Summer is here!
Thresher sharks made appearances this weekend off Absecon Island.
A solid number of summer flounder continue to be reported from throughout the area.
We have quite a variety of fishing as June arrives and we head toward summer.
The summer flounder season got off to a super start Friday.
The opening day of summer flounder season was much anticipated, and some of the reports by midafternoon Friday showed it was “all good,” as one of the veteran local captains described.
The excellent reports just keep building.
Striped bass are moving into the light-heavyweight division.
Fishing is starting to hit its spring peak in South Jersey.
Just in the past couple of days we have had verified reports of a variety of fish, the water temperatures are in the mid- to upper-50s, and the weather seems to have turned into spring.
Small striped bass with a few keepers mixing in continue to keep fishers busy throughout South Jersey.
At least a couple of decent bluefish made their entrance into South Jersey waters with this week’s arrival of summerlike weather, and a few kingfish have been recorded.
A couple more firsts popped up recently as the spring fishing season continues to show signs of heating up.
We have a couple of promising reports from Delaware Bay.
The weather has ruled the fishing scene in South Jersey.
When the weather cuts us a break, fishing gets very decent.
Trying to find something exciting happening on the local fishing scene was a tough assignment over the weekend and Monday.
The Southern Regional sailing team placed first among 10 teams from New York and New Jersey at the SUNY Maritime Spring Intersectional regatta April 8.
Spring finally shows up, and so does some spring fishing.
Bob Cope made his first trip of the season for tautog Monday.
Starting next week, the Shep on Fishing column will appear twice weekly, Mondays and Fridays online and Tuesdays and Saturdays in print.
Fishers are looking for signs to indicate quality spring fishing is about to get started big-time.
It sounds from a couple of reports that the latest and, we hope, last wintry slam has not completely turned off fishing in area rivers and streams.
The New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council made two unanimous decisions Thursday at its meeting at the Stafford Township Municipal Building.