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Following are preliminary results of the Beach N Boat Tournament 2016 Top Anglers   CONGRATULATIONS to All Beach N Boat Anglers! Below are the top qualifying catches in each of the eight species of the 2016 Jersey Shore Beach N Boat Fishing Tournament. These are preliminary results pending verification.  Prizes will be awarded shortly.  The photo contest winner will be announced in the near future. Thank you and congratulations to all anglers that competed in 2016.    STRIPER Place Angler Weight First Place Zach Paone 50.14 Second Place Nick Franzoso 48.79 Third Place Phil LaGrossa 48.38 Fourth Place Paul Haertel 47.06 Fifth Place Ryan Sherwood 46.19 Sixth Place Stephen Sloma 45.79 Seventh Place Barry Voss 45.38 Eigth Place Bob Lake 44.9 Ninth Place John Fay 44.74 Tenth Place Edward Plichta 44.67 FLUKE Place Angler Weight First Place Thomas Licknack 11.67 Second Place Chris Maest 11.56 Third Place Phil LaGrossa 9.86 Fourth Place Rich Oeser 9 Fifth Place John Woodruff 8.75 Sixth Place Suzanne smith 8.3 Seventh Place Peter Menges 7.75 Eigth Place Robert Ascolese 7.73 Ninth Place Alex Oliszewski 7.71 Tenth Place Bob Lake 7.69 BLUEFISH Place Angler Weight First Place Brandan DiLonardo 22.88 Second Place Paul Haertel 22.2 Third Place Edward Plichta 21.59 Fourth Place Nick Franzoso 20.9 Fifth Place Bob Lake 20.69 Sixth Place Joe Smentkowski 20 Seventh Place Zach Paone 19.4 Eigth Place Craig Connors 17.6 Ninth Place John Smentkowski 17.21 Tenth Place Phil LaGrossa 17.2 BLACK DRUM Place Angler Weight First Place Luke Dombrowski 74 Second Place Denise Theiler 52.56 Third Place Bill Young 15.6 WEAKFISH Place Angler Weight First Place Kenneth McDermott 11.7 Second Place Bill Collins 10.66 Third Place Paul Haertel 9.57 Fourth Place Anthony Califano 8.5 Fifth Place Christopher LaGrossa 7.4 KINGFISH Place Angler Weight First Place Alex Oliszewski 1.25 Second Place Jim Rodano 1.03 Third Place John Krihwan 0.98 Fourth Place Stephen Pirrello 0.88 Fifth Place Ryan Ferdinand 0.87 Sixth Place Bradley String 0.76 Seventh Place Mason Barracliff 0.68 Eigth Place Bruce Caporale 0.63 Ninth Place Brandon Hargreaves 0.56 Tenth Place Benjamin Pirrello 0.56 SEA BASS Place Angler Weight Seventh Place Albert Kzelian 5.3 First Place Keegan Rothman 4.83 Second Place Paul Haertel 4.53 Third Place Gregory Carr 4.44 Fourth Place Dean Paolella 4.25 Fifth Place Mike Reynolds 4.13 Sixth Place Kyren Dooley 4.12 Eigth Place Andrew Peszka 3.19 Ninth Place Christopher Baggott 3.1 Tenth Place Mark Finelli 3.06 TAUTOG Place Angler Weight First Place Jack Wolfberg 13.19 Second Place Warren De Shay 11.85 Third Place John Tylutki 10.01 Fourth Place Joseph Restaino 9.3 Fifth Place Paul Haertel 9.01 Sixth Place Alex Oliszewski 6.71 Seventh Place Sean Mahoney 4.65     An extra special shout-out to our TOP young anglers!  Click here for the kids leaderboard. 12 Years Old and Under BLUEFISH First Place Babe Finelli 11.75 Second Place Danny Finelli 10.06 FLUKE First Place Nick Fabrizzi 6.13 Second Place Vahe Kzelian 6 KINGFISH First Place Lachlan Pirrello 0.88 Second Place Mason Barracliff 0.68 Third Place Benjamin Pirrello 0.56 SEA BASS First Place Keegan Rothman 4.83 Second Place Joseph Madden 2.06 TAUTOG First Place Keegan Rothman 11.39 Supported in part by a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism. SPONSORS:   A portion of the proceeds benefit                

