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  • 2021-06-25 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on June 25, 2021 Circle hooks do the job Some readers may have noticed in Capt. Dave De Gennaro s description of his Barnegat Inlet worm drifting technique that he specified using worm hooks with his float rigs which also catch blackfish at the rocks. Jim Lauro cast his Band of Anglers Dart Spin for three small bass and a blue Vinny D Anton and I did nothing in Shark River this morning before fishing sand fleas in the near-by rough surf asVinny caught three stripers and I broke the ice with one though all were small.
  • 2021-06-24 Ristori Bay Head

    There was also good news on the fluke front as the Big Mohawk from Belmar reported their first trip on Wednesday produced some limits with fish in the 5-7-pound class included and lots of short action. At Atlantic Highlands, the Sea Hunter had its first good fluke fishing Wednesday with five or six limits among lots of shorts The Fishermen s first fluke trip that day was successful as one angler had two keepers out of 18, and another limited.
  • 2021-06-23 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on June 23, 2021 Hi Flier school striper method revealed As noted in last night s blog, Capt. Dave De Gennaro had a lot of action on his last trip with Hi Flier from Barnegat by drifting sandworms in the inlet and off the sedge banks. The Mimi VI from Point Pleasant has open bottom fishing trips set up for 6 a. m. Thursday July 1 and Monday July 26.
  • 2021-06-22 Ristori Bay Head

    The Big Mohawk from Belmar starts fluking at 6 a. m. Vinny D Anton got a thrill yesterday morning in the Monmouth County surf when he hooked a fish he couldn t stop while fishing for stripers with sand fleas. One of them hit as I was reeling in something that I d never experienced before when fishing sand fleas.
  • 2021-06-21 Ristori Bay Head

    Over the years, anglers have gotten used to seeing threshers as close to the mouths of inlets and they are often caught in smaller sizes by striper anglers fishing live bunkers. One surfcaster caught three Jim Hutchinson Sr. reports as follows The fishing action for the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association has picked up a beat lately with the arrival of some nice bluefin tuna.
  • 2021-06-20 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on June 20, 2021 Lilly starts with a fluke victory As previously noted, fluke pro Dave Lilly of Hazlet had a serious illness during the winter and probably shouldn t have been fishing in the first fluke tournament 0f the season but he was proud to announce that even half dead he won everything he was eligible for. Bob Matthews at Fisherman s Den in Belmar Marina says the sea bass boats will be switching to fluke after Tuesday.
  • 2021-06-19 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on June 19, 2021 Another striper Sat tag placed Chuck Many has been fighting through bluefish chopping his eels this week, but a striped bass that did reach the bait first was a notable one. The Crisdel from Brielle Yacht Club just got back from Florida this week, and made a striper trip.
  • 2021-06-18 Ristori Bay Head

    Seas are 3 to 5 feet, and there s a chance of showers in the morning and thunder storms later in the day. The Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands continues to enjoy plenty of fluke action even though keepers aren t plentiful, Anglers are advised to be at the dock by 7 30 over the weekend.
  • 2021-06-17 Ristori Bay Head

    Today was very good, and there were more 5-7-pounders among them After everyone is limited, Capt. Dave Riback switches to sea bass which have also been abundant. Yesterday morning an angler who had been fishing clam regularly without success was rewarded with a 30-inch striper.
  • 2021-06-16 Ristori Bay Head

    The Amendment updates the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) goals and objectives, initiates a rebuilding plan, establishes new allocations between the commercial and recreational sectors, implements new commercial allocations to the states, revises the process for quota transfers between sectors, and revises how the management plan accounts for management uncertainty. The Council and Board also committed to reviewing the approved state allocations within 5 years The Amendment also updates the sector transfer process to allow for quota transfers in either direction between the commercial and recreational sectors.

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