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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 34.88% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 30 Hardhead Catfish counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT HARDHEAD CATFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 25.58% catch rate for Bluespotted Sunfish, based on 22 Bluespotted Sunfish counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT BLUESPOTTED SUNFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 10.47% catch rate for Chain Pickerel, based on 9 Chain Pickerel counted.
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There is a 9.3% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 8 Spotted Seatrout counted.
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There is a 5.81% catch rate for Black Drum, based on 5 Black Drum counted.
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There is a 2.33% catch rate for Channel Catfish, based on 2 Channel Catfish counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT CHANNEL CATFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.33% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 2 Red Drum counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT RED DRUM COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.33% catch rate for Tautog, based on 2 Tautog counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT TAUTOG COUNTS CHART
There is a 1.16% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 1 Black Sea Bass counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT BLACK SEA BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 1.16% catch rate for Blueback Herring, based on 1 Blueback Herring counted.
ENLARGE BARNEGAT BLUEBACK HERRING 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
PLEASANTVILLE YACHT BASIN AND MUNICIPAL RAMP
Walter Lamon concrete
J Drew Messler Reef
J Drew Messler Reef
BHMTC Tank II
BHMTC Tank II
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Alex and Ilya Seabass
Had Ilya and Alex back with the boys made run offshore for jumbo seabass. Had nice pick of quality jumbos. Came inshore looking for tuna but never saw any life.
Alex and Ilya December
Had Alex and Ilya back after there Striper crush from last week. Figured we would give tuna casting a shot. Had a half a dozen shots at them but couldnt connect. Ended the day
Alex and Ilya Stripers
Had Alex and Ilya back after there Striper crush from last week. Figured we would give tuna casting a shot. Had a half a dozen shots at them but couldnt connect. Ended the da
Shane and Brian December Stripers
Capt Greg had Shane and Brian out while moving the 31 from Perth Amboy to Point Pleasant for the winter. Found a lot of life and fished for about two hours catching 18 striper
George Stripers - All You Can Catch
Fishing could not have been any better for George out solo with us. He had 71 stripers and 1 jumbo bluefish all himself on diamond jigs. Incredible fishing going on right now!
Alex and Ilya Stripers
Had Alex and Ilya back with buddy Andrew today was one for the record books easily over 100 fish with majority of them coming on topwater! Great job guys! Insane run going on
Peter Gravinese Stripers
Had Peter Gravinese and the guys out today for stripers. Moved the trip to Point Pleasant with the west wind. Great guys and caught some fish throughout the day.
George Striper Blitz
Well that was incredible. Capt Greg had out George Hamway and crew for a striper trip out of Manasquan Inlet. Got on a good bite and caught about 10-15 fish on spooks and then
Mike LaBella Stripers
Capt Greg had our Mike LaBella and made a long run to start the day. Wasn't great so covered some more ground and got on a good bite. Ended the day with fast action and every
John Kelly Stripers
Capts Greg and Kenny had John Kelly and on our first two drifts at sunrise had fish blowing up the pencils and poppers. They went down so we switched to shads from Shad Life a
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