Opening Week of Deer Season

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Was away last weekend for a work week up at our hunting camp. This past week down to Virginia for Thanksgiving and now getting ready to head to the mountains next week for the opening of buck season. So there won’t be a report next week.

Being away next week we will be working on different hours.

Monday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday 12 Lunch till 5 p.m.

Then we go back to normal hours

 

Freshwater fishing has really slowed up the past week or so. Several guys are still doing well at the Pennypack for trout and bluegills. Mealworms, wax worms and spinner have been working best. Levittown Lake a few trout are still hitting with a few decent crappies also being caught with small hair jigs, marabou jigs and trout magnets. Core Creek was restocked this past week with trout and I did not hear a single report of a trout being caught. Now they are still getting a few white perch and crappies with smaller minnows and small jigs. And one customer fishing Valley Green had a very good day with rainbows with cone head wooly buggers last weekend. He picked up 11 fish with a 16 and 18-inch fish mixed in.

Penn Warner has been a hit and miss spot. Jay crushed the bass, perch and pike the past couple week but said this past week was very slow. He is still doing best with minnows. Bryan fished on Monday with spinner baits and jigging metal catching 4 bass, 2 pickerel and a northern pike. He said nothing big but enough action to keep him happy. Steve fished Givens Pond catching a bunch of smaller bass and crappies with minnows, shiners, twister tails and spinners. John up at Nockamixon said the bass fishing has been picking up with the colder water. Live minnows, shiners and alewives have been working best in 20 to 30 feet of water. Last weekend he had a dozen fish 3 to 5 pounds. His buddies that have been crappie fishing in Lake Galena said here the fishing slowed up with only a few perch and smaller crappies hitting minnows and small grubs. FDR Park has been fair for perch and smaller bass with live minnows, twister tails and trout magnets. One fisherman in Tinacom catching several carp 12 to 18 pounds with corn and carp baits.

The upper Delaware River is slowing down for numbers but some much bigger fish are being caught. Off the New Hope wing dam one fisherman picked up a couple smallmouth bass 14 to 17 inches, stripers 21 to 27 inches and catfish 15 to 27 inches. He is doing best with live minnows and live eels. Up at Byran several guys have been catching 5 to 15 smallmouth bass. Most of the fish have been 13 to 16 inches hitting minnows and Zoom grubs the best. Up at Point Pleasant Charlie picked up a couple decent walleyes with mid range Rapala’s. These fish have been 15 to 20 inches. Further up at Upper Black Eddy one fisherman waded with minnows and twister tails catching 4 bass and a catfish early in the week. Kevin up at the Water Gap said the bass fishing is dead but some good numbers of walleyes and bigger catfish hitting shiners, nightcrawlers and strip white perch. Kevin also fished the river at the mouth of the Bushkill seeing lots of fish but did not have a single hit.

Now if you’re looking for good numbers and bigger smallmouth bass you need to head to the Susquehanna River. Here guys have been catching 25 to 50 fish a trip with lots of fish 14 to 19 inches. Live minnows have been the best during the day hours but as dusk comes in top water poppers and spooks are also hot. One fisherman wading the statue of liberty picked up 21 bass, 2 catfish and even a carp last Saturday all on live minnows. Several guys have been doing the drift from Clemson Island down to Duncannon catching the most fish. And the bigger fish seem to be held up just below the Junta River in the deeper holes. Jim picked up over 35 fish Tuesday but had 11 fish over 17 inches. His biggest was 20 inches just about 5 pounds. Another report from Sunbury with this fisherman doing great but said most of the fish were smaller. Friday he picked up 27 fish, Saturday another 19 and fishing just the morning on Sunday he boated 11 more. He did best with 3-inch grubs, minnows and tiny torpedoes. The last report was from a fisherman that took the weekend to drift from Sayer down to Laporte. This fisherman boated over 55 smallmouth bass, 2 pickerel, 4 northern pike and all kinds of rock bass and bluegills. He fished 2 and 3-inch grubs, spinners and nightcrawlers.

