Bob Matthews, at Fisherman's Den in Belmar Marina, reports some big stripers up to 35 pounds were trolled to the north on bunker spoons and Stretch plugs. He only missed four hits on the morning charter, but boated bass of 25, 30 and 35 pounds in two hours of afternoon trolling with Tony Maja bunker spoons in white and chartreuse in 60 feet, 5 to 7 miles north of Barnegat Inlet.
Big blues were a problem in Raritan Bay today, though Capt. Stan Zagleski said he also had a good catch of keeper bass among all the choppers caught on Elaine B from Highlands. Bob Correll of Bay Head took his wife, Mary Agnes, and son Kevin out on his Boston Whaler as they threw poppers in the river during the middle of the day to catch 10 blues.
In rushing out Friday's article I missed my error in listing June 30 as the postponement date for the Manhattan Cup which had been set for today. It will be held on Friday, May 30 at Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City.
ANNUAL GOVERNOR'S SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT SET FOR SUNDAY AT ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK FALL FISHING TRADITION MOVES TO THE SPRING FOR FIRST TIME 14 P42 TRENTON Island Beach State Park will host the 23rd annual Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament this Sunday, May 18, marking the first time in the competition's storied history that it will be held in the spring, Department of Environmental Protection DEP Commissioner Bob Martin announced.Anglers will have an opportunity to land some striped bass and bluefish and be recognized for their fishing prowess.
Following is a press release about a Father's Day weekend free fishing tournament in the Wildwoods On Father's Day Weekend, June 13 15, 2014, The Wildwoods, New Jersey will host The Wildwoods Beach N Boat Fishing Challenge the first ever mini fishing tournament of the Jersey Shore Beach N Boat Fishing Tournament.The Wildwoods Beach N Boat Fishing Challenge is a three day Tournament that welcomes participants to fish for an hour, a day or all 44 hours of the mini tournament.
There were some significant changes in fisheries on Mother's Day as surf fishing came to life and both stripers and blues began hitting in the ocean.Last year I made my first surf attempt in May, and caught a 28 inch bass on one of my first few casts.
The fog wasn't as dense this morning in Raritan Bay, and it turned out to be a beautiful day.Capt. Stan Zagleski had the opposite report from his Elaine B. out of Highlands as he did well on the morning ebb before the bite shut off later.
It s not often that recreational fishermen get any good news from the National Marine Fisheries Service NMFS , but that agency did have some as regulations for bluefin tuna were set this week.Tournament season is springing into high gear.