Fisherman Magazine Update

Summer has arrived, and so has the shark season! This weekend, Mako Mania and Mako Fever should put a fine sheen along the surface from the Glory Hole to the Texas Tower and about everywhere in between; big makos have been reported in recent weeks too, from the pair of 537-pounders in this week’s print version of The Fisherman’s NJ/DE edition, to the monster 780-pounder brought in to Montauk, NY over the weekend. While you’re set into that thousand-yard stare and hoping to see a float disappear, keep in mind that trophy striper action inshore off Sandy Hook has indeed been “off the hook” in recent days with fish caught and released up to 57 pounds (see the video for more on that live bunker trophy!) Fluke action is heating up, and at least one true doormat has been registered in the South Jersey surf – break out the light bucktails and hit the beach for your chance to score a Dream Boat entry. For yellowfin and bigeye, best bet has been Poor Man’s of late – but don’t worry, there’s more fish to come. Summer has only begun, and we’re only getting started for the 2017 season!

Those wondering where all the giant stripers have gone, might want to look to the North Jersey coast for trophies like the 62.45-pounder for Capt. Rob Crocitto, or the 51-pounder for Stephen Germann on a trolled mojo. This week’s best trophy action has been from Long Branch to the Rocks, though stripers are still there for the taking in Central and South Jersey too, and plenty of bunker around for livelining opportunities as well. Fluke action has picked up significantly with the warming weather and increasing water temps; good bucktail action can be found in the South Jersey back bays as well as out along the beaches – party boats along the Raritan Bayshore are also doing well. This Sunday is Father’s Day, but sadly it also marks an end to the spring season of black sea bass at the Jersey Shore – 10 fish bag limit for the humpbacks is over as of Monday, so stock up now! Delaware Bay fleet still had the black drum through this past weekend’s full moon, while jetty weakfish action continues to produce in Cape May County. South winds and scattered showers and thunderstorms forecast for the region from Friday through Sunday and into Monday – get at ’em early and keep an eye on the sky!

Hot Weather Coming But Still Some Good Stripers In The River

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Only got out one day this past week but it turned out to be a great day. We started out early with one quick striper and a catfish. The there was a 3-hour dead time without a fish. Then it started. We were anchored up by the Tacony Bridge and ended the day with 6 stripers and 15 catfish. The stripers were 26, 25, 23, 21, 21 and 15 inches. Cats were 2 to 6 pounds. Bunker and shad strips were working best. Frank was out the day before picking up a 28-½ inch keeper with 4 smaller fish. He also had a bunch of catfish. JR up at Trenton picked up over 70 stripers on a guide trip. He caught fish with plugs, bunker and live perch. Mike was fishing just below Trenton catching 25 stripers 16 to 24 inches all with live perch. And there was a decent fish picked up off the beach below the Tacony 36 inches about 19 pounds. This fish was picked up with a bunker head.

The upper river has also been very good for smallies, walleyes and stripers. A couple guys fishing Lambertville have been catching 10 to 25 bass with live minnows, grubs and shallow crankbaits. Kevin up at the Water Gap is crushing smallies 12 to 16 inches with live minnows, shiners, grubs, tubes and spinners. One fisherman off the New Hope wing dam picked up a few bass but did well with stripers 24 to 30 inches with live eels and plugs. Up in the rocks there have been some decent stripers hitting late in the day on live eels and perch. After dark they are catching them on poppers and SP Minnows.

Another good spot for stripers has been the lower Schuylkill River. But here most of the bass have been on the small side. Joe said fishing bloodworms would catch you all the 12 to 17 inch stripers and a yellow perch here and there. He has also been doing very well with 1 to 4 pound catfish with nightcrawlers, bagels and shrimp. Up at the art museum guys have been catching plenty of smaller walleyes and stripers with shad bodies, twister tails, poppers and crankbaits. Further up the river Drew and his buddies did very good with smallies and catfish fishing minnows, grubs and spinners. They were fishing in the Gladwyne section. And Ron up at Norristown has been catching 5 to 10 bass a trip with live minnows, grubs and spinners. The catfish crew started up heavy last week fishing each night with live perch, sunfish, eels, chicken livers and shrimp to catch plenty of 2 to 6 pound channels but no flatheads. Their best night they had 35 fish for 6 guys.

