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NJ > Shark-River-Inlet
Cod on ice, makes dinner nice. Itching to get back out there and bend the rod. Doctor's and Physical Therapist, as well as my leg, say I'm still not ready yet.
fishing report photo of Cod photo taken on 3/9/2016 3:18:00 PM contributed by Fishin Dude

Catch Date: 03/09/2016 15:18 PM

4 Comments
JimmyWhen do they think you'll be ready to wet a line again?
LikeReply 2 years
Fishin DudeAs long as I heal well and push myself in therapy, I hope to have my Sea Legs back, allowing me to hit some of the Deepwater wrecks bouncing around on a boat in the beginning of March. Once I become a little more steady on my feet, and can walk without a cane, I hope to hit the inlet or canal , within a few weeks I hope.
LikeReply 2 years
williamHey Fishing Dude Get well soon. Are you catching charters out of N.J. for Cod or your own boat. And are they still running. I'm originally from N.J. and use to go out of Brielle and Pt. pleasant. any suggestions.
LikeReply 2 years
Fishin DudeI catch Cod from my own boat, but after she is winterized for the season I hit up the local party boat fleet for the long trip out to the deepwater wrecks. The Jamaica II, The Big Jamaica, and the Paramount, all out of Brielle, as well as the Voyager out of Point Pleasant, are my favorite winter rides.
LikeReply 2 years
My son with a small blowfish.
fishing report photo of Blowfish photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann
This was almost nice years ago when my son and put on ice a limit of quality fluke with several in the #4-6 class.
fishing report photo of Fluke photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann
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JimmyHow's the fluke fishery in NJ holding up over the last 10 years or so? It seems like you guys in NJ are still doing well but my friends around Ocean City MD have been singing the flounder blues for the last couple of years.
LikeReply 3 years
SkolmannI haven't done as much fishing as I usually do this summer for a variety of reasons. However those that have gone fluke fishing especially in the Raritan Bay Area have experienced some of the best (both in quantity and quality) fluke fishing in years-especially June thru mid July.
LikeReply 3 years
CanuckWhat do you use for bait? Does any technique work or do you have to use a certain rig and presentation?
LikeReply 3 years
SkolmannI've been using a Spro bucktail with either a smaller bucktail or teaser set 16 inches above the Spro. Both are tipped with strip bait or GULP. Most fish come off the higher hook but the bigger fish come off the Spro. Another popular and productive rig is to have a Spro on a 6-8 inch leader coming off one eye of a 3-way swivel, to another eye attach a 30-36 inch leader with a smelled hook or teaser with the third eye of the swivel tied to your main line. With both rigs, you want to bounce or twitch the rig and strike as soon as you feel a hit.
LikeReply 3 years
Was finally able to get past the bazillion sea robins to hook this small fluke while fishing off the tip of the north jetty at Shark River Inlet.
fishing report photo of Fluke photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann
A nice 37" bass that fell for a krocodile spoon.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann
I was able to get out to do some Toggin' today. The bite was long, you really had to let them pick it before they would commit and take it, like Bergalls were picking at it, but there were no Bergalls. They wanted clams today, and wouldn't take the usual crabs. I ended up with my 4 fish limit and released a few smaller fish as well as a few Dogfish as well. Today wasn't a slaughter, but it wasn't the skunk either.
fishing report photo of Tautog photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Fishin Dude
I was out on a friends boat on this trip and were caught our limits and played catch & release . It was a good day out on the water with some great people.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Fishin Dude
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Fat Fluke bit on a very slow day. Caught me daydreaming during the drift almost pull the rod out of my hands.
fishing report photo of Fluke photo taken on 7/11/2009 2:35:00 PM contributed by Fishin Dude

Catch Date: 07/11/2009 14:35 PM

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I always like to get in a Mackerel trip or two to stock up my bait freezer, reserving one or two for sashimi after the trip. The traditional "Christmas Tree" jig setup works like a charm for multiple hook ups. I cut some Macks up for strip bait for Fluke season, it gets salted, bagged, then frozen. The rest get frozen whole for Shark bait or cut bait for other species.
fishing report photo of Mackerel, Spanish photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Fishin Dude
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I was onboard a friends boat on this trip, sometimes its nice to have the day off from being the Captain, Mate, and Photographer, which is another reason I enjoy the party boat fleet after I put my boat away at the end of the season. We were using jigs this day as the fish were feeding on Sand Eels all week.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Fishin Dude
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Nice pair of fat Blackfish that lost the Tug-O-War.
fishing report photo of Tautog photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Fishin Dude
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One nice Tautog, AKA Blackfish. One of the best tasting fish in the Atlantic. Tricky to catch, excellent bait stealers, but a lot of fun.
fishing report photo of Tautog photo taken on 12/14/2007 11:59:00 AM contributed by Fishin Dude

Catch Date: 12/14/2007 11:59 AM

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