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Northern New Jersey & Hudson River  ¦  August 20, 2018

WEATHER BITES!

By J. B. Kasper  |  August 20, 2018
Some much improved fluke fishing highlighted the fishing along the northern coast this past week. Most boat captains I spoke with told me this was some of the best fishing they have seen all summer. However, it’s too bad the weatherman has lost the ability to give an accurate forecast, which has been keeping a lot of people away. You would think ...

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Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor

Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor

It was an up and down week for boats fishing out of Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor. Sources there told me fluke fishing saw a marked ...

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Big Mohawk

Big Mohawk

"We had some really good fishing aboard the Big Mohawk III this past week," cited Capt. Chris Hueth. Chris told me fluke fishing was the ...

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Bullet Hole Annex

Bullet Hole Annex

Not too many saltwater reports this past week according to Manny over at Bullet Hole Annex. Manny told me fluke fishing in Raritan Bay saw ...

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C.R.T. II

C.R.T. II

A Wednesday trip with the Smith party aboard the C.R.T. II accounted for a mix of short and keeper fluke. Capt. Mick Trzaska Saturday's trip ...

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Carnivore Sportfishing

Carnivore Sportfishing

Rich Woerner of Carnivore Sportfishing told me his boat did not sail this past week. Rich said he has been doing maintenance on the boat ...

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Dockside Bait & Tackle

Dockside Bait & Tackle

Improved fluke fishing was also the story over at Dockside Bait and Tackle. Sources said Ambrose Channel was the place to fish inside, while the ...

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Double Down II Sport Fishing Charters

Double Down II Sport Fishing Charters

A Thursday open boat trip outside aboard the Double Down II put anglers into a decent bite of sea bass and fluke. Friday's excursion fished ...

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Fairfield Fishing Tackle

Fairfield Fishing Tackle

Cheryl at Fairfield Fishing Tackle told us of tough conditions in Raritan Bay. However, she said anglers fishing in the ocean were into some better ...

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Fisherman's Den

Fisherman's Den

This past week saw some of the best fishing of the summer according to Tom Palmisano at the Fisherman's Den North. Tom said fluke fishing ...

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Fisherman's Den North

Fisherman's Den North

"The weather and weathermen are killing us, it either rains or is forecast to rain which is almost as bad," said Bob Matthews at the ...

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FishTales Bait & Tackle

FishTales Bait & Tackle

Another place we were told of some better fishing was at Fishtales Bait and Tackle. Tim Riley told me the shop would be getting better ...

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Jigging World

Jigging World

At Jigging World (now Tackle World) Mark also told us of some better fluke fishing and very good sea bass and porgy fishing. Here too ...

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Julians Bait and Tackle

Julians Bait and Tackle

Ron over at Julian's Bait & Tackle was another person that told of plenty of bait moving into the bay and cocktails and snappers, along ...

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Keyport Marine Basin

Keyport Marine Basin

Boats fishing out of the Keyport Marine Basin saw some good fluke fishing. Most of the better catches came from outside off Deal and Long ...

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Last Lady Fishing Charters

Last Lady Fishing Charters

The Tracy Johnson party fished with Last Lady Fishing Charters this past week and Capt. Ralph Leyrer and the crew put them into a limit ...

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Little Hawk Sport Fishing

Little Hawk Sport Fishing

Capt. Joe Occhipinti of the Little Hawk said all his trips this past week found a mix of short and keeper fluke, with some sea ...

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Mi-Jo II

Mi-Jo II

Fishing was up and down for patrons fishing aboard the MiJo this past week. Capt. Mike Scardino said he started the week off by putting ...

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Miss Belmar Princess

Miss Belmar Princess

Tuesday's trip aboard the Miss Belmar Princess looked north and south of Shark River Inlet and found a few small blues just off the beaches, ...

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Ol' Salty II

Ol' Salty II

Another boat captain that had rave reviews for this past week's fishing was Capt. Nick Caruso of the Ol' Salty II. Nick said the following ...

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Outcast Sportfishing

Outcast Sportfishing

A Thursday offshore trip with Outcast Sportfishing failed to find the tuna. Capt. Bob Wilson said for the second trip in the row they found ...

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Parker Pete's Fishing Charters

Parker Pete's Fishing Charters

It was a very good week of fluke fishing for anglers fishing aboard the Parker Pete. Capt. Pete Sykes said his trips saw keepers in ...

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Ramsey Outdoor

Ramsey Outdoor

Sources over at Ramsey Outdoors told me fluke fishing in Raritan Bay has been hit or miss because of the poor water conditions and tides. ...

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Sea Hunter

Sea Hunter

A rainy Monday started off the week aboard the Sea Hunter with a good bite of shorts and a few keepers. Capt. Rob Semkewyc said ...

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Skylarker

Skylarker

It was a busy week for the crew of the Skylarker. Capt. Steve Spinelli said he started off the week by putting the Carl Arrison ...

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Suzie Girl

Suzie Girl

It was a good week of fluke fishing for patrons on the Suzie Girl. Capt. Jim Hull said this past week saw the best fluking ...

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Tackle Box Fishing Co.

Tackle Box Fishing Co.

"If you are looking for the bigger fluke the deep water of the channels in the bay and the deeper water outside off Deal and ...

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Trade Winds Marina

Trade Winds Marina

Boats fishing out of the Trade Winds Marina got into some good fluke and sea bass fishing outside despite the dismal weather forecasts, said Larry ...

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True World Tackle

True World Tackle

Akira at True World Tackle told of improved fishing along the northern coast with some of the very best of the fluke fishing in Ambrose ...

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Twin Lights Marina

Twin Lights Marina

Mare over at Twin Lights Marina said only few boats sailed out of the marina this past week, and no one had any significant catches ...

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Two Rivers Charters

Two Rivers Charters

Sea bass and fluke to 6 pounds along with some short stripers provided the fishing for patrons fishing with Two Rivers Charters. Capt. Fletcher Chayes ...

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Up Front Bait and Tackle

Up Front Bait and Tackle

While the shop had no weigh-ins this past week, short and keeper fluke were a lot more plentiful according to the folks at Up Front ...

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Wagner's Marina

Wagner's Marina

Fluke, sea bass, porgies and cocktail blues provided the fishing for boats sailing out of Wagner's Marina this past week. Mike told me Roger Smith ...

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