A couple guys fishing the Pennypack are still catching a trout here and there. But other than trout they have been doing well with rock bass, bluegills and smallies with spinners and small jigs. They are fishing above Pine Road. Jim had a couple good days on Levittown Lake with smaller bass fishing 3 inch Senko worms fished wacky style. One customer has still been doing very good with crappies on fall’s Township and even picked up a few bass and pickerel this past week. Everything there has been on minnows. Chuck said Penn Warner has been fair caching lots of perch and crappies with live minnows along the shoreline. One fisherman in the lower Pennypack has been doing great with small catfish, perch and small stripers fishing bloodworms, nightcrawlers and bread balls. He is seeing lots of carp but none have been biting. Fishing the Neshaminy Creek at Hulmeville Road a few guys have been catching catfish and smaller carp with boilies, chunked eels and chicken livers. John only fished one afternoon last weekend at Nockamixon catching some smaller bass and crappies with spinner baits, jigs and tubes. His buddies down at Galena said the fishing dropped off with just a few crappies and catfish.

Saltwater fishing has had a great start with still lots of bluefish Atlantic City north. These fish have been hitting bucktails, poppers, crankbaits and different metal spoons and jigs. Flounder fishing has been great up in the rivers of the Raritan Bay. These fluke have been running 16 to 26 inches and most guys I talk to have been getting limits. Bucktails and gulp have been catching the most and biggest fish. Out in the bay some good catches of stripers 20 to 35 pounds with chunked and live bunker, eels, umbrella rigs, Mojo rigs and deep diving crankbaits. One customer was out on a private charter with 9 guys catching over 30 stripers up to 36 pounds and 42 bluefish up to 12 pounds. They came home with close to a hundred pounds of fillets. Long Beach Island jetties are alive with stripers hitting live eels at night. These guys have been catching 3 to 6 fish a night with plenty of keeper size fish. Back bay of Atlantic City guys have been catching plenty of flounder but all under sized. They have also been doing pretty good on 3 to 6 pound weakfish with bucktails and Fin-S fish. Cape May weather back in Grassy Sounds, out front or in the Delaware Bay there are tons of 12 to 16 inch flounder being caught. Problem has been catching a keeper. Now up in the Delaware Bay the drumfish have been hitting real well. These fish have been running 25 to 65 pounds. Fishing down in the Chesapeake there are some small spots starting to hit on bloodworms and Fish Bites. And all the guys heading to Massachusetts have been crushing big porgies and sea bass. These guys have all been coming home with coolers of fish. One fisherman off Connecticut had a great week with flounder. Here the limits are low and the size is up there but he picked up 3 fish each day between 22 and 27 inches. He did best with strip squid, anchovies and bucktails.

I had several different reports from Union Lake with everyone doing well on bass, pickerel and crappies. John was down on Saturday in a cold rain but landed 5 bass all between 3 and 5 pounds. He caught them all on weedless soft baits. Tim was down on Monday in a misty rain catching 20 crappies, 35 yellow perch and 15 pickerel. Jerry still doing well on Elmer with pickerel, bass and perch. Minnows are still working best with grubs, plastic worms and spinner baits coming in second.

I have just run out of time today. Been so busy really hard to sit and type out a report. I will be away next week so it will be a couple weeks before the next report. Hope everyone enjoy the heat with a hot weekend on the forecast. Good luck, Bill

Fisherman Magazine Update

“Try the mako stuffed with bluefish – it’s to die for!” The big story this week was the pair of monster makos, each weighing in at exactly 537 pounds at two different ports some 90 miles away from one other along the Jersey Shore. As the South Jersey Shark Tournament kicks off in Cape May, and the Manasquan Inlet tourneys set to begin in a couple of weeks, things could get pretty busy along the 30 fathom line (bluefish beware!) Bluefin reported as well south of the Lindy, while monster stripers are still being taken on the troll between Barnegat and the Shrewsbury Rocks; livelining bunker scoring good fish in between, and up on the Raritan. Sand eels nearshore could turn the fluke on while also leading casters towards slipping slimmer profile lures into the plug bag with those pencils, poppers and SP Minnows. Weakfish to 8 pounds checked in from the Atlantic County surf, while fluking in the back bays should intensify as weather finally warms up. One of the first summer flounder/fluke tournaments of the Jersey Shore season kicks off this weekend out of New Gretna – check out the full video forecast for June 8-10 from “on location” at Viking Yachting Center on the Bass River.

