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Saltwater Fishing Report

Report from Monday, March 18.

| Keyport | Leonardo | Belmar | Brielle | Point Pleasant Beach | Toms River | Forked River | Absecon | Atlantic City | Sea Isle City | Last Week's Report |
IN WINTER THROUGH EARLY SPRING,
THIS REPORT IS UPDATED
EVERY MONDAY, AND A FEW UPDATES
ARE POSTED EVERY THURSDAY,
SOMETIMES ON OTHER DAYS

THE REPORT IS FULLY UPDATED
EVERY MONDAY AND THURSDAY
AFTERWARD THROUGH FALL
Absecon
The year’s second keeper striped bass was seen yesterday at Absecon Bay Sportsman Center, Capt. Dave said. That was in a video the angler shared on the store’s Facebook page to win a prize for the year’s first to catch-and-release a keeper and share the video. The angler won a $100 gift certificate to the store for that, and caught the fish from Great Egg Harbor River on a lure. The angler reported good fishing for smaller stripers on lures on the trip, too. Striper fishing seemed to be improving in somewhat warming, sunnier weather. Dave expects the angling to break loose now, including because spring begins later this week, and the full moon is in the next day or so. The moon should get stripers moving around. Stripers have mostly bitten in rivers so far. But a friend had a couple of good bites, though never hooked the stripers, in the bay yesterday behind Atlantic City. Dave also heard about other stripers, small ones, from bays recently. More should be heard about from bays now. Lots of throwback stripers have been bloodwormed from brackish rivers, and more and more have been heard about that were hooked on lures. White perch fishing was great on the rivers. Two newbies came in yesterday with a bucketful of large. Grass shrimp seemed scarce, but if anglers could scrounge up some, the shrimp nabbed the perch best. But plenty were bloodwormed. The worms are stocked, and the store is all geared up for fishing. Prizes from the store remain for some of the year’s first stripers brought in, including the second and third keepers, the first from a woman, and the first from kids. Click the link to see.