1. 1/19/2020 caught and released my first keeper black crappie for this year in 38 degree Carnegie Lake on a Dicks Sporting Goods meal worm. An adult bald eagle landed ...more in a nearby tree. Saw a great blue heron catch and swallow a fish. 12 other fishermen were there.

  2. 1/19/2020 caught my first pumpkinseed sunfish for this year on a meal worm in 38 degree Carnegie Lake, NJ.

  3. 1/19/2020 caught and released 3 yellow perch, a black crappie and a pumpkinseed sunfish with Dicks Sporting Goods meal worms and a 1/32 oz tube jig in 38 degree ...more Carnegie Lake this afternoon in Princeton, NJ.

  4. 1/13/2020 found an Atlantic Herring on a trail in the salt marsh near Reeds Bay, NJ, this evening. Probably dropped by a bird but it didn’t have any injuries and ...more was fresh.

  5. 1/12/2020 had some ultralight jigging action in a Central NJ lake this afternoon. Saw largemouth bass and gizzards caught. A carp jumped nearby. Adult bald eagle ...more caught a fish in the Millstone River.

    1. No ice on Carnegie Lake.
    2. Paul Spina 0
      what lake were you fishing. the ice is thin this year in nj
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  6. 1/12/2020 caught and released two black crappies and a white perch with a 1/32 oz jig and twister tail on 4 lb test line in 51 degree Carnegie Lake this afternoon ...more on my first NJ fresh water fishing trip in 2020.

  7. 1/5/2020 caught, tagged and released a 20.5” striped bass with a green Bomber long A15 on the Manasquan Inlet, NJ, north jetty at 5:34 PM. Only had one hit in 2.5 ...more hours. Saw five other fishermen catch nothing in the 40 knot nor’wester gale. Looks like this may be my last salt water catch until May. Water is too cold now. Managed to catch, tag and release 30 striped bass since October at Manasquan. Hoping to get some tag returns this year.

  8. 1/3/2020 Caught, tagged and released two striped bass with a Bomber and teaser rig on a Monmouth County jetty tonight. Biggest was 20”. Missed a third hit. Five ...more other fishermen were nearby. Great start to the 2020 NJ striped bass ocean fishing season. I may return tomorrow evening.

  9. 12/29/2019 Reel Seat Tackle Shop in Brielle, NJ, put new 4X treble hooks on my green Bomber long A15 this afternoon, then I caught, tagged and released two striped ...more bass on the Manasquan Inlet north jetty this evening. Tagged 27 stripers this year and none were recaptured yet.


I'm retired and make nearly 300 fishing trips per year in NJ.

Fishing Favorites

  • Species carp
  • Waterway Delaware River
  • Lure corn meal