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Central New Jersey  ¦  April 24, 2017

FRESH & SALT SPRING MIX
Tom Pagliaroli

Bluefish front, center and rear. From the surf to the inlets and rivers to the bays, it’s a rip-snorting game of cast ‘n hang on. Expect more and bigger bass to move in as the migration continues, and figure another week, maybe two to get in on the winter flounder bounty before the flatties depart; Manasquan River has been hot for the blackbacks! A few weakfish reportedly in the mix in lower Barnegat Bay, while black drum are in ...

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Posted: April 24, 2017
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Arnold's Brielle Yacht Club

Arnold's Brielle Yacht Club

No report submitted this week.
Barb Gail IV

Barb Gail IV

"The blackfish have really been cooperating and it should be excellent right through this Sunday's season-ender," predicted Capt. Chris on the BarbGail IV, where a ...

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Betty & Nick's Bait & Tackle

Betty & Nick's Bait & Tackle

John from Betty & Nick's says bunker chunks are catching big blues in the area surf, and bayside off the 5th Avenue dock. The south ...

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Big Jamaica

Big Jamaica

A lot of water is being covered by the 125' Big Jamaica in search of stripers but through Saturday it was more about looking than ...

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Canyon Runner Sportfishing

Canyon Runner Sportfishing

Capt. Adam on the Canyon Runner says there are only three openings remaining for the fishing reportcoaching service. One is in the NJNY area and ...

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Capt'n Hippo Bait and Tackle

Capt'n Hippo Bait and Tackle

The Capt'n Hippo Bait & Tackle has been busy with increasing numbers of locals coming in for bunker and crabbing supplies, and to Lenny that ...

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Captain Bill's Landing

Captain Bill's Landing

Adam at Capt. Bill's Landing says the chartreuse and the white MagicTail mojos were catching stripers to 35 pounds out front, and jigging Kettle Creek ...

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Carolyn Ann III

Carolyn Ann III

"Overall, a pretty good time fishing. Some limits and a lot of throwbacks. Plenty of action," reported Gina from the Carolyn Ann III Good Friday ...

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Charlie's Bait N Tackle

Charlie's Bait N Tackle

"Plenty of schoolies around the Route 37 and Mantoloking bridges being caught on the Al Gag's Whip-It Fish and Tsunami Swimming Shads, and the same ...

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Creekside Outfitters

Creekside Outfitters

"Nice size crabs being caught in Oyster Creek at the outflow, and there are winter flounder to 16 inches still being caught there, too. Chum ...

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Dauntless

Dauntless

"Still on the slow side but I'm expecting the ling fishing to pick up soon," reported Capt. Willie Egerter III from the Dauntless. The 90- ...

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Downes Marina

Downes Marina

"We're still sprucing the place up and getting ready for the season," relayed Nicole at Downes Marina. She says there are still some Jet Ski ...

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Fisherman's Headquarters

Fisherman's Headquarters

"A bloodbath up at the inlet with big blues," relayed a busy Blake from Fisherman's Headquarters mid-afternoon Saturday. The 8- to 16-pound killers were also ...

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Fishermen's Supply Co.

Fishermen's Supply Co.

"From the South Pocket of the inlet down through Dog Beach there are more short bass than anyone's business and they're hitting small plugs with ...

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Gambler Fishing

Gambler Fishing

"Clamming, livelining, it takes," emphasized Capt. Bob aboard the Gambler discussing tactics for the daily 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. trips for stripers and ...

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Grumpys Tackle

Grumpys Tackle

"Blues, blues and more blues," bellowed Grumpy hisself at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle as he described the slammer bluefish that were terrorizing both the beachfront ...

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Harry's Outdoor

Harry's Outdoor

At Harry's Outdoors, Matt reports that Barnegat Inlet has been on fire with jumbo bluefish that are tarnishing metals, pasting plugs and brutalizing bucktails. Along ...

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Jamaica II

Jamaica II

No report submitted this week.
Jersey Hooker Outfitters

Jersey Hooker Outfitters

"Good tog fishing in the Point Pleasant Canal. Still good numbers of keepers being caught," shared Ariel at Jersey Hooker Outfitters. Manasquan Inlet is the ...

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Kraken Sport Fishing

Kraken Sport Fishing

Capt. John Decker from the 48-foot Henriques Kraken Sport Fishing and fares enjoyed boffo winter flounder fishing last week and into the weekend. The arrival ...

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Lacey Marine

Lacey Marine

Dan from Lacey Marine took a breather from the hectic Open House to note that there has been great action with choppers bayside between the ...

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Mary M IV

Mary M IV

"Some good days with a quite a few limits of blackfish, and other days not so good fishing because of the ripping currents," offered Capt. ...

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Mimi VI

Mimi VI

"It's been an adventure the past few trips," offered Capt. Kenny from the Mimi VI describing the capricious blackfish bite on his favorite wrecks. "One ...

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Miss Barnegat Light

Miss Barnegat Light

Capt. Lenny from the Miss Barnegat Light tells all that the first trip of the season will be the Friday of the Memorial Day weekend. ...

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Miss Liane Charters

Miss Liane Charters

Capt. "Cool Ray" Lopez of Miss Liane Sportfishing is now on the striper chase but reminds all he loves playing smash mouth with chopper and ...

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Morrison's Marina

Morrison's Marina

"We're busy getting boats in, and so far all I've heard is that there are big blues being caught up at Barnegat Inlet," reported Steve ...

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Murphy's Hook House

Murphy's Hook House

Mario at Murphy's Hook House told of schoolie bass in the Toms River that are blasting downsized swimming plugs and plastic shads, and glomming bloodworms. ...

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Mushin Sportfishing

Mushin Sportfishing

Some tile cleaning occurred on a recent offshore trip on Mushin Sportfishing. The team of JD, Rueben, Lou and Brian Buddah Sticks decked a load ...

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Norma K III

Norma K III

"The tog fishing got a little sluggish into the weekend, but it still has been pretty good fishing," opined Capt. Matt on the Norma K ...

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Sheltered Cove Marina - Tuckerton

Sheltered Cove Marina - Tuckerton

Jack Ryan at Sheltered Cove Marina took a minute after sealing a deal to talk about the big blues still being caught in Great Bay ...

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Southside Marina

Southside Marina

Word from Southside Marina is big bluefish in Manasquan Inlet and in the river. Small stripers continue assaulting small plugs and plastics in the inlet, ...

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Super Chic

Super Chic

The Super Chic will be on the water by mid to late May and Capt. Ted White says he'll be after stripers, blues, fluke and ...

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Surf City Bait and Tackle

Surf City Bait and Tackle

Big bluefish are dominating the rod bending and drag screaming scene along area beaches and at Barnegat Inlet, but John from Surf City Bait & ...

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The Dock Outfitters

The Dock Outfitters

"We have some boats, including the pontoons, in the water. Keeper crabs and blues to 5 pounds are being caught on bunker from the dock," ...

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The Reel Seat

The Reel Seat

"Knocking the winter flounder dead with sandworms at the south end of the Point Pleasant Canal and around the Mantoloking Bridge, fish up to 18-12 ...

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Tin Knocker Sportfishing Charters

Tin Knocker Sportfishing Charters

Capt. John Pellegrino Capt. John of Tin Knocker Sportfishing has returned from Florida and is now booking dates for bass, blues and fluke. His canyon ...

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