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  • 2016-03-09 Ristori Bay Head

    The 39th World Fishing and Outdoors Expo opens Thursday at Rockland Community College in Suffern, New York and continues through Sunday. John Mazurkewicz noted some of the new tackle you can expect to see at his exhibit from Shimano, G. Loomis Rods, PowerPro Braid Jackall Lures Shimano -- Socorro SW spinning reels in size for both inshore and offshore saltwater use Torium HG star drag reels now also offered in left-hand retrieve model - 16, 20 and 30 sizes Speedcast 14000 spinning reel for the surf - with 'Spool Economizer' to reduce line capacity to 10000 size ForceMaster 6000 and 9000 electric reel for deep dropping, jigging and kite mode Curado 70 baitcasting reels for casting smallers lures, and for flipping pitching Caenan 150 baitcasting reels for all levels of tournament bass anglers G. Loomis -- IMX E6X Walleye Rods - being introduced this spring E6X Salmon Rods - being introduced this spring PowerPro -- Maxcuatro braid line-up expands with new 20-, 30- and 40-pound test. Jackall -- new lures include the Gantarel Jr. hard swimbaits, Rhythm Wave soft plastic swimbaits, and the TN 60 and 70 Disc Knocker lipless crankbaits. The sales crew from the Don Coffey rep group - including Doug Rusch and Greg Kondak - will be in booth to help, along with Chris Bielert from Shimano.
  • 2016-03-08 Ristori Bay Head

    El Nino has provided us with the nicest possible March weather, but few anglers seem to be taking advantage of it. Capt. Howard Bogan has room on Saturday's 1 a. m. limited cod trip of the Jamaica from Brielle.
  • 2016-03-07 Ristori Bay Head

    Adam La Rosa reports his Canyon Runner Fleet at Point Pleasant had another record NY Seminar,with more attendees than ever before. http www. operationrestoredwarrior. org La Rosa noted 5 was donated from every ticket sold and then we raffled off Canyon Runner tackle raising 5,150 - which I promised to match out of my own pockets if the NY guys beat the AC guys in money raised at the raffle - which they did!
  • 2016-03-06 Ristori Bay Head

    Some keeper cod and pollock plus scattered ling were caught, and there was good life on the bottom with bergalls, congers and dogfish. The Ocean Explorer plans to fish for cod every day.
  • 2016-03-04 Ristori Bay Head

    Today's snow and strong northeast wind provided a grim picture for the weekend, but the north winds are predicted to drop down during Saturday -- and calm down for Sunday, though a big swell could be a problem. As per yesterday's blog, there will be fishing flea markets on Saturday (the Salt Water Anglers of Bergen County at the American Legion in Rochelle Park) -- and Sunday with Berkeley Striper Club at Toms River North Intermediate School.
  • 2016-03-03 Ristori Bay Head

    Summer flounder regulations were already imposed on most of N. J. by the ASMFC as we are incorporated into a region with Connecticut and New York that will have the same limits as last year a five-fluke bag at a minimum of 18 inches. Bob Matthews said there were lots of anglers fishing from the pier and docks at Belmar Marina during the March 1 season opener, though he didn't get any reports from that area which produced lots of big flounder well over the 12-inch minimum and up to just over 4 pounds last fall when the two-flounder limit was easy to come by.
  • 2016-03-02 Ristori Bay Head

    The regulations for fluke and sea bass are expected to be set at this meeting. The NJ Bureau of Marine Fisheries worked hard to develop various options.
  • 2016-03-01 Ristori Bay Head

    Phil also had reports of shorts from Cliffwood and Union Beach. Wes Shourt of Manahawkin had a 14-pound cod, while Xin Chue of Hazlet bagged a 16-pound pollock and 12-pound black.