Now the saltwater action was super hot this past week. Russ was at Seaside on Tuesday catching 6 bass and plenty of good size bluefish. He was back down on Wednesday with my brother not to have a single fish. Anthony, Karl and JR were down on Thanksgiving having one of the best days ever. They caught stripers on every cast with fish 20 to 42 inches. The fish were hitting pretty much anything but they did best with poppers. Ron and his buddy’s were down to Long Beach Island on Monday catching bluefish 5 to 8 pounds with spoons and diamond jigs. Up at Sandy Hook I heard some decent reports on smaller bass and bigger bluefish early in the week. Metal, poppers and bucktails were working best. Now for the boat fisherman it has been on this past week. Up and down the coast 1 to 3 miles out guys have been catching fish 20 to 30 pounds with metal spoons, diamond jigs, Mojo Rigs, Umbrella Rigs and bunker spoons. I seen pictures of some of the bigger fish 40 to 47 pounds. Now as you down south the fishing does slow up. Off Brigantine there have been a few bass in the north end but no keepers. Poppers have been working best. Atlantic City I talked to a few guys fishing the back waters catching smaller bluefish and stripers with mullet, Kastmasters and Fin-S fish. In the Delaware Bay there are a few stripers but over all the fishing has been slow. The few bass they have been catching have been 20 to 29 inches hitting live eels, fresh and chunked bunker and shad bodies the best. Sea Bass and black fishing has been great all up and down the coast. Most of this fishing has been off shore but still some good numbers of fish are being caught off the jetties. Now the further north you head the bigger the fish get. In the Cape May section I talked to guys catching limits of fish 1 to 3 pounds. Now the guys fishing from Barnegat up to New York have been catching limits of fish 3 to 5 pounds. And as you head up off New York up to Massachusetts they are doing great on giant sea bass with a mix of cod mixed in.

South Jersey reports were slow the past couple weeks. But this is the season you should crush the pickerel, bass, crappies and perch in all the rivers and lakes. Richie did fish Lake Lenape catching plenty of smaller bass and pickerel with spinner baits, Rapala crankbaits and shallow jerk baits. John only fished one afternoon on Union doing pretty good with pickerel and crappies trolling twister tails around the islands and dam. Steve did very well on decent crappies fishing live minnows and wax worms on Union Lake. Jerry was in telling me the pickerel are taking over in his south jersey ponds. He is still doing best with live minnows. Another Jerry fishing Batso Lake missing a few bass with plastic worms but managed to catch a bunch of pickerel fishing the different streams spilling into the Mullica River. Twister tails, minnows and spinners working best.

Well that is all I have for you this week. Please remember the hours for the beginning of the week. Also we have had a few guys asking about the sale of the business and I have worked up some worksheets for anyone that would be interested. Bill

Fisherman Magazine Update

Stiff westerlies and an arctic blast may have put a chill in the air, but it’s also heated things up in the surf with striped bass and bluefish blitzes throughout the range. “The best fishing you ever had,” and days that just make you say “wow” is how it’s been described to start this Thanksgiving week as peanut bunker have been corralled in tight to the North and Central Jersey beaches. Stripers to 30 and 40 pounds or more have moved into Atlantic and Cape May county waters in recent days, while the first ocean run wave of stripers seems also to have arrived in Delaware since our last report. Monster catches showcased in this week’s video forecast include New Jersey blackfish from 17 to 22 pounds, Dream Boat bluefish eclipsing the 20-pound mark, while offshore sea bass catches are reported in the 5- to 7-pound range. If you’ve got some extra time this Thanksgiving weekend, make sure you to save some room for fishing; give thanks for a strong run of fall fishing, as it could last well into the holiday season. Check out our weekend video forecast for more information on some of the latest, greatest catches in the region.

While Delaware anglers have had a five fish bag limit on tautog since late September, New Jersey anglers fishing under a one fish limit since July are back on the wrecks in force this week with the increase in possession limit to six fish! Many party boats in the region have switched over to blackfishing to handle the overflow, and with tautog still nearshore at this point of the season it’s the best time of year to hit the reefs and wrecks for a shot at one (or six!) of these bruisers! Big stripers continue to pile on live baits and trolled offerings, with this week’s video report showcasing bass to 55 pounds on the move along the Jersey Shore. With plenty of bunker feeding the fall run of stripers, it’s also led to some intense personal encounters with some rather large humpback whales just off the beach – including one in this week’s video which probably took off a bit of the gelcoat in the process! With a week to go before Thanksgiving, surfcasters are giving thanks for this good initial run with a few blitz conditions taking place throughout the range, knowing too that there are still more fish to follow from the N/NE!

