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Barnegat, New Jersey is a coastal city on the Atlantic Ocean. The Lenape Native Americans would travel to the Barnegat area in the summer for gathering clams and preserving them for the winter. With the shells, they created wampum, which was their form of currency. Around 1609, a Dutch sailor came across the inlet of the area and named it Barende-gat for the Inlet of Breakers. It was in 1720 that the first European settlers permanently lived in the area. Some whalers set up their homes in Barnegat and used the cedar trees there to build their ships. The township was one of the major seaports at the time, and fishing also contributed to its success.
In Barnegat Bay and Barnegat Inlet there are lots of Bluefish, Flounder, Striped Bass, and Weakfish (Gray Trout) that are caught. Nearshore fishing Barnegat will produce lots of Black Sea Bass and Tautog on bottom. Bluefin Tuna, Little Tunny, and Mackerel are frequently caught off while trolling nearshore Barnegat. Hake, Haddock, and Tilefish are popular targets on bottom between nearshore and the deep. Offshore there is great tuna fishing, including Bluefin. Big Eye, and Yellowfin Tuna toward the canyons. In the warmer months, Mahi-mahi, Wahoo, Blue Marlin and White Marlin are common visitors.
Record catches from Barnegat fishing include a 13-pound, 13-ounce Atlantic Bonito, a two-pound, eight-ounce Northern Kingfish, and a 41-pound, seven-ounce White Hake.
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Eugenia Moran Wreck
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Walter Lamon concrete
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There is a 42.71% catch rate for Tautog, based on 454 Tautog counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT TAUTOG COUNTS CHART
There is a 42.43% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 451 Striped Bass counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT STRIPED BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 3.39% catch rate for Swordfish, based on 36 Swordfish counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT SWORDFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.82% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 30 Black Sea Bass counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT BLACK SEA BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.63% catch rate for Spiny Dogfish, based on 28 Spiny Dogfish counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT SPINY DOGFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 1.03% catch rate for Pollock, based on 11 Pollock counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT POLLOCK COUNTS CHART
There is a 0.94% catch rate for Flounder, based on 10 Flounder counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART
There is a 0.56% catch rate for Hickory Shad, based on 6 Hickory Shad counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT HICKORY SHAD COUNTS CHART
There is a 0.47% catch rate for Cunner, based on 5 Cunner counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT CUNNER COUNTS CHART
There is a 0.47% catch rate for Yellowfin Tuna, based on 5 Yellowfin Tuna counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT YELLOWFIN TUNA COUNTS CHART
*** 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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Kevin McCreesh Stripers
12/6/2022 2:58:00 PM - Had Kevin McCreesh out today for some stripers on the fly fish did not disappoint had over 30 fish and called it an early day!
Roger Sanford Stripers
11/27/2022 7:24:00 PM - Capts Greg and Kenny had Roger Sanford and friends out today. Slower start but made a run and got on some fish. Good mix of sized fish between 23 inches to 35 inches and all
Post Thanksgiving Family Trip
11/26/2022 10:37:00 PM - Had my favorite trip of the year today post Thanksgiving trip with family! Landed over 20 fish mostly on topwater in less than an hour life doesn't get any better!
Daniel Ulmer Stripers
11/26/2022 2:06:00 PM - Capt Greg and Kenny had Daniel Ulmer out today in the 31. We tagged 32 stripers with @grayfishtag and unfortunately couldn't tag quick enough with how fast the fish were comin
Peter Gravinese Stripers
11/23/2022 11:40:00 AM - Had first timer to the Toy Peter Gravinese and his crew. His team wanted light tackle action and we made it happen. First drift limited landing over 20 fish with Brock releasi
Jeff Speruto Stripers
11/19/2022 11:44:00 AM - Had longtime regular Jeff Speruto back with the boys Tyler Joey and Giovanni and first timer Josh. Started off on the birds and they never let up had over 25 fish and called
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Chris DeCresce Stripers
11/13/2022 5:54:00 PM - Had longtime regular Chris Decresce and son Luke today got on the bass feed with shads and got our fill and made it an early great day!
Jim Preuninger Stripers
11/13/2022 12:32:00 PM - Capts Greg and Kenny had Jim John and Tim out today. Made a LONG run to get on the fish and found them on top getting them on spooks and shads. Classic fall fishing chasing bi
Craig Rosen Stripers
11/8/2022 1:44:00 PM - Had first timer to the boat Craig Rosen out today with the boys. Aaron got us started off on the right foot with a nice 42 incher released then birthday boy Scott and Xander w
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