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Atlantic City Fishing

Atlantic City Fishing

Fishing has been an important part of the history and culture of Atlantic City, NJ, since the city's earliest days. The area was originally home to the Lenni Lenape Native American tribe, who relied on fishing as a primary source of food. European settlers who arrived in the 1600s also engaged in fishing, and the industry continued to thrive throughout the following centuries.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Atlantic City became a major hub for commercial fishing, with a large fleet of fishing boats operating out of the city's port. The city was particularly known for its oyster and clam fisheries, which provided a steady source of income for local residents.

Today, fishing continues to be an important part of Atlantic City's history and culture, and the city is still home to a thriving sport fishing industry. Atlantic City, NJ offers a variety of fishing opportunities and species for both recreational and commercial anglers. Some of the most common fish species that can be caught in the waters around Atlantic City include Bluefish, Croaker, Flounder, Striped Bass, and Weakfish (Gray Trout). Nearshore fishing Atlantic City can produce Black Seabass, Bluefin tuna, Little Tunny, and Tautog. Offshore fishing out of Atlantic City can be excellent for Blue Marlin, Dolphinfish(Mahi-mahi), Swordfish, Tilefish, Wahoo, White Marlin, and Yellowfin Tuna.



Atlantic City Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Atlantic City, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Anchovy

  2. Anchovy

    There is a 76.61% catch rate for Anchovy, based on 79542 Anchovy counted.

    Atlantic City Anchovy Counts Chart
    Anchovy

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  3. Scup

  4. Scup

    There is a 4.38% catch rate for Scup, based on 4543 Scup counted.

    Atlantic City Scup Counts Chart
    Scup

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  5. Flounder

  6. Flounder

    There is a 4.06% catch rate for Flounder, based on 4213 Flounder counted.

    Atlantic City Flounder Counts Chart
    Flounder

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  7. Blueback Herring

  8. Blueback Herring

    There is a 3.87% catch rate for Blueback Herring, based on 4018 Blueback Herring counted.

    Atlantic City Blueback Herring Counts Chart
    Blueback

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  9. Black Sea Bass

  10. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 2.35% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 2435 Black Sea Bass counted.

    Atlantic City Black Sea Bass Counts Chart
    Black

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  11. Silver Hake

  12. Silver Hake

    There is a 1.83% catch rate for Silver Hake, based on 1897 Silver Hake counted.

    Atlantic City Silver Hake Counts Chart
    Silver

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  13. Bluefish

  14. Bluefish

    There is a 1.61% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 1675 Bluefish counted.

    Atlantic City Bluefish Counts Chart
    Bluefish

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  15. American Shad

  16. American Shad

    There is a 1.09% catch rate for American Shad, based on 1134 American Shad counted.

    Atlantic City American Shad Counts Chart
    American

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  17. White Perch

  18. White Perch

    There is a 0.63% catch rate for White Perch, based on 658 White Perch counted.

    Atlantic City White Perch Counts Chart
    White

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  19. Spiny Dogfish

  20. Spiny Dogfish

    There is a 0.52% catch rate for Spiny Dogfish, based on 545 Spiny Dogfish counted.

    Atlantic City Spiny Dogfish Counts Chart
    Spiny

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Recommendations above based on 57 species of fish and 103832 fish counted for May around Atlantic City.

To date, there are 147 species of fish and a total of 3408288 fish counted for Atlantic City and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (164 years).

Last Update: 5/25/2024 12:32:14 PM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Atlantic City are the following:

  1. 5 Fathom Bank
    5 Fathom Bank


  2. Dredge Ohio
    Dredge Ohio is a 70' long a hydraulic cutter head dredge. It was sunk in the Ocean City Reef complex on June 16, 2016. The Dredge was designed and built to be disassembled,


  3. Richard Reina
    This 89' tug boat was sunk as an addition to the Atlantic City Reef complex on June 16, 2016. Built in 1954 as the Sharon Lee, by Calumet Shipyard & Dry Dock Company wit


  4. Eugenia Moran Wreck


  5. PLEASANTVILLE YACHT BASIN AND MUNICIPAL RAMP


  6. small stripers
    a few small stripers


  7. SUBM PILES
    Attributes RECRD 11733 VESSLTERMS OBSTRUCTION FEATURE_TYPE Obstruction - Covers/uncovers (awash) LATDEC 39.276861 LONDEC -74.563981 GP_QUALITY Low DEPTH SOUNDING_TYPE YEARSUNK


  8. J Drew Messler Reef
    J Drew Messler Reef


  9. wreck-9843


  10. BHMTC Tank II
    BHMTC Tank II


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Top Atlantic City Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. One Stop Bait & Tackle
    One Stop Bait & Tackle, located in Atlantic City NJ, has all of your saltwater and freshwater fishing needs! Call, Click, or Stop by and get fishing fast!

  2. Captain Mike's Marina


  3. TackleDirect
    TackleDirect World's Premier Fishing Outfitter. Open 6 days a week. Stop by our retail store M-Sat: 9-6; or call M-F: 8-6 and Sat: 9-6.

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Top Atlantic City Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Fish Tale Charters
    Fish Tales told here! About the big one that you caught – or – about the “bigger one that got away”. You will have something to talk about when you tell the tale of the good times that you had aboard Fish Tale, fishing with Captain Craig Peters.

  2. Babu Sport Fishing Charters, Inc.
    Atlantic City, New Jersey Charter Fishing Trips Welcome to Babu Charters! We offer world-class Atlantic City, New Jersey Ocean and bay Charter Fishing Trips aboard The Babu III, with your captain - Capt. John Wilkinson.

  3. Atlantic City Sport Fishing and Charter Service Incorporated


  4. Defiant Fishing Charters
    Fishing from Avalon NJ. We offer ocean and bay fishing, private party cruises, dolphin and nature cruises, summer fishing and crabbing camps and private party cruises aboard 2 of the finest and CLEANEST vessels in south Jersey. Family owned and opera

  5. Time Out Charters
    Step aboard and experience some of South Jersey's most exciting fishing with Time Out Charters. Captain Scott Newhall is committed to providing you with a successful day of reeling in the powerful gamefish that cruise local waters. Feel the exhi

  6. Reel Sport Fishing Charters


  7. Highroller Fishing
    Captain Mikes 50&#39; pontoon boat is Atlantic City&#39;s only back bay party boat. It is USCG certified for 61 passengers. We catch fluke, bluefish, weakfish, stripers and more! <br /> <br />The water is calm and our courteous

  8. Karen Ann Fishing Charters


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Top Atlantic City Marinas

  1. Captain Mike's Marina


  2. Morrison's Marina


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