Slot Striper Season Ends – Flounder Opens

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Had another couple great days on the river. With the last week for slot fish we made out really good at putting a few fish in the freezer for a later dinner. Tuesday Joe and I only had a few hours to fish with rain starting at 10 and not ending all day long. We stuck it out for an hour or so but getting wet we headed to Maggie’s for lunch. Before we quite we boated 1 slot striper, 1 small striper and about 15 catfish up to 11 pounds. Wednesday I hit the river an it earlier in case of rain but this day turned out to be a bright sunny day. Before I picked up Helen I picked up my 2 slot fish, 5 smaller fish and over 20 catfish all about a pound. After I picked Helen up we boated 1 slot fish, 6 smaller stripers and another 10 catfish up to 8 pounds. Both days it was a bunker bite with a bass feast topper. (Bass Feast is a Smelly Jelly fish formula) The best report of the week came from a fisherman that bought over 60 bunkers over the weekend catching over 20 slot fish, several over sized fish and just tons of catfish. He was fishing below the Tacony Bridge. Frank out Tuesday and Thursday caught 3 slot fish, 3 over sized fish and a bunch of catfish. He did best with bunker and shad strips. Anthony was out for a couple hours catching 1 slot fish and a bunch of catfish Wednesday afternoon. Tim and his wife were down fishing off the beach at the Tacony Monday catching 11 stripers all under 19 inches and several catfish all with bunker and bloodworms. Ryan was down river by the airport fishing bunker, bloodworms and fresh clams landing 2 bass 32 and 31 inches with lots of smaller bass and catfish. Way down river one fisherman landed a 41 inch 27 pound bass with a live white perch Tuesday in the rain. Heading up river several guys fishing the turnpike bridge up to Trenton have been catching lots of stripers 20 to 35 inches with live white perch, live eels and SP minnows. JR up in the bridges has been doing real good with poppers and crankbaits on fish 22 to 30 inches. Up at Lambertville the striper fishing has slowed a bit but the smallies are picking up each week. But the few stripers guys are catching fish in the rocks above the 202 bridge or fishing right in the fast water of the wing dam. Live eels, shad bodies, crankbaits and poppers working best. The smallies have been hitting live minnows, Zoom grubs and Senko’s the best. Up at the Water Gap the striper bite at night has still been pretty good fishing eels and live trout. The shad fishing here has slowed to 5 to 15 fish an evening with darts and spoons. Chris up at Hankins crushed the shad last Sunday with small darts and spoons. Between himself and his family they caught over 50 fish in the afternoon.

Fall’s Township Park one customer has still been doing very well with crappies fishing smaller minnows and twister tails. Now a few other guys fishing the same water have been picking up a few bass and pickerel with minnows, plastic worms and spinners. Magnolia Lake has been fair for smaller bass with plastic worms, shallow crankbaits and smaller spinner baits. Penn Warner again has been fair for perch, crappies, bass and pickerel for the bank fisherman with minnows, twister tails and jigging metal. Core Creek upper end slowed for bass but still a few decent fish being caught. These guys think the bass are all bedded up. Down in the spillway plenty of smaller white perch and bluegills hitting smaller minnows, wax worms and trout magnets. Jim had a couple decent evenings with trout at Levittown Lake fishing dry flies. Mixed in are plenty of bluegills. Giving’s Pond a few guys doing well with bass and crappies fishing minnows, nightcrawlers, plastic worms, spinner baits and spinners.

Joe said the lower Schuylkill River has been great for catfish and smaller stripers fishing bloodworms, bunker, shrimp, bagels and chicken livers. Most of the catfish have been 1 to 3 pounds with tons of stripers 12 to 18 inches. Further up at the Art Museum plenty of smaller stripers hitting bloodworms, white perch and 4 to 6 inch twister tails. Most of these fish have been 14 to 21 inches. In the evening and at night the walleye bite has still been fair fishing minnows, shad bodies and bucktails. Up at Gladwin plenty of catfish and carp hitting nightcrawlers, shrimp, live perch, bluegills and eels. The carp hitting corn, boilies and different carp baits. No flatheads but here catfish up to 8 pounds with carp up to 22 pounds caught this past week. On fishing Reading and Norristown catching plenty of smallies, rock bass, bluegills and catfish with minnows, spinners, twister tails and Senko worms.

