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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
Lake Locations.

STORE NEWS
UPDATE 7/21

Ok there has been lots of questions and confusion caused by the below post. Basically nothing has changed and it will not until the business is sold or we close the doors. I will try to address a lot of concerns here.

Are you closed?
No we are not closed and have the same hours as we always have had until the end of Sept.

Will you still have bait?
We will have bait until we close our doors. Matter of fact we have a load of bait coming in today or tomorrow.

How much are you selling the business for?
That is between me and anybody that is interested in it. Make me an offer, hey you just never know, right? but then do not make offers like $100 or I will just blow you off.

Are you still doing rod and reel repairs?
Yes, but we will most likely be shutting that down some time in August. I will be posting that here and on the website.

Can I still buy a custom rod?
Yes it is the same thing as with the rod and reel repairs.

I hope this helps out some. The shop is still the same as it has been for 7 plus years. I am the same person as I have been and will help you out any way that I can. So come on in and we will supply you with your fishing needs.

7/20/2015
So where do I start? I guess I will start by saying that Fisherman Fred's LLC is for sale. That is right the business is for sale. I can no longer do this for a bunch of reasons. There are things in life that you do not control or can not control. If the business isn't sold by September 30, 2015 it will be closed on Sunday September 27, 2015 so I can move things out. We will be open until that time and will continue to serve your fishing needs until we close the doors. So please continue to support us until what ever happens. If anything changes I will update you here and on Facebook.

If you would like information about the store being sold please come see me. Please no tire kickers as I do not have time for that. We will also be getting ready for the going out of business sale in the near future if the business is not sold, so watch the web site and Facebook for that announcement.

To start I am in the process of moving myself. Once I am moved, it is much further for me to travel to get to the store. I am not getting any younger and my health just isn't what it used to either. Don't worry I am doing ok but there are just some things that just are not what they were almost 8 years ago. So there are just a few reasons that I will let you in on. And believe me when I say there are others that only my wife and I know about.

I would like to take this time to thank everyone who has used Fisherman Fred's too supply your fishing needs over the years. This is a very sad time for me as I have poured my heart into this business only to have to let it go. This decision is one of the hardest things I have ever done, but it is one that I have to do. I just hope you can understand.

Thank you and tight lines,
Fred

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

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.

Fisherman Fred's beginner rod building course

ROD and REEL REPAIR
We do rod and reel repairs.

RFA Alerts
Fisherman Fred's RFA Alerts web page. Read important information about what is happening in the fishing world. Updates such as regulations, what is going on in Washington, and so on.


NJ Saltwater registry
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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

CUSTOM ROD SALE

We now have a line we call Custom Build custom rods. The rods sell for $129.99 and $119.99 but are NOW ON SALE FOR $109.99 and 99.99. 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.
Fisherman Fred's Custom Fishing Rods

FLUKE NEWS UPDATE

The Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council on August 12 voted to reduce the fluke catch by 29% for both commercial and recreational sector starting in 2016. To read more about it see
The Fisherman


Surf, Boat, & Jetty Report:

8/31/2015
8:25AM
Water temp on this cloudy partly sunny humid with air temps in the upper 70's already morning is 75.0. South wind has already dropped the water temps some. Most likely will continue to do so as it always does. This could change the fishing pretty quickly. As for yesterday it was once again a SSDD report again. Reports of some short stripers here and there, kingfish, croakers, some sharks and rays here and there, fluke and scattered cocktail blues when they show up. Fluke on bucktails with a teaser or single hook rigs tipped with squid, mackerel, mullet, killies, or GULP!, blues on bunker or mullet, kingfish, blowfish, croakers on clams or FishBites. Don't forget that the Striped Bass Bonus Tag Program starts tomorrow Sept. 1. I know some already have their tags. Also Sept. 1 Holgate Wildlife Refuge reopens. Let's get to the reports:
Brigantine: kingfish, croakers, blues, sharks
LBI: few blues, fluke, croakers, kingfish, sharks
IBSP: few blues, fluke, croakers, kingfish, small stripers
Seaside: few blues, fluke
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, small stripers, blues surf
Shark River Inlet: fluke, snappers
Monmouth Beach: blues, fluke
Jetties: blues, fluke, couple stripers, tog, sea bass (closed)

I been told croakers are all over the place from LBI south now. People are having a ball catching them. Pretty good eating fish so keep some and have a nice dinner. Party boats had catches of fluke, blues, mackerel, and some bonita. Private boats and party boats fishing fluke are doing ok but still it is a ton of throw backs. The keeper ratio is about 15 to one right now. Bait draggers are out catching the jiggers right now but both are working. Had some more word from offshore that some big eye tuna, white marlin, swordfish, mahi, and wahoo were caught.

