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Offseason Report

Report from Tuesday, January 16.

| New York | Delaware/Maryland | North Carolina | Florida | Last Week's Report |
THIS REPORT IS UPDATED EVERY TUESDAY

The report covers out-of-state saltwater fishing
from late fall through winter, New Jersey’s off-season.

Delaware/Maryland
Good catches of blackfish were reported from the ocean off Delaware last week for a moment during calm weather, after the cold snap and before the warm front that caused a storm late in the week, according to online reports. Not a lot of anglers squeezed in a trip during the break in weather. But anglers hoped the productive fishing for the tautog continued once they could sail again. Striped bass seemed to depart the ocean off Delaware and Maryland, migrating south weeks ago, at least within 3 miles from shore. Fishing for them is closed beyond 3. Boaters from those states had an all-too-brief shot at them in legal waters this past month. Delaware’s surf fishing is dead until spring, one of the reports said. Throwback stripers bit there for a moment during the height of the migration. Not a lot was doing with fishing in Delaware and Maryland for the same reason that not much happened with angling along the entire East Coast: weather. But blackfishing can turn out catches this far south in winter because of a somewhat warmer ocean than farther north. Blackfish might’ve begun to be sluggish and reluctant to bite off New Jersey because of cold water.