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  • 2017-06-23 Ristori Bay Head

      Capt. Dave De Gennaro had good news about weakfish as mostly 15-to-17-inchers have shown up on the west side of Barnegat Bay. There were also a couple of 23 and 20 inches that hit killies while Hi-Flier from Barnegat was drifting for fluke. Bluefish of all sizes are abundant in the inlet, and are hitting poppers and soft plastics along with a few short stripers.
  • 2017-06-08 Captain Ron Atlantic Highlands

    Found some better action today with nice keeper Fluke.  Capt. Ron Sr. did his thing and I even managed to wet a line and land a nice 4 pound fish. Had two Weakfish in the mix with a couple blues also. 
  • 2017-02-16 Ristori Bay Head

    NOAA Fisheries issued a warning to New Jersey fishermen a few years ago warning them that they'd better learn how to fish for red drum as climate change would be sending southern species further to the north. There was no indication in the NOAA Fisheries prediction that the fisheries scientists there are aware that the Central Jersey Shore was the place to be for red drum anglers a century ago -- and that their reappearance would only be a return to the norm of a hundred years ago.
  • 2017-02-02 Ristori Bay Head

    The ASMFC meeting in Virginia finally came up with a summer flounder regulation for 2017, but NJ DEP Commissioner Bob Martin is standing fast in insisting on status quo regulations pending completion of a new baseline summer flounder stock assessment which many expect will show that species is in much better condition than outdated statistics presently indicate. com shore blogs fishing or updates on the fluke situation as well as other species involved at the ASMFC meeting.
  • 2017-02-01 Ristori Bay Head

    Commissioner Martin will be testifying at 8 tomorrow morning before the ASMFC meeting in Virginia -- and seems prepared to go out of compliance if necessary. I'll have more about this tomorrow.
  • 2017-01-30 Ristori Bay Head

    There were a few legal blackfish and some shorts, but the Ocean Explorer is expecting better results offshore in lighter winds on Tuesday. Sunday's porgy fishing on the Jamaica from Brielle was slower than expected due to strong currents, but there were catches of up to 25 to 30 scup along with a few ling -- and several weakfish.
  • 2017-01-07 Ristori Bay Head

    The redfish were around the docks both N and S of the Ft. Pierce Inlet most were undersized, but we did catch a couple of slot fish as we fought our way through the sheepshead to get to them. I was able to get out the inlet and fish along the inshore reefs and had 2 days of great fishing.
  • 2016-12-09 Ristori Bay Head

    Following are preliminary results of the Beach N Boat Tournament 2016 Top Anglers CONGRATULATIONS to All Beach N Boat Anglers!2 BLACK DRUM Place Angler Weight First Place Luke Dombrowski 74 Second Place Denise Theiler 52.
  • 2016-11-03 Ristori Bay Head

    The Hi-Mar Striper Club's Fall 40-hour Bob Kamienski Striped Bass Tournament ended up with good weather last weekend after being postponed the previous weekend due to gale warnings. The striper tournament season concludes this weekend with the Staten Island Tuna Club's Big Bass Shootout from Saturday night through Sunday.
  • 2016-10-27 Ristori Bay Head

    That's especially the case in Raritan Bay where the sky is often full of birds working on peanut bunkers being pushed to the surface by stripers of various sizes, When I was out there Wednesday with Capt. Irwin Heinrich on his Scales N Tales out of Twin Lights Marina in Highlands, there was lots of small boat traffic in a gusty and very cold north wind -- and then that fleet was joined by the Golden Eagle from Belmar, Miss Belmar Princess, and the Queen Mary from Point Pleasant. In November 2015, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) petitioned the Mid-Atlantic Council to designate 13 artificial reef sites as SMZs under provisions of Amendment 9 to the Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan.

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