Upper Delaware Bay

Cumberland - New Jersey

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Once heavily polluted by industry along the Delaware River, the upper Delaware Bay has seen dramatic changes in both the livelihoods it has provided and its own ecological reversal. Formerly home to one of the largest oyster grounds in the east, the oys...

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Upper Delaware Bay Fishing Reports

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  1. largemouth bass out of the culvert that passes from newton to Peter's creek

  2. Caught this guy while chunkn' bunker

    Striped Bass with a bunker

  3. Summer Flounder with a minnow/squid

  4. 15 in. Largemouth Bass with a Spinner Texas rig

  5. Details: 8 oz. 15 in. pickeral with a green jig

    caught about 10 in cove on right and back leg

  6. Details: Fishing Hot Spot® Old Flat Top

    Free Fishing Hot Spot®
    Known as “Old Flat Top,” the rugged base of an abandoned lighthouse remains standing at the south end of Cross Ledge. Several lumps ...more to the east side give up fish. Nice flounder are caught here using simple fishfinder-rigs. On the deeper edges of the channels, 3 ounces of weight or more may be necessary to keep the bait near the bottom. Top and bottom-rigs with minnows and shedder crabs will produce weakfish and flounder. Use dark teasers on overcast days and light colors on bright days. Tautog and black sea bass also frequent the ruins.

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  7. Croakers seem to bite better if you wiggle your worm

  8. Details: Atlantic Croaker with a blood worms

    12 nice size croakers

  9. Happy Spring everyone!

    Things are slowly getting started.

    Heard rumors of a couple stripers coming off the surf. Nothing confirmed. We have seen a few boats ...more out on the bay flounder fishing.

    Ospreys are staring to pair up. Purple henbit in the fields. Two good signs.

    We have fresh bunker, live green crabs, live minnows, and live eels.

    We are starting to expand our hours.

    Spring surf fishing tournament is scheduled for May 10. Info available on the website and in the store.

    Report courtesy of Old Inlet Bait and Tackle. www.oldinlet.com

  10. Croaker and spot continue to dominate the fishing in the bay. The action is pretty much all over the bay wit boats out of Bowers Beach and Lewes bringing in loads ...more of fish on every trip. Triggerfish have been caught on the reefs as well as at the Inner and Outer walls with sand fleas as good bait. The Ferry Jetty has seen a fair number of big croaker and keeper flounder. Casting a live minnow into the rocks and allowing it to swim free can attract the flounder. Peeler crab or bloodworms will bring in the croaker.
    The Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier remains the top spot for shore-bound anglers to access the good fishing in the bay. Croaker and spot dominate the catch with a few trout and flounder taken as well. Bloodworms, Gulp!, Fishbites and minnows have been the best baits.

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