Fishing Spots, Reports, and Regulations in Barnegat Bay

4.5

Ocean County, NJ

Place public
Water Salt
Depth 19.7 ft.

If you're planning to go fishing at Barnegat Bay, it's essential to be aware of the local fishing regulations in the Ocean County area. These regulations are in place to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable fishing experience. Before you cast your line, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules and boundaries governing fishing in this area, as well as the specific regulations applicable to Barnegat Bay.

You can find detailed information about the fishing regulations and legal requirements by consulting local authorities and resources in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States of America. This knowledge will help ensure a responsible and enjoyable fishing trip at Barnegat Bay.

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Barnegat Bay Fishing Map

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Fish Species to Catch in the Barnegat Bay, NJ

While you're at it, don't forget to check the fishing regulations at Barnegat Bay to understand the specifics of catching each fish in New Jersey.

There are countless Barnegat Bay fish species to lure and explore on your next fishing trip. Every fish has its own set of rules and requirements that you must follow. Each fish species is subject to unique regulations, including fishing seasons, size limits, possession limits, and more.

Explore the fishing regulations for Summer flounder, Bluefish, Striped bass, Tautog, Atlantic mackerel, Black drum, Yellowfin tuna and others, as of May 24, 2024, to ensure you are in compliance with the latest rules. To view regulations for a different fish species, please select your preferred species from the list.

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Summer flounder

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Regulation

Season

Opened from May 02, to September 19

Bag limit

2

Trophy limits

>18" (2 fish)

Max size

17.99"

Min size

17"

Measurement

Total length

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Bluefish

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Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

3

Min size

No

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Striped bass

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Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

1

Max size

31"

Min size

28"

Measurement

Total length

Prohibited methods

No Gaff

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Tautog

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Regulation

Season

Opened from August 01, to February 28; from April 01, to April 30

Bag limit

No

Min size

15"

Measurement

Total length

Above are just a few of the species found in Barnegat Bay. However, for complete information about the rules for fishing in Barnegat Bay you can use the Fishbox app. Fishbox is your trusted assistant, providing detailed regulations for 11 species of fish in Barnegat Bay.

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Fishing Spots Near the Barnegat Bay

Must visit the following nearest Barnegat Bay fishing spots on your next fishing trip to extend the fun.

4.2

Monmouth County, NJ

8 hot spots

4.7

Ocean County, NJ

10 hot spots

4.2

Atlantic County, NJ

9 hot spots

4.2

Ocean County, NJ

8 hot spots

4.9

Monmouth County, NJ

7 hot spots

4.8

Bucks County, PA

8 hot spots

4.8

Monmouth County, NJ

10 hot spots

4.8

Richmond County, NY

10 hot spots

4.8

Middlesex County, NJ

10 hot spots

4.5

Philadelphia County, PA

8 hot spots

Tips and Tricks for Fishing on Barnegat Bay

  • Crankbaits, Craws, and Finesse Baits work well at Barnegat Bay.
  • A Bubblegum Fin-S Fish and a pink Zoom grub are great baits to catch a trophy-sized weakfish.
  • Barnegat Inlet holds a lot of trophy-sized striped bass. Live baitfish, Daiwa’s SP Minnow or Storm Wildeye Swim Shad lure fished close to the rocks might give you a good catch.
  • Buckatil jigs used in late May and early June are great for summer flounder.
  • Surface lures, such as a 4-inch Smack-it popper or a Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnow are great for bluefish.

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