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SEASIDE DRUM BEATDOWN

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Winds and weather woes contributed to a poor week of fishing along much of the Jersey and Delaware coast last week; and as per the latest reports, the cooler water temperatures are also affecting the fluke bite. A few days of actual summer heat should get things heated up ...

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MANHATTAN CUP RESULTS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The 19th Manhattan Cup was held out of Liberty Landing this past Friday with 24 boats and over 60 anglers including various celebrities and U.S. heroes competing for the prestigious Manhattan Cup. The Fisherman’s Jim Hutchinson, Jr. and his brother Clark Harris - a former Rutgers University football standout ...

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A CLASSIC SWEEP

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Heavy rains mid to late week may have caused the fluke to seek out saltier turf into the weekend, as most of the typical hot spots in the rivers and bays seemed a bit off. That bite should return to normal in week two of the 2019 fluke season ...

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HOLIDAY WRAP

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
A gale greeted anglers on the fluke opener on Friday, though conditions and the bite improved greatly over the Memorial Day weekend. North Jersey reports editor JB Kasper said the Raritan did serve up some flatties, “even with the low water temps we are still seeing,” though he also ...

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GRAND SLAM ACTION!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
JB Kasper said another wave of big stripers is moving into northern waters with some 50-pound plus fish boated in the ocean this past week. “Most boat captains believe now that the full moon is behind this week will be the start of the big bass fishing in the ocean,” ...

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SEA BASS OPENS 5/15

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
While many party boats running along the Central and North Jersey coast are reporting some of the very best ling fishing in recent memory, the start of the black sea bass fishery on Wednesday, May 15 will undoubtedly switch focus in whatever port you turn. On the striper front, ...

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RAIN CAN’T DRENCH EFFORT

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Overall it was another good week of striped bass fishing along the northern coast. According to North Jersey field editor JB Kasper, boaters were trolling, chunking and livelining their way to bass in the 30-pound and up range, while bluefish also made their presence felt along the lower side ...

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BLUES & BLUEFIN

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Striped bass fishing continues to be very good in North Jersey despite the weather problems most of the week. Friday’s rains and Saturday’s “breezy conditions” kept a lot of anglers off the water, but those that did fish enjoyed some good action. While weather may have scattered the bass, ...

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TAUTOG THRU APRIL 30

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
While Delaware’s blackfish fishermen will have until May 15, New Jersey’s short and sweet April tautog fishery is just about complete. Though a tough week of windy, rainy weather kept a lot of the boats tide up, the next week and a half should produce some of the very ...

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AS COWS COME HOME

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Good striper bass fishing continues to be the main source of action along the northern coast. Field editor JB Kasper reports this week that bass fishing has been good throughout Raritan Bay with some of the best catches coming from the backwaters by small boats. Trolling spoons, shads and ...

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