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BEACHCOMBINGS

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
This past week saw some good striped bass fishing start the week off only to have a Tuesday deluge usher in four straight days of nor’east winds followed by several inches of snow on Thursday and more winds on Friday and Saturday. Boats that did brave the nor’east winds jigged ...

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MONSTER MADNESS

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
The number one story along the northern coast has to be the big stripers that have made their way into northern waters. Pods of stripers are making their way down the coast along the ocean front. We had several 50-plus pound bass weighed in this week along with 40- and ...

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BIG BASS EXPLOSION

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
 There was an explosion along the northern coast on Sunday this past week. It was the sound of the big bass arriving on their fall run with fish to 50-pound plus bending rods on the boats that took advantage of the nice weather. Evidence points to a body of fish ...

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DRAGGING WIRE

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
The 2018 pattern of good weather and fishing early in the week and the wrath of Nature on the weekends reappeared along the northern coast this past week. The combination of the backside of the full moon and the nor’easter ko’ed the weekend fishing and produced a lot of flooding ...

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THEY’RE HERE!

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
The broken record of weather woes continued along the northern coast this past week. This time it was the easterly winds that pounded the coast until they switched around to the west over the weekend. Most boat shops and boat captains I spoke with over the weekend told me there ...

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RUN N’ GUN

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
Mother Nature’s weather tantrums continued for fishermen fishing along the northern coast last week. After decent conditions early in the week the weather closed in by Thursday and killed late week fishing. Sea bass opened with some good results and sinker bouncers found knuckleheads, porgies, tog and some winter flounder, ...

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INSHORE TUNA HOT!

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
Raritan Bay and surrounding waters are still loaded with schools of baitfish, which have had no incentive to move out of the bays and rivers because of the above normal water temps. As a result small stripers and blues, with some weakfish remain in a holding pattern along the lower ...

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ALBIE ALLEY

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
Striped bass fishing continues to build in the lower Hudson and Raritan Bay. However, so far only the mullet have started to move out of the rivers and bays. Most of the bigger bass are being caught in New York Harbor and in the lower bay after dark by boat ...

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WEAKLY ACTION

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
After a week long nor’easter the remnants of a fizzled out Florence passed through our reporting area and produced sporadic downpours, with some area seeing deluges and others just a sprinkle. The tail end of the storm served up some rough seas and windy conditions until late in the ...

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FINAL FLUKING

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
Needless to say it was not a good week of fishing along the northern coast thanks to the effects of a hurricane that was so big it hit the coast in the Carolinas and still affected us all the way up the coast. As one person I spoke to put ...

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