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04-13-2006, 01:25 PM
This is my first post on this sight although I've been reading it for years. Ever since I lived in West Virginia. I've recently moved to the Princeton NJ area and I would love to catch some Delaware River stripers and shad on the fly this spirng. I am not sure where to start. I don't have a boat so I am wondering about some wading possibilites. Thanks for your help.
04-14-2006, 07:47 PM
Try the Deleware Water Gap area (Worthington State Forest) in early May. Good wading opportunities. I'm sure the locals can provide more info.
if your in princeton.go down to the delaware between trenton nj and morrisvillepa.right there at the route 1 bridge and trenton makes the world takes bridgeyou will see a ton of boats and guys fishing of either side of the river fromshore.good luck
04-22-2006, 09:09 AM
As a kid, my grandfather and I used to net shad in the Delaware in Yardley between the rocks! Great memories!
I know they catch a lot of big stripers in the mouth the Rancocas and the Delaware! There was just a picture in Burlington County times of a 38" cow! They walk the banks out to the point! They also catch some nice fish under the 295 bridge in Bordentown. The guys who work for me
walk out on the sand bar when the tide is ripping out of the Creek! They do pretty good!
Stripers really aren't my deal but I follow these guys pretty regularly!
*****Also check www.bassbarn.com they have a forum for Delaware River.
***** Check with the guys at Sportsman Loft in Bordentown they are very knowledgable of the area. I am sure they can help!
11-16-2006, 02:57 PM
First, go to www.woofish.com, here you will find all you could want to know about Delaware Shad. Great bunch of guys on the chat board but not very active after June. The same places for Shad are also good for Stripers except up North where bait is better.
The main problem is ACCESS ! Most of the banks are steep or else on private property.
Get a map and mark these spots. Better still, get a good boat and you will have a ball!
Trenton -PA side
Firemens Eddy -NJ side
Lambertville wing dam (when low water)- NJ side
Rieglesville- NJ side where the Muskanetcong river enters the Del.
King Cole Grove- just north of Belvidere NJ., on RT 46. NJ side access, good wading in low water!!
Worthington State Park, just North of the Gap. - NJ side
There are some other spots that you will learn as you go. Listen to the guys on the board, they KNOW what the're talking about and will help you. It would be better to start with spinning gear and then learn where you can start whipping that flyrod around.
Good luck and maybe I'll talk to you on Woofish, I still keep in touch!;)
12-14-2006, 09:40 PM
All the spots Charlie Schneider mentioned are good. Here's a few more that I use. Try the launch ramp off Route 29 a little south of Lambertville. Bull's Island Park north of Lambertville is also good. As the season gets on move further up river to Dingman's. Remember that your Jersey license is good on both sides of the river as long as you're fishing in the river. Good luck.
12-20-2006, 10:14 PM
Is that the same Dan that I know? The name is a dead giveaway :D
If that's you Tinman, come visit me on the MD Chesapeake board, that's where I usually hang out. Welcome to Tidalfish ;)