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  • 2021-05-04 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on May 4, 2021 Blues fussy, but Raritan Bay school stripers hit bait There was both good and bad news from party boats today as ocean blues were spotted but didn t want to bite, while the Raritan Bay stripers that haven t been cooperating for party boats finally showed some interest in bait. Capt. Ron Santee of the Fishermen said there were both shorts and keepers on bait after shads didn t attract any interest.
  • 2021-05-03 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on May 3, 2021 Party boat bluefishing underway Some Jersey Shore party boats haven t even started sailing yet, and the ocean striper run is way overdue but bluefishing is off to a good start. Anthony Rocco posted this photo on Facebook of both shore anglers and boaters enjoying the bluefish run in Manasquan Inlet There were no party boat striper reports from Raritan Bay which is a bad sign.
  • 2021-05-02 Ristori Bay Head

    A move to try bait fishing produced some shorts before it also went dead in the boat traffic. Semkewyc is looking forward to the morning for a fresh start without so much boat traffic.
  • 2021-05-01 Ristori Bay Head

    Vetere can be contacted at 917 693-8908 Party boats have been having a hard time getting hits from the many stripers they ve been marking, but there were good reports of feeding schooliies in the bay before the winds got too strong. The west winds have been fine for surfcasters who have been picking away at mostly short stripers on clams while hoping to get into blasts of newly-arrived jumbo blues on poppers or any other lures cast to them.
  • 2021-04-30 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on April 30, 2021 Good news for tuna anglers NOAA Fisheries is adjusting Atlantic bluefin tuna daily retention limits for recreationalfishermen. What is changing Limit per Vessel per Day Trip Adjusted Retention Limit per Vessel per Day TripPrivate vessels with a HighlyMigratory Species (HMSAngling category permit 2 school bluefin tuna (27 to
  • 2021-04-29 Ristori Bay Head

    The shame of it was that so few anglers showed up at Atlantic Highlands this morning that boats couldn t get out when the charter boat Little Hawk from that port reported bass on top and hitting lures at 7 40 a. m. in Raritan Bay. His son, Capt. Nick, was casting topwater lures in Barnegat Bay this morning along with a friend and catching school stripers that were mostly from 18 to 24 inches, but included some from 24 to 28 inches.
  • 2021-04-28 Ristori Bay Head

    Andreas Toy from Keyport got into a limit of Raritan Bay stripers this morning with bass up to 35 inches before looking for surface action with those fish, but only finding gator blues!Capt. Rob Semkewyc reported another frustrating trip yesterday with his Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands as the marks didn t result into any bass larger than 27 inches.
  • 2021-04-27 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on April 27, 2021 HRFA striper contest leaders Following are the leaders in the HRFA Fred Rung Memorial Fishing Tournament Current WEEK 2 LEADER BOARD(Week 2 ends 7 00 AM Saturday May 2nd)Largest Jerry Crean (39. Jim Hutchinson Sr. reports for the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Assn. as follows The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are noticing a slow increase in water temperatures which has them looking eagerly ahead to an increase in fishing action.
  • 2021-04-26 Ristori Bay Head

    The Big Mohawk from Belmar reported a picky bottom bite on Sunday though there were some blackfish limits and many shorts. Striped bass fishing in Raritan Bay has been tough for some, but Chuck Many s crews on Ty Man have been releasing big bass regularly.
  • 2021-04-25 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on April 25, 2021 Better weather coming for end of NJ tog season Wind and rain resulted in no reports, but things are looking up during the week as the New Jersey tautog season ends as the month runs out. The charter boats that are trolling are catching some fish but most days are not even that good.

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