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

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 05/28/2019 14:58 PM

Location: Canistear Reservoir NJ

Category: Walleye

Fishing Report:
If you're not getting hung up not fishing close enough for walleye.

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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: 05/28/2019 14:53 PM

Location: Canistear Reservoir NJ

Category: Walleye

Fishing Report:
Road Runner tipped with a nightcrawler a proven winning technique.

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fishing report photo of Fluke photo taken on 5/25/2019 3:25:00 PM contributed by snick4444

Catch Date: 05/25/2019 15:25 PM

Story Date: 05/28/2019 14:30 PM

Location: Navesink River NJ

Category: Fluke

Fishing Report:
Saturday, Cliff Jim and I hit up the Navasink River for some fluke. Boat Totaled 25 fluke with 3 total keepers. Also landed 3 bluefish. All caught on gulp. Most fish was caught before the wind picked up. Once it started blowing 15-20 SSE, the bite died pretty bad.

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fishing report photo of Other Species photo taken on 5/25/2019 3:18:00 PM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: 05/25/2019 15:18 PM

Story Date: 05/25/2019 18:58 PM

Location: Navesink River NJ

Category: Other Species

Fishing Report:
Here is the picture of the two blueclaw crabs that I found upon filleting a fluke.

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fishing report photo of Fluke photo taken on 5/25/2019 3:08:00 PM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: 05/25/2019 15:08 PM

Story Date: 05/25/2019 18:56 PM

Location: Navesink River NJ

Category: Fluke

Fishing Report:
My son Jason and I did our annual day after fluke season opens fluke trip on the Navesink River. Conditions were not ideal as the wind kept changing direction on us until it finally decided to come out of the south at 10-15. We combined to catch 17 fluke with each of us getting one keeper. Jason also got a cocktail bluefish. Everything on live bait, never once touched did we tie on a bucktail or use GULP. Only saw three other fluke caught. Fluke were spitting up grass shrimp. Fluke were warm to the touch and most were chunky. Upon filleting the bigger of the two keepers, we discovered it’s stomach full of grass shrimp and two small blue claw crabs.

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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: 05/23/2019 11:17 AM

Location: Canistear Reservoir NJ

Category: Walleye

Fishing Report:
Another good day on the lake. Kept 4, throwbacks 5.

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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: 05/23/2019 11:13 AM

Location: Canistear Reservoir NJ

Category: Walleye

Fishing Report:
First walleye of the day caught on a 1/4 oz. Beatle Spin tipped with a nightcrawler. After that one I had to turn my back to bait my lure. They were trying to jump in the boat before I could cast out to get the lure.

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fishing report photo of Bluefish photo taken on 5/19/2019 8:07:00 PM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: 05/19/2019 20:07 PM

Story Date: 05/20/2019 11:19 AM

Location: Manasquan River NJ

Category: Bluefish

Fishing Report:
A very good and steady bite on #2-3 bluefish throughout most of the outgoing tide today. I lost count after 10, most had double digits. Both hard and soft baits produced as long as it was either white or bone. Bite shut down at the end of the ebb. I fished through the very early flood but nothing. Returned later in the tide with my son and he got this nice #6-7 (biggest I’ve seen in this spot in a few days). — with Jason Sokol.

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fishing report photo of Walleye photo taken on 5/17/2019 4:28:00 PM contributed by csnead

Catch Date: 05/17/2019 16:28 PM

Story Date: 05/18/2019 10:45 AM

Location: Canistear Reservoir NJ

Category: Walleye

Fishing Report:
Some of the biggest walleye I've ever caught with caught right here in New Jersey and I've been to Canada many times never have a caught walleye it's big as the ones in New Jersey

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