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  • 2017-06-15 Ristori Bay Head

    The Ocean Explorer from Belmar reported another day of great sea bass fishing with lots of limits. I've had problems getting final results from last weekend's South Jersey Marina Shark Tournament in Cape May, and the Warriors Shark Tournament from Manasquan Inlet, but will post that information on my daily blog noted above.
  • 2017-06-14 Ristori Bay Head

    Adam La Rosa's Canyon Runner report sums up what's been going on in the canyons as follows EPIC Tuna Fishing - Best Week Ever 14 Big-Eyes - 1 Giant - 183 Bluefins Total Makos and Blue Sharks Too!We also saw many of our Canyon Runner Fishing Report Members cash in on their first big-eyes ever - bluefins over 70 and much more - Way to Go CR TEAM!Here's a quick run down of each trip - we started in the south west corner of the Hudson at the beginning of the week and quickly moved down into the Toms area.
  • 2017-06-13 Ristori Bay Head

    Bill Klimas of Scotch Plains sent the following note about his sea bass fishing Doug Rush (Shimano Rep), fishing on his Fin Fun from Brielle had a fabulous day on Sunday with his family. Valerie thought she had a real record fish only to find she had two sea bass on one Lucanus Jig, one on each assist hook.
  • 2017-06-12 Ristori Bay Head

    Castaways Tackle in Point Pleasant weighed a 10 1 8-pound striper from the canal on a eel for Bob Matthews, and an 8 1 2-pound fluke from the river by Joe Sanderver from Jackson. Beach Vehicle Closure at Island Beach SP Begins June 23 Beginning Friday, June 23, a section of Island Beach State Park ocean beach will be temporarily closed to Mobile Sport Fishing Vehicle (MSFV) traffic.
  • 2017-06-11 Ristori Bay Head

    Capt. Tom Savastano returned from Saturday's tuna trolling in the vicinity of Hudson Canyon with reports of bluefins up to 100 pounds plus a bigeye that size on Double Down out of Manasquan Inlet even though it was rough both ways. We've also gotten good reports from the Old Grounds this weekend on fluke and a few nice sea bass.

  • 2017-06-10 Ristori Bay Head

    The 49-inch fish was something he'd never seen before, so he put it in the live well of his Release Me and ran back to Raritan Marina in Hazlet where the black drum was weighed at 52 pounds before Roy revived it for the release at Great Gun Lighthouse. There weren't many entries during the first two days of the South Jersey Marina Shark Tournament in Cape May. Nicara weighed a 310-pound mako to take the lead Thursday, and Shady Lady had a 202-pound blue shark Friday.

  • 2017-06-09 Ristori Bay Head

    The Ocean Explorer from Belmar has the same report as every day this week -- limits of sea bass for most customers, with diamond jigs producing the largest fish. Capt. Joe Bogan has been catching a mix of sea bass and fluke on his morning trips with Jamaica II from Brielle, while the afternoon trips concentrate on sea bass with lots of limits taken during the half-day.

  • 2017-06-08 Ristori Bay Head

    Capt. Allen Lee had run the boat down there for this week's South Jersey Shark Tournament plus the upcoming tuna fishing, and was just fun fishing at 2 30 a. m. Sunday when the mako took two baits. Don Marantz invited me to join his Monday party on BarbGail IV from Point Pleasant along with former JCAA presidents Tom Fote and Mark Taylor plus Bruce Vitale and Dr. Eleanor Bochenek as Capt. Chris put us into a boat limit of sea bass on a wreck before making a run to Shark River Reef for another boat limit of big winter flounder that had to outfight protected ocean pout for Gulp 4-inch Swimming Mullet.

  • 2017-06-07 Ristori Bay Head

    Capt. Rob Semkewyc got an assist from Capt. Pete Wagner on Hyper Striper from Twin Lights in Highlands wih a castnet full of bunkers during his Tuesday Magic Hours trip with the Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands and boated several stripers from 30 to 46. Capt. Kenny Namowitz has openings on his Mimi IV from Point Pleasant on Thursday for bottom fishing that's been producing limits of sea bass and winter flounder.

  • 2017-06-06 Ristori Bay Head

    Adam La Rosa's report from the Canyon Runner fleet in Point Pleasant follows 9 hrs ago Canyon As Good as It Gets - 300 Tuna 1 Week - TEAM Canyon Runner At Work - Both Our Members and Our Crew - LAST MINUTE TRIP THIS FRIDAY-SATURDAY CANYON RUNNER TEAM - 300 TUNA IN ONE WEEK!Canyon Runner 6 Spreader Bars Getting It Done As earlier reported - the week started out with Capt. Phil Dulanie and Capt. Ryan Britt putting the Tom Ciriacks charter into 22 bluefins (of course only keeping the legal limit) and Capt. Deane Lambros on the 48 had a rare one day troll and only needed about 6 hours total to put together a double limit catch.

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