WEEK OF JULY 4
Fluking continues to be good in the bay with anglers picking up some nice fluke in Double Creek near the sailboat wreck, Highbar Harbor, in the Oyster Creek Channel, and near the BI Buoy. We're hearing a lot of shorts out there but there have been some nice keeper fluke too. Killies, Gulp shrimp, crabs and swimming mullet have been the ticket to putting some flatties in the boat. Cocktail blues have been reported near the 42 marker and in the Barnegat Inlet. Bunker chunks are the way to go. Small stripers have been spotted all over the bay and keepers have been picked up along the North Jetty on poppers. Crabbing is picking up speed along the docks and in the bay as well. If you're crabbing from land, Sands Point Park in Waretown is a great spot to crab. The park has a free boat launch, bathrooms, a dock and bulkhead to fish and crab from and a playground for the kids. Another great spot to crab from is the Barnegat Municipal Dock which has a nice dock to crab and fish from, bathrooms, and plenty of parking.
Outside, fluking is picking up with some nice fluke being caught on the wrecks off the Tires and Garden State North. Some big seabass were reported just before the season reopened on July 1, so get out there and find those fish! Gulp crabs are hot for catching seabass this season.
Tuna fishing has been off the charts! The South Toms, the Axel Carlson, the Chicken Canyon all have been hot! They are loaded with yellowfin, bluefin and some big eyes have been caught as well. Ballyhoo has been the meal of choice for these fish as well as chunking butterfish and sardines.
Creekside is stocked with everything you need for a fun day of fishing so stop in!