Anthony’s weekly report

We’ll all I can say was Thursday was the best day I ever had in the surf . I started at seaside and Karl and jr started up at Bradley beach . I got a call to head north, and by the time I got there it was over . So we spread out and decided to go searching . We finally headed back south and we’re in total shock when we saw the blitz that was going on. The bass were crashing the peanuts on the beach by the hundreds . We got into them heavy and it was almost every cast . Majority of the fish were anywhere from 27 to 34 inches and we also got into some really good ones fishing off the back side of the bait . Needless to say it was hours of funs with a fish almost every cast . I lost count of how many fish I bought . What a day. They seem to be doing great all around down the shore . With Atlantic City being hot on te troll for bass and Delaware bay just starting to get bass showing up. North has been phenominal . Like everything some days better than others . Poppers , bucktails, and swim shads worked best . This warmer weather should keep the fish around so get out there.

   The river has been quiet lately . Still plenty of catfish down here but haven’t heard of anyone fishing for smallies .

The penn warner club has been popular . Allot of mixed bag. Jay and chuck have been getting pike, perch and bass , with some crappie mixed in . Again some days better than others. Just talked to a customer who is crushing the hello perch in the coves and marinas of the river . Mostly on little grubs and finesse . He said once you find them you bail them in . Penny pack still has plenty of trout in it . Few guys still heading down doing good on trout especially with this cooler weather . Well that’s all I have for this week . Tight lines

Anthony

Stripers and Blues in North Jersey

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Again I want to thank everyone for all the good wishes for our future retirement. Now again I want to state that everyone know that we will be here for the 2017 season. We have had a few different inquiries so far and hope one of them will pan out to keep the business up and running.

Myself is was another hunting week with little success. The rest of the week was transporting Helen to Fox Chase to see the next step to fix her problem.

The lower river has still been very good for catfish and still a few stripers lingering around. Lenny still catching plenty of 1 to 4 pound catfish with 22 to 28 inch stripers mixed in. Bunker, chunked eels, live white perch have been his best baits. Eric was up off the rocks at the Neshaminy picking up 11 catfish and 1 small striper with chunked bunker and clams. Several other guys have been out catching 5 to 10 fish each trip out. Rick has still been out a few times but is getting ready to put the boat to bed since fishing is dropping off. He picked up 4 bass and 6 stripers out in the main river the past week. Back in Dredge Harbor he picked up 7 largemouth bass with grubs and plastic lizards. Bass were all 10 to 13 inches. Couple guys up at Tullytown and Warner’s cove have been catching a few bass, crappies and perch with wax worms, smaller minnows, hair jigs and twister tails.

Upper river is still quite low but smallmouth bass and walleye fishing is still very good. Most guys are doing best out of Byran fishing the deeper water with live minnows, twister tails, top water lures and shallow crankbaits. Most guys are picking up 8 to 10 bass with a walleye here and there. Stan fishing off the New Hope wing dam had a great day on Saturday with 5 bass, 2 walleyes, 4 stripers, 6 catfish and 2 bluegills. He did best with live minnows and live eels but also picked up fish with smaller jigs and Zara Spooks. Kevin up at the Water Gap said fishing is very slow with just a few bass hitting live minnows just below the fast water. He thinks jigs would work well but there is so many leaves in the water it is hard to fish lures.

The Pennypack has still been pretty good with trout but still some good numbers of bass and bluegills are hitting in the upper part. Several guys at the Boulevard have been catching 1 or 2 trout each trip over. I had one fisherman catch a nice 19-inch rainbow just below the Boulevard on a woven body nymph. Jim in Levittown picked up a few rainbows this past week with power bait and wax worms. He also caught a few smaller bass and crappies with live minnows and 2 inch white twister tails. Core Creek has not changed with plenty of perch hitting all up and down the lake with mealworms, smaller minnows and twister tails. A few decent numbers of crappies hitting off and around the dam with minnows and 2 and 3-inch grubs. Bass fishing way off with all the low water.

