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.
Sailing daily for stripers from 7 30 a. m. 2 30 p. m., and then for the blues when they come in, weather permitting. The Miss Belmar Princess is the largest, fastest and cleanest fishing boat in Belmar.
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.