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As a prime area for fishing, people have been fishing in Cape May for hundreds of years. The Lenni Lenape tribe had a habit of fishing in this area during the summer. Commercial fishing became popular in Cape May in the 1600s and has continued to be a mainstay over the centuries. Cape May has ranked among the top 25 commercial fishing ports in the US. The waters are full of not just fish but also lobster and scallops. Because Cape May has beautiful beaches, surf fishing is also popular type of fishing here. Cape May fishing has a lot to offer.
Inshore fishing Cape May, Striped Bass is one of the most common type of fish caught. You could also Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, Flounder, Red Drum, Sheepshead, and Weakfish (Gray Trout). Nearshore, there are lots of bottom fish like Black Sea Bass, Porgy, and Snapper. There are also good fishing for Pollock, Tautog, Cod, and Haddock.
Fishing offshore of Cape May you can find lots of Tuna. False Albacore and Yellowfin Tuna are the most popular, but lots of Bluefin Tuna are caught each year as well. Further out to the canyons, billfish such as Blue Marlin and White Marlin are common. Sword fishing is also good in the canyons, as well as Tilefish and Wreckfish.
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There is a 71.44% catch rate for Anchovy, based on 656078 Anchovy counted.
ENLARGE CAPE MAY ANCHOVY COUNTS CHART
There is a 7.44% catch rate for Scup, based on 68284 Scup counted.
ENLARGE CAPE MAY SCUP COUNTS CHART
There is a 7.4% catch rate for Weakfish, based on 67975 Weakfish counted.
ENLARGE CAPE MAY WEAKFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 7.34% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 67371 Atlantic Croaker counted.
ENLARGE CAPE MAY ATLANTIC CROAKER COUNTS CHART
There is a 1.76% catch rate for Spot Croaker, based on 16154 Spot Croaker counted.
ENLARGE CAPE MAY SPOT CROAKER COUNTS CHART
There is a 1.03% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 9455 Black Sea Bass counted.
ENLARGE CAPE MAY BLACK SEA BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 0.98% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 8966 Bluefish counted.
ENLARGE CAPE MAY BLUEFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 0.82% catch rate for Northern Searobin, based on 7571 Northern Searobin counted.
ENLARGE CAPE MAY NORTHERN SEAROBIN COUNTS CHART
There is a 0.72% catch rate for Flounder, based on 6619 Flounder counted.
ENLARGE CAPE MAY FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART
There is a 0.39% catch rate for Striped Searobin, based on 3591 Striped Searobin counted.
ENLARGE CAPE MAY STRIPED SEAROBIN 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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5 Fathom Bank
5 Fathom Bank
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,
William C Snow
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