as of 9/26/14
Striped Bass-From Shore: Finally water is cooling down. Local beaches from
Cliffwood to Sandy Hook. Use cut fresh bunkers, fresh clams, blood worms,
sand worms or eels. From Boat: South Amboy light house, Raritan Reach
Channel buoy #20 and #19. Troll Stretch 25, Polish shad and Mann's bunker
Snappers-Good everywhere especially at Morgan Creek and Keyport. Use
snapper poppers, snapper zappers or spearing on a hook with bobber or
spearing harness rig.
Bluefish-Cocktail blues, 1/2 to 2 pounders (good eating size) at local beaches
from Cliffwood to Sandy Hook especially Cliffwood Beach and Union Beach.
Use fresh bunker chunks for bait or lures like Gator spoons, Kastermaster,
Hopkins, SP Minnow or Bombers.
Croaker & Porgy-Big ones at Raritan River & Earl Naval pier, West Bank light
(near Atlantic Highland and VZ Bridge), especially Old Orchard and rock
piles at buoy #42 and 20. Use blood worms, sand worms, Fishbite, small
pieces of clams and squid.
Blue Claw Crabs-All brackish water where fresh water and salt water mixed
together like Raritan River, Morgan Creek, Matawan Creek , big ones (6.5" to
7") especially at Shrewsbury River. Use frozen bunkers for bait.
Blackfish-1 fish limit. Use clams or green crabs.
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