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Central New Jersey  ¦  September 18, 2017

LAKEWOOD BOAT SHOW

By Karen Wall  |  September 18, 2017
Bonito, bluefish, false albacore and porgies. Those are the words on the tips of most of the tongues right now. Striped bass are starting to pop up in spots, giving hope that the fall run will bust open every day now. Things are likely to be a little tough midweek as Jose moves along but folks are hoping the hurricane’s winds will ...

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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

Capt. Chris said the BarbGail IV is still bottom fishing and putting excellent catches in the boat. Ling and jumbo winter flounder are coming over ...

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Betty & Nick's Bait & Tackle

Betty & Nick's Bait & Tackle

John at Betty & Nick's said there have been some bluefish picked up along the beach. He said you may need more lead to hold ...

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Big Jamaica

Big Jamaica

Capt. Howard on the 125' Big Jamaica said they have had good fishing of late. Mackerel have been plentiful and sometimes getting through them to ...

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Canyon Runner Sportfishing

Canyon Runner Sportfishing

Adam from Canyon Runner Sportfishing said the bigeye finally showed up in recent days and they have been finding them on a regular basis in ...

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Capt'n Hippo Bait and Tackle

Capt'n Hippo Bait and Tackle

Lenny at Capt'n Hippo Bait & Tackle said there are still bluefish and snappers still in the Toms River and in Barnegat Bay. Blowfish are ...

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Captain Bill's Landing

Captain Bill's Landing

"The bonito and false albacore bite has been epic," Bill at Capt. Bill's Landing said. Lots of action to keep rods bent. Fishing at the ...

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Carolyn Ann III

Carolyn Ann III

On the Carolyn Ann III, Gina said they are bottom fishing for triggerfish, blackfish and porgies. She said they are catching and throwing back a ...

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Charlie's Bait N Tackle

Charlie's Bait N Tackle

At Charlie's Bait & Tackle, Pete said he is hearing about some bluefish in the surf. Guys targeting blues also are catching some fluke but ...

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Creekside Outfitters

Creekside Outfitters

At Creekside Outfitters, the message is simple: "There are lots to fish for out there!" Bluefish are all over Barnegat Bay, harassing the peanut bunker, ...

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Dauntless

Dauntless

Capt. Willie Egerter III from the Dauntless the fishing has been excellent with lots of porgies and a good number of blackfish. There are some ...

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Downes Marina

Downes Marina

At Downes Marina, crabbing has slowed down and there are a lot of females in the there's still time to get your share of the ...

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Fin Chaser Charters

Fin Chaser Charters

Capt. Frank Wagenhoffer of Fin Chaser Charters made the run to the edge over the weekend with a group and wound up with a solid ...

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Fisherman's Headquarters

Fisherman's Headquarters

At Fisherman's Headquarters, Fishhead Greg said there are piles of spearing, lots of snappers, schools of juvenile bunker and mullet, and they are starting to ...

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Fishermen's Supply Co.

Fishermen's Supply Co.

Jason at Fishermen's Supply gave the false albacore and bonito fishing of late high marks. He said anglers he's spoken with have been getting them ...

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Gambler Fishing

Gambler Fishing

On the Gambler, Capt. Bob said the Night Wreckin' trips have been solid, as have the night bluefish trips. Plenty of fish and good size ...

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Grumpys Tackle

Grumpys Tackle

Ray at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle said there are some encouraging reports of striped bass being caught on the beach on bait, along with the ...

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Harry's Outdoor

Harry's Outdoor

At Harry's Outdoors, Jeff said they are hearing about a lot of bonito and false albacore being caught, and the fish are as close as ...

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Jamaica II

Jamaica II

On the Jamaica II, Capt. Joe said they picked away at jumbo porgies and mackerel leading into the weekend, and caught some bonito and false ...

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Jersey Hooker Outfitters

Jersey Hooker Outfitters

At Jersey Hooker Outfitters, the report was of lots of blackfish in the Point Pleasant Canal. Bait up with green crabs, they're your best bet. ...

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Kraken Sport Fishing

Kraken Sport Fishing

On Kraken Sportfishing, Capt. John said he has been solidly into the bluefishing. A weekend charter caught a mess of blues in the 2- to ...

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Lacey Marine

Lacey Marine

Joe Mitchell from Lacey Marine said there are blowfish around but you have to move around and chum heavily when you find them. Bluefish are ...

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Mary M IV

Mary M IV

Capt. Sam Rescigno said the Mary M IV and her patrons have been finding great topwater action with bluefish, bonito, false albacore "and all the ...

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Miss Barnegat Light

Miss Barnegat Light

Capt. Lenny said the Miss Barnegat Light went to the southern canyons on Saturday's trip and they caught a bunch of mahi but they had ...

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Miss Liane Charters

Miss Liane Charters

From Miss Liane Sportfishing, Capt. Ray said he and Mate Max had Mark Senker out trolling and they caught more than 40 bonito, of which ...

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Morrison's Marina

Morrison's Marina

At Morrison's Marina many of the boats have been staying close to home of late due to the hurricanes churning up the Atlantic. The break ...

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Murphy's Hook House

Murphy's Hook House

At Murphy's Hook House, they had reports of short bass showing up in the surf along with larger blues mostly hitting bunker chunks and mullet. ...

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Mushin Sportfishing

Mushin Sportfishing

Capt. Alan of Mushin Sportfishing said the tuna fishing has improved on the troll and they are catching big yellowfin tuna and some bigeye ad ...

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Norma K III

Norma K III

Capt. Matt on the Norma K III said the porgy fishing has been excellent. Lots of fish and lots of size on those fish. There ...

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Sheltered Cove Marina - Tuckerton

Sheltered Cove Marina - Tuckerton

At Sheltered Cove Marina, Jack said the area is thick with baitfish. Bluefish are all over, from snappers to some gator blues that are tearing ...

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Southside Marina

Southside Marina

At Southside Marina, Rich was out fishing when I called but you can bet he would be reporting the false albacore and bonito as well. ...

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Super Chic

Super Chic

Capt. Ted White on the Super Chic had just gotten back to the dock from a 24-hour trip when I spoke with him. He said ...

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Surf City Bait and Tackle

Surf City Bait and Tackle

At Surf City Bait & Tackle, the report was of bluefish and snappers still all over the place – in the bay, in the surf ...

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The Dock Outfitters

The Dock Outfitters

John at The Dock Outfitters said the number of snapper blues and larger-size slammer-class bluefish seems to keep increasing in the bay. The lion's share ...

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The Reel Seat

The Reel Seat

At the Reel Seat, Alex said there's a ton of false albacore and bonito around. Trolling anywhere from the Sea Girt Reef to the Mud ...

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Tin Knocker Sportfishing Charters

Tin Knocker Sportfishing Charters

Capt. John Pellegrino from Tin Knocker Sportfishing Charters has fall dates available. The bonito and false albacore fishing is excellent and entertaining, and producing lots ...

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Tuna-Tic Sportfishing

Tuna-Tic Sportfishing

Capt. Mike of Tuna-Tic Sportfishing was out when I called. Trolling has been the better method of catching tuna of late and there are fish ...

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