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  • 2021-04-30 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on April 30, 2021 Good news for tuna anglers NOAA Fisheries is adjusting Atlantic bluefin tuna daily retention limits for recreationalfishermen. What is changing Limit per Vessel per Day Trip Adjusted Retention Limit per Vessel per Day TripPrivate vessels with a HighlyMigratory Species (HMSAngling category permit 2 school bluefin tuna (27 to
  • 2021-04-29 Ristori Bay Head

    The shame of it was that so few anglers showed up at Atlantic Highlands this morning that boats couldn t get out when the charter boat Little Hawk from that port reported bass on top and hitting lures at 7 40 a. m. in Raritan Bay. His son, Capt. Nick, was casting topwater lures in Barnegat Bay this morning along with a friend and catching school stripers that were mostly from 18 to 24 inches, but included some from 24 to 28 inches.
  • 2021-04-28 Ristori Bay Head

    Andreas Toy from Keyport got into a limit of Raritan Bay stripers this morning with bass up to 35 inches before looking for surface action with those fish, but only finding gator blues!Capt. Rob Semkewyc reported another frustrating trip yesterday with his Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands as the marks didn t result into any bass larger than 27 inches.
  • 2021-04-27 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on April 27, 2021 HRFA striper contest leaders Following are the leaders in the HRFA Fred Rung Memorial Fishing Tournament Current WEEK 2 LEADER BOARD(Week 2 ends 7 00 AM Saturday May 2nd)Largest Jerry Crean (39. Jim Hutchinson Sr. reports for the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Assn. as follows The captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are noticing a slow increase in water temperatures which has them looking eagerly ahead to an increase in fishing action.
  • 2021-04-26 Ristori Bay Head

    The Big Mohawk from Belmar reported a picky bottom bite on Sunday though there were some blackfish limits and many shorts. Striped bass fishing in Raritan Bay has been tough for some, but Chuck Many s crews on Ty Man have been releasing big bass regularly.
  • 2021-04-25 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on April 25, 2021 Better weather coming for end of NJ tog season Wind and rain resulted in no reports, but things are looking up during the week as the New Jersey tautog season ends as the month runs out. The charter boats that are trolling are catching some fish but most days are not even that good.
  • 2021-04-24 Ristori Bay Head

    Tuesday morning I fished the same pond which usually provides a few small bass that will hit my 3-inch Z Man DieZel MinnowZ paddletail run across the surface with no weight. I returned to the same pond this morning with no expectations, and was shut out until I got to the same area where I had lost the big bass.
  • 2021-04-23 Ristori Bay Head

    The Manhattan Cup Charity Striped Bass Tournament, presented by Yamaha Outboards, is scheduled for June 4, 2021 at Liberty Landing Marina and the Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City, NJ. The Manhattan Cup brings combat veterans to fish the tournament in a special Warrior Division aboard boats donated by area charter captains, light-tackle guides and anglers.
  • 2021-04-22 Ristori Bay Head

    Posted on April 22, 2021 Saturday looking good Today s west winds may set up good fishing conditions in NY NJ Bight for Saturday before it goes the other way on Sunday. Striper fishing in Raritan Bay has good, though party boats have been having a tough time getting them to hit on jigs and bait.
  • 2021-04-21 Ristori Bay Head

    Andreas Toy from Keyport reported good action with large stripers on live bunkers morning after that method wasn t good yesterday morning. The Ocean Explorer from Belmar reported Tuesday s bottom fishing on a nice ocean wasn t very good though the high hook managed a couple of keeper blackfish along with a dozen shorts.

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