8/30/2015
7:25AM
Water temp on this sunny/partly sunny some humidity and a b it warmer morning is 76.1. SSDD reports again except for a few short stripers are being caught here and there. Other wise reports of kingfish, croakers, some sharks and rays here and there, fluke and scattered cocktail blues when they feel like showing up. Fluke on bucktails with a teaser or single hook rigs tipped with squid, mackerel, mullet, killies, or GULP!, blues on bunker or mullet, kingfish, blowfish, croakers on clams or FishBites. Don't forget that the Striped Bass Bonus Tag Program starts Tuesday Sept. 1. Also Sept. 1 Holgate Wildlife Refuge reopens. Let's get to the reports:
Brigantine: kingfish, croakers, blues, sharks
LBI: few blues, fluke, croakers, kingfish, sharks
IBSP: few blues, fluke, croakers, kingfish, small stripers
Seaside: few blues, fluke
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, small stripers, blues surf
Shark River Inlet: fluke, snappers
Monmouth Beach: blues, fluke
Jetties: blues, fluke, couple stripers, tog

Private boats fishing 50 to 60 foot of water or the reefs and wrecks are doing ok for fluke. Still a ton of throw backs to get those keepers. GULP!, squid, mackerel strips, spearing, killies, and any combo there of is working best. Jigging is producing just not as good as the bait draggers. Party boats once again had catches fluke, blues, mackerel, and some bonita. Had some word from offshore. A few nice swordfish, tuna, mahi, wahoo, and a couple marlin were reported being caught.

8/29/2015
7:45AM
Water temp on another perfect almost fall like sunny cool air temp is 58 morning is 75.1. Looks like a few short stripers are being caught here and there. Must be the cooler morning has turned on a bit of a bite. Other wise reports of kingfish, croakers, some sharks and rays here and there, fluke and scattered cocktail blues when they feel like showing up. Also had a report out of Ocean City that they have been catching brown sharks at night all week. Some have been in the 4 foot range. Fluke on bucktails with a teaser or single hook rigs tipped with squid, mackerel, mullet, killies, or GULP!, blues on bunker or mullet, kingfish, blowfish, croakers on clams or FishBites. I dug into that Montauk report and found out there is a couple of rips with some smaller stripers in them along with some keepers. A lot of the action is by boats and they are deck to deck trying to fish them. So it wasn't what I was told. As always, people making things what it isn't. Don't forget that the Striped Bass Bonus Tag Program starts Tuesday Sept. 1. Also Sept. 1 Holgate Wildlife Refuge reopens. I have not heard how much of it will be open as of yet. Let's get to the reports:
Brigantine: kingfish, croakers, blues, sharks
LBI: few blues, fluke, croakers, kingfish, sharks
IBSP: few blues, fluke, croakers, kingfish, small stripers
Seaside: few blues, fluke
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, small stripers, blues surf
Shark River Inlet: fluke, snappers
Monmouth Beach: blues, fluke
Jetties: blues, fluke, couple stripers, tog

Private boats fishing 50 to 60 foot of water seem to be doing best for fluke right now. Still a ton of throw backs to get those keepers. GULP!, squid, mackerel strips, spearing, killies, and any combo there of is working best. Jigging is producing just not as good as the bait draggers. Party boats once again had catches fluke, blues, mackerel, and some bonita.

