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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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There is a 39.68% catch rate for Scup, based on 36212 Scup counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT SCUP COUNTS CHART
There is a 29.37% catch rate for Anchovy, based on 26803 Anchovy counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT ANCHOVY COUNTS CHART
There is a 6.41% catch rate for Spot Croaker, based on 5854 Spot Croaker counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT SPOT CROAKER COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.61% catch rate for Silver Hake, based on 4210 Silver Hake counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT SILVER HAKE COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.98% catch rate for Alewife, based on 2722 Alewife counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT ALEWIFE COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.46% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 2241 Black Sea Bass counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT BLACK SEA BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.31% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 2108 Bluefish counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT BLUEFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.06% catch rate for Flounder, based on 1876 Flounder counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART
There is a 1.79% catch rate for Blueback Herring, based on 1630 Blueback Herring counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT BLUEBACK HERRING COUNTS CHART
There is a 1.46% catch rate for Winter Flounder, based on 1328 Winter Flounder counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT WINTER FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART
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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 Barnegat are the following:
Eugenia Moran Wreck
Walter Lamon concrete
PLEASANTVILLE YACHT BASIN AND MUNICIPAL RAMP
J Drew Messler Reef
J Drew Messler Reef
BHMTC Tank II
BHMTC Tank II
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Jeremy And Crew Stripers
Capts Greg and Kenny had Jeremy and the guys for stripers. Fished close to home all day and the guys did well fishing live bunkers. Caught the fish pretty consistently throug
George Hamway Insane Striper Bite
Had George out today and made a long run to some of the best fishing I've ever seen. The first two hours it was almost every cast and nearly every fish was over 40 inches. Spo
Dan Ulmer Stripers
Capt Greg and Jimmy had Dan Ulmer and the boys from West Milford out today. Netted a little over 100 baits today and blew through them in a few hours. The guys did a pool and
George Hamway Stripers
Capt Greg and Jimmy had George out today solo. We netted our bait in a few throws and immediately put a couple of fish in the boat. Had some flurries and our biggest was 45.
Glen Kaufman and Lew Gold Stripers
Had Glen Kaufman with Lew Gold and buddies out for some live line striper action today. Netted our bunker and got right on the drift with an instant triple header. Our biggest
Keith Weaver Stripers
Had Keith Weaver and sons with uncle Glen in from Utah. On way to making bait found the mother lode of stripers spooned them up to get us started. Went and netted bait and cam
Kirk Eady Stripers
Had my college roommate Kirk Eady out for his 55th Birthday with buddies Austen Elliott and bro in Law Corby. Had a great start getting our limit on the first drift. Made some
Jack Riley Stripers
Had Jack Reilly and the boys today Big Al Seth and Nick. Started out on fire banging a dozen to start the day. Guys decide to make a run and look for a trophy no takers and ca
George and Bert Stripers
This afternoon on the 31 Capts Greg and Kenny had George and Bert out. Did a few drifts with shads and then took some time to net bunker. Good decision as the live bunker fish
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