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58-POUND STRIPER

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
As you can see from the photo of Jeff Fairbanks aboard Tim Fitzpatrick's boat the Noserider, there are still good fish entering New Jersey waters and moving down along the coast. “This past week saw some excellent striped bass fishing along the northern coast,” noted field editor JB Kasper going ...

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SPECKS & STRIPES

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
“Striped bass fishing overshadowed most other fisheries this past week along the northern coast,” noted North Jersey field editor JB Kasper in this week’s reports, which went to print very early this morning. That weekly edition is on its way to our subscribers now, but you’ll find our latest ...

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THIS WEEK’S “BEST BET”

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
Monmouth County off the Jersey Shore has been the place to be the past two weeks as big striped bass in the 30- to 50-pound range have been stacked up off the beaches. Now when we say “off the beaches” that’s pretty much been well off the beaches, with ...

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BIG STRIPERS ARRIVE

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
This week’s field editor reports are included in the November printing of the New Jersey, Delaware Bay edition of The Fisherman Magazine out this week. While the 11th month of the year is just a week and a half out, the traditional October action along the coast is finally kicking ...

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BACK IN BLACK SEA BASS

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
New Jersey’s black sea bass fall season is officially reopen as of Tuesday, October 8 as a 10 fish bag limit with 12-1/2-inch size kicks in through the end of the month. On November 1, it goes to a 15 fish bag and 13-size limit in New Jersey to finish ...

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A MIXED BAG

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
“Holy mullet,” is how surfcasting reporter Nick Honachefsky led off his Beach Talk report in this week’s printed edition of The Fisherman Magazine. Nick said it’s been quite a mullet run so far as up, with short stripers and schools of cocktail class bluefish pouncing on the migrating mullet. ...

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WELCOME FALL!

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
New Jersey’s 2019 fluke season is in the books, and as North Jersey field editor JB Kasper reports in the October edition of The Fisherman heading to mailboxes and retail outlets right now, most would describe it as a sub-par season. “Most will also tell you the current backwards regulations ...

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NJ FLUKE ENDS SATURDAY

Posted By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Location: New Jersey & Delaware Bay
This Saturday, September 21 marks the last full day of the New Jersey summer flounder season. By most angling accounts, it’s not actually been what you’d call a season for the ages, though ever since Dorian blew by there’s been a serious uptick in personal best fish. “Yearly ...

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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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