The temperatures are warming up and the fishing are waking up. After a cold winter a little bit of sun has things warming up. Striped bass, winter flounder and white perch are around.
Saturday was a beautiful day that allowed some to get out and enjoy time on the water. One customer Adam was out on his kayak and found some bass. One of his nice golden striped ones is below.
Another recent striped bass report came in from Dan Rosetto. He caught using Bubblegum Finz, an awesome early reason soft bait choice.
As time goes on we expect striped bass reports to continue at the early season spots; river, creeks, sod banks and flats. It’s only getting better from here!
Good perch reports from local anglers fishing the rivers and creeks. One customer in getting a new small reel said that perch fishing is good on the Mullica. “I’m into a bunch of perch. There’s bass and catfish in the mix too.”
Winter flounder reports are hit and miss. One customer stocking up with essentials said, “My grand father caught a couple on Saturday.” Another report came from an angler who got the skunk.
March Madness OBX Style
The OBX offers big game tuna fishing at its finest. February and March are always the time when big tuna stack up and get on the feed. Over the years I’ve experienced the best fishing in early to mid March.
Here’s a photo of a big one that our friend Pat recently caught. He reported, “We did good this commercial season. It closed two weeks ago but we got in some good fun fishing. We just used our trophy tag on this 105” monster.
Summer Flounder – Fluke News
Here’s a link to our Fluke Fishing Regulation Page which for the time being has Fluke News as a place holder.
Jim Hutchinson Jr editor at the Fisherman attended the NJ Marine Fisheries Council Meeting this past week. He shared the following details on the summer flounder situation. He mentioned that nothing was finalized but it looks like 2019 will be status quo, 3 fish at 18″ with most likely a season from May 24 to Sept 21. We’ll share an update as soon as it’s finalized