Anglers have been scratching at the bottom of the barrel for fish but it looks like it’s starting to rebound. A lot of it has to do with the early spring-like weather, which has water temperatures creeping up and more people out trying for fish. Anglers have found a good run of white perch in South Jersey on the Mullica and Great Egg Harbor rivers and the fish are also starting to hit in Toms River. They’re biting on bloodworms, and grass shrimp, if anglers can get them.
Striped bass season officially starts March 1, but the fish could start showing up with the perch in those waters a little ahead of schedule. Anglers were pulling in schoolie-size bass in Barnegat Bay tributaries like Forked River tossing small plastics on jig heads during the week.
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