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

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 05/17/2019 14:41 PM

Location: Manasquan River NJ

Category: Bluefish

Fishing Report:
Went to a different spot that I’ve been fishing lately as reports from there have been steady for a week, unfortunately I arrived on the wrong tide (they had been biting on the incoming and I arrived mid way thru the ebb) and the area was completely dead. So I went to where I had been catching them. Took about 30-40 minutes before I got my first one. Ended up with 7 in 2.5 hours (while missing another). Size was definitely smaller than what I had been catching there, as today they were in the #2-6 class (very similar to the size last year at this spot). Saw 3 others caught and two others lost. All mine were on a SP and out of the 3 others caught, 2 were also on a SP and one on a spoon (as were the 2 that were lost). Only good thing about the smaller size was that I was able to use my lighter 7’ rod which made the fight that much more enjoyable

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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: 05/09/2019 15:27 PM

Location: Manasquan River NJ

Category: Bluefish

Fishing Report:
Much slower day today. Not sure if it was because the fish are gone, water temperature dropped, the brisk northeast wind or what. I did manage 3, 2 on a SP minnow and one on a Rapala SXR-14S (fish in picture). Saw another 6 or so caught.

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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: 05/07/2019 15:40 PM

Location: Manasquan River NJ

Category: Bluefish

Fishing Report:
This plug was brand new yesterday morning and today it shows significant battle scars.

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Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 05/07/2019 15:39 PM

Location: Manasquan River NJ

Category: Bluefish

Fishing Report:
Had to wait until my second cast this morning to catch my first fish. Landed another 6, while missing another 4 bites. Average size of the bluefish today was smaller than yesterday, averaging #6-9. Fished for 2 hours, bite was very consistent the first hour+ then dropped off to almost nothing the last 45 minutes.

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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: 05/06/2019 14:55 PM

Location: Manasquan River NJ

Category: Bluefish

Fishing Report:
Great way to start the week. Hit one of my go to spots on the Manasquan and first cast yielded a #12.8 blue. In fact my first 6 cast results in 3 bluefish. Fish ranged from #8-12.8. Everything on a SP. Saw one caught on a topwater. Caught a total of 8 in 90 minutes.

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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: 05/06/2019 14:54 PM

Location: Manasquan River NJ

Category: Bluefish

Fishing Report:
Great way to start the week. Hit one of my go to spots on the Manasquan and first cast yielded a #12.8 blue. In fact my first 6 cast results in 3 bluefish. Fish ranged from #8-12.8. Everything on a SP. Saw one caught on a topwater. Caught a total of 8 in 90 minutes.

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fishing report photo of Bluefish photo taken on 9/29/2018 1:12:00 PM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: 09/29/2018 13:12 PM

Story Date: 09/29/2018 16:08 PM

Location: Shark River NJ

Category: Bluefish

Fishing Report:
The bluefish jig bite was on fire today at the Shark River Reef. This is one of over 30 that I put over the rail today. In addition, I caught several dinner plate porgies and some out of season bluefish. Several false albacore and one Spanish mackerel were also caught.

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fishing report photo of Bluefish photo taken on 9/1/2018 2:55:00 PM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: 09/01/2018 14:55 PM

Story Date: 09/02/2018 17:02 PM

Location: Manasquan Inlet NJ

Category: Bluefish

Fishing Report:
One of the over grown snappers I caught while fluke fishing in the inlet. Probably @1 pound +/-.

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fishing report photo of Bluefish photo taken on 6/8/2018 8:02:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: 06/08/2018 8:02 AM

Story Date: 06/08/2018 22:40 PM

Location: Manasquan River NJ

Category: Bluefish

Fishing Report:
Earlier in the day I hit a new spot (for me) on the Manasquan River. Landed four bluefish, this being the biggest at #4.5.

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fishing report photo of Bluefish photo taken on 5/30/2018 8:10:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: 05/30/2018 8:10 AM

Story Date: 05/30/2018 21:52 PM

Location: Manasquan River NJ

Category: Bluefish

Fishing Report:
Fished the same spot that I’ve been fishing all spring with the same pattern plug and got the same results. Landed 6 bluefish out of the 8 that I hooked while also missing 4 other strikes. All were in the #2-4 class.

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fishing report photo of Bluefish photo taken on 5/23/2018 8:49:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: 05/23/2018 8:49 AM

Story Date: 05/24/2018 11:05 AM

Location: Manasquan River NJ

Category: Bluefish

Fishing Report:
Still catching the same sized bluefish, #2-5 at the same spot. Only thing that’s changed is the plug. I snagged the plug (the one a I posted a picture of a few days ago) on a buoy so I had to break out it’s replacement-same plug in the same pattern, now I just have to get battle scars on it😁

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fishing report photo of Bluefish photo taken on 5/21/2018 11:25:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: 05/21/2018 11:25 AM

Story Date: 05/21/2018 18:52 PM

Location: Manasquan River NJ

Category: Bluefish

Fishing Report:
As you can see, Manasquan River bluefish have a taste for the bunker pattern SP Minnow.Been using this one since last spring and it still produces today. I see no reason to scratch up a new one. The only thing I did was upgrade the rear stock treble to a VMC treble. I’m thinking about taking off both trebles and replacing them with inline single hooks.

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fishing report photo of Bluefish photo taken on 5/21/2018 10:30:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: 05/21/2018 10:30 AM

Story Date: 05/21/2018 18:47 PM

Location: Manasquan River NJ

Category: Bluefish

Fishing Report:
Hit one of my go to spots on the river this morning. Intel from yesterday said the river was on fire with bluefish from #3-12. U fortunately that was yesterday. Fished this spot for about an hour without a touch and only saw one #2-3 caught. Took a ride over to the inlet that that was completely dead as it was at the bottom of the tide. Returned to my original spot and a few casts later, I was rewarded. Had two other bumps but never came tight.

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fishing report photo of Bluefish photo taken on 5/15/2018 9:40:00 AM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: 05/15/2018 9:40 AM

Story Date: 05/15/2018 16:37 PM

Location: Manasquan River NJ

Category: Bluefish

Fishing Report:
Finally found some bluefish this morning. Last year at this time they were in thick. The average size was also much bigger. Got 3 in the #3-5 class. Two on a SP Minnow and one a X-Rap.

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fishing report photo of Bluefish photo taken on 10/22/2017 11:47:00 AM contributed by william

Catch Date: 10/22/2017 11:47 AM

Story Date: 10/22/2017 12:24 PM

Location: Nags Head NC

Category: Bluefish

Fishing Report:
Fishing on Outer Banks Pier today . Blue fish and Spots were being caught. Bit was slow weather was beautiful . Caught this one on cut mullet

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fishing report photo of Bluefish photo taken on 10/15/2017 12:44:00 PM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: 10/15/2017 12:44 PM

Story Date: 10/15/2017 16:41 PM

Location: Point Pleasant Beach NJ

Category: Bluefish

Fishing Report:
My son with a XXXL bluefish.

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