we carry. Now that i been at this location for a year and a half I know what I need here. Boy let me tell you we only moved a few miles and it did change what the customers want here. So please bear with us as we get things sorted out some. We are looking at maybe getting more kinds of bait in the store. If you have any suggestions please let us know and maybe we will add it. We had a nice article about us in The Trenton Times last Friday and I thought it is nice how they are doing that for small local businesses. So go out and enjoy a day of fishing and may you have tight lines and we hope you catch that big one.

Fisherman Fred's Location Click the map for directions

We are right near the intersection of Flock and Sloan. We are between the PNC Bank and the Goodyear Tire store. If you do have a problem finding us please call us at 609-570-8035 for directions

Thanks,
Fred

New Jersey Fishing Reports

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Our New Jersey fishing reports come from all who fish the waters of NJ. We are looking for reliable information. We don't need the exact location that could threaten your favorite spot. When sending us a report include about locations, water conditions, and stage of tide (saltwater). It makes the posting of information meaningful. We believe in giving our customers an honest fishing report. Please use the below links to send us your positive or negative reports with honest information:

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If in the hustle and bustle of everyday business, we sometimes fail to slow down long enough to personally say thank you, please know that your patronage is never taken for granted. We would like to thank you from all of us at Fisherman Fred's LLC for giving us the opportunity to supply you with your fishing needs. Tight lines and we hope you hook that big one.

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We now have a line we call Custom Build custom rods. The rods sell for $129.99 and $119.99. The difference is just minor things like reel seats, guides, and the type of cork used in the handles. These rods are good for fresh water and light salt water. There is all sizes and both spinning and casting rods. So come on in and check them out. For more information see our Custom Rod web page by clicking on the below link and go to the fresh water section.. So come on in and check them out.
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2015 NJ Saltwater Recreational Regulations

2015 NJ Saltwater Recreational Regulations
Striped Bass: 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
Winter flounder: March 1 to Dec. 31 2 fish @ 12 inch
Fluke:May 22 to Sept. 26 5 fish @ 18 inch
IBSP is a special zone with a daily bag limit of 2 fish per day (NOT 5 fish) greater than or equal to 16 inches (total length). Unlike the 2014 fluke season, there will not be a check station for fluke measuring 16 to less than 18 inches. Anglers are required to retain proof of legal entry to IBSP (park receipt) until returning home or until just prior to consumption if the fish are to be consumed prior to the angler returning home. Those holding Mobile Sportfishing Vehicle Permits are required to request a receipt at the front entrance gate of IBSP.
Sea Bass: 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
Blackfish/Tautog: 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:

7/7/2015
8:00AM
Water temp this cooler sunny morning is 76.3. Once again most of the reports are about fluke. 2 fish to limits are being reported. Fluke rigs or a bucktail with a teaser tipped with GULP!, squid, minnows/killies, or mackerel strips is the best bets. Also a pick of brown sharks, blues, kingfish, blowfish, and a couple of stripers here and there round the catches out. Sharks use chunked baits, blues it is mullet or bunker chunks, kingfish it is now FishBites, blowfish it is clams, stripers it is bunker chunks or clams. The best places to fish brown sharks is the Brigantine and LBI beaches. IBSP is slowly picking up for browns as well. Remember you can not keep brown or sand tiger sharks, they must be released unharmed by Federal and NJ Law. Let's get to those reports:
Brigantine: kingfish, sharks
LBI: few blues, fluke, sharks, rays
IBSP: few blues, fluke, blowfish, sharks
Seaside: few blues, fluke, blowfish, sharks
Ortley Beach: few blues, fluke
Lavallette: few blues, fluke
Ocean Beach: few blues, fluke
Mantoloking: few blues, fluke
Bay Head: few blues, fluke
Pt. Pleasant: fluke off the wall and fluke, sharks surf
Shark River Inlet: fluke
Monmouth Beach: blues, fluke
Jetties: blues, fluke

Party boats had catches of blues, fluke, sea bass, and ling. Right now there isn't any best bet. When the boats find the blues almost everyone gets limits of 3 to 7lb blues. Sea bass is still good but you can only keep 2 until the end of the month, then the season closes. Fluke is doing ok but not hot spots and not any really big dorrmats as of yet. It is 2 to 3 fluke while a few are getting limits. The problem is you have to weed through a ton of throw backs to get those keepers. Most are using GULP! but no hot colors it changes everyday.