Penn Warner still hot for perch, crappies, bass and pickerel from both the bank and boat fisherman. The shopping center lake has been very good for bass, crappies, bluegills and catfish fishing with live minnows, nightcrawlers and spinners. Jerry at Marsh Creek said the fishing has been getting better and better each week with the water-cooling off. Fishing live minnows in 10 to 25 feet of water he has been catching 2 to 4 pound smallmouth bass, 14 to 18 inch pickerel and yellow perch up to a pound. He even seen another fisherman hook up and land a 36-inch musky with a number 5 Mepp’s spinner. John up at Nockamixon said the bass fishing has still been very good with bigger fish in deeper water. This past week he only got out one afternoon picking up a 5 and 4 pound smallmouth bass and dropping a bigger Muskie along side the boat. These fish were picked up with a white spinner bait slowed rolled off the ledges. His one buddy fished Galena crushing the crappies with minnows, shiners and tube tails. They are also doing pretty good with smaller catfish with nightcrawlers and chicken livers off the docks.

Bruce was down the shore Wednesday all day fishing from Long Beach Island up to the hook. All day without a single hit, not seeing another fish caught and also talked to dozens of people that did not do anything that day. I was up to a trade show listening to Grump’s salesmen talking about the blitz the week prior where 20 to 25 pound stripers and 5 to 12 pound bluefish were all up and down the beach for several days. These fish were caught with shad bodies, poppers and crankbaits. Now John up at the Hook on Monday did pick up a few bluefish with Gator spoon and Deadly Dicks. These fish were 4 to 6 pounds. One fisherman off AC picked up a bunch of smaller blues in the Back Bay with Kastmasters and 1-ounce diamond jigs. These fish were 1 to 2 pounds. Some of the best saltwater reports came from the sea bass fisherman up and down the coast. North they did very good on sea bass in the 2 to 4 pound range with clams, strip mackerel and diamond jigs. South the sea bass have been smaller 1 to 2 pounds but mixed in were some decent blackfish. Also in the south the sea bass and blackfish off the jetties have been very good fishing green crabs. One fisherman out of Absecon crushed the white perch and even picked up a bunch of smaller stripers with bloodworms, Fish Bites and strip squid. A couple guys fishing out of Ocean City with bloodworms, Gulp nemesis, and crabs picking up smaller stripers and blackfish off the jetties. Salem and Oyster Creek have both still been very good for white perch, smaller stripers and catfish with bloodworms, Fish Bites, squid, minnows and grass shrimp.

Richie started to fish Lenape this past week doing pretty good on smaller bass. Fishing spinner baits, Rapala crankbaits, Senko worms and Culprit U-Tail worms picked up over 20 bass 12 to 15 inches. He also picked up over 25 pickerel mixed in. His buddies fishing the Egg Harbor are doing very well with 18 to 24 inch stripers with SP Minnows, Tactical poppers, power bait shad bodies and bucktails. These fish are all being picked up down towards the bay. Jerry still crushing the pickerel, crappies, bass and perch in his group of south jersey lakes along Routes 55 and 47. John had another great weekend with largemouth bass fishing Union Lake. Saturday he picked up 8 bass 1 to 4 pounds with spinner baits, chatter baits and jigs tipped with different rubber trailers. He did so well he was back on Sunday to land 3 bass and 11 pickerel but his biggest bass was 4 pounds 11 ounces. One fisherman had a tournament on Manasquan Reservoir doing great with bass but even better with pickerel. He 5 fish weigh in was 12 pounds and he was not even in the top 10. But during the day he put over 25 pickerel in the boat. Couple guys fishing the Cooper River said lots of smaller carp hitting boilies and corn and smaller bass hitting spinners, grubs and plastic worms.

Last minute fill in with a customer just back from fall’s Township catching a nice 3-pound walleye trolling a chrome crankbait. He also picked up a couple pickerel with the same lure. Charlie said the river is so low he switched over to Givens Pond finding it too hard to fish off the bank. But he talked to one fisherman coming in the ramp that picked up a couple smaller bass and all the bluegills you want.

Well that is all I have for you this week. Looks like another great weekend coming up so time to get out and enjoy before the cold weather come in. Bill

Nothing biting as I trolled up and down the beach from the Cape May inlet to the tip of North Wildwood.  I saw a ton of dolphins and a whale…as you can see from my fish-finder I marked lots of fish just nothing biting. Saw about 5 other boats trolling out there ass well. I did stop for an hour and try cut fresh bunker but no luck. So weird once it finally got dark they all left? Brian

