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Saltwater Fishing Report

Report from Tuesday, April 22.

| Keyport | Atlantic Highlands | Highlands | Neptune | Belmar | Brielle | Point Pleasant Beach | Mystic Island | Brigantine | Sea Isle City | Avalon | Cape May | Last Thursday's Report |
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Cape May
Fishing began for the season this weekend on the Heavy Hitter, Capt. George said. Kevin Driscoll’s charter on Saturday morning bagged a few blackfish and released lots of throwbacks. In the afternoon, Henry Lewandowski and son wanted to fish a short time on a charter, bagging several blackfish and releasing throwbacks in only a couple of hours. The trips fished a couple of miles from shore, and the angling sounded about the same for boaters who fished farther out. The morning trip fished three wrecks, and all held the tautog. George wasn’t asked whether the afternoon trip fished more than one spot. The ocean was 46 to 49 degrees, where the Heavy Hitter fished on the outings. A friend who fished Cape May Reef that day said the ocean was 44 degrees there. Trips will also be available for striped bass, if enough stripers start to swim nearby. Drum charters will fish in May on Delaware Bay, and George heard about a 20-pound drum caught from Maurice River. Drum are sometimes first boated on the warmer, Delaware side of the bay. Stripers were currently heard about from Delaware River. But someone on Driscoll’s trip bucktailed seven or eight small stripers at a bridge along South Jersey’s back bays.