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Delaware Bay Fishing



Delaware Bay Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

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

  2. Atlantic Mackerel

    There is a 51.71% catch rate for Atlantic Mackerel, based on 23257 Atlantic Mackerel counted.

    Delaware Bay Atlantic Mackerel Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE DELAWARE BAY ATLANTIC MACKEREL COUNTS CHART


  3. Tautog

  4. Tautog

    There is a 16.45% catch rate for Tautog, based on 7397 Tautog counted.

    Delaware Bay Tautog Counts Chart
    Tautog

    ENLARGE DELAWARE BAY TAUTOG COUNTS CHART


  5. Anchovy

  6. Anchovy

    There is a 6.66% catch rate for Anchovy, based on 2994 Anchovy counted.

    Delaware Bay Anchovy Counts Chart
    Anchovy

    ENLARGE DELAWARE BAY ANCHOVY COUNTS CHART


  7. Black Sea Bass

  8. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 5.29% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 2379 Black Sea Bass counted.

    Delaware Bay Black Sea Bass Counts Chart
    Black

    ENLARGE DELAWARE BAY BLACK SEA BASS COUNTS CHART


  9. Striped Bass

  10. Striped Bass

    There is a 4.04% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 1817 Striped Bass counted.

    Delaware Bay Striped Bass Counts Chart
    Striped

    ENLARGE DELAWARE BAY STRIPED BASS COUNTS CHART


  11. Spiny Dogfish

  12. Spiny Dogfish

    There is a 3.06% catch rate for Spiny Dogfish, based on 1374 Spiny Dogfish counted.

    Delaware Bay Spiny Dogfish Counts Chart
    Spiny

    ENLARGE DELAWARE BAY SPINY DOGFISH COUNTS CHART


  13. Scup

  14. Scup

    There is a 2.2% catch rate for Scup, based on 988 Scup counted.

    Delaware Bay Scup Counts Chart
    Scup

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  15. Atlantic Herring

  16. Atlantic Herring

    There is a 1.82% catch rate for Atlantic Herring, based on 818 Atlantic Herring counted.

    Delaware Bay Atlantic Herring Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE DELAWARE BAY ATLANTIC HERRING COUNTS CHART


  17. White Perch

  18. White Perch

    There is a 1.33% catch rate for White Perch, based on 598 White Perch counted.

    Delaware Bay White Perch Counts Chart
    White

    ENLARGE DELAWARE BAY WHITE PERCH COUNTS CHART


  19. Silver Hake

  20. Silver Hake

    There is a 1.03% catch rate for Silver Hake, based on 463 Silver Hake counted.

    Delaware Bay Silver Hake Counts Chart
    Silver

    ENLARGE DELAWARE BAY SILVER HAKE COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 59 species of fish and 44972 fish counted for April around Delaware Bay.

To date, there are 162 species of fish and a total of 1925210 fish counted for Delaware Bay and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (164 years).

Last Update: 4/16/2024 7:22:24 AM

*** 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 Delaware Bay are the following:

  1. 5 Fathom Bank
    5 Fathom Bank


  2. SS Atlantus
    SS Atlantus is the most famous of the twelve concrete ships built by the Liberty Ship Building Company in Brunswick, Georgia during and after World War I.  The steamer


  3. small stripers
    a few small stripers


  4. Artificial Reef
    Artificial Reef


  5. Hen and Chicken Shoal
    Hen and Chicken Shoal


  6. wreck-8425


  7. Bass Barn II Reef
    Bass Barn II Reef


  8. 60 Ft Slough


  9. good fishing
    good?


  10. 8402


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Top Delaware Bay Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Cape May Bait & Tackle LLC
    NJ Southern Most Bait and Tackle in West Cape May. Your one stop bait and tackle store for the Jersey Shore.

  2. Budd's Bait and Tackle
    Full line of fishing and crabbing supplies. Blue Crabs caught daily by our own crabber. Crabs cooked daily with your choice of spice(regular, hot, garlic).

  3. Lewes Harbour Marina
    Lewes Harbour Marina has been serving area anglers and boaters since 1992. Gas, diesel, bait, tackle rods and reels always available, and fishing apparel.

  4. Girls Place Bait & Tackle Llc


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Top Delaware Bay Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Caveman Sportfishing
    We specializing in trophy Stripers and Black Drum inshore and all Tuna species, Wahoo and Mahi Mahi (Dolphin) Offshore.

  2. First Light Charters LLC.
    Fishing the waters of Delaware Bay, Indian River Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean, our charters are able to catch a wide variety of species using different tactics. Some of the fish targeted are Rockfish (Striped Bass), Flounder, Sea Bass, Bluefish, Cro

  3. Grizzly Sport Fishing
    No Bull, Just Fish. Charter Boat Fishing from Lewes, DE. US Coast Guard Inspected to carry groups larger than six passengers.

  4. UnReel Sportfishing
    We fish 7 days a week offering private charter fishing, as well as open boat seats. Located in Cape May, NJ

  5. Tranquila Sport Fishing
    Tranquila departs Delaware and offers tuna charters, white marlin charters, offshore charters (including blue marlin, shark, dolphin, swordfish and wahoo), as well as inshore charter fishing trips for rockfish, flounder, sea bass, croakers, and shark

  6. Down Deep Sportfishing


  7. Copacetic Sportfishing
    Take advantage of an awesome day at sea with one of Cape May’s premier light tackle sportfishing boats. Whether you choose inshore or offshore, are a novice or a seasoned angler, we will provide you with a fun, relaxing, fish-filled day. "IT'

  8. Sea Star III
    The SEA STAR III is a 65' Party Boat. She sails 6 hour OPEN BOAT fishing trips Daily at 9AM from Cape May,NJ. USCG Inspected to carry up to 78 passengers.SUPER CLEAN, AFFORDABLE, and FAMILY FRIENDLY! We help make memories that will last a LIFETIM

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Top Delaware Bay Marinas

  1. Dividing Creek Marina


  2. Lewes Harbour Marina
    Lewes Harbour Marina has been serving area anglers and boaters since 1992. Gas, diesel, bait, tackle rods and reels always available, and fishing apparel.

  3. Harbor View Marina


  4. Haase's Marina


  5. Miss Chris Marina


  6. South Jersey Marina


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