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Northern New Jersey & Hudson River  ¦  April 24, 2017

RARITAN BAY TROPHIES
J. B. Kasper

Every year we see a point in time when the striped bass fishing explodes in northern waters. From all the reports we got this past week the striped bass fishing hit that proverbial fan this past week. Early week fishing saw smaller boats troll bass as has been the case for the past two weeks. However, by mid-week bigger fish infiltrated the bay in better numbers and the fishing took a big jump. By late week the bass were hitting ...

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Posted: April 24, 2017
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Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor

Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor

Fishing continues to improve for party, charter and private boats sailing out of the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor. A steady procession of boats have been ...

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Big Mohawk

Big Mohawk

It was a decent week of blackfishing for anglers fishing on the Big Mohawk III. Capt. Chris Hueth said numbers were decent when conditions were ...

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Bullet Hole Annex

Bullet Hole Annex

Nick over at Bullet Hole Annex told me he got good reports on the striped bass fishing in Raritan Bay. The lower side of the ...

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C.R.T. II

C.R.T. II

Capt. Mick Trzaska of the C.R.T. II told me he had to reschedule a couple of trips this past week but will be on the ...

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Dockside Bait & Tackle

Dockside Bait & Tackle

Rich Yanak at Dockside Bait and Tackle said his shop had a busy week with a steady stream of striped bass weigh ins. Bass fishing ...

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Double Down II Sport Fishing Charters

Double Down II Sport Fishing Charters

Thursday's open boat trip aboard the Double Down II saw some very good fishing, reported Capt. Dan Havelka. Trolling Mojos produced bass to 20 pounds ...

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Fairfield Fishing Tackle

Fairfield Fishing Tackle

Larry from Fairfield Fishing Tackle said he too is getting reports of increasing bass activity in not only Raritan Bay but in the Hudson as ...

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Fin Chaser Charters

Fin Chaser Charters

Capt. Frank Wagenhoffer of Fin Chaser Charters said his boat enjoyed a good week of striped bass fishing. Frank cited one nice thing about the ...

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Fisherman's Den

Fisherman's Den

Bob Matthews at the Fisherman's Den told me boats sailing out of Belmar saw a big improvement in the tog fishing towards the end of ...

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Fisherman's Den North

Fisherman's Den North

Tom Palmisano from the Fisherman's Den North gave us a call to say good bass fishing kept his place abuzz all week. Keeper bass and ...

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FishTales B&T

FishTales B&T

Bass and blues made the top seed over at Fishtales Bait and Tackle. Tim Riley said Dave Bachison found non-stop fishing with short bass on ...

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Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle

Capt. Rich Falcone of the Golden Eagle said his week started off on the right note with a good pick of fish on Sunday. Enter ...

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Hyper Striper Sportfishing

Hyper Striper Sportfishing

Capt. Pete Wagner of the charter boat Hyper Striper gave us a call to say his patrons enjoyed another good week of striped bass fishing ...

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Jersey Key Sportfishing Charters

Jersey Key Sportfishing Charters

No report submitted this week.
Jigging World

Jigging World

Danny over at Jigging World said bass reports came from just about every place in northern waters. Boat fishermen trolling Raritan Bay have been doing ...

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Keyport Marine Basin

Keyport Marine Basin

Sources over at the Keyport Marine Basin stated, "If you can't catch a striper, take up golf." In short that's how good the bass fishing ...

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Last Lady Fishing Charters

Last Lady Fishing Charters

Capt. Ralph Leyrer of Last Lady Fishing Charters said his boat is back at its dock behind Sunset's Restaurant in Neptune. Ralph said he intends ...

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Little Hawk Sport Fishing

Little Hawk Sport Fishing

A Monday trip aboard the Little Hawk with the Joseph William group found tough fishing and only a few bass. A morning trip on Tuesday ...

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Mi-Jo II

Mi-Jo II

Capt. Mike Scardingo of the Mi Jo said he will start striped bass fishing this week and has dates open for charter....

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Miss Belmar Princess

Miss Belmar Princess

Capt. Al Shinn of the Miss Belmar Princess told me his boat resumed fishing daily as of April 21. Al said on Saturday the boat ...

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Ol' Salty II

Ol' Salty II

Capt. Nick Caruso of the Ol' Salty II gave us a call to say he fished with the Freehold Ford charter who enjoyed a good ...

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Parker Pete's Fishing Charters

Parker Pete's Fishing Charters

Capt Peter Sykes of the Parker Pete told me he got in his first trip of the season on Saturday. Pete said his party opted ...

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Ramsey Outdoor

Ramsey Outdoor

The folks over at Ramsey Outdoors told us they got word of a big surge in the striped bass fishing in Raritan Bay this past ...

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Sea Hunter

Sea Hunter

Capt. Rob Semkewyc of the Sea Hunter said he took a ride with a few anglers on Monday to look for some bass, but all ...

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Skylarker

Skylarker

A pair of trips aboard the Skylarker saw tog to 8-plus pounds boated. Capt. Steve Spinelli said the Dan Pencavage charter enjoyed a good bite ...

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Suzie Girl

Suzie Girl

Another boat that got in her first trip of the season was the Suzie Girl. Capt. Jim Hull told me he targeted stripers and failed ...

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Tackle Box Fishing Co.

Tackle Box Fishing Co.

Over at the Tackle Box Phil said bluefish hit Sandy Hook on Monday and increasing amounts of slammers are moving into the bay. John Davis ...

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True World Tackle

True World Tackle

Akira at True World Tackle was one of the first to tell us of very much improved bass fishing. Anglers fishing the north side of ...

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Tuna-Tic Sportfishing

Tuna-Tic Sportfishing

Another boat captain that told me his boat enjoyed a good week of bass fishing was Capt. Mike Conlogue of Tuna Tic Sportfishing. Mike said ...

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Twin Lights Marina

Twin Lights Marina

A few boats from the Twin Lights Marina got out for bass this past week. Mare said Roy Wurst, Brian and Jeff played catch and ...

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Two Rivers Charters

Two Rivers Charters

Capt. Fletcher of Two Rivers Charters told me he had several successful bass trips this past week. All his trips boated decent numbers of keepers ...

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Wagner's Marina

Wagner's Marina

It was a good week of bass and bluefishing for boats sailing out of Wagner's Marina. Mike said George Verdi who calls the marina home ...

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