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  • 2017-09-13 Ristori Bay Head

    The species that create great inshore angler interest at this time are either out of season (fluke sea bass) or greatly restricted (one blackfish a day), but bottom fishing action for porgies, triggerfish and that one tog has been great -- while chumming for bonito and chub mackerel provides fine surface action most days. John Haugen Memorial 20 Entry fee (per angler)1st Place - 5002nd Place - 3003rd Place - 200(Based on 50 Entries) 10 Weakfish Calcutta - 10 Bluefish Calcutta - 10 Fluke CalcuttaAll Species are Catch and Release with length and pictureSaturday - Sunday, September 16, 2017 thru September 17, 2017Tournament ends with a BBQ at Captains Marina at 3 00 on Sunday, Sept 17Captain's Meeting Friday, September 15, 2017 at 6 00 pm at Great Kills Bait Tackle4044 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10308We will be hosting a 50 50 raffleProceeds of the raffle will go to benefit the Scholarship fundFor Information Call Walter Fisher (917) 375-7607 or Chris Beinert - (973) 634-7764
  • 2017-09-12 Ristori Bay Head

    Vinny D'Anton of Wall had a great Monday casting into Shark River as stripers started rolling on the change of tide and he was able to release a 26-incher on a popper before catching 13 more small bass on the Storm Searchbait jig. Chuck Many of Annandale took his son Tyler with his girl friend Keri Boyle plus her family out on a sightseeing and fishing trip Sunday to the Hudson River aboard Ty Man from Gateway Marina in Highlands as Kaye, Chris and Karen Boyle helped release two stripers up to 33 inches, and a 27-inch weakfish, small sea bass and porgies, and a legal fluke.
  • 2017-09-11 Ristori Bay Head

    The one tog allowed during the summer was intended to accommodate skin divers, but it also provides anglers with one large fish while filling a cooler with porgies. Capt. Ron Santee has been enjoying non-stop porgy action on his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands, along with the one blackfish for anglers who fish for them.
  • 2017-09-10 Ristori Bay Head

    The north wind got gusty, and with large waves in the ocean it appears that most boaters stayed home. Grumpy's Tackle in Seaside Park noted that large blues continue to keep anglers busy in the bay, where they hit best on bunker.
  • 2017-09-09 Ristori Bay Head

    They moved offshore to catch dolphin before anchoring at night for tuna that didn't show -- though there were two stripped reels at 5 a. m. Finishing up with dolphin produced lots of action with fish up to 15 pounds. There wasn't much doing in Point Pleasant Canal for casters this morning, but I saw one blue of about 8 pounds caught, while I lost a similar blue on a 6-inch Tsunami Shad.
  • 2017-09-08 Ristori Bay Head

    August gave us great fishing inshore with lots of fish coming over the rail and keeper fluke along with black sea bass, bluefish, squid and mackerel on every trip. For the next few weeks Captain John says he will be fishing for porgies, bluefish, and bonito inshore while looking for sharks, tuna and mahi offshore.
  • 2017-09-07 Ristori Bay Head

    When I was just getting into party boat fishing as a kid on Long Island, I heard of an exotic species called the false albacore which a few pros would try to catch by trolling Japanese feather jigs from the 10-knot party boats of the day on the way to bottom fishing grounds at this time of year. 

  • 2017-09-06 Ristori Bay Head

    The Mimi VI from Point Pleasant will be sailing open at 7 a,m, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for bottom fishing. John Mazzeo of South Plainfield started Tuesday at Sandy Hook, and then went to Sea Bright where there were lots of large snappers, though one angler caught a 25-inch fluke that hit a Hex metal when it bounced bottom.
  • 2017-09-05 Ristori Bay Head

    Capt. Chris Di Stefano of Wall took his 98-year-old Uncle Joe and a nephew small boat fluke fishing in Shark River for lots of action with shorts on peanut bunkers but only two keepers. Vinny D'Anton of Wall cast in Shark River this morning with no action, but then worked the surf at Avon where there were no big fish but all the snappers he wanted to hook on small metal lures in schools of rainfish.
  • 2017-09-04 Ristori Bay Head

    The Ocean Explorer from that port reported good fluking with a 7-pound pool winner. The Big Mohawk had many limits and a pool fluke over 8 pounds.

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