Posted on May 11, 2020 Bigger bass in Raritan Bay Dave Lilly celebrated his 65th birthday this morning by fishing out of Highlands and finding stripers of 25 to 35 pounds in the mouth of Raritan Bay. He quickly got worn out reeling in the bigger fish on wire line with Tony Maja bunker spoons.
Posted on May 10, 2020May 10, 2020 R. I. P. Dave Arbeitman Tom Fote had bad news for me this morning, as he d received word that Dave Arbeitman of the Reel Seat in Brielle has passed away. He particularly enjoyed tilefishing with his own customized tackle in the great canyon depths, and the variety fishing at Key West during his winter vacations.
Posted on May 8, 2020May 8, 2020 Winds increasing Small craft warnings go up at 6 p. m., before a switch to northwest winds gusting to 35 knots tomorrow and a gale watch. John Bushell Jr. had sad news at Betty Nick s as his uncle George has passed away.
Posted on May 7, 2020May 7, 2020 NJ Striped Bass Bonus Program opens May 15 As originally planned, the New Jersey Striped Bass Bonus Program will start on May 15 and run through the end of the year if the allocation isn t taken. Anglers can now apply to the N. J.
Posted on May 6, 2020 Lilly calls Raritan Bay a sure thing if you move around Dave Lilly says he hasn t had a bad day out of Keyport with stripers in Raritan Bay since the big fish arrived early on March 10. Thursday looks good with northwest winds at 10-15 knots that shift to southwest in the afternoon.
Posted on May 5, 2020May 5, 2020 Sandy Hook reopens The national park at Sandy Hook will be reopening Saturday with operating hours of 5 a. m. to 7 p. m. There will be no rest rooms open or lifeguards on duty, and swimming isn t allowed but fishing is. Hutch suggests trying several chowder clams on a hook.
Posted on May 3, 2020May 3, 2020 Blues in Barnegat Inlet It s that time of year when bluefish normally flood into rivers and bays along the New Jersey coast and Long Island s south shore, but there are lots of questions this spring after bluefish stocks have been declining for a few years. That was the case last May, after the previous year was a bust with just scattered small blues and very few jumbos.
Please go down through the boxes I couldn t eliminate to read their press release. Posted on May 2, 2020May 2, 2020 JCAA pleads for changes in regs for-hire fleet The Jersey Coast Anglers Association is seeking help in changing regulations that will prevent anglers from filling quotas while also getting the for-hire fleet back into action before those boats still left join the many which have been going out of business the last few years.
Posted on May 1, 2020 Better weather for weekend As this is being written, its pouring outside my window as the cold, windy spring continues, but at least that s better than the hail we had earlier today in Wall. They only released eight or nine stripers, but all were large bass up to about 40 inches.