The diamondback terrapin was once abundant along the Garden State tidal salt marshes and estuaries until its delectable flesh, and fancy as a pet, led to unregulated capture, and nearly proved its demise.
Small waters hold BIG bass. As in largemouths with barrel bellies.
Back Bay Grand Slam Pursuit
This late May through June stretch is about as good as it gets when going for the Bay Grand Slam. Striped bass. Bluefish. Fluke. Weakfish.
Sea Bass Season Opens Tomorrow in New Jersey
Sea Bass season runs May 17-June 19 (it runs again July 1-August 31, October 1-31, and November 1-December 31; bag limits vary)
Early Season Fluke Action Picking Up
The early season (this year it opened May 2; same as ‘22 and nearly a month earlier than previous years) traditionally is the time for the South Jersey flounder bite to make its mark.
Ferocious Tog Bite To Close Out The Season
The April portion of the split seasons concludes Sunday, April 30, and while the first week was spotty, as expected, the second week showed rapid improvement to the point where four fish limits were being dropped in coolers and buckets with smile-wide regularity.
New Jersey Trout Season Opens Saturday
The eagerly anticipated statewide trout season opener kicks off at 8 am this Saturday, with an opening count of 184,500 rainbows spread over 171 waters from Sussex County to Cape May County.
April Fools Tog
April 1, the blackfish opener for the short shot 30-day early spring season, is going to be a washout.
American Shad Run Underway
The “poor man’s salmon” as it’s been referred to for endless generations, the annual springtime spawning run of the American shad is full thrust in the Delaware River.
New Jersey’s Early Spring Dangerfields
The Dangerfield of the Garden State’s freshwater fishing scene, for sure, oftentimes raising the ire of those targeting largemouths when intercepting their spinnerbaits, plastics, topwaters, and jerkbaits.