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Sep 20 2019

East Coast Saltwater Fishing Report Slam’im Action updated Sept 20 2019

Published by at 10:41 am under Fishing Travel Journal

Anglers are slamming in Montauk. Capt. David said the days are getting shorter, but the fishing it getting better.

Near shore in and around New York waters

New York Fishing Reports

Capt David Blinken from North Flats Guiding reported that Montauk fishing is hot. He said the days are getting shorter, but the fishing is turning up each day.

You can see his clients are also getting east coast inshore slams, albie, striper and bluefish in one day. Pretty work!

Montauk SLAM Fishing Report Striped Bass Fishing Updated Sept 20 2019
Montauk slam!
Montauk Fly Fishing Report Striped Bass Fishing Updated Sept 20 2019
Montauk light in the background. It’s game on!

Moving down the coast a little to the lower New York area, Capt John McMurray from One More Cast the ablie fishing is still going strong inshore and insland he’s catching nice stripers.

New York Fishing Report Ablie Fishing Updated Sept 20 2019
Albies on light tackle. Talk about a fun fight!
New York Fishing Report Striped Bass Fishing Updated Sept 20 2019
The inshore skinny water Capt John fishes is a blast.

New Jersey Fishing Reports

Expanding our coverage this week to bring you some New Jersey fishing action thanks to Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association (BHFCA). Welcome to the fishing reports!

As the summer flounder season in New Jersey closes on September 21 for another year, and temperatures start beginning to drop into the 50’s, the thoughts of the captains of the BHCFA are turning toward striped bass.

Beach Haven has long been an area noted for being within easy reach of outstanding striped bass fishing both in the spring and in the fall.

This fishing can be found in the inshore bays, in Little Egg Inlet, and in the ocean waters out to the 3-mile limit.

When you mention striped bass fishing in the Southern Ocean County area, serious anglers get excited about the plethora of striped bass contests that run throughout most of the fall.

These tournaments run the gamut from shore-based events to boats only and even some that are open to both groups of anglers.

If you mention striped bass tournament in Beach Haven, the first thought that comes to mind is the Sea Shell Club’s Annual Striped Bass Derby. This boaters’ only contest has attracted over 125 entered boats in some years.

The 2019 version of the Derby holds special meaning for the Beach haven Charter Fishing Association as the BHCFA Junior Mate Reef Project has been chosen to be the charitable recipient of this year’s tournament.
The event will take place from Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27.

In addition to being a key part of this year’s Derby, many of the BHCFA boats are available for charter for the tournament. Interested anglers can have an excellent fishing machine to fish on directed by an experienced captain, enhancing their chances at picking up one of the prizes offered in the event.

Interested anglers can go the BHCFA website to take a look at the boats available and find contact information.

Maryland Chesapeake Bay
Fishing Reports

Moving down the east coast to the upper Chesapeake Bay. Capt. Jamie from Eastern Shore Light Tackle Charters clients have been seeing reeeeeeeed.

As in giant redifsh. And…

His anglers managed to land a few cobia and good sized spanish mackerel.
A heck of a good day fishing on the Chesapeake Bay!

Maryland BIG Red Fishing Light Tackle Report Updated Sept 20, 2019
Now that’s a light tackle red fish!
Chesapeake Bay Red fishing report updated Sept. 20 2019
Let’s get another look.
Maryland Chesapeake Bay Spanish Mackerel Light Tackle Report Updated Sept 20, 2019
Light tackle spanish mackerel. Now there’s a fight waiting to happen!

Capt Walleye Pete from Four Seasons Guide Service reports that not only has the red fishing continued to be really good for him, but he’s now moving to shinny water light tackle fishing.

He’s been having good luck with feisty striped bass and good speckled trout fishing.

Maryland Speckled Red Fishing Light Tackle Report Updated Sept 20, 2019
Pretty red fish, look at that tail!
Maryland Speckled Trout Fishing Report Updated Sept 20, 2019
Love skinny water speckled trout fishing!

Virginia Chesapeake Bay Fishing Reports

Moving south to the Virginia Chesapeake Bay, Dr. Ken reports:

This past Saturday, we did a very short inshore trip. We caught some very nice Spanish mackerel along the oceanfront. We broke off our one king mackerel…don’t ask.

We managed not to catch any of the cobia we saw…really don’t ask.

Sunday we went marlin fishing.
Keeping in theme, we didn’t catch any.
We did catch skipjack, dolphin and a couple of yellowfin tuna including the first ever for Taylor Simmerman.

The other night, I had dinner with two IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame members: Dr. John Graves and, all the way from Australia, new inductee Dr. Julian Pepperell. John pointed out that we were three IGFA Conservation Award holders.

At dinner we solved striped bass, menhaden and all other ASMFC issues. We moved out into the Atlantic and fixed all ICCAT species and then moved on to the Pacific 🙂

The food was good, the world-wide fish tales were better.

After dinner, I went out on my dock and caught a bunch of speckled trout, silver perch, and shrimp.

Oh yea, that looks like some good grilling coming!
Spanish mackerel
Another nice mac!

Viewers Submitted Fishing Pictures

Brian with a nice redfish he caught at the CBBT.
He was searching for cobia, but this bull hooked up for a good fight.
Chris B. with a nice 54″ Cobia caught at the CBBT.
Released to fight another day.

Thanks Brian and Chris for sending in the pictures, some beautiful fish!

Fishing Report Summary

Well, that’s a wrap for this week. I am working on getting North Carolina fishing reports to expand our coverage.

Thank you for the overwhelming response to my question last week about interest in me bringing back the Lateral Line podcast to bring you these fishing reports every week.

Given the support I am moving forward and going to make it happen.

It’s going to take me a week or two before I can start to get it all set up again. I should have them online soon and will let you know.

Please pass on these fishing reports to anyone else you think would enjoy them.

If you are a fishing guide and want to have your fishing reports included please send me an email and I will let you know what I need from you. Brandon at Lateral Line Co dot com.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and is able to get out on the water to do some fishing! – Brandon

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