Posted on April 10, 2019 Fog kills ocean striper bite Today s cold fog made it difficult to find stripers in the ocean, and both the Big Mohawk and Ocean Explorer from Belmar reported not being able to find any stripers. Dave Lilly of Hazlet didn t let the fog keep him from trolling stripers in the upper teens in the bay while fishing this morning with Rick Martel out of Sea Bright.
Miss Belmar Princess got word of the unexpected striper arrival yesterday and made a late crew trip that quickly produced limits. Capt. Vinnie Vetere got off to a fine start Thursday with his Katfish from Great Kills as he trolled 19 stripers, all over 28 inches, on his Ho Jos in the back of Raritan Bay from 9-11 a. m. My cell phone went down a few days ago and wouldn t take a charge.
Grumpy s Tackle in Seaside Park provided the first surf striper report as a regular caught a short on a plug at IBSP where bunkers were spotted outside of casting range. Bob Matthews reports from Fisherman s Den in Belmar Marina that blackfishing got off to a good start for boats, and the first tog were caught in Shark River Inlet.
Posted on April 4, 2019 Big Mohawk finds ocean stripers The Big Mohawk sailed from Belmar this morning for blackfish, but ended up with a catch of stripers in the 10-to-15-pound class presumably in the ocean. The Saturday forecast is west at 5-10 knots but with rain in the morning.
Posted on April 3, 2019 Legal bass moving into Raritan Bay Chuck Many had to cancel Monday morning s trip with his Ty Man from Highlands , but Mike Greene joined him for an evening trip that produced 25 bass on artificials which were over half keepers. I m having a problem with Word Press, and will add reports tomorrow.
Capt. Rick Woerner of Carnivore from Cliffside Marina in Sewaren (where Dockside Bait Tackle is located) made a trip this afternoon from 1 15 to 3 30 and cast Storm Shads in the back of the bay for 30 bass including the only keeper at 31 inches for Joseph Bobel plus Jeff and Jason Plungif. Grumpy s Tackle in Seaside Park reports stripers on bait in the back bay.
The Ocean Explorer from Belmar didn t sail today due to lumpy seas, but they ll be fishing inshore at 7 30 where the northwest wind will knock down the seas. We drove down to Florida on Friday and had expected to have internet in our home as I had checked with Comcast prior to leaving to ensure it was working.
Posted on March 28, 2019 Raritan Bay stripers were in perfect condition It occurred to me after Monday s wild light tackle action on Chuck Many s Ty Man from Highlands, which produced 207 short stripers up to 26 inches in the back of Raritan Bay, that there wasn t a single fish that didn t look healthy. There wasn t a single mark or any sort of flaw on those fish, though I was surprised to see sea lice on a couple.