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  • 2020-10-21 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on October 21, 2020 Joe Julian was a Shore legend If a book is ever written about the early days of fishing along the northern N. J. Shore, Joe Julian will surely be among the leading characters, The owner of Julian s Tackle in Atlantic Highlands passed away last week at 94. Joe, who also had a big ice business across the road, popularized his Montauk bunker spoons which feature a single large Siwash hook that was a big improvement over the huge built-in hook on standard bunker spoons which required the addition of a large treble hook to be effective but damaged a lot of stripers and blues that were to be released.
  • 2020-10-20 Ristori Bay Head

    They had a pick of big blues and sea bass on both bait and jigs today, but will be fishing for tuna tomorrow. Miss Belmar Princess reported a pick of 8-12-pound blues mostly on bait today.
  • 2020-10-19 Ristori Bay Head

    Email or Call 732-272-4445ReportsDeane s been catching a big-eye every trip for the past few weeks and the day time chunking for yellowfin and now bluefins is still on fire. Multiple big-eyes caught by Canyon Runner Members their last few trips as well.
  • 2020-10-18 Ristori Bay Head

    Capt. Rob said October stripers are unpredictable from day to day, and he will be shaping up in the morning even though he only has a few reservations so far and would appreciate calls in advance. The fare is 90 on the limited trip.
  • 2020-10-17 Ristori Bay Head

    Only a few were caught where they had been cooperating Though Grumpy s Tackle in Seaside Park saw their first fall surf striper on Wednesday, a 29-incher that hit mullet, surfcasting has generally been dismal as we are still awaiting arrival of stripers from the east. They run their first Striper Marathon on Tuesday, and have also set a tuna trip for 1 a. m. Oct. 21.
  • 2020-10-16 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on October 16, 2020 IGFA 2020 World Record Game Fishes available The 2020 edition of the International Game Fish Association s World Record Game Fishes contains every record updated through 2019 in both all-tackle and various line tests plus the many clubs now available to honor grand slams of a variety of species. Bob Matthews reports from Fisherman s Den in Belmar Marina that a shop regular chummed from a private boat in Shark River to get into winter flounder, keeping his two up to 2 1 2 pounds that hit sandworms.
  • 2020-10-15 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on October 15, 2020 Chesapeake Bay striper index down Chesapeake Bay Young-of-Year Survey Results Released October 13, 2020 Striped Bass Among Species Below Average, Others Flourish Maryland DNR scientists examine juvenile striped bass for the annual index, before carefully releasing them back to the water. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced results of the most recent juvenile striped bass survey, which tracks the reproductive success of the state fish in Chesapeake Bay.
  • 2020-10-14 Ristori Bay Head

    Except for cocktail blues in the Seaside area on bait, there have been few reports from the beach. Capt. Rob Semkewyc got underway with daily striper fishing on his Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands.
  • 2020-10-13 Ristori Bay Head

    The Golden Eagle from Belmar had to cancel their tuna trip due to the weather, but has added an 18-hour tuna sailing on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 11 p. m. Miss Belmar Princess will make their daily bluefish trip tomorrow. The Jamaica from Brielle has three spots open at the last minute for the 7 p. m. offshore tuna trip with a 335 fare.
  • 2020-10-12 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on October 12, 2020 Good conditions for Beach Brawl Nick Honachefsky got lucky with his second annual Barrier Island Beach Brawl as there was a nice weekend for surfcasting before a blowout Monday. Chuck Many did find a few large migratory stripers that hit his trolled eels a few days ago, Bob Matthews, at Fisherman s Den in Belmar Marina, is looking for an improvement in slow surfcasting after the storm, and notes that kingfish are still biting in Shark River.

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