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  • 2016-11-29 Ristori Bay Head

    I'm sorry for the formatting problem, but the nj. com server has had major problems that are being worked on.
  • 2016-11-28 Ristori Bay Head

    Striped bass fishing was very good to the south today, but just a poor to the north. Striped bass fishing was good to the south today, but terrible off the northern Shore.
  • 2016-11-27 Ristori Bay Head

    That blog follows Jumbo sea bass fishing on far offshore wrecks is hitting a peak. Capt. Howard Bogan reported many sea bass limits on Friday's trip of the Jamaica from Brielle along with plenty of big porgies and some blues and cod.
  • 2016-11-26 Ristori Bay Head

    The boat ended up with one keeper bass, a short, and 12 to 15 blues. Here is a pic of the lone striper The Golden Eagle from Belmar went south and made long drifts over good readings that produced few bites as they had a pick of more bass than blues.
  • 2016-11-25 Ristori Bay Head

    Lilly said the water temperature was only 48 degrees --a big change from the 53 degrees recorded Wednesday down the beach on Ty Man, after it was only 43 degrees in Sandy Hook Bay. Joe Blaze of Brielle walked into a mass of stripers on a huge school of peanut bunkers Thanksgiving afternoon at Sea Girt and caught lots of them on his fly rod while putting a friend into his first stripers with a spinning rod and a plug.
  • 2016-11-24 Ristori Bay Head

    Capt. Rob Semkewyc reported very good striper action on Wednesday as his Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands limited on slots and released others while coming up just two short of a boat limit of keepers. The Queen Mary from Point Pleasant had almost a boat limit of of slot bass on Wednesday, and mostly 24-to-32-inch stripers on Thanksgiving.
  • 2016-11-23 Ristori Bay Head

    Many released a bass of about 22 pounds while jigging during the cold and windy morning off Sandy Hook, and weighed a 25-pounder from that area in just 22 feet late in the afternoon on a Tsunami Shad. Grumpy's Tackle in Seaside Park reported the Tuesday surf bite turned on late in the morning as many bass up to 38 inches were weighed in.
  • 2016-11-22 Ristori Bay Head

    The Queen Mary from Point Pleasant made their last Striper Marathon trip which produced lots of slot bass plus almost one keeper per man along with a few blues. Grumpy's Tackle in Seaside Park weighed-in lots of stripers and blues again though the surf bite wasn't epic as was the case Monday morning.
  • 2016-11-21 Ristori Bay Head

    Following is a release from the DEP that will be of interest to surfcasters CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION MARKS COMPLETION OF FLOOD-CONTROL CULVERT FOR MONMOUTH COUNTY'S WRECK POND PARTNERSHIP'S WORK IS PROTECTING PROPERTY AND IMPROVING ECOLOGY (16 P111) TRENTON The Department of Environmental Protection today joined with federal and local officials to mark the completion of a state-of-the-art flood-control culvert that will protect communities surrounding Monmouth County's Wreck Pond as part of the Christie Administration's comprehensive efforts to make New Jersey more resilient to storms and floods. During today's dedication ceremony, DEP Deputy Commissioner David Glass was joined by U. S. Rep. Chris Smith, Spring Lake Mayor Jennifer Naughton, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Jersey Field Supervisor Eric Schrading, American Littoral Society Executive Director Tim Dillingham and other officials associated with the project.
  • 2016-11-20 Ristori Bay Head

    Vinny D'Anton of Wall got into a northern Monmouth County bluefish blitz that produced seven jumbos for him on poppers -- though there were no stripers mixed in. There were some bass with the blues in northern Ocean County, but when I finally got into some in the evening, I could only get one splash on a pencil popper while other anglers were catching by snagging and dropping bunkers.

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