1000's of NJ Saltwater Fishing Reports, Dozens of Sources, Maps, Wrecks, Historical Search

Captain's Focus

  • 2021-06-09 Ristori Bay Head

    From our small team of dedicated individuals who organize and run the event, we want to thank all of the captains who donated their boats and services for the day, the anglers who fished with us in the Sportsman Division, our sponsors without whom we could not put on the tournament and our hosts at Liberty Landing Marina and the Liberty House Restaurant, we would like to say thank you and we hope to see you again next year. Manhattan Cup Sponsors Yamaha Outboards, Bimini Bay, Tsunami Awesome Tackle, Staten Island Yacht Sales, Black Rifle Coffee Company, Raymarine, Bluewave Boats, D R Boat Sales, Finchasers TV, Steiger Craft Boats, Liberty Landing Marina, Manhattan2Montauk, AFW Fishing Brands, Princeton Tec, Gray Taxidermy, Interlux, Costa del Mar, Guides Secret Lures, Colorfast, Starbrite, Mustad, St. Croix Rods, Tony Maja Products and TackleDirect.
  • 2021-06-08 Ristori Bay Head

    Digging through some old magazines in my basement, I came across a Fisherman for Sept. 12, 1985 and found that Fred was not only editor at that time, but he was also second in the New York Surf Fishing Contest at that point with a 46 1 2-pound striper!Manhattan Cup organizers Frank Crescitelli (L) and and Gary Caputi (middle) in the photo with Golofaro and Ristori (R) The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported another great morning of limit sea bass fishing before adding ling to the bags in the afternoon.
  • 2021-06-07 Ristori Bay Head

    Rather than just dumping them, I d rather see them go to readers who may enjoy them Though I won t have a garage sale until July, most everything in the basement is for sale. I haven t been able to obtain official results of Friday s Manhattan Cup so far, but will publish them whenever they become available.
  • 2021-06-06 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on June 6, 2021 More fifties one in the surf There s no question about the unusual abundance of 50-pound striped bass n NY NJ Bight waters as the spawned-out bass seem to be moving slowly up to summering grounds in New England. Chuck Many has been doing a job on them with live eels, but a lowly salted clam from Grumpy s Tackle in Seaside Park produced the first I ve heard of in the surf.
  • 2021-06-05 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on June 5, 2021 Two 50 s released in Manhattan Cup Though not everyone did well, there were some outstanding catches made in today s Manhattan Cup out of Jersey City. and will be leaving early at 7 a. m. on Saturday.
  • 2021-06-03 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on June 3, 2021 Some good fluke news Unusually cold spring water temperatures have been good for striped bass fishing, and certainly haven t hurt the sea bass bite, but there were no good fluke reports coming in until the Elaine B. II from Highlands got into lots of shorts and many limits Wednesday. The Star Fish with Captain Carl Sheppard and mates Jon and Max had a local family out for a day of active bottom fishing.
  • 2021-06-02 Ristori Bay Head

    See photo below, Capt. Ron Santee Jr. continues to enjoy good sea bass fishing on his Fishermen along with some ling up to 4 pounds along plus a few winter flounder. The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported continued hot sea bass action today plus ling and a few whiting but there was no mention of the tuna they saw the day before.
  • 2021-06-01 Ristori Bay Head

    Many has been catching big stripers with his technique of trolling live eels on planer boards, and we had a perfect day to run down the beach and deploy a multitude of rods set at various depths in the still cool ocean waters that are holding spawned-out bass moving up the coast to New England. When Lou first saw the fish come up he thought it was a shark, but was actually an even bigger bass which recorded 51 pounds on Chuck s Boga Grip.
  • 2021-05-31 Ristori Bay Head

    Bottom fishing in particular is often poor after a storm, but the Golden Eagle from Belmar found the largest inshore sea bass of the season which ranged up to Leon Murray s 5-pounder. Capt. Rob Semkewyc caught some fluke with his Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands, but said it still wasn t good.
  • 2021-05-30 Ristori Bay Head

    The Manhattan Cup brings combat veterans to fish the tournament in a special Warrior Division aboard boats donated by area charter captains, light-tackle guides and anglers. The Manhattan Cup brings combat veterans to fish the tournament in a special Warrior Division aboard boats donated by area charter captains, light-tackle guides and anglers.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Web Analytics