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Beadon Creek

Cumberland County, New Jersey.

Beadon Creek midpoint in Newport, New Jersey.

Beadon Creek ends in Newport, New Jersey.

9.44 miles long (15.20 kilometers)

About The Beadon Creek

About Beadon Creek, NJ

Bredon creek is also called Beadon Creek. It is a narrow stream located in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. The land area around Beadon creek is mostly made up of swap lands and marshes that feed surface water runoffs to the creek and empties into the Delaware Bay. 

The nearest community in Beadon Creek, named Fortescue, was once a self-proclaimed "weakfish capital of the world" because of the enormous numbers of weakfish caught every summer. However, overfishing and mismanagement have led the population to decline severely, which affected the fishing community in the area. 

Moreover, Fortescue was hit by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The creek and the community suffered heavy losses. Hurricane Sandy's wind blew mountains of water from the Delaware Bay up the streams, and tributaries, it flooded swamplands and marshlands, it caused heavy siltation to the Bredon creek and other bodies of water that clogged rivers, creeks, and streams.

Today, the stream is within the control of the Fortescue Fish and Wildlife Management area, a division of New Jersey’s Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife. It created federal regulations to limit the catch of weakfish in hopes of replenishing its numbers in Beadon Creek. 

Beadon Creek Fishing Description

All About Fishing in Beadon Creek, NJ

Beadon Creek is fed by numerous tributaries from the swamplands and marshland creating a diverse ecosystem for wildlife and fisheries to flourish. It hosts numerous insects, amphibians, crustaceans, and smaller fish species that feed the popular fish species often caught in the creek. 

The most famous fish species caught here are weakfish, striped bass, white perch, and black drum. Meanwhile, in areas near where the stream meets the Delaware bay the most abundant species are American shad, flounder, blacktip shark, and sand tiger shark. Crabs and oysters are also in great numbers throughout Beadon creek.

Migratory bird watching and fishing are popular recreational activities in Beadon creek. Fishing techniques such as baitcasting, and light tackle are popular in areas near the banks of the creek. Fly fishing is more preferred in deeper and larger parts of the stream.

Creek boats, kayaks, and other smaller boats are often used to navigate thru Beadons creek's smaller tributaries. Aside from fishing, deer hunting and trapping animals for their fur are other ways to make a living in Beadon creek. 

Beadon Creek Seasonal & Other Description

Fishing Seasonality

There is an abundance of fish species to be caught in Beadon creek, especially in spring and early summer months, when American shad from the ocean returns to the rivers. 

Peak seasons depend primarily on the type of fish; black drum fish is open all year round, while white perch is at its peak from April through June, and striped bass is from March 1 through December 31.

It is recommended to fish early in the morning during spring and early summer months and during the peak season of individual fish species. During off-seasons and winter months where the fish are sluggish, it is advised to use a slow trolling bait and to fish for crabs and oysters as an alternative.

Temperature and Optimal Seasons

Fishing Seasonality

There is an abundance of fish species to be caught in Beadon creek, especially in spring and early summer months, when American shad from the ocean returns to the rivers. 

Peak seasons depend primarily on the type of fish; black drum fish is open all year round, while white perch is at its peak from April through June, and striped bass is from March 1 through December 31.

It is recommended to fish early in the morning during spring and early summer months and during the peak season of individual fish species. During off-seasons and winter months where the fish are sluggish, it is advised to use a slow trolling bait and to fish for crabs and oysters as an alternative.

Beadon Creek Fish Species

All About Fishing in Beadon Creek, NJ

Beadon Creek is fed by numerous tributaries from the swamplands and marshland creating a diverse ecosystem for wildlife and fisheries to flourish. It hosts numerous insects, amphibians, crustaceans, and smaller fish species that feed the popular fish species often caught in the creek. 

The most famous fish species caught here are weakfish, striped bass, white perch, and black drum. Meanwhile, in areas near where the stream meets the Delaware bay the most abundant species are American shad, flounder, blacktip shark, and sand tiger shark. Crabs and oysters are also in great numbers throughout Beadon creek.

Migratory bird watching and fishing are popular recreational activities in Beadon creek. Fishing techniques such as baitcasting, and light tackle are popular in areas near the banks of the creek. Fly fishing is more preferred in deeper and larger parts of the stream.

Creek boats, kayaks, and other smaller boats are often used to navigate thru Beadons creek's smaller tributaries. Aside from fishing, deer hunting and trapping animals for their fur are other ways to make a living in Beadon creek. 

White Weakfish

Habitat: Offshore, Nearshore, Coral Reefs, Estuaries, Bays, Kelp Forests

Weight: 7 - 88 Pounds

Length: 28" - 65"

Blacktip Shark

Habitat: Onshore, Nearshore, Continental Shelves, Insular Shelves

Weight: 100 - 150 Pounds

Length: 60" - 108"

Sand Tiger Shark

Habitat: Onshore, Nearshore, Coral Reefs, Estuaries

Weight: 191 - 350 Pounds

Length: 78" - 126"

White Perch

Habitat: inshore

Weight: 0 - 3 Pounds

Length: 7" - 19"