Navesink River

Details

Location:
Rumson, NJ
United States United States
Coordinates:
40.3722, -73.9854
Distance:
8 Miles
Description:

The Navesink River is an estuary, approximately 8 mi (12 km) long in Monmouth County, New Jersey in the United States. Known officially as the North Shrewsbury River and upstream of Red Bank as the Swimming River, it is formed southwest of Red Bank by the confluence of the Swimming River with several smaller streams. It extends ENE along the north side of Red Bank, connecting to the Shrewsbury River estuary at Rumson, approximately 1 mi (1.6 km) south of the entrance of the Shrewsbury River into Sandy Hook Bay near Highlands. Originally populated by the Lenni Lenape Indians, the area along the Navesink banks is one of the most affluent in New Jersey. It has long been an area of Old Money.The Navesink River is bounded by the communities of Middletown, Red Bank, Fair Haven and Rumson.The estuary is navigable (up to about 6 feet draft) up to Red Bank, where it provides marina facilities.Today the river is a major recreational resource for powerboating, crabbing, fishing, sailing, ice sailing & ice skating when the river freezes in the colder winters, canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, swimming and rowing.As a tidal estuary flowing to the Shrewbury River at Sea Bright, continuing into Sandy Hook Bay and ultimately the Atlantic Ocean, the Navesink provides excellent fishing for species such as bluefish (snappers), striped bass and fluke. Crabbing is particularly popular in the upstream Swimming river section.The Navesink River has been home to a pod of up to 15 Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins since June of this year. They are thought to have followed a school of baitfish from the Sandy Hook Bay.

Cover/Structure:

Piers, bridges, docks, pilings, weedlines, ledges, holes.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area, Pier, Disabled access, Shore fishing access, Playground, Restrooms, Fly Fishing, Wading, Floating, Bait shop on site, Marina
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Map

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Fishing Reports

Navesink River Fishing Report 03.26.12

Looking forward to some springtime backwater Striper Fishing? Time to check your schedule and free up a day to come out and fish with Reel Therapy, Striper specialist with decades of experience and local knowledge. This years warmer weather has the bigger bunkers and herring already in our rivers and the bass are starting to show up and eat. If you've never fished the Navesink before, you are missing out on some great fishing in calmer backwaters in addition to some wonderful sc...
Captain Paul Eidman
about 3 years ago (12/15/2011)

Navesink River Fishing Report 12.15.11

most of the bass today were 6-11 pounds, but all were feisty and FAT with sandeel swollen bellies. The Depthfinder screen at times was black with marks, tons of gulls swirling overhead swooping down on swirling bass slurping sandeels. If you can break away I am available to take you fishing.Awesome light tackle angling! We will be fishing as long as the weather and fish cooperate! FAT Spring Striper caught and released by Capt.Charlie Fornabio...
about 3 years ago (10/13/2011)

Navesink River Fishing Report 10.13.11

The "Just One More" will do just about any charter requested.     Sunday we had out the Victor Kolvites crew and we landed some very large bluefish that you can see in the attachment below. But...... afterwards for the afternoon charter we had aboard Flounder Bob and his family for an afternoon of crabbing! Yep, you heard it right, crabbing. We were up in the Navasink river and we started just outside the channel due to the very low water. Nothing but one small crab b...

Fish

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Bass, Striped (Morone saxatilis)

848
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Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

355
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Flounder, Winter (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

196

Guides

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Bob's Offshore Sportfishing Services, Inc.