Fisherman Magazine Update

Now that Election Day is over, let’s hope our social media discussion returns to fishing reports & big fish photos! The big stripers are definitely coming through from Monmouth into Central Ocean County, on the way to Cape May. Yet another 50-pounder was reported on bunker schools this past weekend, and waves of new fish continue to stream their way down along the coast this week. Best bet is finding an exploding bunker school amidst the fleet, but getting away from the armada to find your own fish has been working for a few dedicated “run and gun” fishermen this week. Trolled Maja spoons, mojos, Rapala’s, Stretch plugs and Bomber CD’s will also put you into the action when trolling a bit deeper and away from the beach. Party and charter boats in New Jersey and Delaware continue to run black sea bass trips, and with The Fisherman’s Dream Boat challenge coming to end at the end of this month (and black sea bass to close on December 31) it’s the perfect time to go on the hunt for humpbacks this week. No more debates, let’s get back to fishing!

Beach Fishing for Stripers and Blues

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Sorry I’m a little late getting this report out but it has been a very busy week with business and hunting. This was my only week to hunt the Neshaminy State Park so I had to take advantage of it. And in 4 days of hunting I did manage to get one doe and seen several other does and one buck that skirted me.

We posted our plans for retirement at the end of the 2017 season. I want to thank everyone for all the great comments on Face Book and all the letters sent to our e-mail. Now remember we will be here all next season and hope in that time to find another buyer to keep the tradition going. It has been a great business and a good living for our family but after 55 years it is out time to bow out. Anyone interested in the business can call Bruce or myself and set up a time to talk.

Saltwater fishing this past week has been fantastic. Long Beach Island and Island State Park have been two great places for bass and bluefish with poppers, shad bodies, metal jigs, metal spoons, bunker, mullet and live eels. Anthony was down Thursday evening fishing all night without a hit. That day the fish turned on at 9 and hit pretty much all day long. These were blues hitting metal, bunker and mullet. John at Long Beach Island had 3 fish 22 to 31 pounds Sunday evening all with poppers, and SP minnows. Todd and Bryan fished Mystic Island early in the week catching a bunch of smaller stripers with one keeper with 5-inch white and bunker colored shad bodies. Off Ventnor one fisherman picked up a bunch of smaller blues and even had a few kingfish Tuesday afternoon. Mullet and bloodworms were working best. Out of the Highlands several guys have been catching good numbers of bass with poppers and crankbaits. The Raritan Bay has also been really good for bass snagging and dropping bunker, fishing Mojo rigs, bunker spoons and Mann’s 25 stretches. Mike out of Barnegat on Sunday picked up plenty of good size stripers, Monday did not catch a single fish and Tuesday picked up fish 20 to 38 pounds all with Mojo Rigs trolled a couple miles off shore. Now as you head south from Atlantic City to Wildwood the striper fishing is not as good but some good numbers of sea bass and blackfish off the jetties and off shore sea bass fishing has been very good for 1 to 3 pound fish. Now some bigger fish are being caught the further up north you head. Fisherman at Salem, Oyster Creek and Collins Cove have been picking up smaller stripers and monster white perch with bloodworms, Fish Bites, grass shrimp and minnows. We still have bloodworms in stock for a week or so.

The catfishing on the river has been great the past week with some decent size stripers mixed in. Lenny fishing below the Tacony Bridge this past week with bloodworms, live white perch, chunked eels and bunker caught catfish 2 to 5 pound but had several stripers 22 to 30 inches. Marty fishing in front of the Rancocas had a great afternoon on Tuesday fishing live perch and live eels boating 2 legal stripers 28 and 29 inches with 4 throw backs. Rick plugging the sailboat club with rattle traps, shad bodies and poppers picked up over 15 stripers this past week 16 to 21 inches. He also had 4 largemouth bass 12 to 15 inches. The rest of the guys have just been bottom-fishing catfish with bunkers, nightcrawlers, chicken livers and shrimp. Most guys have been landing 5 to 10 fish a trip with most fish 1 to 4 pounds.

The upper river has been really low but several guys are talking up some good numbers of smallmouth bass, walleyes, stripers and catfish. Bill out of Byran picked up 25 smallmouth bass, 3 walleyes and 3 big catfish all with minnows over the weekend. He said the fish are held up along the ledges across from the ramp. Now Ken went up river from there above the bridge abutments and picked up 8 walleyes with 2 fish over 22 inches. He caught these fish with white and green grubs. Out of Washington’s Crossing one fisherman waded up 14 smallmouth bass with live minnows but said all the fish were less than 12 inches. He did have a few catfish 4 to 6 pounds. Kevin up at the Water Gap said the fishing has been an afternoon bite with smallies hitting minnows, shiners, hellgrammites, grubs and spinners. Right after dark they are picking up a couple walleyes with minnows and worms.

