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Manasquan River Magic Hour Trip
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.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann
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Almost A Triple Limit
Close to ideal drifting conditions as you can get (incoming tide with light northeast wind) made for a banner day of fluking. Boxed a solid #4 at the end of the first drift. Added two more to the box before the end of the second drift. Added a few shorts and another keeper (released) over the next two drifts. Bucktailed up a keeper (released) and short before there was a slight shift in the wind to the southeast which made for a slightly faster drift. Over the next few drifts I added 3 more keepers (all released), a few shorts, some sea robins and a big skate. Pink 4” GULP with bait was hot for me early then chartreuse. Not sure how many keeper fluke were caught but this is the total of the 6 others fishing around me. Note if they caught over the limit, they only kept their legal limit of 3;
6
5
3
2
1
0

I know of at least one other who caught 4 (again only keeping 3) and another 3 fluke limit both in the stern.

Hope to be back at it Sunday for magic hours.
fishing report photo of Fluke photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann
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snick4444awesome catch!
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Morning Blues
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.
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

Nice Flukin’ Night
My son and and combined for 4 keepers tonight. I had my limit to 22.5”s that pulled the scale to #4.43-good enough to take the pool.
fishing report photo of Fluke photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann
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JimmyNice!
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Money Fish
Pool winner from a few days ago. An even #4. Caught on a live snapper.
fishing report photo of Fluke photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann
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TerryBWhat do you win if you win the pool?
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SkolmannThe pool (which is optional) costs anywhere from $2-5 depending on the boat. Biggest (weight wise) fish caught of the targeted species wins the pool. Amount of winnings depends on the number of people who entered.
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Dinner !!!
My only two keepers out of the nine I caught but they were both quality fish. #7.2 on the left and #4.8 on the right.
fishing report photo of Fluke photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann
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williamWow nice... I gotta get back to NJ to get on the fun
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fcsthethirdVery nice that's good eating there.
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Not the biggest pool winner ever but big enough to take tonight's pool. Weighed an even #4 and worth $153. Taken on a live snapper. Only 3 other keepers were caught on the boat. In addition to this fish I caught 8 shorts-one one a snapper and 7 on spearing. I was fishing a hi-lo rig and at one point I had what I thought was a real nice fish but it turned out to be a pair of 17"ers.
fishing report photo of Fluke photo taken on 8/7/2016 7:43:00 PM contributed by Skolmann

Catch Date: 08/07/2016 19:43 PM

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JimmyWay to go!
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My son with a nice early season #4.11 fluke caught while fishing off of land.
fishing report photo of Fluke photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann
Business end of a #4 fluke.
fishing report photo of Fluke photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Skolmann
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