Experience the ultimate fishing adventure, whatever your quarry might be! Inshore or offshore, chumming, chunking, trolling or sightcasting...expect only the highest quality tackle, guidance and res...
Brielle, NJ, United States United States
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Delaware River Fly Fishing Guide Service

Professional guided fly-fishing trips on the Delaware River in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for Trout, Shad, Stripers, Smallmouth Bass and other game fish species.
Warrington, PA, United States United States
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Just One More Sportfishing

Fishing Sandy Hook, Raritan Bay, N.J. light tackle striped bass, bluefish, weakfish, fluke, flounder, blackfish. Specializing in 1-4 man charters. Simply the best service. Thank you.
Highlands, NJ, United States United States
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Mary Lou Sportfishing Charters

New Jersey offers some of the best inshore and offshore saltwater fishing anywhere in the world. Especially in the Sandy Hook Bay fishing area. Join us for fishing in New Jersey if you're looking to...
Sandy Hook, NJ, United States United States
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NetKeeper Sportfishing

Welcome aboard the charter fishing boat NetKeeper departing from Highlands / Sandy Hook, NJ. We are available for both private charters and shared open boat charters. The NetKeeper is very c...
Highlands, NJ, United States United States
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No Respect Charters

NO RESPECT Fishing out of Belmar, NJ - Shark River. 31' Bertram. Half days starting at $275.00 up to two day charters. Light tackle up to 130’s what ever fits the bill. Specializing in Shark, Tuna,...
Deal, NJ, United States United States
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PrimeTime Charters

Light tackle and Flyfishing Raritan Bay and coastal Sandy hook New Jersey. Striper, Weakfish, Bluefish and Fluke. All equipment supplied.
Leonardo, NJ, United States United States
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Reel Therapy Fly Fishing & Light Tackle Charter

Personalized fishing charters for beginners and experts alike. Fish the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers, Sandy Hook, Raritan Bay. Catch and Release Striped Bass, Bluefish, Weakfish and False Albacore...
Sandy Hook, NJ, United States United States
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Sandy Hook Fishing Adventures

Sandy Hook Fishing Adventures offers Private Charters for personal groups, or Shared Charter (Open Boat) with other anglers. We limit our groups to 4 Anglers to ensure your comfort, maximized fish...
Highlands, NJ, United States United States

Lodges

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Ashling Cottage B & B

When we saw the Ashling Cottage Bed and Breakfast in Spring Lake, we knew we had found something very special. Built in 1877 with materials from the Philadelphia Bicentennial agricultural exhibit at...
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Atlantic View Inn

Welcome to the Atlantic View Inn, a warm and comfortable Bed & Breakfast built nearly a century ago as a grand summer cottage overlooking the ocean. We have restored the Atlantic View Inn as a year-...
Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ, United States United States
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Avon Manor Inn

The Avon Manor Inn Bed and Breakfast & Cottages, is located in central NJ, two miles north of Spring Lake, one block from the finest beach and boardwalk in New Jersey. Avon Private town pool access...
Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ, United States United States
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Morning Dove Inn

A year-round solarium overlooking the lake is the perfect spot for that first cup of coffee, breakfast at a table for two or catching up on the latest book. Afternoon refreshments, including our &qu...
Belmar, NJ, United States United States
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The Evergreen Inn Bed and Breakfast

This centrally located Victorian Jersey Shore bed and breakfast has been simplifying the lives of travelers to the Spring Lake area for over 130 years! We began as The Villa Park General Store circ...
Spring Lake, NJ, United States United States
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The Inn at the Shore

The Inn at the Shore, a New Jersey bed and breakfast, is an ideal location for a family vacation or a romantic getaway in a lovely seaside city. Our beautiful Jersey Shore lodging offers 11 unique g...
Belmar, NJ, United States United States

The Nathaniel Morris Inn

Romantic, spacious 1882 Jersey-Shore Carpenter Gothic Victorian. Fully restored & redecorated and listed as one of Manasquan's Historic Centennial Homes. The Inn has wrap-around enclosed porches...
Manasquan, NJ, United States United States
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The Normandy Inn

With the rolling waves of the New Jersey Shore as our backdrop, classical music, fresh flowers, and warm hospitality await your arrival. A romantic 19th century inn, just ½ block from the ocean,...
Spring Lake, NJ, United States United States

Tournaments

There are no tournaments associated with this fishing spot.