Manasquan Fishing

Manasquan Fishing

Manasquan, New Jersey, is an Atlantic beach town. Although the vast waters of the ocean are always inviting, Manasquan stands out for its unique inlet. The Manasquan Inlet is part of the Intracoastal Waterway, and it provides a special beach experience for tourists, surfers and fishermen. This is a popular place for novices and experts to fish all season long, but it is just the start of what Manasquan fishing has to offer.

With the Manasquan Inlet so prominent, inshore fishing is one of the most popular pastimes in the area. It is a common spot for families to recreationally catch fish all summer long. This inshore fishing is particularly good for fish like Black Drum, Croaker, Gray Trout (Weakfish), and Rockfish (Striped Bass).

There are plenty of fish just off the coastline as well. If you give nearshore Manasquan fishing a try, you might bring up Black Seabass, Bluefish, False Albacore, Spanish Mackerel, and Triggerfish. For those that venture into the deeper areas offshore, more big fish could await. Off the coast in Manasquan, you can find seasonal catches of Tuna including Bigeye, Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna.. In the warmer months, Mahi-Mahi, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, and Wahoo are caught.

The saltwater options are most prevalent in Manasquan, but freshwater fishing is possible. The Manasquan Reservoir and Manasquan River are important water sources for the local community. Both are abundant with fish. Species might include Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Catfish and Trout.



Top Manasquan Fishing Spots

  1. Choapa Shipwreck
    4/16/2013 12:19:37 AM - The Choapa was originally named Helga, and was built at Helsingors Jernsk & Msk in 1937. The vessel was 292 feet long and 41 feet wide. It sank on September 21, 1944 while


  2. TIN CAN GROUNDS
    4/8/2013 11:51:59 PM -


  3. WRECK THREE SISTERS
    5/7/2011 1:04:54 AM - 40.38565 -73.6008


  4. RATTLESNAKE
    4/8/2013 11:51:41 PM - RATTLESNAKE


  5. REEFV.L. KEEGAN
    5/7/2011 1:04:50 AM - 40.3607166666667 -73.9354833333333


  6. Wedding 109 barge
    3/15/2017 11:44:04 AM -


  7. Coleman Barge 45 barge
    3/15/2017 11:43:50 AM -


  8. Woodl reefballs
    3/15/2017 11:44:04 AM -


  9. striped bass
    10/17/2013 7:38:11 PM - Gateway Park, last parking lot entrance before Crookes Pt. 20".


  10. Walter Lamon concrete
    3/15/2017 11:44:03 AM -



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Manasquan Fishing Prediction

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Manasquan, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Flounder

  2. Flounder

    There is a 22.36% catch rate for Flounder, based on 7066 Flounder counted.


  3. Black Sea Bass

  4. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 18.8% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 5940 Black Sea Bass counted.


  5. Pollock

  6. Pollock

    There is a 16.32% catch rate for Pollock, based on 5155 Pollock counted.


  7. Striped Bass

  8. Striped Bass

    There is a 9.81% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 3099 Striped Bass counted.


  9. Red Hake

  10. Red Hake

    There is a 7.25% catch rate for Red Hake, based on 2292 Red Hake counted.


  11. Bluefish

  12. Bluefish

    There is a 4.82% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 1523 Bluefish counted.


  13. Atlantic Menhaden

  14. Atlantic Menhaden

    There is a 4.24% catch rate for Atlantic Menhaden, based on 1341 Atlantic Menhaden counted.


  15. Tautog

  16. Tautog

    There is a 4.23% catch rate for Tautog, based on 1336 Tautog counted.


  17. Atlantic Mackerel

  18. Atlantic Mackerel

    There is a 3.97% catch rate for Atlantic Mackerel, based on 1255 Atlantic Mackerel counted.


  19. Striped Searobin

  20. Striped Searobin

    There is a 2.62% catch rate for Striped Searobin, based on 827 Striped Searobin counted.


Recommedations above based on 49 species of fish and 31596 fish counted for May around Manasquan.

To date, there are 109 species of fish and a total of 411494 fish counted for Manasquan and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius.

*** 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 1939..

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Latest Manasquan Fishing Reports

  • Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing May 17
    5/18/2022 2:01:11 AM - Made both morning and afternoon trips for fluke today. On the morning trip the conditions were good anf we picked away at a mix of keepers and shorts. No limits but some had


  • Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing May 16
    5/17/2022 12:06:39 AM - The weatherman kept all but a few people away but we went fishing for fluke this morning. Rodney had his limit and some had one. We did not make the afternoon trip.There are


  • Atlantic Highlands NJ. Striper Fishing Charters
    5/16/2022 4:38:43 PM - Striper fishing has been excellent! If you've been wanting to get out now's the time. Raritan Bay from Atlantic Highlands back to the Aurther Kill and north to New York City


  • Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing May 15
    5/16/2022 12:26:29 AM - Made both morning and afternoon trips for fluke today. We had no limits but there were some people with one or two keepers. The afternioon was not as good. David had two in t


  • Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing May 14
    5/15/2022 1:23:41 AM - The weather kept the people away for the afternoon trip but we made the morning with a few people. The action was not a good as the past few days. Cliff did manage his limit


  • Matt Talan Stripers
    5/14/2022 7:59:00 PM - Capt's Kenny And Willy had the Mat Talan crew out today for stripers. They got on the fish early and landed close to 20 today. Great Capt's and crew.


  • Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing May 15
    5/14/2022 3:05:13 AM - Made both morning and afternoon trips for fluke again today. There are some new pictures in the gallery ffrom today. We are fishing for fluke everyday making two half day tri


  • Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing May 12
    5/12/2022 11:59:53 PM - Made both morning and afternoon trips for fluke today. On both trips we caught a mix of shorts slots (17 to 18) and 18 inch fluke. There are some new pictures in the gallery


  • Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing May 11
    5/11/2022 11:37:45 PM - Not enough people showed up for the afternoon trip but we made the morning trip. Everyone went home with fluke. Either 18 inch or slot.There are some new pictures in the gall


  • Larry Brusskin Stripers
    5/11/2022 12:45:00 PM - Had Larry Brusskin and his son Julius and the Florida boys for a morning jaunt. Damn they were eating quick limit then release mode. Decided to call it early then start on San


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Top Manasquan Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Alex's Bait And Tackle
    Alex's Inlet Bait and Tackle Has Been serving the jersey shore fishing community Since 1957.Were located right next to the mansquan inlet.

  2. Castaways Bait & Tackle
    We are conveniently located near where the action is.... a few minutes from the Point Pleasant Canal and not more than twenty minutes from New Jersey's best fishing beaches.

  3. Jersey Hooker Outfitters
    Jersey Hooker Outfitters Bait and Tackle is conveniently located at 2016 HWY 88 (¼ mile east of Van Zile Road) in Brick Township New Jersey. We offer a variety of salt and fresh water Fishing Tackle, Crabbing Supplies, Marine Electronics, a

  4. The Dock Outfitters
    Jet Ski, Pontoon boat, and crabbing skiff rentals. Up to date fishing reports, Latest fishing tackle, all types of bait. Café news and specials

  5. Grumpy's Tackle
    Founded in 2002, Grumpys Tackle has fast become a leader in the full service tackle industry. From our custom rod building and reel service departments to our expert fishing info and advice we've got you covered.

  6. Fishermen's Supply Co
    Fishermen’s Supply Company, established in 1948, caters to surf, inshore, offshore, and commercial fishermen. Fishermen’s Supply provides a full line of fishing tackle for both beginners, and the hardcore angler. The store is also equipped with foul

  7. Kevin Bogan's Bait & Tackle


  8. MegaStrike, Inc.
    We are leaders in fishing tackle innovation, from freshwater to saltwater. When every fish counts.

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Top Manasquan Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Andreas Toy Charters
    Sailing out of Clarks Landing Marina in Point Pleasant, NJ. Fishing the inshore and offshore waters from New Jersey to Florida for the past 15+ years Captain Freddy Gamboa is ready to provide you with a safe enjoyable trip that allows anglers, who ar

  2. Benchmark Sportfishing Charter Boat
    The few times a year you charter a boat is worth the extra quality and professionalism. Captain Nick Neuberg, Captain John Shary, and crew are dedicated to providing top quality service, equipment, and results for the customer. Come join us for an ex

  3. Reel Class Point Pleasant Fishing Charters
    Reel Class Sportfishing Charters sails from Clark's Landing Marina in Point Pleasant, NJ-ten minutes from Manasquan Inlet and the Ocean. Targets: Stripers, Fluke, Blackfish, Seabass, Cod, Ling, Bluefish, Inshore Tuna, Scup aka porgies, & weak

  4. Smokin Reel Charters
    Welcome to Smokin Reel Charters, Fishing from Belmar, NJ with Captain Rob Sicilano. Departing from Shark River Inlet, we are just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean.

  5. Reel Therapy
    Our boat, "Reel Therapy" is a Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman, Light Tackle edition, is specially designed for fly fishing comfortably in the Northeast's demanding saltwater conditions. She is 20Â’ long x 8Â’ bea

  6. Fat Cat Sport Fishing
    FAT CAT is a 34FT Catamaran Craft designed to cut though rough water with superior performance and unmatched stability. The Vessel is equipped with all the latest electronics, safety equipment and most importantly state of the art fishing tackle. Our

  7. Barbgail IV
    Sport-fishing the Jersey Shore Brielle * Point Pleasant * Manasquan * Bay Head * Sea Girt * Spring Lake Catching: Blues, Tuna, Bonita, Mackerel, Giant Tuna, Fluke, Trolling and Bottom Fishing

  8. Last Lady Fishing Charters
    The Last Lady Charter Boats in New Jersey offers the finest charter boat saltwater fishing on the Atlantic coast. Charter Boat big game sport fish include tuna, shark, marlin, striped bass, bluefish, bonito and dolphin. You may be an avid charter boa

  9. Golden Touch Charters
    Captain John Cole ~ Sport Fishing Charters ~ Pt Pleasant, NJ ~ available for tournaments. Fishing for Stripers, Blues, Fluke, Sea Bass & Black Fish

  10. BIG KID Charters


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Top Manasquan Marinas

  1. Baker's Landing Marina


  2. Seaport Inlet Marina
    Belmar's closest marina to the ocean and the only marina with daily in-and-out rack service!

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Buoy Conditions

Station 44065 - New York Harbor Entrance - 15 NM SE of Breezy Point , NY
May 20, 2022 3:40 am EDT
Location: 40.369N 73.703W
Wind Direction: ESE (120°)
Wind Speed: 5.8 knots
Wind Gust: 7.8 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.83 in (1010.2 mb)
Water Temperature: 55.4°F (13.0°C)


Current Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous Moon

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