Penn Warner has been smoking hot with everyone catching plenty of fish. Chuck and Jay have been crushing the yellow perch, bass and pickerel with live minnows along the shoreline. And the 3 different boat guys are talking up plenty of 3 to 5 small and largemouth bass with some pike 30 to 40 inches with minnows, spinner baits, deep crankbaits and bigger shad bodies. John up at Nockamixon picked up his best smallmouth bass last weekend 23 inches 6.8 pounds with a ½ black and blue spinner bait in 28 feet of water. He also picked up another 11 bass all 2 to 4 pounds with spinner baits, crankbaits, rubber shad and jigging metal. His other buddies are still doing well with crappies on Nockamixon and Galena with minnows, shiners and tube tails. Magnolia Lake has been great for smaller bass with smaller spinner baits, Senko worms and live minnows. Most of these fish are 8 to 10 inches. One fisherman in a quarry picked up 8 carp this past week all in the 10 pound range. But coming home he stopped off at Station Avenue where they were taking pictures of a 38-pound fish. There has also been some decent carp picked up at the Frankford Arsenal 12 to 30 pounds this past week. FDR Park Ron hit early in the week working popper and crankbaits for snakeheads. No luck so he switched over to trout magnets and twister tails to catch 15 bluegills, 4 white perch and 2 largemouth bass. Jerry at Marsh Creek has still been doing great on smallmouth bass; yellow perch and pickerel fishing live minnows, jigs, jigging metal and suspended crankbaits.

What reports I’m getting from Jersey are all the lakes and rivers are really picking up for pickerel, bass, crappies, perch and bluegills. John on Union caught some decent bass fishing spinner bait, smaller umbrella rigs, 5-inch Senko worms and jerk shads. Saturday a week ago he picked up 4 fish over 4 pounds. Steve is fishing the same lake with live minnows, wax worms, marabou jigs and twister tails catching perch and crappies up to a pound. Ike fished out of Crowley’s Landing with live minnows catching over 30 pickerel Monday afternoon. He also had a few fish with twister tails. Tom fished this past month for muskies only catching a few smaller fish. The past 2 days he fished just the mornings but landed 6 fish with a 32, 34 and 40 incher. He is doing best with jerk plugs but has also caught fish with whopper poppers and spoons. Last week I reported a trout fisherman at the Pequest. Well he was back up again last weekend catching another 7 fish one rainbow 19 inches just shy of 4 pounds. Mealworms, wax worms and Berkley trout worms working best.

The Pennypack has still been pretty good for trout. The Boulevard up to Woodward Street, Veree Road and Pine Road has been the better spots. Power baits, wax worms and spinners have been working best. Jim fished Levittown Lake several morning catching 5 trout and 4 largemouth bass with spoons and 3-inch Senko worms. Core Creek has still been very slow for trout but some perch and crappies hitting in the lower end with smaller minnows, mealworms and twister tails. One of my bass fisherman said the upper end is so low the fishing for bass is getting hard.

Well that is all I have for you this week. Weather looking great for the next week so take advantage and get out and go fishing.

Goo luck, Bill

Fisherman Magazine Update

Let’s just say it busted wide open this past weekend as airborne bunker along Central Jersey beaches on Saturday and Sunday gave pretty good indication of the stripers underneath. Good action on Saturday around the Bay Head area, great on Sunday down into IBSP, and gangbusters Monday for both surfcasters and boaters alike down along much of the range extending south to Beach Haven. Mid-week bite slowed quite a bit, but with forecast now for NW winds Friday followed by westerlies on Saturday, expect the bunker busting to pick up again this weekend. South Jersey anglers hope to find that first wave of arriving stripers taking live baits or trolled mojos as well by the weekend, with hopes that the start of this November run could turn out like the last one! Big, Dream Boat bluefish are also in the mix along Central and South Jersey waters, while down through South Jersey and Delaware folks hope to return to the black sea bass grounds this weekend to take advantage of the 15 fish limit while the stripers continue to make the move towards the southern waters. Remember to bring those 5-plus-better humpbacks in to a participating Dream Boat weigh-station for your chance to win the Cobia center console!