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  • 2016-07-24 Ristori Bay Head

    Though there were still hits on every drop, everyone aboard had full coolers before Joseph tried drifting for fluke and sea bass on rough bottoms. Surprisingly, there wasn't a single fluke (not even a short) -- but we fell just one sea bass short of a boat limit at the current two per man to conclude a great day of fishing.

  • 2016-07-23 Ristori Bay Head

    Capt. Stan Zagleski said he had a good drift with his Elaine B. II from Bahrs in Highlands that produced decent action including enough keepers that almost everyone went home with a catch. Vinnie D'Anton of Shark River Hills said there was a good shot of action early in Shark River with small stripers and some blues on his Chug Bug.

  • 2016-07-22 Ristori Bay Head

    There were no party boat reports from Raritan Bay today, but Capt. Hans Kaspersetz said he boated a 33-inch fluke on his Sheri Berri from Twin Lights Marina in Highlands. The Cock Robin from Point Pleasant noted the lack of mackerel, but small blues are filling in -- and cownose rays have shown up to provide excitement.
  • 2016-07-21 Ristori Bay Head

    Though Capt. Bob Pisano lost his battle with cancer on Dec. 31, his relatives and friends said their final farewell last Saturday from Capt. Jared Polick's Fin-ominal out of Belmar as Candi Pisano released his ashes in a specially-constructed small wooden boat that floated among a sea of flowers before membranes opened to sink it in the Mud Hole near the site of some of Pisano's greatest battles with the world's strongest fish while the fisherman's final prayer was read God Grant me that I may live to fish until my dying day and when it comes to my last task, I most humbly pray , that in the Lord's safe landing net I'm peacefully asleep. Then he took Parsons out on the same day the next year to add seven pounds to my former record The glory days of Mud Hole giant tuna fishing are long past, and the Mud Hole no longer holds the great quantities of ling and whiting that were an attraction, but I know we now have an advocate above and there's hope that he can pull off a miracle for his students.
  • 2016-07-20 Ristori Bay Head

    Great Kills, Staten Island is very close to other Raritan Bay ports, and the Grandpa Savino Fluke Tournament there has a big potential reward of 25,000 for catching a fluke over 13 pounds. Only one fluke over 13 pounds has been entered in the Fisherman Dream Boat Fishing Challenge for subscribers to that magazine covering from North Carolina to Maine so far this year, and the N. J. Beach N Boat contest fluke leader at present is a mere 7.
  • 2016-07-19 Ristori Bay Head

    A 17-incher and two either side of 13 inches were caught along with short fluke and small sharks. Jim's Tackle in Cape May reports Fluke fishing out of Cape May is about the same -- a lot of throwbacks and a few keepers.
  • 2016-07-18 Ristori Bay Head

    4 pounds, 26 1 2 inches - 1000 plus Ladies rod reel prize for Jenny Portal 3- Thomas Cymbiuk, Piscataway - 9. 8 pounds - 26 inches
  • 2016-07-17 Ristori Bay Head

    A Wednesday night sailing has been added for from 7 30 p. m. to 2 30 a. m. Capt. Ron Santee reported a slow drift for anglers on his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands, but the fluke were hungry. They will be published when available., along with the Sandy Hook Bay Anglers Two-Day Fluke Tournament that ended at 5 p. m. Vinnie D'Anton of Shark River Hills managed to hook an 18-inch striper on his Chug Bug at Spring Lake this morning, before releasing a 22-incher at Sea Girt.
  • 2016-07-16 Ristori Bay Head

    Capt. Bob Pisano's ashes were spread today into Mud Hole waters near the scene of his biggest triumphs with giant tuna as his wife Candi, relatives and many friends sailed offshore on the Fin-Ominal from Belmar Marina. He has another day to find the big one during Sunday's second day of the Sandy Hook Bay Anglers Fluke Tournament.
  • 2016-07-15 Ristori Bay Head

    Capt. Tommy Joseph, of Rightaway III from Shark River, has been hammering large porgies since last week, and that fishing was as good as it gets today. Fluking is good in Shark River, Capt. Dave De Gennaro didn't find any bonito or little tunny last weekend at Barnegat Ridge with his Hi Flier from Barnegat, but will continue checking for those fish which should be showing shortly. Grumpy's Tackle in Seaside Park reports some brown and sand tiger sharks are being released at night.

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