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CANYON ACTION HEATS UP

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
In buttoning up our weekly reports on Sunday night the 28th of June, it was nice to see Tom P’s offshore report come through with the following summary:

“A tremendous week - some saying ‘psycho’, ‘sick’ and, of course, ‘epic’ and ‘stellar’ - in the canyons for yellowfin and bigeye, with ...

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LOCAL DRAG BURNERS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
“The bluefin have been ranging closer to the shorelines and this past week saw several pods of tuna move into the mouth of Raritan Bay according to our reports this week,” noted JB Kasper in his North Jersey report summary this week. Is it possible that bluefin are in ...

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WHIPTAIL WARRIORS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The bluefin bite off the Jersey Coast was phenomenal last week, anywhere from pop up locations just 8 or 9 miles off the beach to some of the midrange hotspots like the Princess, Triple Wrecks and Chicken Canyon (pick up the June print edition of The Fisherman for a few ...

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BASS & BLUEFIN

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
I was quite literally cleaning out the gutters on Sunday morning when a neighbor stopped by with reports of bluefin at the Resor Wreck. The torrential rains late last week stuffed the spouts with pollen, and I’m half-hoping the good deeds around the house on Sunday earned me some ...

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JUNE POTENTIAL IS BOOMING

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Fluke action heating up, Delaware Bay drum bite is booming, and the June striper forecast is excellent. Those are the exact headlines this week in our Report Section feature page in The Fisherman Magazine for June in New Jersey. Warmer waters have summer flounder snapping, monster drum are ...

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54-POUND STRIPER

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
So why is it that the last three hours of any three-day weekend is always the nicest weather-wise? Just as the passenger restriction was upped from 10 to 25 aboard for-hire boats at the Jersey Shore - and on the very same day that the 2020 fluke season opened ...

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NJ OPENS FOR BUSINESS!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
I got home from doing a little striper fishing behind Beach Haven with my daughter on Saturday morning (as I said, “little striper fishing”), washed off the bug spray (the gnats were ungodly) and was able to plop myself in front of my laptop in time for the governor’s 1 ...

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PASSING OF A FRIEND

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Dave Arbeitman, founder/owner of The Reel Seat, passed away this past Sunday morning, May 10. He was just 65.

“With heavy hearts, it is almost impossible to put into words, the loss of one of the legends in the fishing community,” read the message on The Reel Seat’s Facebook account late ...

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SINGING THE BLUES!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The opening of New Jersey state parks was welcome news in the angling community, from the trout streams in the northwest portion of the Garden State down to the beaches of Island Beach State Park, not to mention the marinas and launch ramps from Liberty to Fortescue. As noted ...

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MAYDAY INDEED!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The month of May in the New Jersey, Delaware Bay region is typically greeted with a blast of fishing adrenaline; the striped bass bite has already been terrific throughout the region for the better part of a month, while new reports of black drum, bluefish, weakfish and even blowfish would ...

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