Tautog Fishing Report
Now’s the time for a great shot a tog fishing both in the boat on the wrecks and reefs as well as land based spots. We’ve got some prime baits to help you find the monster April tog you are looking for!
A few reports from the Barnegat Inlet Jetty came in late today. One was a smaller but keeper size tog weigh in from Rick R. He reported catching a few shorts and getting the one keeper. Daryl M shared, “I picked up some clam and had two keeper size tog on the rocks. Thanks for the info and the report!” David Gerard reported that yesterday was slow for him tog fishing but, “the guy next to me got two fishing the jetty with shrimp. “Another report came in from Nate K. who said the bite was non-stop on the ripping incoming tide, “I found a hole between the rocks that was loaded.” The next couple weeks should be good for tog fishing.
Striped Bass Fishing Report
Striped bass fishing is going strong and it’s only going to keep getting better as more fish arrive into our waters. The prime early season spots are firing on all cylinders too.
Winter Flounder & Perch Fishing
Both winter flounder and perch are two options right now. The best way to target winter flounder is fishing the mud bottom holes in the bay or channels with bloodworm baited small hooks. It’s a very similar style fishing to blowfish. Anchor up and chum! White perch are being caught right now in the lagoons as well as upper reaches of creeks and rivers. Small jigs are a fun way to target them. The best bait would be live grass shrimp.
At the time of this post we have live bloodworms (expecting more Friday), live clams (just in today), live green crab (might run our until more on Friday), live white crab (should have enough for the whole weekend unless we get slammed) and a very limited supply of live hermit crabs (a tog delicacy). We expect to get fresh bunker in hopefully in the next few days… trying for the weekend. Live eels will be later this month as well as live minnow.
This will be the only fishing report post for about a week. Sorry I’ll be out of town. But! I do have a blog or two scheduled to be released so stay tuned.