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fishing report photo of Weakfish photo taken on 7/19/2019 7:31:00 AM contributed by snick4444

Catch Date: 07/19/2019 7:31 AM

Story Date: 07/22/2019 16:46 PM

Location: Great Bay NJ

Category: Weakfish

Fishing Report:
I haven't caught a weakfish since before Hurricane Sandy so this weekend was a nice surprise! Landed 12 total weakfish over two days. Granted, they were all under a foot except for one (would have been a keeper size, but we let her live another day to hopefully get another spawn in!). Also caught in the mix were some fluke (all shorts) and sea robin. Most fish caught on gulp, some live bait.

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fishing report photo of Bonito photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 07/21/2019 16:43 PM

Location: Point Pleasant Beach NJ

Category: Bonito

Fishing Report:
My son and I jumped on a party boat out of Pt. Pleasant-steamed about 20 miles offshore. Took 5-10 minutes for the fish to find us, then it was game on. We each caught @50 bonito. This is a cooler shot after the first drift

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fishing report photo of Fluke photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 07/06/2019 19:33 PM

Location: Manasquan Inlet NJ

Category: Fluke

Fishing Report:
Another day, same results. Was accompanied by my son Jason today. Arrived tail end of the incoming tide and fished into 3/4 of the outgoing. Incoming had almost constant action but mostly dinks. Considerably slower during the slack. Outgoing saw a steady increase in action although not as steady as the incoming but bigger fish. I lost count after we combined for 50. Jason caught everything fishing plain GULP and I caught everything fishing a killies. Also caught my first sea robin of 2019-don’t think I ever went this long into the summer without catching one.

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fishing report photo of Fluke photo taken on 7/4/2019 8:17:00 AM contributed by snick4444

Catch Date: 07/04/2019 8:17 AM

Story Date: 07/05/2019 18:29 PM

Location: Great Bay NJ

Category: Fluke

Fishing Report:
Been a busy few weeks for me so I've been slacking on my fishing reports! I've been out in Great Bay three times over the past two weeks. Usually going out at daybreak and staying out for a few hours each day. Lots of action, but no keepers! All fish caught on gulp or minnow.

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fishing report photo of Fluke photo taken on 7/5/2019 10:34:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: 07/05/2019 10:34 AM

Story Date: 07/05/2019 15:48 PM

Location: Manasquan Inlet NJ

Category: Fluke

Fishing Report:
One of the countless short fluke I caught today.

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fishing report photo of Bluefish photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 07/05/2019 15:47 PM

Location: Manasquan Inlet NJ

Category: Bluefish

Fishing Report:
Got in a few hours today (fished same spot yesterday for 90 minutes but didn’t take any pictures) fishing the last 90 minutes of the incoming tide through the first 2 hours of the outgoing. Bite was nearly constant on the incoming dropping to a pick around the slack before picking up somewhat on the outgoing. Lost count of how many short fluke I caught (same for yesterday). Did catch some “quality shorts” up to 17”s among all the dinks. Also caught this small cocktail bluefish, who wouldn’t sit still for me to take a good picture.

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fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 07/02/2019 12:50 PM

Location: Manasquan River NJ

Category: Bass, Striped

Fishing Report:
Another from last night.

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fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 7/1/2019 8:17:00 PM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: 07/01/2019 20:17 PM

Story Date: 07/01/2019 22:02 PM

Location: Manasquan NJ

Category: Bass, Striped

Fishing Report:
Two of the @50 schoolie sized bass my son and his friend caught on topwater plugs earlier tonight.

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fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 07/01/2019 22:00 PM

Location: Manasquan River NJ

Category: Bass, Striped

Fishing Report:
My son Jason got out on his buddy boat and the two of them put absolute beat down on schoolie sized striped bass. They both caught 20-25 striped bass from 22-28”s in under a hour. At one point my son made 10 casts and caught 10 stripers. Everything caught on Zara Spooks. Figures that I got caught in traffic on the way home and couldn’t make it.

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fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 06/22/2019 8:57 AM

Location: Manasquan River NJ

Category: Bass, Striped

Fishing Report:
Here’s one of my striped bass from last evening’s light tackle fluke/striper bass trip. Savage striper bite on Zara Spook plugs.

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fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 06/21/2019 23:29 PM

Location: Manasquan River NJ

Category: Bass, Striped

Fishing Report:
Jason and I had a great trip this evening aboard Reel 17 with Capt. Stephen Moran at the helm. Spent the first few hours doing some light tackle fluking. Probably put 60 fluke in the boat up to #4 Always fun catching fluke on tackle better suited for trout. Once the sun got low, we switched gears and went on the hunt for stripers. First spot was game on as we encountered a savage top water bite with bass from 24-29”s landing 20 in a little over a hour’s time. If you look closely at the picture of Jason holding up one of his bass, you’ll see another bass exploding on my plug.

