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Central New Jersey  ¦  May 22, 2017

BLUEFIN ARRIVE

By Tom Pagliaroli  |  May 22, 2017
Fluke, then sea bass; and then you can sea bass and fluke! The long-awaited double header arrives this week, with the fluke getting off to a three at 18-inch size limit starting Thursday; while many folks in Northern Ocean County are a little tweaked by the fact that the season ends so early, folks in the Southern Ocean County range are thrilled ...

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Betty & Nick's Bait & Tackle

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"Blues everywhere," blared Jimmy from Betty & Nick's, adding that clam and fresh bunker chunks are seducing suds line stripers to 34 inches after dark. ...

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Big Jamaica

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Solid jigging action with 3- to 15-pound blues is the game on the 125' Big Jamaica. Many limits were stuffed in the sacks and coolers, ...

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Canyon Runner Sportfishing

Canyon Runner Sportfishing

Capt. Adam aboard the Canyon Runner reported lights out striper fishing with cows to 47 pounds being corralled after being herded by tandem mojos, Maja ...

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Capt'n Hippo Bait and Tackle

Capt'n Hippo Bait and Tackle

"Gator blues to 12-12 pounds in the bay, especially around south Seaside, and they're hitting metals, plugs and bunker chunks," informs Robin at the Capt'n ...

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Captain Bill's Landing

Captain Bill's Landing

Adam at Capt. Bill's Landing said the shop will be running weekly tournaments and some "crazy" promotions during the upcoming weeks and he and the ...

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Carolyn Ann III

Carolyn Ann III

Aboard the Carolyn Ann III it's sea bass seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Gina is raring to get at ...

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Charlie's Bait N Tackle

Charlie's Bait N Tackle

"Big blues are still being caught in the bay and lagoons, but the bass action has been spotty in the back and out front," shared ...

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Creekside Outfitters

Creekside Outfitters

Nick at Creekside Outfitters says the blues being caught last week into the weekend are still pretty big, but smaller yellow eyes are now appearing ...

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Dauntless

Dauntless

"Some ling, pollock, keeper cod and nice size winter flounder. And a lot of keeper and big sea bass being thrown back. Can't wait for ...

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Downes Marina

Downes Marina

At Downes Marina it looks like it's all systems go for the summer season that commences this Memorial Day weekend. There are still a few ...

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Fisherman's Headquarters

Fisherman's Headquarters

Willy at Fisherman's Headquarters tells all that bunker spoons, mojos and Stretch plugs are all putting bass in the boxes out front and up to ...

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Fishermen's Supply Co.

Fishermen's Supply Co.

"No matter where you go in the Manasquan River, from the inlet to the north end of the Point Pleasant Canal and from Dale's Point ...

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Gambler Fishing

Gambler Fishing

"Good fishing for blues from 3 to 12 pounds most days, and it's been all jigging AVAs with and without tails. The bass have been ...

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Grumpys Tackle

Grumpys Tackle

"Plenty of blues in the surf and more bass are being caught," says Grumpy hisself at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle, adding that when it came ...

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Harry's Outdoor

Harry's Outdoor

"From Long Branch to Manasquan there are big bass hitting bunker spoons and Stretch plugs," said Matt at Harry's Outdoors, adding that tons of blues ...

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Jamaica II

Jamaica II

Droppers on the Jamaica II put a big ding on the ling populations on various wrecks last week, with high hooks to 27 on one ...

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Jersey Hooker Outfitters

Jersey Hooker Outfitters

Ray at Jersey Hooker Outfitters says that most of the bluefish being caught on bunker chunks and metals in the area are of cocktail variety. ...

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Kraken Sport Fishing

Kraken Sport Fishing

"Just absolutely ferocious bluefish, all between 12 and 17 pounds. We would have caught more bass if it weren't for the bluefish," good-naturedly complained Capt. ...

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Lacey Marine

Lacey Marine

"The white and the green No. 4 Maja spoons are really beating up the bass out front and so are the white Lacey mojos. Fish ...

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Mary M IV

Mary M IV

"Oh man, some crazy times with bluefish this past week. Had 'em to 18 pounds," exclaimed Capt. Sam Rescigno aboard the Mary M IV, adding ...

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Mimi VI

Mimi VI

The Silverton Fishing Club had a smash mouth taste of the Mimi VI version of striper fishing, and the box was busting with bass to ...

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Miss Barnegat Light

Miss Barnegat Light

"It starts this weekend, finally," said an eager-to-get-going Lenny from the Miss Barnegat Light, "it" being the hunt for bluefish beginning this Friday and continuing ...

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Miss Liane Charters

Miss Liane Charters

Capt. "Cool Ray" Ray Lopez of Miss Liane Sportfishing along with mate Mad Max had Big Brian out front for a taste of the spring ...

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Morrison's Marina

Morrison's Marina

"Plenty of bluefish along the local beaches and in the bay, and I heard of a few bass also being caught in both places," reported ...

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Murphy's Hook House

Murphy's Hook House

Mike from Murphy's Hook House directed all to the bay and lower Toms River for wild action with bluefish that are pulverizing poppers and metals. ...

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Mushin Sportfishing

Mushin Sportfishing

Capt. Alan Lee on board Mushin Sportfishing is counting the days until the early June move to Cape May for the southern canyons assaults, but ...

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Norma K III

Norma K III

Capt. Matt on the Norma K III reported good shots at bluefish in a pattern that saw the first blue wave full of 2- to ...

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Sheltered Cove Marina - Tuckerton

Sheltered Cove Marina - Tuckerton

Jack from Sheltered Cove Marina said it's still a pick at stripers in the Mullica River, but they are smaller than previous weeks. Weakfish are ...

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Southside Marina

Southside Marina

"Not much really happening the past few days with the wind and conditions," related Rich from Southside Marina on Sunday. There was fair action with ...

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Super Chic

Super Chic

Capt. Ted White on the Super Chic is ready for whatever is biting. Blues, stripers, fluke and sea bass are all being targeted. He's also ...

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Surf City Bait and Tackle

Surf City Bait and Tackle

Last Saturday's blustering south east winds churned the surf, chilled the water and delivered a lot of grass, but things were clearing out by late ...

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The Dock Outfitters

The Dock Outfitters

"The big blues are being caught off the dock again, some over 12 pounds on cut bunker," reported Phil Dirt from The Dock Outfitters. In ...

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The Reel Seat

The Reel Seat

"The wrecks are loaded with sea bass and that's good for this Friday," observed Dave from the Reel Seat adding that increasing numbers of ling ...

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Tin Knocker Sportfishing Charters

Tin Knocker Sportfishing Charters

"A good week," chortled Capt. John Pellegrino from Tin Knockers Sportfishing Charters when discussing the Spoon Fed fandango with stripers during trips Wednesday and Friday ...

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