Fisherman Magazine Update

After a particularly mild winter, the all-time highs this second week of March should only spur improved fishing action along several fronts. Striped bass continue to bite along the banks of the Mullica and Raritan rivers, with reports from kayak anglers also coming from around the Route 37 Bridge in Toms River. A few notable fish of girth have also been released up some of the South Jersey rivers where spawning fish and herring runs are noted each spring. A few more reports of good winter flounder results have come in as of Thursday morning from the Central and North Jersey coast, while offshore cod, pollock and ling action has been mostly slow in recent weeks – hopefully the warming trend this week will lead to an improved bite this weekend. For freshwater fishermen throughout the region, you only have a couple of more weeks before the spring stocking gets underway and any annual pre-season closures. A few trout have been reported as spring’s first hatches come alive, while ice-out crappie and pickerel action is also underway. Big weekend of shows coming up too with events in Suffern in New York, Oaks, PA and at Asbury Park Convention Hall on Sunday.

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