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  • 2019-08-21 Ristori Bay Head

    I ll pass along Jeff Merrill s official report in the morning. Posted on August 21, 2019 Judge takes white marlin lead at MidAtlantic The scales just closed at Day 2 of the MidAtlantic, when the big news was the movement in the big money white marlin division.
  • 2019-08-20 Ristori Bay Head

    Marty Judge s Judge released four white marlin and one blue marlin while Jeffrey Scannelli s April Fool and David Johnson s JT each released two white marlin and a blue marlin. white marlin tops first day of The MidAtlantic A million dollar white marlin of 67 pounds was caught by Sea Mistress on the first day of the MidAtlantic Tournament out of Cape May plus Ocean City, Md.
  • 2019-08-19 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on August 19, 2019 Pacitti sweeps fluke Calcuttas at JCAA for almost 10 grand Dave Pacitti swept all the fluke Calcuttas in the first JCAA new format fluke contest when he weighed a 10. Call 732 370-8019 for reservations.
  • 2019-08-17 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on August 17, 2019 Party boat blues still biting The 2-4-pound bluefish that provided lots of jigging action for party boat anglers in northern N. J. yesterday were back again today. The bluefin tuna jigging at mid-range grounds continues.
  • 2019-08-16 Ristori Bay Head

    The Jamaica from Brielle also had blues yesterday mixed in with bonito, chub mackerel, Spanish mackerel, and a few sea bass. by the Escapade in 1980 which consisted of 24 white marlin released and 2 boated.
  • 2019-08-15 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on August 15, 2019 Tournament deadlines coming up Anglers are running out of time to enter some tournaments this weekend. The Hudson River Fisherman s Association closes entries for their Catfish Chaos Derby at 8 p. m. Friday.
  • 2019-08-14 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on August 14, 2019 State record cobia in South Jersey A state record cobia was caught Friday around McCrie Shoal by Len Andalis. We will also have 50 and 100 three fluke Calcuttas, 50 and 100 single fluke Calcuttas and even a 50 single seabass Calcutta.
  • 2019-08-13 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on August 13, 2019 States will select regs to reduce striper mortality The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) issued the following press release after last week s summer meeting Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board Approves Draft Addendum VI for Public Comment Arlington, VA The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission s Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board (Board) approved Draft Addendum VI for public comment. Since catch and release practices represent a significant component of overall fishing mortality, the Draft Addendum also explores the mandatory use of circle hooks when fishing with bait to reduce release mortality in recreational striped bass fisheries.
  • 2019-08-12 Ristori Bay Head

    There wasn t much doing this morning when I walked down to the Bay Head surf, though I did see one Spanish mackerel caught. Riley couldn t get them on Gulp, but the hooked fluke up to a 17-incher on the strips.
  • 2019-08-11 Ristori Bay Head

    A gusty and cool northwest wind didn t help, but we were treated to the sight of decorated boats participating in the Festival of Lights There was some good news on the fluke front today. They were gone when I started popping, but I did get one solid hit before heading for breakfast, Scott Leadbeater fished his 20-foot Aquasport out of Atlantic Highlands yesterday along with Tim Moger of Belmar as they scratched out two legal fluke among some shorts off the Nay Pier and in Chapel Hill Channel in good drifting conditions with the west wind and outgoing tide.

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