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  • 2021-06-29 Ristori Bay Head

    the surf and inshore waters turn cold from the upwelling and that s rarely good for fishing Capt. Ron Santee said fluking from his Fishermen out of Atlantic Highlands was just a pick of keepers under the circumstances, but Bob Chiavarini managed three up to the 4-pound pool winner. Shark River wasn t been good to me during my first couple of trips this season, and I still couldn t raise anything on a popper this morning before moving over toward Bill Hoblitzell who was picking a few blues on plastic.
  • 2021-06-28 Ristori Bay Head

    The Canyon Runner had the Marty Led charter into yellowfins when they started trolling at 5 30 a. m. and were limited on yellowfins and into relese mode before the tired group opted to return early. The Ocean Explorer from Belmar has been doing well with ocean fluke as shown in this weekend shot.
  • 2021-06-27 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on June 27, 2021 Mako on the fly There have been hardly any mako shark reports this year, so you can imagine the odds of trying to catch one on a fly. Bob noted that triggerfish have moved into Shark River.
  • 2021-06-26 Ristori Bay Head

    A move inshore was slowed by a lack of drift before the tide changed and then the southeast wind stopped the drft. They have a few spots left on the June 29 tuna trip.
  • 2021-06-25 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on June 25, 2021 Circle hooks do the job Some readers may have noticed in Capt. Dave De Gennaro s description of his Barnegat Inlet worm drifting technique that he specified using worm hooks with his float rigs which also catch blackfish at the rocks. Jim Lauro cast his Band of Anglers Dart Spin for three small bass and a blue Vinny D Anton and I did nothing in Shark River this morning before fishing sand fleas in the near-by rough surf asVinny caught three stripers and I broke the ice with one though all were small.
  • 2021-06-24 Ristori Bay Head

    There was also good news on the fluke front as the Big Mohawk from Belmar reported their first trip on Wednesday produced some limits with fish in the 5-7-pound class included and lots of short action. At Atlantic Highlands, the Sea Hunter had its first good fluke fishing Wednesday with five or six limits among lots of shorts The Fishermen s first fluke trip that day was successful as one angler had two keepers out of 18, and another limited.
  • 2021-06-23 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on June 23, 2021 Hi Flier school striper method revealed As noted in last night s blog, Capt. Dave De Gennaro had a lot of action on his last trip with Hi Flier from Barnegat by drifting sandworms in the inlet and off the sedge banks. The Mimi VI from Point Pleasant has open bottom fishing trips set up for 6 a. m. Thursday July 1 and Monday July 26.
  • 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.

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