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fishing report photo of Fluke photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 06/21/2019 15:20 PM

Location: Manasquan River NJ

Category: Fluke

Fishing Report:
Plenty of fluke in Manasquan Inlet. Fished about 90 minutes between rain showers and landed a total of 10 fluke (all shorts 13-16”s). Fished from a hour before high slack to just after high slack. Bigger fish hit closer to slack. Everything on a single killie fished on a light wire hook on a #20 leader. Guy fishing next to me outfished me 2:1 using a hi-lo rig tied on #15 flurocarbon with a white 4” white GULP swimming minnow on top and a pearl GULP jerk shad on the bottom with 1 ounce sinker on the bottom.

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fishing report photo of Walleye photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by csnead

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 06/13/2019 9:26 AM

Location: Canistear Reservoir NJ

Category: Walleye

Fishing Report:
Bass fishing use to be my sport of choice, not any more. I'll take a day catching Walleye over small and largemouths any day now.

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fishing report photo of Fluke photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by snick4444

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 06/12/2019 18:21 PM

Location: Navesink River NJ

Category: Fluke

Fishing Report:
Cliff, Cliff Jr., And myself fished the river today and had a nice day fishing. We ended up with 56 total fluke caught with 5 keepers. We had a 22" fish that weighed 4.7#, a 21" fish that weighed 3.8#, a 19.75"fish that weighed 3.3# and two more keepers coming in between 18"-18.5". All fish were caught on gulp.

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fishing report photo of Bluefish photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 06/12/2019 18:03 PM

Location: Manasquan River NJ

Category: Bluefish

Fishing Report:
Hit all 3 spots that I scouted and saw fish caught at all 3 on Monday;
Started west to east.
-First spot (my go to spring bluefish and early season fluke spot: plugging produced nothing.
-Second spot: Threw soft plastics (the bait that produced on Monday) produced nothing.
-Third spot (inlet): Got some killies to try some fluking but with a hard incoming tide it wasn’t ideal-went fishless (did see one small fluke caught).
-Went back to the second spot another 30 minutes yielded nothing.
-Returned to the first spot and decided to try for fluke with the left over killies. Rig I was using was a 3-way with a 4 inch dropper for the sinker and a 30” length of #20 leader with a snelled 1/0 octopus hook. First cast resulted in this #5 which I hooked perfectly in the corner of the mouth-thus I was able to land it without be bit off. Few more casts with killies went fishless. Back to plugging, throwing various plugs-once again fishless. Decided to try for fluke again before I left, first cast resulted in a short fluke. Called it quits.

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fishing report photo of Bluefish photo taken on 6/10/2019 5:52:00 PM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: 06/10/2019 17:52 PM

Story Date: 06/10/2019 19:54 PM

Location: Point Pleasant Canal NJ

Category: Bluefish

Fishing Report:
Snuck out of my office early and decided to take a ride over to the inlet.With the heavy overcast, light mist and heavy fog I was shocked to see a fair amount of guys fishing. Saw a few decent sized bluefish caught and some short fluke. On a whim on my way home, I decided to check one of my spots in the canal that I blackfish at. There were two guys hooked up to bluefish as I walked up. One left soon after and I struck up a conversation with the other. I learned that he caught several blues (as well as some earlier this morning) and the guy who had just left hands several as well to #15. After a while, he asked if I would like to take a few casts and with that he gave me his rod. This is the result of my only cast (I liked the idea of going 1 for 1 😁). Since my go to spring bluefish spot was a short distance away, I made a stop there and saw another bluefish caught. I know where I’ll be on my day off Wednesday.

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fishing report photo of Fluke photo taken on 6/1/2019 7:50:00 PM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: 06/01/2019 19:50 PM

Story Date: 06/02/2019 14:27 PM

Location: Manasquan River NJ

Category: Fluke

Fishing Report:
My son Jason got in a few hours on the water yesterday and brought home dinner.

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fishing report photo of Walleye photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by csnead

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 06/01/2019 21:23 PM

Location: Canistear Reservoir NJ

Category: Walleye

Fishing Report:
Just another day on the lake.

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fishing report photo of Walleye photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by csnead

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 06/01/2019 21:20 PM

Location: Canistear Reservoir NJ

Category: Walleye

Fishing Report:
Fishing after work is like stealing. On the lake by 4:30,limit but 7.

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fishing report photo of Fluke photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by snick4444

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 05/29/2019 20:52 PM

Location: Navesink River NJ

Category: Fluke

Fishing Report:
Decent day on the river today. Cliff, Jim, and I boated 40 total fluke but only landed 2 keepers. Here is my 19.5 inch, 3 pound fluke. It was my first of 21 fluke landed today. A couple of blues also caught.

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