WGMD Fishing Report 11-22-18

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, but I don’t think anyone went fishing.  Small craft advisories were up on Thursday and they may be up again on Friday although the wind is supposed to lay down a bit in the afternoon, if it does the surf and jetty should be fishable.

We continue to receive reports from North Jersey where rockfish in the 20 to 30-pound class have been caught from boats working well inside the three-mile limit.  According to these reports the stripers are feeding on either sand eels or bunker.  With the current cold weather it is possible some of these fish could move within striking distance of Delaware boats.  Only time will tell.

I wish I had better news for surf fishermen, but so far the rockfish have remained well off the beach.  A few of my New Jersey friends made a strong effort over a 24 hour period and came up with a couple of shorts and one 28-inch keeper.  They used everything from cut bunker to live eels and every plug in their bags.  My son Roger drifted eels from his kayak in the Manasquan River on Wednesday night without success.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD Fishing Report