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Central New Jersey  ¦  October 15, 2018

GAME ON!

By Karen Wall  |  October 15, 2018
A 25-pound striper on a spoon. For the folks waiting for the striper run, those words should be music to your ears. Your wait may finally be over. Now if the weather will just cooperate, as once again, rough conditions make things bad for boats during the week. At least the weekend was fishable. Sea bassing has been strong, blackfish are biting ...

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Betty & Nick's Bait & Tackle

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Big Jamaica

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Capt. Howard said the 125' Big Jamaica found good fishing for sea bass to start off the fall season for them. Night bluefishing has been ...

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Canyon Runner Sportfishing

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Adam said the Canyon Runner Sportfishing crews have been hitting the canyons but the tuna continue to be less cooperative than they'd like. Mahi are ...

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Capt'n Hippo Bait and Tackle

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Lenny at Capt'n Hippo Bait & Tackle said there are still good reports of blowfish at a variety of spots all over the bay, from ...

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Carolyn Ann III

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Gina of the Carolyn Ann III said the sea bassing has been a mix, with some wrecks producing and some not so much. Nice-size triggers ...

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Castaway's of Point

Castaway's of Point

At Castaways Bait & Tackle, Mike said blackfishing has been good in the canal with bigger fish being caught. Small blues and stripers are being ...

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Charlie's Bait N Tackle

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At Charlie's Bait & Tackle, Pete said there were a lot of blues in the surf early in the week, and after the storms came ...

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Creekside Outfitters

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At Creekside Outfitters, Joe said that while they're still waiting for the stripers to really show up, the blowfish have been keeping folks busy. "There ...

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Dauntless

Dauntless

Capt. Willie on the Dauntless said the opening of sea bass has mean limit catches of sea bass to go along with the limits of ...

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Fisherman's Headquarters

Fisherman's Headquarters

At Fisherman's Headquarters, Fish Head Greg said he's been hearing about tons of false albacore in the area, along with mackerel, blues and weakfish. Lots ...

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Fishermen's Supply Co.

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Ron at Fishermen's Supply said most of the folks have been focused on sea bass since that season is now open again. Blackfish are biting ...

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Gabriel Tackle

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At Gabriel Tackle, Frank said blackfishing has been good at the inlet and canal on green crab, with a mixture of keepers and shorts. The ...

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Gambler Fishing

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Grumpys Tackle

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Ray at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle said the action with small bluefish has been very good. "You could see the fish breaking in different areas, ...

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Hook House

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At Hook House Bait & Tackle they said bluefish are the prime catch in the surf right now for those using bait, while those fishing ...

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Jamaica II

Jamaica II

Capt. Joe said the Jamaica II has been finding very good fishing for sea bass with the season open again. There have been multiple limit ...

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Jersey Hooker Outfitters

Jersey Hooker Outfitters

At Jersey Hooker Outfitters, Mike said blackfishing has been picking up in the Point Pleasant Canal, with more keepers here and there. Stripers have been ...

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Key Harbor Marina

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At Key Harbor Marina, Fred said folks were out fishing on Sunday but he hadn't heard back from anyone when I checked in. The sea ...

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Kraken Sport Fishing

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Albies, bonito, sea bass ... all of them have been keeping anglers busy with Capt. John Decker of Kraken Sportfishing. The sea bass have been ...

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Lacey Marine

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At Lacey Marine, it's green crabs, eels, clams and chum logs. The blackfish interest is unabated even though you can only keep one because the ...

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Mary M IV

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Capt. Sam Rescigno of the Mary M IV said his anglers have been doing really well with sea bass and porgies, and there are some ...

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Miss Barnegat Light

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On the Miss Barnegat Light, Capt. Lenny had the boat out for a weekend canyon trip and the mahi fishing was off the hook, drop-and-reel ...

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Miss Liane Charters

Miss Liane Charters

Capt. Ray Lopez of Miss Liane Sportfishing said he's booking offshore charters for bluefin, yellowfin, and marlin. The mahi bite is exploding now, so book ...

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Morrison's Marina

Morrison's Marina

At Morrison's Marina, Tom said they have been getting reports about sea bass at the reefs and some bonito as well. The offshore report has ...

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Mushin Sportfishing

Mushin Sportfishing

Capt. Alan of Mushin Sportfishing said they found plenty of mahi on an offshore trip, with immense false albacore but not much beyond "rat-sized" yellowfin ...

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Norma K III

Norma K III

Capt. Matt had the Norma K III at the dock and was dealing with an issue. He said the best thing to do is give ...

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South Harbor Marine

South Harbor Marine

South Harbor Marina is open during the week and on Saturdays. Check in with them for information on what's happening....

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Southside Marina

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At Southside Marina, Rich was out when I called, but if you need a quick once-over before you start chasing the fall stripers, stop in ...

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Capt. Ted White on the Super Chic was out; he has been hitting the canyons on the weekends....

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Surf City Bait and Tackle

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Jerry at Surf City Bait & Tackle said there are lots of small blues around in the 1- to 3-pound range, being caught on the ...

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The Dock Outfitters

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John at The Dock Outfitters said the cooler air temperatures hopefully will chill the water and get the bait moving. There have been small bass ...

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The Reel Seat

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Tin Knocker Sportfishing Charters

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