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Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor

November 20, 2017:
Big bass were the main attraction for boats sailing out of Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor. An overcast Saturday saw a lot of boats slide down the boat ramp and all came back with fish, John said. This past week was more than likely the best week of the fall despite some unstable weather conditions, he said. Blackfishing, which was overshadowed by the striped bass fishing, was also was also good, despite rough sea conditions due to the weather.

Previous Reports

  • November 13, 2017 Open or Close

    Party, charter and private boats running out of the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor were all returning with keeper bass and tales of excellent fishing, cited John Amici. He said despite the cold weather and windy conditions on Saturday morning a procession of boats slide down the boat ramp. In addition he said some fishermen caught their fill of bass and then switched to tog fishing for some nice whitechins, as well.

  • November 6, 2017 Open or Close

    Boats sailing out of the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor scored good numbers of bass once the waters settled down from Sunday's blow. John Amici said the boat ramp was the busiest it's been since the summer on Saturday as word spread fast. Most boats are overlooking the bottom fishing which has also been very good with porgies, sea bass, and tog supplying the fishing, we were told.

  • October 30, 2017 Open or Close

    It was a good week of striped bass and bottom fishing for boats sailing out of the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor. John Amici told me Saturday was especially busy with the impending storm on Sunday putting a lot of anglers on the water on Saturday to get in on the fishing. Bottom fishing boats returned to the dock with good catches of porgies, sea bass and tog. Boats also trolled some keeper stripers as well, he said.

  • October 23, 2017 Open or Close

    Sharon over at Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor said the harbor saw a big increase in the number of fishermen this past week. The boat ramp also got a good workout over the weekend, especially with the sea bass opener on Sunday. Most anglers were chasing bass and blues, and reports coming from returning boats also told of some good albacore fishing.

Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor

Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor
2 Simon Lake Drive
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
phone: 732 291-1670 | fax: 732-291-9657

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