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The northwest wind finally came on this afternoon, and it's unlikely that any boats were still offshore by then -- or that any will be going tomorrow if the weather forecast holds. Some boaters trolled big stripers Friday in the Island Beach State Park area.  Capt. Chris Di Stefano of Wall was aboard Frank Criscola's North Rip as a large bass was lost on a bunker spoon before they had to put in quite a bit of time before boating an 18-pounder.  Grumpy's Tackle in Seaside Park weighed a 48-inch, 39.85-pound bass  trolled Thursday by Phil La Grossa on a bunker spoon. Allen Whupel beached a 14-pound on bait that day, and Jerry Sedwick used clam in the surf this morning for a 29-inch, 8.2-pound striper. Anglers who showed up at my garage sale this morning despite the rain told me there was a big swell on the beach, and the water was dirty. The northwester should finally flatten the surf and the waters should clear after a couple of tide changes. Since some didn't make it this morning, I'll be running the second day of the garage sale at 1552 Osprey Ct., Manasquan Park 08736 Sunday morning from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 732 223-5729 for information.  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! Congrats to ALL the Canyon Runner Fishing Report Members who got in on this bite the last couple nights - a few of the guys had their limits and almost every one of them that got there had double digit yellowfin catches - nice way to close our the year right guys!!! 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!! Congrats to ALL the Canyon Runner Fishing Report Members who got in on this bite the last couple nights - a few of the guys had there limits and almost every one of them that got there had double digit yellowfin catches - nice way to close our the year right guys!!! Folks - it's still excellent tuna fishing out there - we had our 6th trip in a row with double digit catches of 40-80 pound yellowfin and nice longfin.On Monday to Tuesday Capt. Phil Dulanie with Capts. Kevin Muller and Ryan Britt in the pit had out an open boat trip with Brian Burns, Robert Berg and Mark Pellingra and they got exactly what they wanted - while having to deal with a little uncomfortable conditions for part of the trip. We were stuck fishing in less than ideal conditions which hurt us in putting together a limit catch - and really hurt Monday afternoon as it was almost too rough to fish - but we caught a couple 60# yellowfin during the day and spiced it up with mahis so plenty of action to make the seas conditions an afterthought.Once it laid down we started a slow pick in the evening with 3 tuna and a decent sword we kept and a second we released and as the sun came up (including 2 we caught on the chunk during the day Monday) we had 5 tuna in the boat and a sword. The morning bite was decent with 5 more tuna hitting the deck out of a bunch hooked. In the end 9 yellowfin (all studs) 1 longfin and 2 swords. All on the chunk day and night.That crew headed back out Wednesday to Thursday with the Lewis Buributt charter and we took them out on the 60 Ritchie as the Hudson was no place for a smaller boat when we got there Wednesday afternoon but once on the hook the 60' Ritchie and the SeaKeeper Gyro took care of business and the group enjoyed a comfortable trip. Hopes were high as the night before it was lights out fishing for the party boats - with 40-45 tuna on the Jamaica and the Mimi.During the day Wednesday only saw a few skippies and a few mahi but no tuna. As night settled in and the seas settled down some smaller yellowfin that we really hadn't seen much of arrived and we caught 4 before sun-up - then the bite came on as we caught another 8 between 7am and 9am when the charter informed us they had enough and couldn't reel anymore so we left them biting. Went home with an even dozen!They are out there right now on our 3rd trip this week with fish in the slick and 1 or 2 on. A ton of boats Thursday night did really well as there were about 30 boats in Hudson and as far as we could tell many boats flat out crushed em. We had a pick so far and working towards another double digit catch just not there yet.Again folks - we are coming down the stretch and only have maybe one or two more windows to get out next week into the weekend then it's on to Striper Fishing. As such I have the potential to put together one last Open Boat or Full Boat trip - so call or email if interested - adam@canyonrunner.com & 732-272-4445

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  • 2017-06-15 BHCFA Beach Haven

    The fishing action for black sea bass on the inshore wrecks and reefs continues to be very good. The offshore bite has started with some nice tuna being boated already including some bigeyes over 200-pounds. In addition, there are reports of some big mako and thresher sharks in the area.

  • 2017-06-11 Ristori Bay Head

    Capt. Tom Savastano returned from Saturday's tuna trolling in the vicinity of Hudson Canyon with reports of bluefins up to 100 pounds plus a bigeye that size on Double Down out of Manasquan Inlet even though it was rough both ways. We've also gotten good reports from the Old Grounds this weekend on fluke and a few nice sea bass.

  • 2017-05-30 Ristori Bay Head

    After bringing in the first mako shark and school bluefin tuna from the canyons earlier in the week, the Canyon Runner from Point Pleasant ran a Saturday to Sunday overnighter that produced the first yellowfin tuna (about 35 pounds) and two dolphin from canyons in over 1000 fathoms off Delaware for David Stratoff and his son. Honors for the first N. J. bigeye tuna fell to a boat in the Canyon Runner reporting team as the Flying Fish landed one in Cape May on the way back from North Carolina.

  • 2017-05-28 Ristori Bay Head

    At Belmar, the Big Mohawk will be making a Monday fluke trip from 6 a. m. to 2 p. m. Capt. John Kolias took the Roy Runyak party down the beach to Shrewsbury Rocks on Saturday aboard his Reel Fun from Twin Lights Marina in Highlands, but the reports of stripers there that he had heard about didn't pan out.
  • 2017-05-25 Ristori Bay Head

    The Canyon Runner from Pint Pleasant brought in the first mako shark of the season Tuesday after their initial canyon overnighter. Six blue sharks were released at night before the 82-inch  (about 175 to 200 pound) mako was boated after a 25-minute fight. Trolling for school bluefin tuna at dawn produced four hits, with a 33-incher boated

  • 2017-05-20 Ristori Bay Head

    The surprisingly strong east wind made it tough on both boat and shore fishermen Saturday, but it's supposed to be lighter on Sunday in time for the Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament at Island Beach State Park. The east wind also prevented a repeat of a showing of small blues in the Bay Head surf, but I managed to tempt a 19-inch striper in Point Pleasant Canal on a Tsunami Shad.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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!!

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