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  • 2021-08-22 Ristori Bay Head

    and fishing should return to high gear for all though some never stopped. Medium to large bluefins have been trolled wuth live bunkers and bluefish close to shore off the Rockaways.
  • 2021-08-21 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on August 21, 2021 W fifth behnd Billfish, Wolverine s ptevious record 958-pounder, Goin In deeper s 681ild end to MidAtlantic except in white marlin As noted in my early blog, the leader least likely to be beaten was the first to as as Billfisher was the first toweigh in with not only a tournament record 1135-pound blue marli but also a Maryland state record. The Zipper later weighed a 472-pound blue, but only finished fifth behind Billfish, Wolverine s previous tournament record 958, Goin In Deeper s early leader at 681 pounds and a 487-pounder by Reel Tight.
  • 2021-08-20 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on August 20, 2021 Little change before last day of MidAtlantic Jeff Merrill reports as follows 50-Pound Wahoo is Only Change as 30th MidAtlantic Tournament Fleet Takes a Breather on Day Four With all but 20 boats tied to the dock on Day Four of the 30th Annual MidAtlantic tournament there was little change in the leaderboard today. Larry Hesse s Goin in Deep based in Manasquan, New Jersey remains in second place with his 681-pounder while Steve Pilipauskis Reel Tight hailing from Riva, Maryland sits in third place with his 487-pound blue marlin.
  • 2021-08-19 Ristori Bay Head

    The pair of big eyes weighed 235 and 227 pounds and moved Pipedreamer into the lead and second place in the tuna category. Andrew Dotterweich s Fish On from Jupiter, Florida sits in third place with his white marlin of 75 pounds.
  • 2021-08-18 Ristori Bay Head

    The evening s weigh-in session saw changes to several categories but the big news of the day came in the white marlin category where we have a new leader after Captain Donnie White pulled Anthony Martina s Sea Wolf based out of Middletown, Delaware to the scale and weighed an 82-pounder for angler Pete Roskovich. Some of the other boats in the field with notable billfish releases on Day Two include William Keller s Blood Money with five white marlin and one blue marlin.
  • 2021-08-17 Ristori Bay Head

    The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported bluefish jigging was decent today before they added sea bass plus some fluke and chub mackerel. Chuck Many got back to striped bass fishing and put his crew on them, including a ouple over 25 pounds, before heading east for a boat limit of fluke up to a 7.
  • 2021-08-16 Ristori Bay Head

    Jim Hutchinson Sr. reports as follows for the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association The New Jersey summer flounder action does not get much better than it is right now. The boats of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are right in the middle of the action.
  • 2021-08-14 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on August 14, 2021 MidAtlantic starts tomorrow The MidAtlantic begins its 30th year with captains meetings Sunday at Canyon Club Resort Marina in Cape May and Sunset Marina in Ocean City, Maryland. Paul Haertel of the JCAA passed along the results of last week s Heavy Hitters Fluke Tournament as follows 2021 JCAA HEAVY HITTERS FLUKE TOURNAMENT FINAL STANDINGS The final results are in and the big winners in the tournament were Walter Fisher s team who won the tournament with a three fish total of 22.
  • 2021-08-13 Ristori Bay Head

    The Jamaica from Brielle had good bluefish and sea bass fishing today, and is also fishing at 7 30 p. m. tonight and tomorrow for blues. Kurt is guiding in the Finger Lakes area for trout, Atlantic salmon and bass and can be contacted at 908 442-3656.
  • 2021-08-12 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on August 12, 2021 Jamaica has a good tilefish trip CThis week s Southern Canyons Tilefish trip of the Jamaica from Brielle was successful after a slow start. The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported another fine morning of jigging blefish before switching to sea bass for the two per day presently allowed.

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