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Northern New Jersey & Hudson River  ¦  April 23, 2018

BASS BITE INTENSIFIES

By J. B. Kasper  |  April 23, 2018
 There is no question that Mother Nature has been a mean lady this year so far. However, sometimes the fish need a little kick in the pants to get them moving. Well most veteran boat captains I spoke with said that’ just what happened with the early week blow. Seems like once the storm passed by the bass started feeding and the ...

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Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor

Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor

Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor was a busy place this past week with plenty of boats using the ramp and party, charter and private boats getting ...

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Big Mohawk

Big Mohawk

Bottom fishing board the Big Mohawk III was a pick of blackfish this past week. Capt. Chris Hueth said the early week fishing served up ...

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Bullet Hole Annex

Bullet Hole Annex

Good striper fishing along the lower Hudson and in Raritan Bay was also the news at Bullet Hole Annex. Nick told me despite the windy ...

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C.R.T. II

C.R.T. II

The back bay was inundated with boats on Saturday and plenty of bass were boated, said Capt. Mick Trzaska of the C.R.T. II. Mick said ...

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Dockside Bait & Tackle

Dockside Bait & Tackle

Plenty of stripers all week was also the news over at Dockside Bait and Tackle. Double figure catches on bunker and worms were the rule, ...

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Double Down II Sport Fishing Charters

Double Down II Sport Fishing Charters

An open boat trip on Thursday and a charter on Saturday got into the bass, reported Capt. Dan Havelka of the Double Down II. Dan ...

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Fairfield Fishing Tackle

Fairfield Fishing Tackle

"While the early week rains put a hurt on the lower Passaic and Hackensack, which were producing a lot of short bass, they seem to ...

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Fisherman's Den

Fisherman's Den

"Looks like we are not going to have a spring this year, so we will have to make due with what we have," said Bob ...

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Fisherman's Den North

Fisherman's Den North

The report from Fisherman's Den North was excellent bass fishing which only got better later in the week. Tom Palmisano told us most of the ...

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FishTales Bait & Tackle

FishTales Bait & Tackle

Some nice linesiders made it to the report from Fishtales Bait and Tackle. Tim Riley said most of the keepers were in the 20-pound class. ...

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Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle

A Saturday trip aboard the Golden Eagle hit a pick of bass. Capt. Rich Falcone said he fished the ocean just off the beaches to ...

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Jigging World

Jigging World

"Looks like the early week storm stoked up the bass fishing in Raritan Bay," cited Danny at Jigging World. Dan said by Tuesday, even in ...

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Julians Bait and Tackle

Julians Bait and Tackle

No report submitted this week.
Keyport Marine Basin

Keyport Marine Basin

Excellent, excellent fishing was the way John over at the Keyport Marine Basin described this past week's fishing. Trolling mojos, swimming plugs, and drowning worms ...

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Last Lady Fishing Charters

Last Lady Fishing Charters

We had to cancel Saturday's cod trip because of wind gusts to 30-miles per hour. Can't get a break with the weather said Capt. Ralph ...

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Little Hawk Sport Fishing

Little Hawk Sport Fishing

After staying in port for three days because of the early week blow, the Little Hawk resumed fishing on Tuesday only to find off color ...

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Mi-Jo II

Mi-Jo II

I spoke with Capt. Mike Scardingo of the Mi Jo and he told me he and the crew are putting the finishing touches on getting ...

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Ol' Salty II

Ol' Salty II

Another boat that got in her first trip of the season was the Ol' Salty II. Capt. Nick Caruso said he traveled to Raritan Bay ...

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Outcast Sportfishing

Outcast Sportfishing

Capt. Bob Wilson of Outcast Sportfishing told me he had to delay the boat's first trip. The boat will go in the water this coming ...

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Parker Pete's Fishing Charters

Parker Pete's Fishing Charters

"We finished breaking in the new engines on the Parker Pete this past week," cited Capt. Pete Sykes. Pete said he hopes to start getting ...

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Ramsey Outdoor

Ramsey Outdoor

The news of the bass action Raritan Bay made it to Ramsey Outdoors. Sources there said swimming plugs are selling like hotcakes and reports coming ...

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Sea Hunter

Sea Hunter

Some good catches of stripers came over the rails of the Sea Hunter. Capt. Rob Semkewyc said his Wednesday trip made one drop and found ...

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Skylarker

Skylarker

The crew of the Skylarker got in their first bottom fishing trip of the spring. Capt. Steve Spinelli told me the Carl Arrisson charter maxed ...

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Suzie Girl

Suzie Girl

The Suzie Girl is still in the boat yard for annual refit. Capt. Jim Hull said he expects to be back at the dock and ...

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Tackle Box Fishing Co.

Tackle Box Fishing Co.

"Southside beaches are experiencing some of the best bass fishing I have ever seen," said Phil at the Tackle Box. This past week saw many ...

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Tagged Fish

Tagged Fish

It was limit catches of striped bass and a pick of tog for anglers fishing with Capt. Chad Hacker and the crew of Tagged Fish ...

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Trade Winds Marina

Trade Winds Marina

Boats fishing out of the Trade Winds Marina hammered the bass from after the blow right through the weekend according to Larry Thompson. Larry said ...

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True World Tackle

True World Tackle

We got an upbeat report from Akira over at True World Tackle who had good reports on the chunking at Great Kills and in the ...

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Twin Lights Marina

Twin Lights Marina

A couple of boats out of the Twin Lights Marina got into the stripers. Mare said T.R. Dempsey and Bill Caldwell aboard the Barbara Lynn ...

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Two Rivers Charters

Two Rivers Charters

It was a very good week of fishing with limits of keepers and plenty of short fish to play catch and release with, said Capt. ...

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Up Front Bait and Tackle

Up Front Bait and Tackle

"Super striped bass fishing," said Steve over at Up Front Bait and Tackle. He said fishing was good all week long with better numbers of ...

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Wagner's Marina

Wagner's Marina

Boats sailing out of Wagner's Marina had no problem catching shorts and keepers right out in from of the marina. Glen Gargilo set the pace ...

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