7/6/2015
8:35AM
Water temp this cooler sunny morning is 75. Brown sharks are being caught from the Brigantine and LBI surf in good numbers. Some are going as big as 6 foot or so. Remember you can not keep brown sharks and they must be released unharmed by Federal and NJ Law. Other beaches had the summer pattern fishing being caught. Fluke fishing is your best bet right now. A few reports of limits but a lot of throw backs is common and the norm right now. Finally some Fluke rigs or a bucktail with a teaser tipped with GULP!, squid, minnows/killies, or mackerel strips is the best bets. Also a pick of brown sharks, blues, kingfish, blowfish, and a couple of stripers here and there round the catches out. Sharks use chunked baits, blues it is mullet or bunker chunks, kingfish and blowfish use smaller hooks tipped with clams, stripers it is bunker chunks or clams. Let's get to those reports:
Brigantine: kingfish, sharks
LBI: few blues, fluke, sharks, rays
IBSP: few blues, fluke, blowfish, sharks
Seaside: few blues, fluke, blowfish, sharks
Ortley Beach: few blues, fluke
Lavallette: few blues, fluke
Ocean Beach: few blues, fluke
Mantoloking: few blues, fluke
Bay Head: few blues, fluke
Pt. Pleasant: fluke off the wall and fluke, sharks surf
Shark River Inlet: fluke
Monmouth Beach: blues, fluke
Jetties: blues, fluke

Shark fishing has been doing good when boats get out there. A bunch of bigeyes for at daybreak and sunset. Mahi mahi and some marlin have been caught on the offshore trips. Inshore it has been some bluefin but are further out then what most call inshore. Well some party boats found the blues again and most had limits of them. Also mixed in were some bonita. Boats fishing fluke had a hard go of it early on as the drift was too slow. Later in the day it got much better and a bunch of throw backs were caught with some keeper mixed in.

7/5/2015
8:55AM
LIVE AND FROZEN EELS are in stock. We also have in stock vacuum packed bunker, salted clams, and squid.
Water temp this cooler sunny morning is 72.7. So here we are in that summer pattern of fishing. So what does that mean? it means that the reports now are going to start to sound like a broken record. Fluke fishing is your best bet off the beaches, jetties, and in the inlets. A few reports of limits but a lot of throw backs is common and the norm right now. Finally some snapper blues are in the surf and that will give the fluke some bait to chase so things could be improving on that front soon. Fluke rigs or a bucktail with a teaser tipped with GULP!, squid, minnows/killies, or mackerel strips is the best bets. Also a pick of brown sharks, blues, kingfish, blowfish, and a couple of stripers here and there round the catches out. Sharks use chunked baits, blues it is mullet or bunker chunks, kingfish and blowfish use smaller hooks tipped with clams, stripers it is bunker chunks or clams. Good place to fish brown sharks is off the Brigantine and LBI beaches right now. Remember you can not keep brown sharks and they must be released unharmed by Federal and NJ Law. Let's get to those reports:
Brigantine: kingfish, sharks
LBI: few blues, fluke, sharks, rays
IBSP: few blues, fluke, blowfish, sharks
Seaside: few blues, fluke, blowfish, sharks
Ortley Beach: few blues, fluke
Lavallette: few blues, fluke
Ocean Beach: few blues, fluke
Mantoloking: few blues, fluke
Bay Head: few blues, fluke
Pt. Pleasant: fluke off the wall and fluke, sharks surf
Shark River Inlet: fluke
Monmouth Beach: blues, fluke
Jetties: blues, fluke

Party boats found some bluefish again yesterday. These are in the 3 to 5lb range with a few much bigger. Fluke is doing good but still a ton of throw backs to weed through to get the keepers. Aslo some sea bass being caught to round it all out.

