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Northern New Jersey & Hudson River  ¦  November 20, 2017

BEST OF THE BEASTS

By J. B. Kasper  |  November 20, 2017
 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 down to Shark River Inlet. Whether or not the heavy duty action ...

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Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor

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Big bass were the main attraction for boats sailing out of Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor. An overcast Saturday saw a lot of boats slide down ...

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Big Mohawk

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Capt. Chris Hueth oft Big Mohawk III said striper fishing was outstanding on his early week trips with all his trips limiting out with keepers, ...

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Bullet Hole Annex

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Nick at Bullet Hole Annex continues to hear excellent reports on the striped bass fishing in Raritan Bay and down the beaches. Snag and Drop ...

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C.R.T. II

C.R.T. II

The crew of the C.R.T. II got in its last trip of the 2017 season. Capt. Mick Trzaska said he put his charter into a ...

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Dockside Bait & Tackle

Dockside Bait & Tackle

A call to the folks at Dockside Bait and Tackle garnered us several weight ins. Arnold Rubin lifted a 38-inch bass on to the Sewaren ...

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Double Down II Sport Fishing Charters

Double Down II Sport Fishing Charters

Capt. Dan Havelka of the Double Down II told me an early week trip hammered a limit of bass to 14 pounds off Sandy Hook. ...

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Fairfield Fishing Tackle

Fairfield Fishing Tackle

Good striped bass fishing was also the word from Joe over at Fairfield Fishing Tackle. Joe said it looks like the fall run is peaking ...

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Fin Chaser Charters

Fin Chaser Charters

It was a good week of bass fishing for anglers fishing with Fin Chaser Charters. Capt. Frank Wagenhoffer said he livelined bunker and trolled mojos ...

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Fisherman's Den

Fisherman's Den

Bob Matthews at the Fisherman's Den said big bass ruled last weekend and the first part of the week. Most of the fishing was out ...

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Fisherman's Den North

Fisherman's Den North

Super bass fishing was also the word from Tom Palmisano at the Fisherman's Den North. Tom said anglers stopping by the shop reported heavy duty ...

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FishTales Bait & Tackle

FishTales Bait & Tackle

Tim Riley at Fishtales Bait and Tackle said reports coming into his place told of very good bass action in the ocean down from Sandy ...

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Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle

It was a good week of bass action for patrons sailing on the Golden Eagle. Capt. Rich Falcone said early week bass action was some ...

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Hyper Striper Sportfishing

Hyper Striper Sportfishing

Capt. Pete Wagner of the of the Hyper Striper told us striper fishing was excellent during the first part of the week with limits of ...

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Jersey Key Sportfishing Charters

Jersey Key Sportfishing Charters

It was a week of some heavy duty striped bass fishing for the crew of Jersey Key Sportfishing. Capt. Mike Sisto stated all his trips ...

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Jigging World

Jigging World

Chris over at Jigging World said anglers stopping in the store this past week raved about the bass fishing in Raritan Bay and surrounding waters. ...

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Keyport Marine Basin

Keyport Marine Basin

Boats sailing from the Keyport Marine Basin got into both stripers and whitechins this past week. Mike LePrey made it a double header with a ...

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Last Lady Fishing Charters

Last Lady Fishing Charters

Capt. Ralph Leyrer of Last Lady Fishing Charters told us his recent open boat striper trip enjoyed a good bite of linesiders. Frank and Miss ...

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Little Hawk Sport Fishing

Little Hawk Sport Fishing

Capt. Joe Occhipinti aboard the Little Hawk had the Brian Lenich charter deck a good pick of bass despite poor conditions on Tuesday morning, while ...

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Mi-Jo II

Mi-Jo II

The crew of the Mi Jo got in its final two trips of the 2017 season. Capt. Mike Scardingo told me the Herb Gutenberg party ...

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Miss Belmar Princess

Miss Belmar Princess

Sunday's trip aboard the Miss Belmar Princess saw a slow bite of bass due to an armada of boats which pushed the bunker offshore taking ...

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Ol' Salty II

Ol' Salty II

Another boat that got into the big stripers during the week was the Ol' Salty II. Capt. Nick Caruso told me he fished with the ...

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Outcast Sportfishing

Capt. Bob Wilson of Outcast Sportfishing stated he got in a pair of trips on Friday and Saturday and maxed out both days. Bob said ...

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Parker Pete's Fishing Charters

Parker Pete's Fishing Charters

Another boat that got in on the big bass explosion was the Parker Pete. Capt. Pete Sykes said bass in the 20- to 40-plus class ...

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Ramsey Outdoor

Ramsey Outdoor

At Ramsey Outdoors we were told of decent bass fishing despite the weather tantrums this past week. While fishing was good in the bay the ...

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Sea Hawk

Sea Hawk

The crew of the Sea Hawk got in a trio of trips this past week. Capt. Mike Russo said his early week trip saw Rich ...

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Sea Hunter

Sea Hunter

A light crowd started off the week aboard the Sea Hunter with a limit of stripers while fishing under the working birds and played catch ...

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Skylarker

Skylarker

Six trips made for a busy week of fishing for the crew of the Skylarker. Capt. Steve Spinelli said he started off the week by ...

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Suzie Girl

Suzie Girl

Friday's trip aboard the Suzie Girl enjoyed a good bite of stripers to 30-plus pounds from around tons of bunker. Capt. Jim Hull said his ...

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Tackle Box Fishing Co.

Tackle Box Fishing Co.

"It was super bass fishing all week," cited Phil at the Tackle Box. Phil said while snagging and dropping bunker was the preferred way to ...

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Trade Winds Marina

Trade Winds Marina

Over at Trade Winds Marina we were told it was a light week of fishing because of the weather and poor conditions. Boats that did ...

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True World Tackle

True World Tackle

Akira over at True World Tackle said the East River remains very good for bass, which is where he had several trips this past week ...

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Twin Lights Marina

Twin Lights Marina

Mare over at Twin Lights Marina said she had only one catch to report on this past week. Rich Scherer, who fishes out of the ...

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Two Rivers Charters

Two Rivers Charters

It was a week of bass to 27 pounds for anglers fishing with Two Rivers Charters. Capt. Fletcher Chayes said he was able to find ...

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Upfront Bait and Tackle

Upfront Bait and Tackle

"It's a shame the weather don't want to cooperate because the fishing has been super," was the word at Up Front Bait and Tackle. Anglers ...

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Wagner's Marina

Wagner's Marina

Sources at Wagner's Marina said boats sailing from the marina reported big bass in the ocean which provided excellent fishing during the early part of ...

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