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  • 2017-02-07 Ristori Bay Head

    Adam La Rosa reports the 48-foot Canyon Runner boated big bluefin tuna on its first trip. La Rosa offers to take military out on those trips at no charge. Read More of this NJ Tuna Report
  • 2016-12-22 Ristori Bay Head

    As usual, there is still good blackfishing not too far offshore and limits of jumbo sea bass on deep water wrecks -- but what's not at all usual is the abundance of large school bluefin tuna within center console range. Bob Matthews, at Fisherman's Den in Belmar Marina, has also heard about tuna action in the Mud Hole on popping plugs, while blackfishing is good in 70-to-90-foot depths (especially on whitelegger crabs) -- and winter flounder continue to hit baits cast from the docks into Shark River on incoming tide when waters are warmest. Read More of this NJ Tuna Report
  • 2016-11-02 Ristori Bay Head

    The Miss Belmar Princess reported a big change in fishing today, as stripers were scarce but jumbo bluefish moved in from the deep waters where they had been located to crash on bunkers inshore. Surfcasting in the Ocean County surf was poor again, and there weren't even any hopeful signs from the boats looking for bunkers. Read More of this NJ Tuna Report
  • 2016-10-23 Ristori Bay Head

    A few keeper Bass are starting to show up around the inlet this last week along with a few surprises. Boats fishing the Cape May Reef Thursday reported good numbers of sea bass released and quite a few nice porgies on the wrecks. Read More of this NJ Tuna Report
  • 2016-10-22 Ristori Bay Head

    There was some great canyon tuna fishing just before the storm, as noted in the following report from Adam La Rosa of the Canyon Runner out of Point Pleasant Solid Chunk Bite on Big Yellowfin Continues - Again Again - Double Digit Yellowfin Catches Abound One Last Shot At an Open Trip End of Next Week or Full Boat if you Are Interested - Then Bring on the Stripers!Here Are Pics for Monday-Tuesday's Trip October 17-18 Here are Pics for Wednesday-Thursday October 19-20 Pics from the Weekend 48' Canyon Runner Trip - 10 12-13 16 Call ASAP to secure it - it won't last long 732-272-4445 Solid Chunk Bite on Big Yellowfin Continues - Again Again - Double Digit Yellowfin Catches Abound One Last Shot At an Open Trip End of Next Week if you Are Interested - Then Bring on the Stripers!! Read More of this NJ Tuna Report
  • 2016-10-17 Ristori Bay Head

    The Gambler from Point Pleasant reported the last canyon trip produced a good bite just before and after sunrise for 30-to-70-pound yellowfins plus a few 30-to-40-pound albacore. At Belmar, the Golden Eagle had a slow start with the jumbo blues, but ended up with a good catch to 19 pounds plus a couple of little tunny. Read More of this NJ Tuna Report
  • 2016-10-10 Ristori Bay Head

    The Canyon Runner report from Sunday follows 's 60' Canyon Runner Trip - 10 8 16 Yes - Saturday, October 9, 2016 Double Digit Tuna - Big Yellowfin and Longfin and tons of Mahi to 20 pounds. With the fishing this good we need to get out as soon as the wind lets up and have a couple spots open this Wednesday-Thursday at a deep discount - call ASAP to secure it - it won't last long 732-272-4445 Once again this year the water shows up, the yellowfin show up on the chunk (and the longfin on the troll) and then another tropical system blows us away. Read More of this NJ Tuna Report
  • 2016-09-29 BHCFA Beach Haven

    At this time the two main options for fishing when weather permits would be remaining in the bay and seeing some strong action on smaller fish or traveling offshore to take a shot at tuna and billfish. CDATA a. cmp shareicontextlink text-decoration none line-height 20px height 20px color 3B5998 font-size 11px font-family arial, sans-serif padding 2px 4px 2px 20px border 1px solid CAD4E7 cursor pointer background url( static. Read More of this NJ Tuna Report
  • 2016-09-26 Ristori Bay Head

    The start of a northeaster in the fall often results in a surf blitz, but that wasn't the case at Spring Lake this morning even though there had been good action with stripers the previous morning. The Jamaica from Brielle got in their 31-hour canyon trip from Tuesday to Wednesday and finally found a yellowfin tuna bite thanks to a report from Capt. Phil Dulanie of the Canyon Runner who was aboard a private boat into the tuna. Read More of this NJ Tuna Report
  • 2016-09-24 Ristori Bay Head

    The Ocean Explorer from Belmar cancelled today due to the rough ocean, but will be concluding Sunday with a Marathon from 7 a. m. to 7 p. m. They'll be fishing deep water rocks and wrecks to give fares a shot at beating the seasonal pool leader of 9. Matt Slobodjian reports from Jim's Tackle in Cape May that The fluke fishing ended just about the same as it has been. Read More of this NJ Tuna Report