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Saltwater Fishing Report

Report from Monday, September 18.

| Keyport | Leonardo | Atlantic Highlands | Neptune | Belmar | Brielle | Point Pleasant Beach | Seaside Heights | Barnegat Light | Longport | Sea Isle City | Avalon | Cape May | Last Thursday's Report |
Capt. Jim from Fins and Feathers Outfitters spent three days at his lodge near upstate New York’s Salmon River this past week, he said. A run of coho salmon piled up the river Wednesday, and he just heard that a good run of king salmon shoved into the river Friday and Saturday. So salmon began to migrate from Lake Ontario. They’re swimming into the river in mornings and holding in holes in the middle of the day. Keep an eye on weather, because rain raises the river and encourages salmon to migrate in. Cloudy skies can also encourage the fish to migrate the river throughout the day. Or if authorities raise the river, that can also encourage the migration. The salmon fishing lasts into early October, and steelheads migrate in afterward, spending fall to early spring in the river. Guests rent the lodge for the angling on the river. A 30-percent discount is available this time of year, but only on Airbnb. That will probably be offered until about Thanksgiving, and then the full rate is charged. Snowmobiling becomes popular from the lodge then. Fins offers a variety of outdoor adventures, and is also currently hunting Canada geese. The goose hunting was tough this weekend, and will become better once corn is harvested from fields. Then the geese are attracted to the fields. The geese currently are attracted to grass in public places like parks, where hunting is prohibited. Fins fishes saltwater from Avalon, and will sail for striped bass on the ocean and Delaware Bay, wherever the angling’s best, once that migration begins this fall.