New Jersey -- Southern

A complete Fishing Forecast for the central and southern New Jersey coastlines from Barnegat Inlet to the Delaware Bay.

  • April 17, 2014

    by Michael C. Shipton


    Striped bass in the back is the best option but the thought of weakfish down in the southern reaches of the state has me thinking about my priorities. Read More »

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  • April 16, 2014

    by Disease Outbreaks Force Further Change to NJ Trout Stocking


    The 2014 New Jersey spring trout stocking program has been significantly modified due to the impacts of furunculosis at the Pequest Trout Hatchery. The Division has implemented a plan to control the disease at the hatchery, but it is necessary to modify the trout stocking program this spring in order to protect wild trout resources … Read More »

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  • April 10, 2014

    by Michael C. Shipton


    The weather reports seem to have turned the corner and while recent activity hasn’t been gang busters, it certainly looks like the starting bell is about to ring. Read More »

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  • April 03, 2014

    by Captain Ed Berger


    Break out the ultra-lights and get into opening day of trout season. It really is a spectacle with generations busting out together to celebrate the first morning. Bring the grill, a couple coolers, a few beach chairs, a couple good cigars, and get in the Spring of things. Read More »

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  • March 27, 2014

    by Michael C. Shipton


    Water temperatures will remain in the low 40’s so if you must fish, look for flats that heat up a little faster this time of year. That is where the bait will be and the bass won’t be far behind. Read More »

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  • March 20, 2014

    by Captain Ed Berger


    If it actually does hit 58 degrees, I’m driving the truck up the river and throwing a big wooden herring-looking topwater for an hour or two just to get it out of my system, then the toolbox and I are headed to the boatyard. Read More »

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  • March 13, 2014

    by Michael C. Shipton


    It looks like the weather for Saturday and Sunday will warm up a bit and that’s a good thing. Water temperatures, always a key factor this time of year, will remain rather chilly.  The best action inshore will be way back in the tidal tributaries. Read More »

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  • March 06, 2014

    by Captain Ed Berger


    For fresh, get some grass shrimp and beat the perch like a rented mule. Find the right bend in the river and you could catch hundreds of them. For salt, I’m going with 2 options. Grab some bloodworms and soak them on a nice black mudflat near the mouth of a river or call one of the head boats that may be cod running. Read More »

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  • February 27, 2014

    by Michael C. Shipton


    A quick look at the thermometer this morning led me to believe it must be broken. After all, we are only several days from the unofficial open of striper season and it is tacking south of the 10-degree mark. Read More »

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  • February 20, 2014

    by Captain Ed Berger


    Eyeball the forecast and fire up the phone lines. The conditions are going to be better Sunday than Saturday if you want to take a shot at some deep water winter wreck rocking. Read More »

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  • February 20, 2014

    by OTW Staff


    Ice fishing action in Wilson and Olcott continues to be an option for hard water anglers, but you do have to work for them. Read More »

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  • February 20, 2014

    by Snowy Owls a Welcome Winter Sight


    It will still be several months before we see a return of any fish along the beaches, but that does not mean the beaches are void of life. Bundle in layers, grab a Thermos of coffee and hit the shore in search of our winter’s wildlife before it is gone. Read More »

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  • February 18, 2014

    by Educational Seminars at the New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo


    The following educational seminars will be taking place at the New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo this weekend, held in Edison, NJ from Thursday - Sunday. Read More »

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  • February 13, 2014

    by Michael C. Shipton


    My best recommendations for this weekend would be to finish up the maintenance and get a leg up on the opening of striper season in the back waters. Read More »

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  • February 06, 2014

    by Captain Ed Berger


    Remember to wear non-marking shoes and head to the Atlantic City Convention Center. After making a beeline to the Jerky Hut and scoring that $20 bag of blistering heartburn, you can continue to salivate over the best that the boating industry has to offer. Read More »

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