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  • 2020-10-26 Ristori Bay Head

    At Atlantic Highlands, the Sea Hunter should be back after those big stripers that were hooked Sunday, but the Fishermen is sticking with bottom fishing until the school bass arrive. With surfcasting a poor bet in bad weather plus a big swell, Vinny D Anton made several calls about Raritan Bay fishing and had only negative comments as even the small blues under wildly diving birds that used to be so abundant under birds in October have been missing.
  • 2020-10-25 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on October 25, 2020 Sea Hunter had a problem stripers too big After two days with only a few stripers on his Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands, Capt. Rob Semkewyc said the northeast wind turned the bass on but none of those they caught were small enough to keep. The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported a nasty day at sea today though they did catch some blues and sea bass.
  • 2020-10-24 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on October 24, 2020 Computer Not Working The captain is having computer issues tonight. Tight Lines The Captain s Daughter
  • 2020-10-23 Ristori Bay Head

    No matter how hard the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association wish for the start of the striped bass migration from the north, the warm water temperatures are delaying their arrival. They ended the day with a fish box packed with black sea bass, triggerfish, tautog, and some porgies.
  • 2020-10-22 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on October 22, 2020 Big stripers explode in NY NJ Bight They took a long time for them to arrive from the east, but big stripers finally flooded into local waters Wednesday as Capt. Vinny Vetere reported releasing 15 bass between 40 and 50 pounds from his Katfish out of Great Kills. Chuck Many put Alex Katyan and Mike Michael into bass up to 47 pounds on Tyman from Highlands that morning despite the fog.
  • 2020-10-21 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on October 21, 2020 Joe Julian was a Shore legend If a book is ever written about the early days of fishing along the northern N. J. Shore, Joe Julian will surely be among the leading characters, The owner of Julian s Tackle in Atlantic Highlands passed away last week at 94. Joe, who also had a big ice business across the road, popularized his Montauk bunker spoons which feature a single large Siwash hook that was a big improvement over the huge built-in hook on standard bunker spoons which required the addition of a large treble hook to be effective but damaged a lot of stripers and blues that were to be released.
  • 2020-10-20 Ristori Bay Head

    They had a pick of big blues and sea bass on both bait and jigs today, but will be fishing for tuna tomorrow. Miss Belmar Princess reported a pick of 8-12-pound blues mostly on bait today.
  • 2020-10-19 Ristori Bay Head

    Email or Call 732-272-4445ReportsDeane s been catching a big-eye every trip for the past few weeks and the day time chunking for yellowfin and now bluefins is still on fire. Multiple big-eyes caught by Canyon Runner Members their last few trips as well.
  • 2020-10-18 Ristori Bay Head

    Capt. Rob said October stripers are unpredictable from day to day, and he will be shaping up in the morning even though he only has a few reservations so far and would appreciate calls in advance. The fare is 90 on the limited trip.
  • 2020-10-17 Ristori Bay Head

    Only a few were caught where they had been cooperating Though Grumpy s Tackle in Seaside Park saw their first fall surf striper on Wednesday, a 29-incher that hit mullet, surfcasting has generally been dismal as we are still awaiting arrival of stripers from the east. They run their first Striper Marathon on Tuesday, and have also set a tuna trip for 1 a. m. Oct. 21.

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