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Central New Jersey  ¦  July 17, 2017

BLUEFIN EAST OF BARNEGAT

By Karen Wall  |  July 17, 2017
Fluke fishing has been improving in fits and starts, though scattered reports on Sunday were of some solid catches finally being put together, thanks in part to the heat wave that rolled through midweek. Big bluefish rolled into the area, with a large body of them keeping the party boats busy late in the week. Crabbing continues to be very, very productive. ...

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Betty & Nick's Bait & Tackle

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John at Betty & Nick's said he's hearing reports of not much happening in the surf at Island Beach State Park in the last few ...

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Big Jamaica

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Capt. Howard on the 125' Big Jamaica said big bluefish moved into the area midweek and the fishing has been very good of late. "We ...

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Canyon Runner Sportfishing

Canyon Runner Sportfishing

Adam said the Canyon Runner said there continue to be unreal numbers of big bluefin tuna in the area, and the fishing is simply excellent. ...

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Capt'n Hippo Bait and Tackle

Capt'n Hippo Bait and Tackle

Capt. Lenny at Capt'n Hippo Bait & Tackle said there are snapper blues at Huddy and Mathis parks and all down the Toms River. Crabbing ...

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Captain Bill's Landing

Captain Bill's Landing

At Capt. Bill's Landing, the reports coming in calling it a shark-fest from the Atlantic Princess to the Hudson Canyon. Those reports are coming from ...

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Carolyn Ann III

Carolyn Ann III

Gina at Carolyn Ann III said the fluke fishing had been slow but they, too, expected to see an uptick over the weekend with the ...

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Charlie's Bait N Tackle

Charlie's Bait N Tackle

At Charlie's Bait & Tackle, they are hearing about some fluke still in the surf along with some bluefish. Cow nose rays have moved in ...

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Creekside Outfitters

Creekside Outfitters

At Creekside Outfitters, they had reports of bluefish still in Barnegat Bay. Joe Smith picked up two in Oyster Creek Channel, both over 6 pounds. ...

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Dauntless

Dauntless

Capt. Willie Egerter III from the Dauntless said porgies have moved into the area and the boat is now targeting them because the ling fishing ...

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Downes Marina

Downes Marina

At Downes Marina, the crabbing continues to be excellent with bushels of blueclaws for those who put in their time. They have slips available for ...

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Fisherman's Headquarters

Fisherman's Headquarters

Fishhead Greg at Fisherman's Headquarters said they are getting reports of kingfish and fluke still biting in the surf, along with some bluefish and stripers. ...

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Fishermen's Supply Co.

Fishermen's Supply Co.

At Fishermen's Supply Jason said fluke fishing is slowly rebounding after the lull that happened around the full moon. Some fish are being caught at ...

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Gambler Fishing

Gambler Fishing

The fluke bite was slow early in the week on the Gambler but was starting to improve by the weekend. Capt. Bob Bogan said the ...

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Grumpys Tackle

Grumpys Tackle

Ray at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle was out Sunday with friends and they caught several nice fluke, a good sign that there are fish around. ...

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Harry's Outdoor

Harry's Outdoor

At Harry's Outdoors said they are being told fluking is picking up outside the Manasquan Inlet. There are sea bass everywhere, so getting the two-fish ...

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Jamaica II

Jamaica II

Capt. Joe Bogan on the Jamaica II said the weather was a bit tough but the fluke and sea bass fishing has been decent. "I ...

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Jersey Hooker Outfitters

Jersey Hooker Outfitters

At Jersey Hooker Outfitters, Ray said fluking has been getting better for the boaters at the Axel Carlson and the Sea Girt reefs. He ...

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Kraken Sport Fishing

Kraken Sport Fishing

Capt. John Decker from Kraken Sportfishing had a good week "full of bluefin tuna, ling, sea bass and fluke," he said. "We're hoping that next ...

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Lacey Marine

Lacey Marine

Dan from Lacey Marine said they are picking up nice fluke on Otter Tails and making it worth putting in time. The shop is hearing ...

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Mary M IV

Mary M IV

Capt. Sam Rescigno aboard the Mary M IV was having cellphone issues over the weekend. Check in with him on Facebook if you're looking to ...

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Miss Barnegat Light

Miss Barnegat Light

The Miss Barnegat Light reported the fishing was a little tough last week but it was starting to pick up thanks to an improvement in ...

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Miss Liane Charters

Miss Liane Charters

plenty to do, so don't sit back and watch ... go fish! On the Miss Liane Sportfishing they're catching the sea bass limits easily and picking ...

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Morrison's Marina

Morrison's Marina

Tom from Morrison's Marina said the heat kept a lot of folks off the water so he didn't have much to report. He's got the ...

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Murphy's Hook House

Murphy's Hook House

At Murphy's Hook House, they too are hearing about the bluefish on the beach chomping bunker chunks. Fluke are in the Island Beach State Park ...

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Mushin Sportfishing

Mushin Sportfishing

Capt. Alan Lee will be running Mushin Sportfishing out of Cape May to the southern canyons just a short time more. The tuna fishing offshore ...

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Norma K III

Norma K III

Capt. Matt on the Norma K III said they experienced picky fluke fishing early in the week but was hoping the warm days would turn ...

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Sheltered Cove Marina - Tuckerton

Sheltered Cove Marina - Tuckerton

Jack from Sheltered Cove Marina said there are fluke everywhere. Vinny Yeo was out Saturday with three friends and they limited out with 12 keepers ...

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Southside Marina

Southside Marina

At Southside Marina, Rich has the bait and tackle you need to get after those fluke and the big bluefish that are showing up. Stop ...

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Super Chic

Super Chic

Capt. Ted White on the Super Chic said the Super Chic is in the boatyard undergoing maintenance until the end of July. Give him a ...

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Surf City Bait and Tackle

Surf City Bait and Tackle

John from Surf City Bait & Tackle said the winner of week two of the kids' crabbing contest was 5-year-old Luke, who caught a 6-38ths-inch ...

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The Dock Outfitters

The Dock Outfitters

John at The Dock Outfitters said the fishing has hit summer surf mode, with small to medium-sized bluefish being taken mostly on cut baits, and ...

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The Reel Seat

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Alex at the Reel Seat said the fluke bite has been kind of stagnant in the last week. "You definitely have to work for the ...

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Tin Knocker Sportfishing Charters

Tin Knocker Sportfishing Charters

Capt. John Pellegrino from Tin Knocker Sportfishing Charters was out of range when we checked in but has been following the reports on the tuna. ...

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Tuna-Tic Sportfishing

Tuna-Tic Sportfishing

Capt. Mike Conlogue of Tuna-Tic Sportfishing is keeping an ear on the reports and planning for his August trips but for now is taking some ...

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