8/28/2015
8:10AM
Water temp on another perfect sunny cool morning is 75.0. SSDD reports but in some places a couple of short stripers were caught. Other wise reports of kingfish, croakers, some sharks and rays here and there, fluke and scattered cocktail blues when they feel like showing up. Fluke on bucktails with a teaser or single hook rigs tipped with squid, mackerel, mullet, killies, or GULP!, blues on bunker or mullet, kingfish, blowfish, croakers on clams or FishBites. Well is these cool nights already getting the fall run going? I have had a few reports that some stripers are already showing up around Montauk. Some of these are second hand and from people I don't know if I can trust. I will dig into this and see if I can find out anything more. To me this is kinda early. Let's get to the reports:
Brigantine: kingfish, croakers, blues, sharks
LBI: few blues, fluke, croakers, kingfish, sharks
IBSP: few blues, fluke, croakers, kingfish, small stripers
Seaside: few blues, fluke
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, small stripers, blues surf
Shark River Inlet: fluke, snappers
Monmouth Beach: blues, fluke
Jetties: blues, fluke, couple stripers, tog

Party boats had catches of fluke, blues, mackerel and some bonita. Fluke once again tons of throw backs to weed through to get keepers. Private boats said the same thing when fishing the reefs and wreaks for them. GULP!, squid, mackerel strips, spearing, killies, and any combo there of is working best. Jigging is not producing very well now.

8/27/2015
8:00AM
Water temp this perfect sunny cool morning is 75.6. What can I say other then the reports remain the same. Reports of kingfish, croakers, some sharks and rays here and there, fluke and scattered cocktail blues when they feel like showing up. Fluke on bucktails with a teaser or single hook rigs tipped with squid, mackerel, mullet, killies, or GULP!, blues on bunker or mullet, kingfish, blowfish, croakers on clams or FishBites. Let's get to the reports:
Brigantine: kingfish, croakers, blues, sharks
LBI: few blues, fluke, croakers, kingfish, sharks
IBSP: few blues, fluke, croakers, kingfish, small stripers
Seaside: few blues, fluke
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, small stripers, blues surf
Shark River Inlet: fluke, snappers
Monmouth Beach: blues, fluke
Jetties: blues, fluke, couple stripers, tog

Party boats had catches of fluke, cocktail blues, and some mackerel. Almost all the party boats picked through all the shorts to get some keepers. Seems bait draggers are doing best right now. Pool winners were in the 5 to 7lb range. Private boaters are picking at the fluke as well off the reefs. Everyone I have talked too says the same thing, too many 17 inch throw backs and not enough keepers. Croakers are 2 to 3 miles off of LBI all the way down to AC. No word out of the boats who went to the canyons. Doesn't mean nothing was caught just no reports.

8/26/2015
7:55AM
Water temp this sunny no humidity air temps in the lower 60's morning is 75.2. It is almost like I just copy the reports lately but nothing much has changed. Reports of kingfish, croakers, some sharks here and there again, fluke and scattered cocktail blues. Fluke on bucktails with a teaser or single hook rigs tipped with squid, mackerel, mullet, killies, or GULP!, blues on bunker or mullet, kingfish, blowfish, croakers on clams or FishBites. Sept. 1 Holgate Wildlife Refuge reopens. How much of it I am not sure, but it depends on the birds. Let's get to the reports:
Brigantine: kingfish, croakers, blues, sharks
LBI: few blues, fluke, croakers, kingfish, sharks
IBSP: few blues, fluke, croakers, kingfish, small stripers
Seaside: few blues, fluke
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, small stripers, blues surf
Shark River Inlet: fluke, snappers
Monmouth Beach: blues, fluke
Jetties: blues, fluke, couple stripers, tog

Hopefully I will get some reports from the boats headed offshore today for tuna and other types of fish. Did hear that croakers are being caught off the Red Tower in Beach Haven down to Atlantic City out 2 to 3 miles. Good eating fish so go catch them up. Boaters fishing the reefs are doing ok with fluke but you have to weed through all the throw backs. 15 to 1 is about what most are telling the throw back ratio is. Bait dragging is the way to go now as jigging has slowed. Party boats had catches of fluke, cocktails blues, and mackerel.