7/4/2015
8:00AM
Don't forget we are open at 7AM on both Saturday and Sunday.
LIVE AND FROZEN EELS are in stock. We also have in stock vacuum packed bunker, salted clams, and squid.
First off let me wish everyone a Happy and safe 4th of July. Water temp this overcast maybe some rain later in the day morning is 72.9. A good chance of rip currents today so if you are swimming listen to the lifeguards. Still the best thing to fish off the beaches is fluke. Some are reporting limits now with most at least catching one or two keepers. A lot of throw backs are still the norm but weed through them and get yourself a nice dinner. Fluke rigs or a bucktail with a teaser tipped with GULP!, squid, minnows/killies, or mackerel strips is the best bets. Also a pick of brown sharks, blues, kingfish, blowfish, and a couple of stripers here and there round the catches out. Sharks use chunked baits, blues it is mullet or bunker chunks, kingfish and blowfish use smaller hooks tipped with clams, stripers it is bunker chunks or clams. Good place to fish brown sharks is off the Brigantine and LBI beaches right now. Remember you can not keep brown sharks and they must be released unharmed. Let's get to those reports:
Brigantine: kingfish, sharks
LBI: few blues, fluke, sharks, rays
IBSP: few blues, fluke, blowfish, sharks
Seaside: few blues, fluke, blowfish, sharks
Ortley Beach: few blues, fluke
Lavallette: few blues, fluke
Ocean Beach: few blues, fluke
Mantoloking: few blues, fluke
Bay Head: few blues, fluke
Pt. Pleasant: fluke off the wall and fluke, sharks surf
Shark River Inlet: fluke
Monmouth Beach: blues, fluke
Jetties: blues, fluke

Some party boats found the bluefish yesterday. High hooks were in the teens with everybody at least catching a few. Most were in the 3 to 5lb range. Boats fishing bottom had limits on sea bass which right now is 2 fish. They also had some nice catches of fluke with a few having almost limits of 4 fish. Most are in the 3 to 5lb range, but some pool winners are going up to 8lbs. Most are using GULP! on both hooks to catch them. No reports on any hot colors so use what you bring.

7/3/2015
8:40AM
Don't forget we are open at 7AM on both Saturday and Sunday.
LIVE AND FROZEN EELS are in stock. We also have in stock vacuum packed bunker, salted clams, and squid.
Water temp this sunny morning is 70.2. A good chance of rip currents today so if you are swimming listen to the lifeguards. Not too many reports came in yesterday. Fluke is what most are fishing now. Fluke rigs or a bucktail with a teaser tipped with GULP!, squid, minnows/killies, or mackerel strips is the best bets. A pick of brown sharks, blues, kingfish, blowfish, and a couple of stripers here and there round the catches out. Sharks use chunked baits, blues it is mullet or bunker chunks, kingfish and blowfish use smaller hooks tipped with clams, stripers it is bunker chunks or clams. Let's get to those reports:
Brigantine: kingfish, sharks
LBI: few blues, fluke, sharks, rays
IBSP: few blues, fluke, blowfish, sharks
Seaside: few blues, fluke, blowfish, sharks
Ortley Beach: few blues, fluke
Lavallette: few blues, fluke
Ocean Beach: few blues, fluke
Mantoloking: few blues, fluke
Bay Head: few blues, fluke
Pt. Pleasant: fluke off the wall and fluke, sharks surf
Shark River Inlet: fluke
Monmouth Beach: blues, fluke
Jetties: blues, fluke

Party boats have said that the bluefishing has been tough lately. They seem just not to be around much. Most boats then go fishing fluke and sea bass. Fluke fishing has been so so. It seems the storms has slowed the bite a little bit. Most are getting limits (2 fish) of sea bass and one or two keeper fluke. Pool winners has been fluke in the 4 to 7lb range. No word on what is the best bet for bait for the fluke. Most are using some color GULP! and the color changes daily. So take a bunch of colors with you. Also do not forget the good old squid or squid/killie combo either.

7/2/2015
8:15AM
LIVE AND FROZEN EELS are in stock. We also have in stock vacuum packed bunker, salted clams, and squid.
Water temp this sunny/overcast morning with maybe some rain later in the day is 69.6. From a lot of the reports i get it seemed that the fishing from the beaches was kinda slow yesterday. Just a pick of some brown sharks, blues, fluke, kingfish, blowfish, and a couple of stripers. Just enough to keep you a bit busy at times. It is that time of the year where you just have to be there. best bet is to be fishing fluke right now. Fluke rigs or a bucktail with a teaser tipped with GULP!, squid, minnows/killies, or mackerel strips is what seems to be your best bets right now. Here is a little tip for you, do not take the rig or bucktail out of the water but reel it until it is on the sand. Fluke are known to hit it at the very last second before it is out of the water. REMEMBER IBSP is a special fluke zone. You can only keep a 2 fish bag limit at 16 inches and up. Let's get to those reports:
AC: fluke, croakers, kingfish
Brigantine: kingfish, sharks
LBI: few blues, fluke, sharks, rays
IBSP: few blues, fluke, blowfish, sharks
Seaside: few blues, fluke, blowfish, sharks
Ortley Beach: few blues, fluke
Lavallette: few blues, fluke
Ocean Beach: few blues, fluke
Mantoloking: few blues, fluke
Bay Head: few blues, fluke
Pt. Pleasant: fluke off the wall and fluke, sharks surf
Shark River Inlet: fluke
Monmouth Beach: blues, fluke
Jetties: blues, fluke

