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  • 2021-09-11 Ristori Bay Head

    There are loads of rods up to giant tuna. Accessories include a home fish cleaning station, a set of tuna cleaning knives, boots, and a boat compass.
  • 2021-09-09 Ristori Bay Head

    2-lb fluke Veteran angler Dennis Muhlenforth took over the monthly pool lead on the Big Mohawk from Belmar this week when he boated an 11. Among the unusual items at my Saturday garage sale are two salesman s carrying case displays one of Sekora lures, and the other of Garcia lines including a fly line.
  • 2021-09-08 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on September 8, 2021 Sporty sea leads to some Thursday cancellations Capt. Ron Santee said the ocean got nasty this afternoon, when the current changed, and he decided to cancel tomorrow s trip with the Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands. everyone limited on 3-8-pound blues plus a few larger choppers but tomorrow morning s trip is cancelled.
  • 2021-09-07 Ristori Bay Head

    Vinny D Anton couldn t raise anything to his Chug Bug in the Monmouth County surf this morning but, but when he switched to Gulp there was steady action with fluke though none made 18 inches. The Ocean Explorer from Belmar had a great trip of big fluke yesterday as they reported Some over 10 pounds That included one which weighed 14 pounds on the boat scale but wasn t in the seasonal pool, The forecast is for south winds at 10-15 knots before going to 15-20 southwest in the afternoon when thunderstorms are possible.
  • 2021-09-06 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on September 6, 2021 Final fishing tackle garage sale Saturday After digging through my basement and garage in preperation for putting my home in Manasquan Park, N. J. on the market. Capt. Chris De Stefano was one of the anglers aboard Frank Criscola s Crisdel on Saturday, and he said there was no repeat of the great bigeye tuna bite earlier in the week at the 100 Square of Hudson Canyon that had produced 17 bigeyes in one day of the contest.
  • 2021-09-05 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on September 5, 2021 Tough bluefishng this morning It appears that the off-color waters may ave turned the bluefish bite off, though chub mackerel continued to hit. Miss Belmar Princess reported some 2-pound blues at anchor this morning, but their anglers added lots of chubs.
  • 2021-09-04 Ristori Bay Head

    It had been a different story on Friday for the Jamaica from Briellle as bluefishing was good both during the day and on the night trip. At Atlantic Highlands, the Sea Hunter reported a decent pick of keeper fluke when the current finally got going in the afternoon though lots of sea bass had to be released.
  • 2021-09-03 Ristori Bay Head

    The great bigeye tuna bite Tuesday and Wednesday at the 100 Square of Hudson Canyon produced lots of changes in the tuna category as Hubris started ou with a 213-pounder, but that fish was in seventh place by this morning as RightBite leads at 257 pounds, followed by Millimg Around wit a 251, Canyon Runner at 240, Endorfin with a 220, Riptide at 218, and Ledge with a 214-pounder. There were no fluke reports today, but the Golden Eagle from Belmar reported good early action with blues of 3 to 8 pounds on jigs before it turned to a pick during a gorgeous day at sea.
  • 2021-09-02 Ristori Bay Head

    Entrants in the Offshore Open can run two day trips or one overnighter, until the contest concludes after Saturday s fishing. Boats stayed in today, but tomorrow looks good with sunshine and light northwest winds.
  • 2021-09-01 Ristori Bay Head

    Capt. Jim Freda had a farther and sons trip yesterday on his Shore Catch as they struggled to find yellowfin tuna before jigging produced three tuna out of four hooked The Golden Eagle from Belmar got in a day of bluefishing before the bad weather, and it was excellent. Bob Matthews, at Fisherman s Den in Belmar Marina, says the party boats there have been doing very well with fluke and its been more like the old days with 6-and-7-pounders being common.

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