8/25/2015
8:05AM
Water temp this sunny some humidity morning is 76.8. At least the water temp has finally came back to where it should be for this time of year. This should help the fishing some. A little bit quiet on the surf yesterday with not too many fishing, but reports did come in. I had reports of kingfish and croakers being caught off of some beaches along with some sharks here and there again. That is because of the water temps. Other catches off the beaches is fluke and scattered cocktail blues. Fluke on bucktails with a teaser or single hook rigs tipped with squid, mackerel, mullet, killies, or GULP!, blues on bunker or mullet, kingfish, blowfish, croakers on clams or FishBites. Sept. 1 is not far off and that means that Holgate Wildlife Refuge reopens. This does depend on the birds and how much of it does open. I know that Brigantine did open the north end back up so we will see what happens Sept. 1. Let's get to the reports:
Brigantine: kingfish, croakers, blues, sharks
LBI: few blues, fluke, croakers, kingfish, sharks
IBSP: few blues, fluke, croakers, kingfish
Seaside: few blues, fluke
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, blues surf
Shark River Inlet: fluke, snappers
Monmouth Beach: blues, fluke
Jetties: blues, fluke, couple stripers, tog

Party boats fishing fluke had a bit of a hard go of it yesterday. Early in the day there was no drift. As the day went on the drift picked up and so did the fishing. A bunch of throw backs but some keepers in the 4 to 7lb range were caught. Bait dragger were the ones catching the fluke. Other party boats had action with mainly mackerel with some cocktail blues mixed in.

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Bay Report:

8/31/2015
Yes I did copy yesterdays report because nothing really changed except that some sheepshead are being caught again. Flounder/fluke, blowfish, snappers, cocktail blues, spot, small drum, some short stripers, and a few weakfish are being caught out of the bays. Flounder/fluke on squid, mackeral, spearing, minnows/killies, mullet, and GULP!, blowfish and croakers it is clams or FishBites, snappers it is spearing or some other meat or small metals, spot it is bloodworms or FishBites, weakfish it is pink Fin-S or rattle traps. Flounder/fluke is is almost all throw backs now with only a few keepers being caught. No hot spots were really reported yesterday but places like the inlets, the ICW, and around the 110 buoy are all good places to give it a shot. Crabbing has slowed a bit because of the full moon but you can still get a few dozen from the docks or bulkheads. Boaters are doing a bit better.

8/30/2015
Flounder/fluke, blowfish, snappers, cocktail blues, spot, small drum, some short stripers, and a few weakfish are being caught out of the bays. Flounder/fluke on squid, mackeral, spearing, minnows/killies, mullet, and GULP!, blowfish and croakers it is clams or FishBites, snappers it is spearing or some other meat or small metals, spot it is bloodworms or FishBites, weakfish it is pink Fin-S or rattle traps. Flounder/fluke is is almost all throw backs now with only a few keepers being caught. No hot spots were really reported yesterday but places like the inlets, the ICW, and around the 110 buoy are all good places to give it a shot. Crabbing has slowed a bit because of the full moon but you can still get a few dozen from the docks or bulkheads. Boaters are doing a bit better.

8/29/2015
More reports of the back bay striper catches. More people are turning towards fishing them right now. The cooler air temps has cooled the water a bit plus all the bait has turned on the bite some. Top waters and swimming plugs seem to be the way to go there. A lot of this action is after dusk. Also some weakfish are being caught as well. Mostly spikes but there have also been some up to 16 inches caught as well. About that bait, mullet, spearing, peanut bunker, among others are getting thick in the bays. We just need these air temps to stay and cool the bay down more and all of them we be headed to the ocean, but for right now it is making the fishing in the bays good. Other reports had flounder/fluke, blowfish, snappers, cocktail blues, spot, and small drum. Flounder/fluke on squid, mackeral, spearing, minnows/killies, mullet, and GULP!, blowfish and croakers it is clams or FishBites, snappers it is spearing or some other meat or small metals, spot it is bloodworms or FishBites, weakfish it is pink Fin-S or rattle traps. Flounder/fluke is is almost all throw backs now with only a few keepers being caught. No hot spots were really reported yesterday but places like the inlets, the ICW, and around the 110 buoy are all good places to give it a shot. Crabbing is doing really good now with a few dozen from the docks or bulkheads. Boaters are doing really good with half to full bushels.

