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Jess 03-01-2016 06:25 AM

March & April Fishing Reports 2016
 
IMO 3/1 marks the start of the new season because all waters are open again for Bass fishing.
Have a great year and many thanks for all your reports.:wave:


Don't forget to renew your registration for this year. {still free}
The link can be found below.

As always don't be to specific of an area your fishing.

We enjoy reading your reports. Surf, boats, fresh water are all good.. Pictures are even better.
Good luck, have fun and be safe.


Striped Bass or Hybrid Striped Bass
1 fish at 28 inches to less than 43 inches
1 fish at 43 inches or greater


More info on the NJ regulations can be found here - - > http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/pdf/2015/maregsum15.pdf

New Jersey State Record Saltwater Fish - -> http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/recfish-salt.htm

Operation Game Thief 800-222-0456 - - > http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ogt.htm

2016 NJ Saltwater Recreational Registration. - - > http://www.nj.gov/dep/saltwaterregistry/index.html

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billwrubel 03-03-2016 01:09 PM

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OK...getting antsy; what is the current water temp and what are we looking for; I'm looking at my bucktails and my fingers are twitching

Nukem 03-03-2016 01:55 PM

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Just had a huge mass removed from my back yesterday... If complete Spinal Fusion two years ago hasn't stopped me this surely won't . Looking forward to a better year after the healing process is through .
Good luck to all of you ! Fishing is a nice clean sport, an addiction for some of us .

chronicfisherman 03-03-2016 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Nukem (Post 2418999)
Just had a huge mass removed from my back yesterday... If complete Spinal Fusion two years ago hasn't stopped me this surely won't . Looking forward to a better year after the healing process is through .
Good luck to all of you ! Fishing is a nice clean sport, an addiction for some of us .

Get well soon brother. You have time before the run starts and need to be in full health to handle that fish of a lifetime that's waiting for you.

jettyjmpr 03-03-2016 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by billwrubel (Post 2418996)
OK...getting antsy; what is the current water temp and what are we looking for; I'm looking at my bucktails and my fingers are twitching

Seeing low 40s in northern shores....supposed to have some nice weather next week to start warming up them rivers and bays

billwrubel 03-03-2016 10:39 PM

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Nukem...it's still pre-season so take your time and heal; be ready when the big girls arrive...good luck to you

DonLBI 03-04-2016 07:48 AM

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Originally Posted by billwrubel (Post 2418996)
OK...getting antsy; what is the current water temp and what are we looking for; I'm looking at my bucktails and my fingers are twitching

Bill, the inlet (USCG Station) reached a high of 44 on Wednesday. Last two days it's been holding at 40. The runoff from this snow probably won't raise temps either:rolleyes:

chronicfisherman 03-04-2016 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by DonLBI (Post 2419019)
Bill, the inlet (USCG Station) reached a high of 44 on Wednesday. Last two days it's been holding at 40. The runoff from this snow probably won't raise temps either:rolleyes:

We do have very warm temps next week though, which should help a little. Can't believe it will be around 70 on Wednesday. :wow:

billwrubel 03-04-2016 12:29 PM

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On the Water magazine reports bass from the back

billwrubel 03-04-2016 07:23 PM

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Rob...you are the Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler...of charts and numbers and maps...is our current temp about normal for March 1 or slightly warmer?? I bow to your expertise

RobS 03-04-2016 08:03 PM

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Bill,

I've been a bit out of touch meteorologically this year, but average ocean temp in Atlantic City for March is 42, however I don't have the full table handy... Maybe I can find that later.

So, even with mild winter, we've had just enough snow and ice, and sustained cold, to get the ocean down to near normal, after that warm stretch in December !

billwrubel 03-04-2016 09:48 PM

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I had confidence in you Thanks. Hope with the warmth next week it will creep up. My current plan is to make my first jetty/back bay cast the weekend of the 17th-18th

RobS 03-05-2016 07:17 AM

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That should work... this week will kick the temps up. edit: should add the usual early season kicker, look at the tide/time of day temp cycles and usually more activity happens after the flood on a sunny day, so that you get that warmer water dumping out past your favorite spot.

Last year we had that extreme cold in February into March and things really did start late. I remember going for tog end of April on a perfect day, with perfect water conditions. Not a sniff, the ocean was still mid-40s. But the resident bass up the river had in fact already started moving because, well, that's what they do.

This year looks to be more "normal" to me, and barring some polar vortex that shuts everything down, our regular back and front schedules should hold.

DonLBI 03-05-2016 06:40 PM

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Good stuff Rob, yes it's actually getting hooter down this way. thanks!:hihi: :hihi:

Bayyaker 03-05-2016 07:24 PM

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The killer B's had a teaser/BT tying party at Basstards Beehive. JB,Basstard, Bayyaker and BenGardner, Blaze was there in spirit:wave: A good tyme was had by all:)


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