Next to the Schuylkill for carp I had a good report up at Hulmeville Road with this fisherman catching several carp up to 18 pounds with corn and bagels. Mixed in he also caught over 25 catfish last weekend. In the Copper River Al picked up 9 carp 12 to 19 pounds with corn and tiger nut boilies. At the Frankford Arsenal and off Richmond Street a couple guys have been catching 1 to 3 carp an evening with different homemade carp baits. And at Core Creek one fisherman had a 29-inch carp off the dock picked up with a nightcrawler.

With the heavy winds last weekend the opening of flounder was kind of a bust. Now the few guys that did fish the back bays did pretty well with fish 14 to 19 inches. One fisherman out of Shark River had 3 days of limits and 3 other days of nothing. Anthony is down there right now catching plenty of smaller fish. In Grassy Sounds one fisherman had 6 keepers in 3 days with 20 throwbacks. Bluefishing still very good but the numbers and size did drop off last week. Most guys at LBI did great fishing chunked bunker, mackerel and mullet on a float rig. Most of the fish were 4 to 8 pounds. Off the jetties fish were caught with poppers, metal spoons and bucktails tipped with twister tails. Heard nothing from the Raritan Bay with the bad weather but there still should been good numbers of blues, stripers and flounder hitting up there. Drumfishing in the Delaware Bay has been picking up each week.   Here fishing clams has been bringing fish up to 40 to 70 pounds. Mixed in have been a few stripers but these fish are far and few between. Also there have been a few weakfish being caught off Cape May Point. Bucktails and Fin-s Fish working best. Now south Wildwood one fisherman picked up a couple weakfish 18 to 22 inches off the jetties with bloodworms and grass shrimp. He is fishing these baits under a slip float. The last weakfish report came from John fishing off a jetty at Barnegat. John said lots of 14 to 17 inch fish hitting white bucktails, Fin-s fish and saltshakers in white or pink. Last weekend he had 3 keepers all over 24 inches. The guys that went up to Boston crushed the porgies and picked up lots of decent size sea bass. These guys did best with clams, cut mackerel and squid. Still no reports coming from the Chesapeake Bay.

Union Lake still very good for perch, pickerel, bass and crappies. John was down early Saturday fishing a couple hours with weedless frogs and top water poppers landing 5 largemouth bass. One fish 19 inches 4.8 pounds. Another fisherman out on Union picked up over 100 mixed fish with live minnows, twister tails, beetle spins and spinners. Third report came from a fisherman in the upper river that feeds Union catching monster yellow perch with 3 inch yellow twister tails. He was up there looking for bedded bass but was super happy to catch all those perch. Jerry still doing well with pickerel, bass and crappies fishing Elmer with minnows and twister tails. Richie out several times looking for bass but happy to land over 25 pickerel on pretty much everything he threw in the water. This was on Lake Lenape. Newton pretty good for bass with a snakehead here and there. Weedless frogs, buzz baits and Senko worms working best. One trout fisherman fished up at the Pequest catching only smaller bass and bluegills. So he headed down to the Raritan River to do well with bigger smallies and even picked up a 36 inch 32 pound carp with a live minnow. One fisherman in the pits off Route 9 in outside of Wildwood had a couple good evenings with bass fishing Rapala crankbaits, spinner baits and bigger plastic worms. He said the only problem is the mosquitoes and ticks.

Well that is all I have for you this week. Hope everyone had a good holiday weekend and this coming week the weather looks like it will hold so get out catch some fish and please send me a few fishing reports. Bill

Fisherman Magazine Update

Looks like we finally have a nice weather weekend ahead along the New Jersey and Delaware Coast, and a few cooperative newcomers on the fishing scene too boot including makos (258-pounder at South Jersey Marina last weekend) and hefty bluefin tuna in the 450-pound class weighed in at Manasquan. Good black sea bass catches in store for the days ahead from Del-Jersey-Land Reef north to the reef sites along the Jersey Coast; black drum still in decent supply from the Coral Beds across Delaware Bay to the Jersey side as well. First registered doormat of the Garden State fluke season featured in this week’s video tops 11 pounds off the Navy Pier, while stripers on the troll and by way of live bunker topping 50 pounds from LBI north to the Shrewsbury Rocks. More good surf reports on stripers up and down the coast taking clam and bunker chunks, while tiderunner weakfish reports continue filtering in through Cape May County tackle shops. Local bays should be pretty busy with a sunny Saturday predicted, so a Friday “sick day” may be in order to get in on those flatties on the channel edges before the crowds. June is shark month with tournaments set to kick off so make sure you’re geared up – in fact, old friend Mary Lee pinged a few miles east of LBI on Thursday morning, a good sign that big makos and threshers aren’t that far off.

