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  • 2019-07-23 Ristori Bay Head

    JCAA Fluke in August The 25th Anniversary Point Pleasant Elks Fluke Tournament has no where to go but up after last year s weather disaster that resulted in a cancellation. Paul Haertel reports that the JCAA will add another fluke tournament next month as follows The Jersey Coast Anglers Association is pleased to announce that we will be running a second fluke tournament this summer on August 16th, 17th and 18th.
  • 2019-07-22 Ristori Bay Head

    Walter Fisher of the sponsoring Staten Island Tuna Club said he and his wife stuck it out all day and caught about 40 fluke including keepers up to 5 1 2 pounds which turned out to be a little too big for the Joey s Custom Fluke Rod awarded to a 5-pounder. Bob Matthews reports from Fisherman s Den in Belmar Marina that some 5-pound fluke have been caught in Shark River, while bigger fluke are coming from the ocean including one over 11 pounds on the Big Mohawk.
  • 2019-07-20 Ristori Bay Head

    Dave Merrill sent the following press release Canyon Club Resort Marina Hosts Yacht Club of Stone Harbor 53rd Annual Marlin Tournament The timing couldn t be any better!Fishing hours are 8 a. m. to 3 30 p. m. and daily catch reports with released billfish information as well as any tuna or dolphin to be weighed must be at Canyon Club Resort Marina by 9 p. m. on each fishing day.
  • 2019-07-19 Ristori Bay Head

    The Raritan Bay Anglers Club finally got some results from last Saturday s 29th annual Charity Fluke Tournament up on their Facebook page. A 5-pound fluke will win a fluke rod made by Joey La Monica of Joey s Custom Rods in the Grandpa Savino contest.
  • 2019-07-18 Ristori Bay Head

    Bob Matthews reports from Fisherman s Den in Belmar Marina that there are lots of mostly small fluke in the river while boats fishing the ocean are catching more keepers when conditions are good. Bob Correll reported the Bay Head surf was colder after the south wind, and he only saw one small blue caught after he caught four blues casting metal the previous morning, including a 3-pounder and also added a spike weakfish.
  • 2019-07-17 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on July 17, 2019 Canyon Runner had great bluefin trips for military The Canyon Runner fleet from Point Pleasant had fast and furious bluefin tuna trolling recently, with the best on free trips for the military and first responders. Manny Molina of Reading, Pa. caught over two dozen bonito and several blues.
  • 2019-07-16 Ristori Bay Head

    Though I still haven t been able to find any official results of Saturday s Raritan Bay Anglers Club Fluke Tournament on their website or facebook, I was able to get a couple of photos and names from Capt. Pete Santero. Ironically, that giant doormat would have just been a teaser in the Grandpa Savino Memorial Tournament coning up on Saturday as the 25,000 prize is for the largest fluke over 13 pounds.
  • 2019-07-15 Ristori Bay Head

    Do you have any idea what kind of whale this might have been And what was so surprising was where this took place and at 9 30 on a Saturday morning with boat traffic and fishing lines all over the area. Do you have any idea what kind of whale this might have been And what was so surprising was where this took place and at 9 30 on a Saturday morning with boat traffic and fishing lines all over the area.
  • 2019-07-13 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on July 13, 2019 Party boats set bluefin tuna trips The bluefin tuna bite on the mid-range grounds off New Jersey s northern Shore has been productive for private and charter boats, but party boats are also getting into the act since NMFS has made it possible for them to keep a few tuna. The Queen Mary from Point Pleasant had a trip last week during which they were hooking tuna up to 100 pounds on jigs by 8 30 a. m.
  • 2019-07-12 Ristori Bay Head

    As noted in last night s blog and illustrated with a photo, Capt. Jim Freda of Shore Catch out of Manasquan Inlet had great bluefin tuna fishing on the mid-range grounds Wednesday when the fish were marking from 30 to 50 feet down and being caught both jigging with St. Croix Mojo spinning rods and trolling with ChatterLure spreader bars as everyone in the Mike Kelly party caught their first tuna among 23 hooked. Jim Hutchinson Sr. reports for the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association that Capt. Bob Gerkens fished the Mid-Atlantic Blue Marlin Cup on July 4 with his Hot Tuna and Mike Yocco with his MJ s crew in one of the Northern canyons.

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