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Northern New Jersey & Hudson River  ¦  September 18, 2017

MIX IT UP

By J. B. Kasper  |  September 18, 2017
Fishing is starting to look up as water temps cool down along the northern coast. Bays and rivers are packed with baitfish and snappers which are attracting the usual fall dinner guest. We got solid reports on the bluefish as slammers are being caught in Raritan Bay and all along the ocean front, with occasional forays into the wash. Some weakfish have ...

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Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor

Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor

Better numbers of bigger blues are stoking up some interest, stated Phil at the Tackle Box. Phil told me the slammers, with some albacore and ...

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Big Mohawk

Big Mohawk

Bottom fishing was very good for anglers fishing aboard the Big Mohawk III. Capt. Chris Hueth said catching your one fish blackfish limit was a ...

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Bullet Hole Annex

Bullet Hole Annex

Nick over at Bullet Hole Annex told me he too is hearing of some bass movements in the lower Hudson and upper bay. Hopefully this ...

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C.R.T. II

C.R.T. II

Trolling blues kept rods going aboard the C.R.T. II on Friday. Capt. Mick Trzaska said some better size slammers are showing up in the bay ...

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Dockside Bait & Tackle

Dockside Bait & Tackle

Tog, porgies, blues and bass was the word from John at Dockside Bait and Tackle. John told me anglers have been catching their one fish ...

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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 the only day he managed to get out was on Monday when a bottom fishing ...

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Fairfield Fishing Tackle

Fairfield Fishing Tackle

Larry over at Fairfield Fishing Tackle informed us of yellowfin to 40 pounds providing some good action on the offshore grounds along the northern coast. ...

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Fisherman's Den

Fisherman's Den

"The porgies and blackfish have filled in some what for the fluke and sea bass seasons' early closing," stated Bob Matthews at the Fisherman's Den. ...

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Fisherman's Den North

Fisherman's Den North

Tom Palmisano at Fisherman's Den North said rental boat fishermen are into snappers and cocktail blues with a few weakfish mixed in. Boats bottom fishing ...

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FishTales Bait & Tackle

FishTales Bait & Tackle

It was week of catch and release for anglers stopping in at Fishtales Bait and Tackle. Tim Riley told me with the exception of porgies, ...

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Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle

It was a good week of fishing for anglers sailing on the Golden Eagle. Capt. Rich Falcone told me this past week saw a mix ...

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Hyper Striper Sportfishing

Hyper Striper Sportfishing

A pair of trips this past week on the Hyper Striper enjoyed very good bluefish jigging and then finished off their trips with some excellent ...

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Jersey Key Sportfishing Charters

Jersey Key Sportfishing Charters

Capt. Mike Sisto of Jersey Key Sportfishing told me with very little to fish for he has decided to shut the boat down until October ...

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Jigging World

Jigging World

Anglers fishing off piers along the lower Hudson River have started to pick up some bigger bluefish and occasional bass according to Danny at Jigging ...

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Keyport Marine Basin

Keyport Marine Basin

Better numbers of bluefish have started showing up in the bay along with some weakfish, said sources at the Keyport Marine Basin. The blues have ...

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Last Lady Fishing Charters

Last Lady Fishing Charters

Capt. Ralph Leyrer of Last Lady Fishing Charters saw decent fluke fishing until 1 p.m. when the winds picked up with Jim Brown taking his ...

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Little Hawk Sport Fishing

Little Hawk Sport Fishing

A pair of trips aboard the charter boat Little Hawk enjoyed some good bluefish jigging. Capt. Joe Occhipinti said the Bob Dinger group saw non-stop ...

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Mi-Jo II

Mi-Jo II

Four trips aboard the Mi Jo hammered porgies and blues, said Capt. Mike Scardingo. Mike said he started the week off by putting the Drew ...

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Miss Belmar Princess

Miss Belmar Princess

Another person that told me of a good week of fishing was Capt. Al Shinn of the Miss Belmar Princess. Al said fishing this past ...

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Misty Morn

Misty Morn

Capt. Phil Bouchard of the Misty Morn informed us his boat will be open boat fishing for porgies this coming Saturday and Sunday....

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Ol' Salty II

Ol' Salty II

A trio of trips aboard the Ol' Salty II enjoyed excellent bottom fishing dominated by porgies, ling, winter flounder, triggerfish, tog and plenty of throw ...

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Outcast Sportfishing

Capt. Bob Wilson of Outcast Sportfishing said an offshore run to the Monster Ledge came up empty. Bob said his party chunked and trolled but ...

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Parker Pete's Fishing Charters

Parker Pete's Fishing Charters

Capt. Peter Sykes of the Parker Pete said he did not sail this past week and will be taking the next couple of weeks off ...

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Ramsey Outdoor

Ramsey Outdoor

Over at Ramsey Outdoors we were told of very good porgy fishing and some yellowfin and albies being caught. They also mentioned some better numbers ...

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Sea Hawk

Sea Hawk

It was all bottom fishing with tons of porgies for anglers fishing aboard the Sea Hawk cited Capt. Mike Russo. The boat's lone charter this ...

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Sea Hunter

Sea Hunter

"It was good to get back on the water and see anglers catch fish," said Capt. Rob Semkewyc of the Sea Hunter. Rob said the ...

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Skylarker

Skylarker

It was all bottom fishing for anglers fishing aboard the Skylarker this past week. Capt. Steve Spinelli said he started off the week by putting ...

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Suzie Girl

Suzie Girl

Early week fishing was all blues for patrons fishing on the Suzie Girl. Capt. Jim Hull said 2 to 6-pounders were in good supply till ...

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Tackle Box Fishing Co.

Tackle Box Fishing Co.

Better numbers of bigger blues are stoking up some interest, stated Phil at the Tackle Box. Phil told me the slammers, with some albacore and ...

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Trade Winds Marina

Trade Winds Marina

While we are hearing of some improved bluefish action and some stripers starting to move around, for the most part it was a quiet week ...

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True World Tackle

True World Tackle

We got some upbeat news on the striper fishing from Akira at True World Tackle who said he had several trips to the East River ...

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Twin Lights Marina

Twin Lights Marina

It was a light week for boats sailing out of the Twin Light Marina. Mare told me the only report this week came from Roy ...

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Two Rivers Charters

Two Rivers Charters

Anglers fishing with Two Rivers Charters found a blend of fish this past week, said Capt. Fletcher Chayes. Everyone got their blackfish limit, beat up ...

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Upfront Bait and Tackle

Upfront Bait and Tackle

Anglers fishing the Keyport area saw some fair to good bluefish action with some weakfish mixed in this past week, reported Steve at Up Front ...

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Wagner's Marina

Wagner's Marina

We got a couple of reports from Mike over at Wagner's Marina. Porgies proved to be one of the main targets of boats sailing out ...

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