8/28/2015
Nothing much new going on and a lot are fishing outside in this nice weather so the bays have been a bit quiet. First thing is the bays are loaded with bait. Mullet, spearing, peanut bunker, among others are getting thick and getting ready to come pouring out of the inlets. Cooler mornings and all this bait has made the back bay striper fishing pick up a bit. Also there are some nice weakfish to be had as well. You better be ready because fall is not too far off now. Other reports had flounder/fluke, blowfish, snappers, cocktail blues, spot, and small drum. Flounder/fluke on squid, mackeral, spearing, minnows/killies, mullet, and GULP!, blowfish and croakers it is clams or FishBites, snappers it is spearing or some other meat or small metals, spot it is bloodworms or FishBites, weakfish it is pink Fin-S or rattle traps. Flounder/fluke is is almost all throw backs now with only a few keepers being caught. No hot spots were really reported yesterday but places like the inlets, the ICW, and around the 110 buoy are all good places to give it a shot. Crabbing is doing really good now with a few dozen from the docks or bulkheads. Boaters are doing really good with half to full bushels.

8/27/2015
Bays were kinda quiet yesterday as almost everybody is outside fishing flounder/fluke now. Did have a few broken record reports of flounder/fluke, few stripers, weakfish, blowfish, snappers, cocktail blues, spot, and small drum. Flounder/fluke on squid, mackeral, spearing, minnows/killies, mullet, and GULP!, blowfish and croakers it is clams or FishBites, snappers it is spearing or some other meat or small metals, spot it is bloodworms or FishBites, weakfish it is pink Fin-S or rattle traps. Flounder/fluke is is almost all throw backs now with only a few keepers being caught. No hot spots were really reported yesterday but places like the inlets, the ICW, and around the 110 buoy are all good places to give it a shot. Crabbing is doing really good now with a few dozen from the docks or bulkheads. Boaters are doing really good with half to full bushels.

8/26/2015
With ocean conditions so good most went outside for flounder/fluke. Some did stay in the bays and had catches of flounder/fluke, few stripers, weakfish, blowfish, snappers, cocktail blues, spot, and small drum. Flounder/fluke on squid, mackeral, spearing, minnows/killies, mullet, and GULP!, blowfish and croakers it is clams or FishBites, snappers it is spearing or some other meat or small metals, spot it is bloodworms or FishBites, weakfish it is pink Fin-S or rattle traps. Reports came from the ICW, Absecon Inlet, Little Egg Inlet, the middle grounds, buoy 110, Double Creek channel, Oyster cheek channel, Barnegat Inlet, and any other inlets. Crabbing is doing really good now with a few dozen from the docks or bulkheads. Boaters are doing really good with half to full bushels.

8/25/2015
Plenty of types of fish to now catch in the bays. Catches of flounder/fluke, few stripers, weakfish, blowfish, snappers, cocktail blues, spot, small drum, and now croakers. You just need to be fishing. Flounder/fluke on squid, mackeral, spearing, minnows/killies, mullet, and GULP!, blowfish and croakers it is clams or FishBites, snappers it is spearing or some other meat or small metals, spot it is bloodworms or FishBites, weakfish it is pink Fin-S or rattle traps. Reports came from the ICW, Absecon Inlet, Little Egg Inlet, the middle grounds, buoy 110, Double Creek channel, Oyster cheek channel, Barnegat Inlet, and any other inlets. Crabbing is doing really good now with a few dozen from the docks or bulkheads. Boaters are doing really good with half to full bushels.

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8/31/2015
Turned out to be what I would guess is the last of summer trying to hang on yesterday and the rest of this week. Got hot and humid so the people out fishing slowed a bit but we did have a good number of reports come in from all over the place. I bet you see where this is going don't you. Yeah, the reports are not changing much right now and won't until the fall when the fishing picks up. Once again it is only a general report. Bass, sunnies, pickerel, perch, catfish, snake heads, carp, suckers, creek chubs, and bowfin were being caught from the local lakes, ponds, and streams. Delaware River had reports of both large and small mouth bass, pickerel, walleye, perch, catfish, and some small stripers being caught.

