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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

    4/8/2013 11:51:59 PM -

    5/7/2011 1:04:54 AM - 40.38565 -73.6008

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

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

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

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

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Manasquan Fishing Forecast

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. Tautog

  2. Tautog

    There is a 26.82% catch rate for Tautog, based on 3769 Tautog counted.

    Manasquan Tautog Counts Chart


  3. Striped Bass

  4. Striped Bass

    There is a 19.92% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 2799 Striped Bass counted.

    Manasquan Striped Bass Counts Chart


  5. Flounder

  6. Flounder

    There is a 11% catch rate for Flounder, based on 1546 Flounder counted.

    Manasquan Flounder Counts Chart


  7. Atlantic Mackerel

  8. Atlantic Mackerel

    There is a 10.01% catch rate for Atlantic Mackerel, based on 1407 Atlantic Mackerel counted.

    Manasquan Atlantic Mackerel Counts Chart


  9. Red Hake

  10. Red Hake

    There is a 8.85% catch rate for Red Hake, based on 1244 Red Hake counted.

    Manasquan Red Hake Counts Chart


  11. Silver Hake

  12. Silver Hake

    There is a 8.62% catch rate for Silver Hake, based on 1211 Silver Hake counted.

    Manasquan Silver Hake Counts Chart


  13. Cunner

  14. Cunner

    There is a 6.36% catch rate for Cunner, based on 894 Cunner counted.

    Manasquan Cunner Counts Chart


  15. Spiny Dogfish

  16. Spiny Dogfish

    There is a 3.02% catch rate for Spiny Dogfish, based on 424 Spiny Dogfish counted.

    Manasquan Spiny Dogfish Counts Chart


  17. Black Sea Bass

  18. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 2.12% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 298 Black Sea Bass counted.

    Manasquan Black Sea Bass Counts Chart


  19. Pollock

  20. Pollock

    There is a 1.59% catch rate for Pollock, based on 223 Pollock counted.

    Manasquan Pollock Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 22 species of fish and 14051 fish counted for December around Manasquan.

To date, there are 138 species of fish and a total of 1795445 fish counted for Manasquan and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1851 (171 years).

Last Update: 12/8/2022 3:45:14 AM

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.

View full Manasquan Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest Manasquan Fishing Reports

  • Atlantic Highlands blackfishing December 7
    12/7/2022 10:52:02 PM - We will not be fishing for the next few days.Give us a call or check the website or facebook for updates. Thank you

  • Atlantic Highlands blackfishing December 6
    12/7/2022 4:56:44 AM - The forecast of a chance of rain kept the people away so we did not fish. We will not be fishing tomorrow.

  • Kevin McCreesh Stripers
    12/6/2022 2:58:00 PM - Had Kevin McCreesh out today for some stripers on the fly fish did not disappoint had over 30 fish and called it an early day!

  • Atlantic Highlands blackfishing December 5
    12/5/2022 11:34:33 PM - Only had a few people but we made our first 3/4 day blackfish trip today. Made a couple of drops and found blackfish life on all of them. The action was good with mostly shor

  • Atlantic Highlands strtipe bass fishing December 4
    12/4/2022 8:58:28 PM - Went with only a few people for stripe bass this morning. Again we did a lot of riding and looking. The fishing was not good. We picked at some shorts and a some slot size an

  • Atlantic Highlands stipe bass fishing December 2
    12/3/2022 12:16:52 AM - After a couple of days of windy weather we have a nice day for our 3/4 day trip for stripe bass. Had to do a lot of riding and looking. Chased the birds. By the end of the da

  • Atlantic Highlands stripe bass fishing December 1
    12/1/2022 10:48:03 PM - The weather kept us from fishing yesterday and today.. Its is going to be a nice day tomorrow so come join us. Leaving at 7:30 am and returning between 2:30 and 3 pm for stri

  • Atlantic Highlands stripe bass fishing November 29
    11/30/2022 3:09:34 AM - Made our 3/4 day trip for stripe bass again today with a few people. Started out catching early but then we had to do a lot of looking. Had good short action but only a coupl

  • Atlantic Highlands stripe bass fishing November 28
    11/28/2022 11:34:18 PM - Made or 3/4 day trip for stripe bass today and it was not as easy as it has been. Did a lot of looking in the bay where we caught the fish on Saturday. We finished the day in

  • Atlantic Highlands stripe bass fishing November 27
    11/28/2022 1:14:59 AM - Weatherman got again today with the rain forecast. Only a couple of people shiowed so we did not fish. The rain is done and west wind tomorrow. Should be a nice day. Come joi

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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. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  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. Kevin Bogan's Bait & Tackle

  7. 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

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

  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. 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

  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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Latest Fishing Spots

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Yellowfin Tuna

Yellowfin Tuna

Yellowfin Tuna

Yellowfin Tuna

Bigeye Tuna

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Bouy Conditions

Station 44065 - New York Harbor Entrance - 15 NM SE of Breezy Point , NY
December 8, 2022 8:10 pm EST
Location: 40.369N 73.703W
Wind Direction: NNW (330°)
Wind Speed: 15.6 knots
Wind Gust: 19.4 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.19 in (1022.4 mb)
Water Temperature: 52.2°F (11.2°C)

Current Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous Moon

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