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THE RUN IS ON!

Posted By Nick Honachefsky
Location: New Jersey Surf
 As this will be the last Beach Talk of the year, and since it is Thanksgiving week, I want to say thank you to all the surf rats that follow the column. May you be into some quality bass fishing the rest of the year! That said, we finally saw ...

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THE HEAT IS ON!

Posted By Nick Honachefsky
Location: New Jersey Surf
 Here we go! Even though the northern part of the state has been on surf bass for a little while, the central and southern shores have now seen a pretty solid push of fish into their areas. From shorts to sows, bass have been hitting bunker chunks, snagged bunker, plugs, ...

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SANDY HOOK TUNNY

Posted By Nick Honachefsky
Location: New Jersey Surf
 As the surf settles after the uncanny 5 year Superstorm Sandy anniversary blow, look for stripers to really make a push as historically this is the week we see the real first wave of bass move in. Small bluefish still dominate surf catches, with a smattering of albies, blackfish and ...

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THE RUN IS ON!

Posted By Nick Honachefsky
Location: New Jersey Surf
 All it took was a dramatic drop in air temperatures during the night hours to spark the first real deal wave of Fall Run fish to get on the move. Some big bass over the 30-pound mark pushed in over the sandbars to gobble up bunker schools that were close ...

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TUNNY ACTION

Posted By Nick Honachefsky
Location: New Jersey Surf
 False albies made a grand push into North Jersey this week as the schools seemingly came out of nowhere. More large striped bass were reported on fresh clam baits this week while tailor bluefish dominate most surf catches. A few hickory shad and even a weakfish or two are also ...

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20-POUND-PLUS STRIPERS

Posted By Nick Honachefsky
Location: New Jersey Surf
It seems like the surf got an injection of true fall lifeblood last week as the first real deal stripers were hooked along the northern coast. False albacore finally popped up in some great numbers from Sandy Hook down through Barnegat Inlet, giving anglers a shot at reel-scorching action. Small ...

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LBI CLASSIC KICKOFF

Posted By Nick Honachefsky
Location: New Jersey Surf
 The whole week was nearly a washout with rough Hurricane Maria swell, but then, the first big chill moved in over the weekend, and boy, did it make a difference. Bluefish really got on a bite, while short bass started showing up and blackfish were snapping like mad. Mullet are ...

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HEAVE HO

Posted By Nick Honachefsky
Location: New Jersey Surf
 The huge heave, pounding surf, and 75 degree water temperatures from the remnants of Hurricane Jose contributed to minimal surf participation this week. However, bayside anglers were able to tuck in and still pull on quality chopper blues up to 10 pounds. Blackfishing remains top notch along the backwater ...

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V-WAKIN’

Posted By Nick Honachefsky
Location: New Jersey Surf
Mullet are beginning to trickle out into the surf as v-wakes could be seen up and down the coast. Cocktail blues of 2 to 3 pounds with a few choppers up to 10 pounds seem to be the bulk of the surf activity this week. Early risers are still finding ...

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STALKING SPEEDSTERS

Posted By Nick Honachefsky
Location: New Jersey Surf
The groundswell effects from Hurricane Irma have made for a surfer’s paradise, but have kept a lot of surfcasters off the beaches; but it’s not to say its been unfishable. Many chunkers are finding loads of 5- to 10-pound blues using bunker and mullet, shorty stripers are hitting hard along ...

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