A bunch had limits of sea bass now that it is only 2 fish daily limit. Boats fishing fluke had a pretty good day but a lot were throw backs. Most of them were in the 17 inch range. Didn't hear of any limits but did hear that some had 3 to 4 nice fluke to take home. Pool winners were in the 5 to 7lb range. No word on what was doing the catching but I would put my money on some type of GULP!.

7/1/2015
8:30AM
LIVE AND FROZEN EELS are in stock. We also have in stock vacuum packed bunker, salted clams, and squid.
Water temp this sunny morning is 72.5. Seem that you should be fishing flounder/fluke now. Of course a lot of people are doing just that and are catching a couple for a nice dinner. Fluke rigs or a bucktail with a teaser tipped with GULP!, squid, or minnows/killies, Also some are using sun dial or sea robin bellies as well. REMEMBER IBSP is a special fluke zone. You can only keep a 2 fish bag limit at 16 inches and up. Also some smaller blues running around, blowfish, sharks, rays, kingfish, and croakers to give you some other things to catch as well. We are half way through the year already and into that summer fishing pattern where much won't change until around October. That means reports won't change too much now. Let's get to those reports:
AC: fluke, croakers, kingfish
Brigantine: kingfish, sharks
LBI: few blues, fluke, sharks, rays
IBSP: few blues, fluke, blowfish, sharks
Seaside: few blues, fluke, blowfish, sharks
Ortley Beach: few blues, fluke
Lavallette: few blues, fluke
Ocean Beach: few blues, fluke
Mantoloking: few blues, fluke
Bay Head: few blues, fluke
Pt. Pleasant: fluke off the wall and fluke, sharks surf
Shark River Inlet: fluke
Monmouth Beach: blues, fluke
Jetties: blues, fluke

The daily limit for sea bass is July 1 to July 31 is 2 fish @ 12.5 inch. So remember only 2 sea bass can be kept now. Yesterday a lot tried to get out and fish them but it was a little tough but those that did had limits or at least something to take home. Fluke is doing ok but throw back ratio is still about 10 to 15 to 1. Some nice fluke in the 3 to 6lb range are being caught but not hearing of any doormats but that doesn't mean they are not being caught. All that means is the tight lip sickness is kicking in.

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Bay Report:

7/7/2015
Well it looks like a lot of the flounder/fluke sharpies are all saying that the they are moving out of the bays now. What that means is to fish closer to or in the inlets now. Don't get me wrong other places are still producing fluke but the number of keepers are dropping now. A bunch of throw backs are being caught. I had one report were three people on a boat caught 100 fluke but only 2 keepers out of them. Throw back ratios is climbing. Now it is like 20 to 1 or more. Try fishing the ICW, Absecon Inlet, Little Egg Inlet, Double Creek channel, Oyster cheek channel, Barnegat Inlet, and any other inlet. Fluke rigs or a bucktail with a teaser tipped with minnows/killies, GULP!, spearing, and squid or combos of baits is what was working. Also blowfish are being caught around the BI and BB and snappers are now being caught in the bays. Crabbing is going really good again now off the docks, bulkheads, and boats.

7/6/2015
Looks like the flounder/fluke are moving to the ocean because there has been some good action from around the inlets now. Had reports of some doormats being caught out of them. Also had some reports out of the ICW, Absecon Bay, Great Bay around the clam stakes, Little Egg Inlet, Grassy Channel, the middle grounds, the BI and BB buoys, Double Creek channel, Oyster cheek channel, and Raritan Bay. Most of these places are catching flounder/fluke but the deeper holes are producing the keepers. A lot of throw backs need to be weeded through. A lot of the fluke being caught are in the 14 to 17 inch range. Fluke rigs or a bucktail with a teaser tipped with minnows/killies, GULP!, spearing, and squid or combos of baits is what was working. Also blowfish are being caught around the BI and BB and snappers are now being caught in the bays. Crabbing is going really good again now off the docks, bulkheads, and boats.

