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  • 2021-06-22 Ristori Bay Head

    The Big Mohawk from Belmar starts fluking at 6 a. m. Vinny D Anton got a thrill yesterday morning in the Monmouth County surf when he hooked a fish he couldn t stop while fishing for stripers with sand fleas. One of them hit as I was reeling in something that I d never experienced before when fishing sand fleas.
  • 2021-06-21 Ristori Bay Head

    Over the years, anglers have gotten used to seeing threshers as close to the mouths of inlets and they are often caught in smaller sizes by striper anglers fishing live bunkers. One surfcaster caught three Jim Hutchinson Sr. reports as follows The fishing action for the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association has picked up a beat lately with the arrival of some nice bluefin tuna.
  • 2021-06-20 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on June 20, 2021 Lilly starts with a fluke victory As previously noted, fluke pro Dave Lilly of Hazlet had a serious illness during the winter and probably shouldn t have been fishing in the first fluke tournament 0f the season but he was proud to announce that even half dead he won everything he was eligible for. Bob Matthews at Fisherman s Den in Belmar Marina says the sea bass boats will be switching to fluke after Tuesday.
  • 2021-06-19 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on June 19, 2021 Another striper Sat tag placed Chuck Many has been fighting through bluefish chopping his eels this week, but a striped bass that did reach the bait first was a notable one. The Crisdel from Brielle Yacht Club just got back from Florida this week, and made a striper trip.
  • 2021-06-18 Ristori Bay Head

    Seas are 3 to 5 feet, and there s a chance of showers in the morning and thunder storms later in the day. The Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands continues to enjoy plenty of fluke action even though keepers aren t plentiful, Anglers are advised to be at the dock by 7 30 over the weekend.
  • 2021-06-17 Ristori Bay Head

    Today was very good, and there were more 5-7-pounders among them After everyone is limited, Capt. Dave Riback switches to sea bass which have also been abundant. Yesterday morning an angler who had been fishing clam regularly without success was rewarded with a 30-inch striper.
  • 2021-06-16 Ristori Bay Head

    The Amendment updates the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) goals and objectives, initiates a rebuilding plan, establishes new allocations between the commercial and recreational sectors, implements new commercial allocations to the states, revises the process for quota transfers between sectors, and revises how the management plan accounts for management uncertainty. The Council and Board also committed to reviewing the approved state allocations within 5 years The Amendment also updates the sector transfer process to allow for quota transfers in either direction between the commercial and recreational sectors.
  • 2021-06-15 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on June 15, 2021 Blues interfering with striper bite in some areas Bluefish seem to be showing up in the warmer waters of Ocean County as Betty Nick s Fishing Club members were posting shots of small to medium choppers that were hitting just about everything. Tommy Cox had been casting a small plug that produced three small bass, and we knew Jim Louro had caught a 27-incher on a Band of Anglers Dart Spin We landed three stripers during a brief try with sand fleas and I enjoyed a good battle before releasing a 30-incher.
  • 2021-06-14 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on June 14, 2021 Surf warms some stripers bite The spring surf striper bite on mole crabs (sand fleas) has been slow to start, but Vinny D Anton caught three schoolies yesterday morning to get things started in a very comfortable surf. I joined him this morning and watched Tommy Cox release his first surf striper of the season while Vinny also hooked a short.
  • 2021-06-13 Ristori Bay Head

    Calming west winds will be following during the week, The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported seas were comfortable today as they had a good mix of short and legal sea bass which included many limits. The Elaine B. II from Highlands reported several fluke limits boated during Saturday s trip from Bahrs Landing.

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