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BEST OF THE BEASTS

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
 Plain and simple, it was the best week of the fall when it comes to striped bass fishing along the northern coast. The week of November 13 saw an explosion of keeper bass from 20 to 50 pounds keeping rods bent for private, party and charter boats from Sandy Hook ...

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SPOTLIGHT ON STRIPERS

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
 Striped bass fishing stole the spotlight on the north coast this past week. While weather and sea conditions were not pristine and most boats spent a couple of days in port, early and late week fishing served up the best fishing of the fall so far. It was trolling in ...

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RARITAN BAY BASSIN'

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
 After the deluge last Sunday and the gale to start the week, the striper stuff finally hit the proverbial fan by Wednesday. Party, charter and private boats hammered the bigger stripers to 40-plus pounds in Raritan Bay and to a smaller extent outside when they were able to fish. A ...

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GOOD BOTTOM FISHING

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
 Improved bass fishing, good bottom fishing, big blues and feisty false albacore highlighted the action along the northern coast most of this past week. Striped bass fishing showed some promise with better numbers being caught in the bay and the first decent catches being seen in the ocean. Bottom fishing ...

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BACK IN BLACK

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
 It was another mixed bag of fishing along the northern coast during the third week in October. On the bass fishing front, after what looked like a breakout weekend of striped bass fishing, the bass action slipped back a few notches. While some boats and shore bound fishermen did get ...

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STRIPERS TURN ON

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
 There were not too many people I talked to this past week that had any kind words for the weather prognosticator. I used that big word because I was trying to be kind! Simply put storms and winds kept a lot of anglers off the water. But there is good ...

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MONSTER BLUES

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
Finally a week of better conditions along the northern coast! While we did away with the storms, Mother Nature is still under the delusion that it’s still summer; as a result of the recent warm water temps in the bays, backwater areas and along the oceanfront are above normal ...

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MONSTER BLUES

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
 Weather problems during what has been described as the “in between time” (in between fluke fishing and striper fishing) continued along the northern coast. Heck, look at it this way, it could have been a lot worse since that storm got pushed out to sea by an old fashion cold ...

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PORGY POUNDIN’

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
 Talk about a weather shortened week of fishing along the northern coast, most boats did not start sailing until Thursday or Friday. Hopefully the next storm heading up the coast, Maria, will take a big turn east and leave us alone. Needless to say Jose did a number on the ...

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MIX IT UP

Posted By J. B. Kasper
Location: Northern NJ & Hudson River
Fishing is starting to look up as water temps cool down along the northern coast. Bays and rivers are packed with baitfish and snappers which are attracting the usual fall dinner guest. We got solid reports on the bluefish as slammers are being caught in Raritan Bay and all along ...

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