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Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
Despite some weather interference from the winds this past week, fishing along the north coast was decent and even had a few surprises. Our report this week shows that striped bass fishing was hot and cold in both the bay and ocean. Strong tides, the passing new moon and the ...

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TOUGH STRIPER FISHING

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
It was another interesting week of fishing along the northern coast. After some windy weather started off the week conditions improved by mid week and the fishing broke open with some good numbers of stripers moving into the waters off Sandy Hook on Wednesday afternoon and evening. Fishing was good ...

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HI-MAR TOURNEY

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
 As the Jerry Reed song says: “When you’re hot, you’re hot” and such has been the fortunes of Capt. Frank Wagner and the crew of Fin Chaser Charters. Last week it was the LBI Striper Tournament, this week it was the Hi-Mar. Frank told me he had to fish a ...

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HOLIDAY TROPHIES

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
In general fishing along the northern coast produced some good action this past week. Needless to say the number one seed was the opening of the fluke season on Friday. Fishermen now have stripers, blues, fluke and sea bass to focus their attentions on as the summer season went into ...

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THE SKIES CLEARED

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
What looked like a promising week of bass action got waylaid by another one of Mother Nature’s tantrums. After a good body of bass moved off the Hook and into Raritan Bay, as well as down the beaches of Monmouth County, the mid-week storms and poor sea conditions later in ...

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SEA BASS OPENS!

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
It was an interesting week of fishing along the northern coast this past week. There is no question the bass were in the bay with the better numbers being in the back bay and in the deeper channels. However, most boat captains told me that while the fishing was very ...

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MONSTER STRIPERS

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
Both weather and fishing saw a roller coaster ride along the northern cost this past week. Spring weather turned into a preview of the summer late in the week, and gave water temperatures a much needed boost. First the good news, at least two 50-pound-plus stripers were caught this past ...

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LIGHTS OUT BASSIN’

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
 Fishermen fishing along the northern coast this past week saw the best bass fishing of the season so far. The bass were easy to find and eager to hit and most people I spoke with said it wasn’t if you were going to catch bass, it was how many and ...

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BASS BITE INTENSIFIES

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
 There is no question that Mother Nature has been a mean lady this year so far. However, sometimes the fish need a little kick in the pants to get them moving. Well most veteran boat captains I spoke with said that’ just what happened with the early week blow. Seems ...

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STRIPERS TURN ON!

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
 Fishing along the northern coast got off to a slow start. However an 80-degree plus preview of things to come jumpstarted some good fishing along the south side of Raritan Bay. Stripers penned the bunker up on the flats and boat fishermen and surfcasters alike casting swimming plugs, shads and ...

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