7/5/2015
A bunch out fishing for flounder/fluke. Had reports that some keepers are being caught from the ICW, Absecon Bay, Great Bay around the clam stakes, Little Egg Inlet, Grassy Channel, the middle grounds, the BI and BB buoys, Double Creek channel, Oyster cheek channel, and Raritan Bay. A lot of throw backs need to be weeded through to get those keepers. A lot of the fluke being caught are in the 14 to 17 inch range. Fish the deeper holes and around the inlets now. Fluke rigs or a bucktail with a teaser tipped with minnows/killies, GULP!, spearing, and squid or combos of baits is what was working. Also blowfish were being caught around the BI and BB and snappers are now being caught in the bays as well. Crabbing is going really good again now off the docks, bulkheads, and boats. A few dozen to half bushels from the docks and half to full bushels for the boats.

7/4/2015
Don't forget we are open at 7AM on both Saturday and Sunday.
Lots of people off and lots of people fishing the bays. Flounder/fluke were being being caught from the ICW, Absecon Bay, Great Bay around the clam stakes, Grassy Channel, the middle grounds, the BI and BB buoys, Double Creek channel, Oyster cheek channel, and Raritan Bay. In some places it was a bunch of throw backs, but just about any place did at least produce a couple of keepers. A lot of the fluke being caught are in the 14 to 17 inch range. Deeper holes are where you need to be fishing now or even the inlets. Fluke rigs or a bucktail with a teaser tipped with minnows/killies, GULP!, spearing, and squid or combos of baits is what was working. Also blowfish were being caught around the BI and BB and snappers are now being caught in the bays as well. People crabbing done really good yesterday. I even heard of a couple full bushels off the docks and bulkheads but the norm is a few dozen. Boats are killing them with full bushels becoming more and more common now.

7/3/2015
Don't forget we are open at 7AM on both Saturday and Sunday.
Once again not too many reports coming out of the bays. Further south the weather kept most at dock while people fishing Barnegat Bay did have some flounder/fluke being caught. A lot of throw backs and only a few keepers were reported being caught. ICW, the middle grounds, and around the BI and BB buoys is where the keepers were reported from. A lot of 14 to 17 inch fish are being caught now. Fluke rigs or a bucktail with a teaser tipped with minnows/killies, GULP!, spearing, and squid or combos of baits is what was working. Also a few blowfish around the BI and BB and snappers were caught as well. Use the snappers as fluke bait. They work very well. Crabbing is already coming back after the full moon. Docks and bulkheads it is now a few dozen to half bushels and the boats it is half to full bushels.

7/2/2015
I don't know if it was the storms we had dumping fresh water in to the bays or if it was the SW wind but fishing wasn't all that good yesterday in the bays. Only had a few reports of any keeper flounder/fluke being caught. The ICW, the middle grounds, and around the BI and BB buoys are where the reports came from. Those keepers were in the 17 to 19 inch range. Fluke rigs or a bucktail with a teaser tipped with minnows/killies, GULP!, spearing, and squid or combos of baits is what was working. Also a few blowfish and snapper were caught as well. Crabbing is doing good but did slow just a little because of the full moon yesterday. Give it a couple of days and it will be going full bore again. Docks and bulkheads it is now a few dozen and the boats it is full bushels.

7/1/2015
Flounder/fluke is what most are fishing for in the bays. They are still doing pretty good when fishing The ICW, Great Bay around the clam stakes, the BI and BB buoys, Double Creek channel, Oyster cheek channel, and Raritan Bay. Of course people fishing out of boats are doing much better then people fishing the banks, docks, and bulkheads. Here is good news, I have had some reports that peanut bunker are starting to show up. Them and snapper blues is one of the best flounder/flue baits you can use. However fluke rigs or a bucktail with a teaser tipped with minnows/killies, GULP!, spearing, and squid or combos of baits do work as well. Throw back ratio is about 10 or so to 1 right now. Best places to fish are the deeper holes but some are being caught out of shallower water as well. A lot more throw back in the shallow waters. Reports of blowfish on clams from around the the BI and BB buoys as well. Crabbing did slow just a little as we are at the full moon tonight. After this shed, the crabbing should get really good as all those smaller ones could be legal size.

