Black Seabass Fishing Reports

Fishing reports from Stone Harbor, New Jersey, Late September 2022

Fishing report from Frank B. in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. Book a trip with Captain Frank here.

    Not really doing a whole lot at this time with school back in session. We were out this past Saturday and mugged up on nice flounder. We were throwing back over sized fish, which was painful. The key was making short drifts over the structure and working it hard. When the bite stops, hit the next piece. The fluke have turned on just in time for them to go out of season on the 27th. The back bays are alive with peanut bunker, spearing, and some mullet. When you can get anything to actually bite there are stripers and weakies around. Small blues too. But the bite is very spotty with all the bait. But worth the effort. Fun times are ahead. Sea bass will be opening soon. And tog is just around the corner. As are the stripers. Come on Fall!

Fishing report from John A. in Wanchese, North Carolina. Book a trip with Captain John here.

    Been a bit since last report, ran a few offshore trips before I left for Ohio. Had Wounded Warrior Project bring 10 vets down and ran them on 3 boats. Great day, lots of enjoyment but the troll bite was slow, we had a blast swimming and horse assin around at the end of the day. Next day ran offshore, trolled up 37 small blackfin, landed 2 out of 3 wahoo as well. Also had a trip we did some sea bass and amberjack fishing, it's all a blur so not sure what day was what, but it's been fun!!! The drum fishing has been great at night as well and that should stay solid through Sept into Oct.

Fishing report from Peter S. in Montauk, New York. Book a trip with Captain Peter here.

    The inshore as well as the offshore fishing has picked up dramatically in the last two and three weeks... The fluke, Seabass, and bluefish have been hitting well in the usual locations in the bay and just on the reef outside. The offshore has also taken a dramatic uptick. Last week we had a 77 pound wahoo along with bluefin tuna. The canyons have opened up with yellow fin, blue marlin, and white Marlin... Not to mention great mahi mahi fishing
    Everything fishing wise is starting to come together in a big way. The inshore fishing has steadily improved with Fluke up to 7 pounds Seabass up to 4 pounds. Offshore fishing has started to explode... Yellow fin blue fin bigeye are all there for the taking yesterday we had a 77 pound wahoo. It looks like going into September is going to be out-of-Control.

Fishing report from Frank B. in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. Book a trip with Captain Frank here.

    The fishing has been pretty off out front on the inshore reefs. We continue to have upwelling thanks to the constant southerly winds. The water temperature is fluctuating constantly from the upper 50s to the low 70s. The fish can't get acclimated and just turn off. So, we have been targeting the smaller fluke and little sea bass in the back bays. The beaches are providing more consistent action with kingfish, spot, and a variety of other species. There are occasionally larger sharks and rays in the mix. The back bays at night are loaded with peanut bunker and spearing. Small blues are constantly harassing them. There are some stripers around here and there. The bite is definitely not what is should be though. Things would bust wide open if the water would just get stable.

Fishing report from Adrian J. in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Book a trip with Captain Adrian here.

Fishing report from Adrian J. in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Book a trip with Captain Adrian here.

Fishing report from Brad B. in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Fishing report from James W. in St. Marys, Georgia. Book a trip with Captain James here.

Fishing report from Troy J. in St. Augustine, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Troy here.

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