| as of 7/13/17
Fluke - Bottom of water is unusually cold this year. Therefore, try lower part
of rivers such as Raritan River, Navesink River or Shrewsbury River where it
is warmer and plenty of peanut bunkers, snappers and grass shrimp are
available. Also try usual spots like Triangle buoy #52, Round Shoal,
Leonardo flats,Terminal Channel at Earl Naval pier. Use
teaser rig using Spro with Gulp or bait combos like spearing
and squid, Peruvian spearing and squid, sand eel and squid
& peanut bunker and squid.
Striped Bass - All local rivers and beaches mostly at night from
Elizabeth, Sewaren, Edison, Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Cliffwood Beach,
Union Beach, and Keansburg. Ocean side during day time by Seabright, Rumson
and Deal. Use blood or sand worms, clams and bunker chunks. Also use lures
like Storm rubber shads, SP Minnow or Bomber plugs. Troll Stretch 25,
umbrella rigs or Rockfish Mojo rigs.
Bluefish - Same local waters. 1-3 pounders. Use bunker chunks, metals like
Gator spoon, Hopkins, Kastmaster, and poppers.
Sea Bass - Shrewsbury rocks, Scotland Light, Rattle Snake. Drift clams, cut
squid, mackerel strips and diamond jig with Gulp ghost shrimp.
Porgy - Coney Island reef and Shrewsbury rocks using pieces of clams, blood
or sand worms, and Gulp 3" swimming mullet.
Snappers - Beginning to show at Morgan Creek and all the rivers. Still small,
so use Sabiki rigs or extra small lures.
Blackfish - opens 7/17. 1 fish.
Don't forget to register to fish - It's free but is required.
www.saltwaterregistry.nj.gov updated 7/13/2017