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7/7/2015
By the looks of it some made it into a long weekend. Had a good amount of people going out fishing. Was pretty humid yesterday and it is even worse this morning. Looks like it could be a hot one. Reports from Lake Assunpink, Stone Tavern, Rising Sun, RT 130 dam, Lake Mercer, Etra Lake, AMC, and Miry Run that bass, sunnies, pickerel, a few crappie, perch, and catfish were being caught. Town Center had bass, sunnies, and catfish caught. Not many reports from the Delaware River. Some small and large mouth bass, pickerel, and catfish below the Trenton Makes Bridge and some small mouth and walleye around the Washington Crossing area and north.

7/6/2015
Another bunch out fishing yesterday so the report will be just a general one once again. Bass, sunnies, pickerel, a few crappie, catfish, perch, carp, suckers, and creek chubs were being caught. No word out of the Delaware River as there was too much partying and not enough fishing going on. Things will settle down a bit as people get back to work.

7/5/2015
Another nice day to be fishing yesterday, but not too many out there. I don't if people went off on vacation or if they were doing other things or the showers kept them from fishing. General reports because I just can not list every place that had reports. Bass, sunnies, pickerel, a few crappie, catfish, perch, carp, suckers, and creek chubs were being caught. Not many reports from the Delaware river because there was more partying going on then fishing. Some pickerel, and catfish below the Trenton Makes Bridge and some small mouth and walleye around the Washington Crossing area and north. A lot are saying a lot of places are weeded up pretty good now. And some of them you almost can not fish because of it. Texas jigging, frog, mice and snake lures pull across lily pads, a weedless hook with a worm wacky style, or top waters would be a way to get around the weeds.

7/4/2015
Don't forget we are open at 7AM on both Saturday and Sunday.
A lot of people out fishing on their day off yesterday. What does that mean? yup a lot of reports came in from all over the place. Only a general report because I just can not list every place that had reports. Bass, sunnies, pickerel, a few crappie, catfish, perch, carp, suckers, and creek chubs were being caught. even had one report that a couple of trout were caught from the feeder canal. Not many reports from the Delaware river because there was more partying going on then fishing. Some pickerel, and catfish below the Trenton Makes Bridge and some small mouth and walleye around the Washington Crossing area and north.

7/3/2015
Don't forget we are open at 7AM on both Saturday and Sunday.
Nice day but people going away for the weekend keep some from fishing. Reports were a little light. Assunpink Bob called in this morning and said all three lakes, Assunpink, Stone Tavern, and Rising Sun were producing some good catches of bass and pickerel. Reports from RT 130 dam, Lake Mercer, Etra Lake, AMC, and Miry Run that bass, sunnies, pickerel, a few crappie, perch, and catfish were being caught. Town Center had bass, sunnies, and catfish caught. Not many reports from the Delaware River. Some small and large mouth bass, pickerel, and catfish below the Trenton Makes Bridge and some small mouth and walleye around the Washington Crossing area and north.

7/2/2015
Not too bad of a day to be fishing. Reports however were on the light side. Reports from Lake Assunpink, RT 130 dam, Lake Mercer, Etra Lake, AMC, and Miry Run that bass, sunnies, pickerel, a few crappie, and catfish were being caught. Town Center had bass, sunnies, and catfish caught. Other places had some suckers and carp being caught as well. Delaware River reports were very light as well. Only thing I had reported were some catfish below the Trenton Makes Bridge and some small mouth and walleye around the Washington Crossing area and north.

7/1/2015
Nice day to be fishing but a lot are either on vacation this week or the weather forecast kept them home. So what does that mean? it means not too many out fishing yesterday. Reports are kinda light because of that. Reports from Lake Assunpink, Lake Mercer, Etra Lake, AMC, and Miry Run that bass, sunnies, pickerel, a few crappie, and catfish were being caught. Town Center had bass, sunnies, and catfish caught. Delaware River only reports I had were catfish were being caught on chunked bunker, chunked eels, chicken livers, and worms.

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Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 8:00-5:00
Wednesday 8:00-5:00
Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-5:00
Saturday 8:00-5:00
Sunday 8:00-3:00

CURRENT MOON