Flounder Season Opens

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Had a couple really good days on the river with Helen. Tuesday we had a late start heading out for an early breakfast. Out on the river about 9 heading up in front of Station Avenue fishing with bunker. In about 2 hours we landed about 8 catfish but had a 6, 8 and 13 pound fish. When the eels showed up we headed down river to some of out better striper spots. Well four hours later we picked up a bunch more catfish with one small striper. Talking to a few of the other guys, Frank picked up a 31-inch bass with tons of catfish and John had a 25-inch striper with a bunch of catfish. They were using bunker and shad strips. Wednesday again we got a late start wanting to hit Curtain’s for a late lunch. Headed down river to the Tacony and fished with bunker and fresh clams. This day we caught 8 catfish, 3 stripers with a 21-inch slot fish and 1 eel. 6 of these catfish were between 5 and 8 pounds. Then we headed to Curtain’s and had a great lunch. I did not hear of any really big stripers this past week but again lots of slot fish with tons of smaller fish. Bloodworm is still catching the most fish but with bloods you will pick up stripers 4 to 12 inches and tons of white perch. Bunker has also been one of the best baits for fish 15 to 30 inches and clams are also working real well. Further down river Jim and his buddies fished above Salem picking up 40 bass 22 to 27 inches all with bloodworms and bunker. The fisherman up the Raccoon Creek also had a good week with stripers up to 32 inches and catfish up to 14 pounds with live eels and bloodworms. Pete fishing right under the Betsy Ross had 16 stripers this past week but all less than 20 inches. He did best with bloodworms. Trenton up to Yardley lots of stripers hitting crankbaits, poppers and shad bodies. These fish have been running 24 to 34 inches. Up at Lambertville guys fishing eels in the rocks above the 202 bridges have been catching stripers 24 to 31 inches. Kevin said the striper fishing at the Water Gap has picked up with fish 20 to 38 inches hitting live eels, live trout and crankbaits.

Now if your not chasing stripers the upper river has still been very good for other fish. The shad fishing in the Lambertville to Upper Black Eddy has slowed to died. There are still a few fish but nothing to spend the day anchored up fishing for. But these waters are picking up for smallies and walleyes. A few fishermen off the New Hope wing dam are catching 3 to 5 bass with a walleye mixed in here and there. One fisherman took live eels up looking for stripers but ended up the day with 4 catfish 7 to 12 pounds a 21 and 20-inch walleye all caught with live eels. Then he picked up 11 smallmouth bass fishing Zoom grubs and tubes. Up at Bull’s Island Ray fished live minnows, nightcrawlers, grubs and spinner bait catching over 25 smallies last weekend in the rain. All the fish were 12 to 15 inches. Kevin in not only doing great with stripers but is also still catching 10 to 15 shad each evening with spoons and darts. Joey fishing at Hankins with spoons and darts picked up 5 shad one evening in a 25 mile and hour wind. Other days he has been catching 10 to 15 fish each evening.

Joe said the lower Schuylkill River has been great for catfish and smaller stripers fishing nightcrawlers, bagels, chicken livers and bloodworms. He has been catching catfish 2 to 3 pounds and plenty of stripers 15 to 18 inches. Up below the dam there have been some good numbers of 12 to 17 inch walleyes hitting 2 and 3-inch shad bodies. Further up the river the catfishing has been picking up in the Gladwyne to Norristown section of the river. Now these guys are all out looking for the big flatheads but have been happy catching 10 to 15 fish a evening with chicken livers, nightcrawlers, strip bluegill and shrimp. Ron has been wading the Reading section of the river catching 15 to 25 smallies each trip out. Most of these bass are 12 to 14 inches and have been hitting minnows, shiners and creek chubs the best.

