Latest fishing news around Beach Haven, in the bay, surf and off-shore.
Rain moved out and its a beautiful morning in Beach Haven! 54 degrees and not too much wind although a lot of waves in the surf. Water temp is still reporting at 46 degrees. Our own Tony reported yesterday that he got 7 shorts in the back bay in about an hour. Most reports I am getting and see are saying bloodworms are doing the trick. I also had a report on Tuesday of a 38″ and 32″ as well as a couple of shorts caught while trolling with and umbrella rig in Raritan Bay.
We have had reports of shorts off the surf here in Beach Haven. There are also shorts in the bay…. They are out there. I have bunker so come on in and get it today! Swim shads and bloodworms are also what I am hearing. Its a beautiful day here today and wter temp is still about 45 degrees. Tomorrow is looking to be a wet day.
The striper bites in the bay are starting to pick up along the local docks and street ends at night. Most being in the 18″ range and being caught on any type of swim shad.
So, we finally have a decent weekend. Still a little cool, but the wind isn’t as bad today and the water is up another degree to 45. Surf City reported that there was a striper caught off the surf on the southend with metal, so they are starting to show. No reports of blues yet. The Spring Derby for stripers and blues starts today so come on it and register. We are also offering an In-store Bass tournament. Simple… $10 registration for the biggest bass during the same time frame as the Derby.. April 21 – June 24th. Winner gets all the money in the jar from the registrations.
I watch the live cam in Beach Haven daily, about an hour ago I watched what I think were either a school of dolphins or Strippers pushing bunker the birds were working also, very cool to watch live. It’s only a matter of time.
Well, another washout day with crazy wind gust and this moment, soaking rain. Is it ever going to stop? At this point the upcoming weekend is looking pretty good, so lets keep our fingers crossed! There are reports of people snagging bunker down in Brigantine. We have also had reports of shorts in the back and one keeper over in Graveling Point. Water temp is around 44 today. While still cold, it has been creeping up.
We have seen some reports that there are some resident stripers in the bay!
The weather is finally going to cooperate with us this weekend… well Friday and Saturday anyway. Sunday we are expected to get some showers. Water temp is about 43 degrees. Take advantage of the beautiful weather!!