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Saltwater Fishing Report

Report from Monday, February 19.

| Belmar | Brielle | Point Pleasant Beach | Toms River | Forked River | Absecon | Brigantine | Sea Isle City | Avalon | Last Week's Report |
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Sea Isle City
Capt. Joe Hughes from Jersey Cape Guide Service and Sea Isle Bait & Tackle will probably fish for striped bass on the back bay after striper season opens in back waters beginning March 1, he said. He’ll run traveling charters to the Florida Keys in March, but if he gets the weather, he’ll fish for the stripers from Sea Isle, too. His trips hook them on soft-plastic lures or flies fished slowly along bottom at places like creek mouths that flush warm water into the bay on outgoing tides. He’s hoping for a great run of bluefish in the bay that’s happened recently in early spring. That bluefishing’s fun. The trips to the Keys fish annually from Christmas until Easter, and some of those fished this weekend with Mike Roth aboard. Mike was mostly fly-fishing for tarpon and had just jumped one off when Joe gave this report this morning in a phone call aboard. He sight-cast to the fish in shallow water. He had one on, on a fly, that jumped off after a couple of leaps yesterday, too, and had other tarpon bites this weekend. The fish this morning were rolling around, were there. He also fished with conventional tackle this weekend, landing fish including lots of jacks and mangrove snappers. See the traveling charters webpage on Jersey Cape’s website.