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Central New Jersey  ¦  April 23, 2018

WONDERFUL WEAKFISH

By Karen Wall  |  April 23, 2018
 If you’ve been waiting for spring to arrive to go fishing, it’s time to stop waiting. Clearly spring has been in the federal witness protection program – that’s the only explanation I can come up with for this insanity. It may be delaying the bluefish, but there is fishing to be done. Small stripers are all over the place, from the beaches ...

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No Posted Reports
Arnold's Brielle Yacht Club

Arnold's Brielle Yacht Club

No report submitted this week.
Barb Gail IV

Barb Gail IV

Capt. Chris on the BarbGail IV said he will be making blackfish trips through the end of April. The fishing was a challenge late in ...

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Benchmark Sportfishing

Benchmark Sportfishing

Capt. Nick Neuberg of Benchmark Sportfishing said the boat should be back in the water soon. He has been doing his spring cleaning and tune-ups ...

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Betty & Nick's Bait & Tackle

Betty & Nick's Bait & Tackle

John at Betty & Nick's said he's been hearing positive reports of striper fishing on the beach. The fish are shorts but there's good action. ...

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Big Jamaica

Big Jamaica

The 125' Big Jamaica had to cancel its offshore wreck trip again last weekend but was headed out for tilefish Sunday evening. The fishing has ...

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Canyon Runner Sportfishing

Canyon Runner Sportfishing

Adam said the Canyon Runner Sportfishing crew is ready to get in on the striped bass fishing now that the fish are here. They offer ...

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Capt'n Hippo Bait and Tackle

Capt'n Hippo Bait and Tackle

At Capt'n Hippo Bait & Tackle, Lenny said he's had lots of bait going out but not much in the way of keepers coming back ...

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Carolyn Ann III

Carolyn Ann III

The Carolyn Ann III is sailing for blackfish again and finding some nice fish. Bob Wallace won a pool with a nice 10.5-pound tautog, and ...

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Castaway's of Point

Castaway's of Point

A big welcome to Castaways Bait & Tackle, which has joined The Fisherman family of reports this season. Be sure you stop in to see ...

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Charlie's Bait N Tackle

Charlie's Bait N Tackle

At Charlie's Bait & Tackle, Pete said he's feeling like a bit of a broken record. There are some pods of bait moving up the ...

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Creekside Outfitters

Creekside Outfitters

At Creekside Outfitters, Joe said they have been weighing in some stripers and some weakfish. Tom Kowitski stopped in with a 7.1-pound striped bass that ...

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Dauntless

Dauntless

Capt. Willie on the Dauntless said they have started to see a few more ling, cod and blackfish on the boat's last few trips out, ...

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Fisherman's Headquarters

Fisherman's Headquarters

At Fisherman's Headquarters, Fishhead Greg said the break in the weather had folks fishing and finding fish, both locally and elsewhere in New Jersey. School-sized ...

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Fishermen's Supply Co.

Fishermen's Supply Co.

Jason at Fishermen's Supply said they have seen a jump in the number of folks going out fishing but most of them are heading north ...

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Gabriel Tackle

Gabriel Tackle

At Gabriel Tackle, Frank said things are picking up significantly. Lots of folks are headed up to Raritan Bay, of course, but there is still ...

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Gambler Fishing

Gambler Fishing

On the Gambler, Capt. Bob said the tautog fishing has been slow. They've been heading out daily and working a variety of spots but the ...

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Grumpys Tackle

Grumpys Tackle

Ray at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle said they have heard good things from the folks fishing along the beach. The bass are small but they ...

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Hook House

Hook House

At Hook House Bait & Tackle, they are hearing about short bass being caught in the surf and they are hitting bits of clam and ...

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Jamaica II

Jamaica II

The Jamaica II was still out of the water last week. Capt. Joe was hoping to be sailing again shortly....

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Jersey Hooker Outfitters

Jersey Hooker Outfitters

At Jersey Hooker Outfitters, they have fresh bait for the stripers and winter flounder in the river and the shop is open daily. Capt. Rich ...

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Key Harbor Marina

Key Harbor Marina

At Key Harbor Marina, Alex said the marina is busy with people getting their boats ready but they haven't heard much about fish being caught. ...

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Kraken Sport Fishing

Kraken Sport Fishing

Capt. John Decker of Kraken Sportfishing got in on the Raritan Bay striped bass bite and the young anglers on his charter got a taste ...

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Lacey Marine

Lacey Marine

At Lacey Marine, Dan said there is good schoolie action in Oyster Creek on bloodworms, soft plastics, and clams with some 30-inch-sized fish mixed in. ...

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Mary M IV

Mary M IV

Capt. Sam Rescigno of the Mary M IV had the Camden firemen out and they pulled in a nice haul of blackfish during the week. ...

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Miss Liane Charters

Miss Liane Charters

Capt. Ray from Miss Liane Sportfishing is taking reservations and expects to have the boat in the water the first week of May. Hopefully the ...

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Morrison's Marina

Morrison's Marina

The folks at Morrison's Marina said they have had some guys heading out and hitting the wrecks looking for tog but not much in the ...

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Mushin Sportfishing

Mushin Sportfishing

Capt. Alan of Mushin Sportfishing was out on a tilefish trip Sunday as the weather decided to cooperate for a bit. He has a pair ...

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Norma K III

Norma K III

Capt. Matt on the Norma K III said his customers picked away decently at blackfish late in the week, with a few limit catches and ...

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South Harbor Marine

South Harbor Marine

A warm welcome to South Harbor Marina as it joins The Fisherman family of Barnegat Bay reports this season. They are still operating on their ...

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Southside Marina

Southside Marina

At Southside Marina, boat preparations continue. Stop in to see them if you need help with your spring tasks....

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Super Chic

Super Chic

Capt. Ted White on the Super Chic said the boat is going back in the water this week and he will be starting his charter ...

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Surf City Bait and Tackle

Surf City Bait and Tackle

At Surf City Bait & Tackle, Sue said the folks fishing the beach are catching small striped bass by a variety of means, including bloodworms, ...

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The Dock Outfitters

The Dock Outfitters

John at The Dock Outfitters said bait is showing up on the beach, which is a good sign of things to come. The bay is ...

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The Reel Seat

The Reel Seat

At the Reel Seat, Eric said the majority of the attention continues to be on the striped bass in Raritan Bay. But there are some ...

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Tin Knocker Sportfishing Charters

Tin Knocker Sportfishing Charters

Capt. John Pellegrino from Tin Knocker Sportfishing Charters said he's got the boat in the water and the stripers are calling. "We're ready to roll," ...

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Trader's Cove Marina

Trader's Cove Marina

A warm welcome to Kevin Burdge and crew from Traders Cove Marina this season. The marina now has full facilities for transient fishing stays ...

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