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BONANZA, BASS TO COD

Posted By Karen Wall
Location: Central New Jersey
 In case you haven’t heard, it’s all about those bass, about those bass, about those bass! The northwest winds late in a week cooled the water and fired up the stripers. The only real problem was the volume of boat traffic. While some struggled to catch fish, not everyone did. ...

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BASS ON THE TROLL

Posted By Karen Wall
Location: Central New Jersey
 The guys down in the central part of the state are salivating over the reports of the striped bass bite in Raritan Bay and waiting and praying for those fish to make a real run down the coast. There are some keeper bass getting picked up along shore, some on ...

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IMPROVING BASS BITE

Posted By Karen Wall
Location: Central New Jersey
 The weather tortured a lot of folks last week, with a good day of fishing followed by a day that just wasn’t conducive to being on the water. Patience is being sorely tested because the stripers continue to drag their tails about showing up. There are scattered reports of big ...

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STRIPERS HIT IBSP

Posted By Karen Wall
Location: Central New Jersey
 The consensus: the stripers are moving in. There were multiple reports particularly on Sunday of bass caught by boat, both on the snag-and-drop and trolling bunker spoons. The best report was a 45-pounder caught off Seaside and weighed in Waretown. Not everyone was fishing for stripers, however; the opening of ...

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MONSTERS ARRIVE

Posted By Karen Wall
Location: Central New Jersey
 The reopening of black sea bass season on Sunday, October 22 has many anglers and captains chomping at the bit. The ones who’ve been porgy fishing have thrown back a lot keeper-size sea bass, something that’s not good for the fish. The storm that moved through during the week forced ...

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RUN & GUN

Posted By Karen Wall
Location: Central New Jersey
A small striper here, a small one there, but the number and frequency is picking. There was a 47-inch bass put on the sand at Island Beach State Park on Saturday, and has people asking, “Is the run finally here?” The signs are there — stacked bait, that fishy smell ...

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INSHORE SPEEDSTERS

Posted By Karen Wall
Location: Central New Jersey
 Blackfish are continuing to help anglers pass the time as they wait for the ocean to settle down from the string of hurricanes. The shift in the weather that everyone has been hoping for seems to have arrived at last and there are sporadic reports of bait spraying and bluefish ...

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BLUEFISH BANGIN’

Posted By Karen Wall
Location: Central New Jersey
 If you think the only fishing to be done is in the ocean, you are missing out. Blackfish, blowfish and even an uptick in the crabbing are attracting the majority of attention. Bluefish are being caught in the surf if you make an effort; reports seem to indicate a lot ...

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LAKEWOOD BOAT SHOW

Posted By Karen Wall
Location: Central New Jersey
Bonito, bluefish, false albacore and porgies. Those are the words on the tips of most of the tongues right now. Striped bass are starting to pop up in spots, giving hope that the fall run will bust open every day now. Things are likely to be a little tough midweek ...

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PORGY POUNDING

Posted By Karen Wall
Location: Central New Jersey
Lots of anglers seem to be playing the wait-and-see game but if that’s what you’re doing, you’re missing out. You could be putting porgies in the freezer — the fish are nicely sized and tasty — or you could be stockpiling bluefish baits for next year’s shark season. The snappers ...

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