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  • 2019-05-21 Ristori Bay Head

    Tournament details are available on the Division s website, and the complete winners list is below Bluefish Category Child (Male) First Place Logan Apello, Cliffside Park, NJ 20 5 8 Second Place John Ryanfalk, Ossining, NY 20 4 8 Teen (Female Teen (Male) First Place Nick Donato, Toms River, NJ 28 4 8 Second Place Colin Graham, Toms River, NJ 26 2 8 Third Place Benjamin Brenner, Toms River, NJ 25 Adult (Female) First Place Dawn Wesemann, Churchville, PA 27 6 8 Second Place Norma Kasper, Downington, PA 26 Third Place Margaret Crossley, Mount Laurel, NJ 19 Adult (Male) First Place Gary Galbraith, Carlisle, PA 32 1 8 Second Place Damon Lofton, Morris Plains, NJ 29 3 8 Third Place James Bielski, Forked River, NJ -(6 45am) Striped Bass Category Adult (Male) First Place John Kolacy, Flanders, NJ 37 4 8 Second Place Michael Mastrian, Toms River, NJ 31 2 8 High School Team First Place Toms River High School South 26 2 8 Bluefish Second Place Manasquan High School 25 6 8 Bluefish Third Place Columbia High School 18 3 8 Bluefish 1 Quest The winners of Sunday s Governor s Surf Fishing Tournament have been announced!Tournament details are available on the Division s website, and the complete winners list is below Bluefish Category Child (Male) First Place Logan Apello, Cliffside Park, NJ 20 5 8 Second Place John Ryanfalk, Ossining, NY 20 4 8 Teen (Female) First Place Morgan Vicidomini, Forked River, NJ 19 4 8 Teen (Male) First Place Nick Donato, Toms River, NJ 28 4 8 Second Place Colin Graham, Toms River, NJ 26 2 8 Third Place Benjamin Brenner, Toms River, NJ 25 Adult (Female) First Place Dawn Wesemann, Churchville, PA 27 6 8 Second Place Norma Kasper, Downington, PA 26 Third Place Margaret Crossley, Mount Laurel, NJ 19 Adult (Male) First Place Gary Galbraith, Carlisle, PA 32 1 8 Second Place Damon Lofton, Morris Plains, NJ 29 3 8 Third Place James Bielski, Forked River, NJ 29 (6 45am) Striped Bass Category Adult (Male) First Place John Kolacy, Flanders, NJ 37 4 8 Second Place Michael Mastrian, Toms River, NJ 31 2 8 High School Team First Place Toms River High School South 26 2 8 Bluefish Second Place Manasquan High School 25 6 8 Bluefish Third Place Columbia High School 18 3 8 Bluefish
  • 2019-05-20 Ristori Bay Head

    Daytime bluefish casting has slowed up in the rivers and bays, but Nick Honachefsky got into 3-5-pounders in the Lavallette surf with metal on Friday after first catching sea bass with Capt. Charlie Mancuso. Jerry also hooked a striper he couldn t stop before it broke 30-pound braid, The Big Mohawk from Belmar had good sea bass and ling fishing today, but is taking a pass for tomorrow due to the weather with small craft warnings up to tomorrow afternoon.
  • 2019-05-19 Ristori Bay Head

    Some stripers are also in the surf, and there were reports yesterday of bunker schools within range. Sea bass fishing remains very good, and the Big Mohawk from Belmar also had lots of ling today,
  • 2019-05-17 Ristori Bay Head

    All sea bass reports have been very good during the first two days of the season. An afternoon attempt to catch big stripers in the ocean with live bunkers didn t produce as no bait was marked.

  • 2019-05-15 Ristori Bay Head

    As noted in last night s blog, the limit is 10 sea bass at a 12 1 2-inch minimum. Castaway s Tackle in Point Pleasant is stocked up with clams and squid for the sea bass, Despite much better weather, it appears that most party boats didn t get out.
  • 2019-05-11 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on May 11, 2019 Haertel LaGrossa were double winners in N. J. Skillful Anglers Contest Paul Haertel of Clifton had an unusual double win in the 2018 N. J. Skillful Anglers Contest as he trolled a 54-pound striped bass on May 28 off Asbury Park on a Tony Maja bunker spoon, and in Sept. added a 30-pound, 9. He spent six hours just looking for a bite even though he read bait and some fish, He went into overtime to avoid the doughnut, and that payed off in a late two keeper stripers and a short.
  • 2019-05-10 Ristori Bay Head

    At Atlantic Highlands, Capt. Rob Semkewyc said the ocean was too rough for comfortable fishing, so he fished his Sea Hunter in the bay where there was good action with short stripers plus a few keepers The forecast for Saturday may present an opportunity to get back in the ocean, but it doesn t look good for Sunday and Monday. Grumpy s Tackle in Seaside Park reports excellent fishing for big blues in Barnegat Bay, but only a few small blues seem to be in the surf along with some stripers that are mostly on cut bunker Mother s Day is usually the starting point of bluefishing in the surf.
  • 2019-05-09 Ristori Bay Head

    After a couple of bass were caught, he ran the Sea Hunter back into the bay and didn t do much jigging before anchoring and getting into a decent bite of shorts with a few keepers mixed in.

  • 2019-05-08 Ristori Bay Head

    After getting into the best popper fishing for big fish that I ve ever had in Point Pleasant Canal yesterday morning, there wasn t a bluefish to be had there this morning. There was a general lack of shore action in the Point Pleasant area today as big blues seemed to take the day off.

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