Fall’s Township crappie fishing has still been pretty good fishing live minnows, twister tails and small tubes. Here also a few pickerel and bass are being caught with crankbaits and plastic worms. Core Creek upper end has still been very good for largemouth bass 2 to 4 pounds with live minnows, spinner baits, crankbaits and plastic worms. One fisherman took is 5 kids down to FDR Park and had a great day with panfish and smaller bass. Fishing meal worms, earthworms and smaller minnows they picked up over 30 bluegills, 4 largemouth bass and 2 small channel catfish. John said Nockamixon was slow last weekend with the rain and cold front. He ended up fishing for crappies and perch on Sunday along the docks. He picked up over 35 decent fish with tubes and twister tails. His buddies said the same at Lake Galena with only a few crappies hitting minnows and twister tails over the weekend.

It looks like the flounder regulations have been set at 3 fish at 18 inches up and down the Jersey coast. This is what was posted on the Jersey regulation web sight so if it is wrong or changes please don’t kill the messenger. The Bluefishing up and down the coast has been on fire. Guys fishing Long Beach Island have been catching fish 6 to 15 pounds with crankbaits, poppers, metal jigs, metal spoons and shad bodies. Now out of Atlantic City blues 5 to 8 pound have been hitting bucktails, crankbaits and shad bodies. Smaller fish are being caught in Cape May with metal, spoons and bait. All these other spots chunked bunker, mackerel and mullet have been working on top and bottom or single rigs. Mixed in have been some 24 to 36 inch stripers. The Raritan Bay has still been very good for bigger stripers picked up with bunker spoons, umbrella rigs with shad bodies and Mojo rigs. Also snag and dropping live bunker has brought stripers up to 48 inches mid 40 pound fish. In this water are plenty of 8 to 15 pound bluefish mixed in. For the guys heading north the porgies and sea bass fishing has been great up in Boston and throughout Massachusetts.

South Jersey lakes have been great fishing the past couple weeks. John said the weather kept him home on Saturday but Sunday morning he picked up over 20 bass fishing top water frogs, weedless poppers and mice. Most of the fish were 2 to 3 pounds. He also had 16 pickerel mixed in. Jerry had another great week fishing Elmer for bass, perch and crappies. Live minnows were working best but he also caught fish with spinners, twister tails and Rapala #7 floaters. Tom fishing Greenwood Lake and Lake Hapatcong this past week catching tons of pickerel 15 to 22 inches, smallmouth bass 2 to 5 pounds, one musky 28 inches and a few largemouth bass. He did best with crankbaits, surface sliders, spoons, spinner baits and plastic worms. Gary and George went different ways on Spruce Run and had quite different reports. One fished 4 inch Senko and picked up 11 bass 13 to 17 inches. The other fish drop shot rigs with 3-inch Senko’s and slider grubs catching 20 crappies up to 15 inches and 9 bass up to 12 inches. Bad went the crappies are bigger than the bass. A couple guys fishing Newtown and the Cooper River doing well with catfish and carp fishing worms, worn and different carp baits. Other is picking up a few bass and snakeheads fishing weedless frogs, Senko worms and spinner baits.

Well that is all I have time for this week. I hope everyone enjoys the holiday weekend. Good luck and lets hope the weather holds for the holiday. Bill

Fisherman Magazine Update

With the three-day weekend ahead marking the unofficial start of another summer and an influx of shore visitors, we’re also seeing a heavy influx of heavy striped bass. While many folks will be turning to back bay and inshore fluke on a rainy start of New Jersey’s summer flounder season on Thursday, May 25 (yes, it’s officially underway folks, just as we said in our Monday news bulletin), trolling Majas, plugs and mojos will also score big stripers from Long Beach north to Long Branch. Livelining bunker is also taking a fair share of monsters. For surfcasters, plugs have taken a few good fish in recent days, but bunker chunks lead the way with the largest surf-caught striper of the 2017 season thus far, a 57.4-pounder on LBI earlier this week; another near ’50’ comes by way of Brigantine Jetty as well. The Cape May County tiderunner weakfish run is well underway, while on both sides of Delaware Bay black drum are keeping heavy rods bent. Boats from Indian River and Lewes on the Delaware side have been on the black sea bass for weeks, while New Jersey officially reopens as of Friday the 26th with a 10-fish bag and 12-1/2-inch size limit. As you’re enjoying the fishing time with family and friends, be sure to take time this Memorial Day weekend to remember those who gave everything in defense of a proud nation!