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LET THE GAMES BEGIN

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Reports in this week’s New Jersey edition of The Fisherman arriving in subscribers’ mailboxes this week tell of false albacore hitting the beach and inshore grounds following the passing of Dorian offshore. Is this a lock? No, reports on albies in the surf in particular are never a ...

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KEEPING A TROPICAL EYE

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Now that September has officially arrived, it’s safe to say we’re fishing the final days of the 2019 fluke season (comes to an end in New Jersey on September 21). But looking at past experiences and recent reports, it’s also some of the very best days of the season. “Fluke ...

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$100K FLUKE

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The Mid-Atlantic Tournament is going on all this week out of Cape May and Ocean City, MD with a field of 150-plus boats battling it out for a projected cash purse of close to $4 million. “Final registration and captain’s meetings were held this afternoon at both marinas and late ...

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JUMBO COBIA

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Throughout much of the summer anglers in the Central and Southern part of the state have been tangling with cobia not far from shore; a few mixed reports have also come from the Monmouth County, NJ area as well with some past cobia reports inside the Raritan Bay. A ...

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BFT AT PRINCESS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
In this week’s report rundown in the New Jersey, Delaware Bay edition of The Fisherman, field editor Tom Pagliaroli reports that the Atlantic Princess is still the place to be in terms of bluefin tuna. “A redundant read, but it remains the Atlantic Princess to the Virginia for solid ...

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NORTH JERSEY DOORMATS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
In the North Jersey region, field editor JB Kasper said fluking showed some improvement with some good size keepers being caught in deeper water, with fish to 13 pounds being taken. “The stellar year of bottom fishing continued with good catches of sea bass, ling and triggerfish, along with building ...

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SPANISH MACKS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
It was certainly a hot one for Mid-Atlantic fishermen last week. The one positive perhaps was ocean water temps were a bit on the cool side along the beach, making the surfline a great place to be for folks looking to cool off a bit. Up and down ...

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PENDING RECORD TRIGGER

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
“Fishing along the northern coast this past week saw some improving catches, despite the Thursday storm,” said North Jersey field editor JB Kasper this week. He said fluke fishing is starting to see some better numbers of keepers, and with full moon on July 16 he expects fishing ...

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DREAM BOAT CATCHES

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
The holiday on Thursday the Fourth gave a lot of folks some extra time to hit the grounds late last week; and despite a blast of nasty weather across the South/Central portion of the state on Saturday afternoon, there were several duly notable catches along the way. Up on ...

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IT’S TUNA TIME!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
“Fluke numbers saw a big jump though short fish still dominate,” noted JB Kasper in this week’s North Jersey fishing report. Seems to be a trend throughout the state, though party boat captains we spoke to along the central coast believe the first good summer heat wave should get ...

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