8/30/2015
The last of the nice days yesterday. It is a bit more humid already this morning and the air temp is as well. General report because of all the places I had reports come in from yesterday. Bass, sunnies, pickerel, perch, catfish, snake heads, carp, suckers, creek chubs, snakeheads, and bowfin were being caught from the local lakes, ponds, and streams. Delaware River had reports of both large and small mouth bass, pickerel, walleye, perch, catfish, and some small stripers being caught.

8/29/2015
As I said it was a carbon copy if not some what a nicer day yesterday. This morning it is in the upper 50's and almost feels like fall. The bass bite is doing good in the mornings because of the cooler temps. Now is reall the time you should be fishing. Don't forget we open at 7AM on Saturday and Sunday. Reports are about the same. Reports came from Lake Assunpink, Rising Sun, Stone Tavern, Etra Lake, RT 130 dam, Rosedale Lake, Carnegie Lake, Lake Mercer, AMC, and Miry Run that bass, sunnies, pickerel, perch, and catfish were being caught. Town Center had bass, sunnies, and catfish caught. Live bait and everything else is working. You just need to be fishing. Delaware River had reports of both large and small mouth bass, pickerel, walleye, perch, catfish, and some small stripers being caught.

8/28/2015
Another great day and today is another one. After today things start to get hot and humid again so maybe you need to be fishing today. Had a report from Pat, "Fishing has been decent today. No big ones today for some strange reason. Me and my friend Nick went to Clayton park in upper freehold today. Between the two of us, we caught 4 bass of decent size. We were both using the whacky worm in the 4 inch type". Other wise the report is a carbon copy of the past few day. Only thing different is the places changed a bit. Reports came from Lake Assunpink, Rising Sun, Stone Tavern, Etra Lake, RT 130 dam, Rosedale Lake, Carnegie Lake, Lake Mercer, AMC, and Miry Run that bass, sunnies, pickerel, perch, and catfish were being caught. Town Center had bass, sunnies, and catfish caught. Live bait and everything else is working. You just need to be fishing. Delaware River had reports of both large and small mouth bass, pickerel, walleye, perch, catfish, and some small stripers being caught. Customers are showing me pictures of some very large catfish from the river. Chicken livers, clams, bunker, and chunked eels are doing the trick.

8/27/2015
WOW one of the best days of the year to be fishing yesterday and today is a carbon copy. I wish I could say more but it is what it is. In places the bass bite has picked us some in the mornings because of the cooler temps. Other that the fishing remains about the same. Reports came from Lake Assunpink, Rising Sun, Stone Tavern, Etra Lake, RT 130 dam, Rosedale Lake, Carnegie Lake, Lake Mercer, AMC, and Miry Run that bass, sunnies, pickerel, perch, and catfish were being caught. Town Center had bass, sunnies, and catfish caught. Live bait and everything else is working. You just need to be fishing. Delaware River had reports of both large and small mouth bass, pickerel, walleye, perch, catfish, and a few small stripers.

8/26/2015
What a day to be fishing yesterday and today is even better. Reports were about the same yesterday. Only a few places changed. Reports came from Lake Assunpink, Rising Sun, Stone Tavern, Etra Lake, RT 130 dam, Rosedale Lake, Carnegie Lake, Lake Mercer, AMC, and Miry Run that bass, sunnies, pickerel, perch, and catfish were being caught. Town Center had bass, sunnies, and catfish caught. Delaware River had reports of both large and small mouth bass, pickerel, walleye, perch, catfish, and a few small stripers.

8/25/2015
Pretty nice day to be fishing but some are off of vacations and back to work so not as many reports came in yesterday. Reports came from Lake Assunpink, Rising Sun, Stone Tavern, Etra Lake, RT 130 dam, Crystal Lake, Rosedale Lake, Carnegie Lake, Lake Mercer, AMC, and Miry Run that bass, sunnies, pickerel, perch, and catfish were being caught. Town Center had bass, sunnies, and catfish caught. Delaware River had reports of both large and small mouth bass, pickerel, walleye, perch, catfish, and a few small stripers.

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