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Big Red, Light Tackle by Basil Dubrosky

Departed the dock before sunrise today, March 14, easy to do with the time change. Went to the mangroves near our condo in Sarasota, Florida on Sarasota Bay. I caught this personal best red on a 1/16 ounce jig with

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First Report for 2023 by Ed Valitutto

I went out yesterday (1/18) fishing the mangroves with a guide I used last year in a 16′ bay boat. We’d had some ‘Florida cold’ weather (50-60) for the last few days that put the fish off their feed. Fortunately,

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More Surf Stripers by Pat Presutto

The featured picture is from today (11/30). The striper measured 34” and I caught it before the blow started at around 9:30 am. A few days back (11/26), I caught the fish shown with my granddaughter on a Tsunami Popper.

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Post Thanksgiving Day Blitz by Pat Presutto

I was fishing the surf in North Beach and saw bait and birds since early morning. I finally got into one lone fish, but it was short. There were lots of anglers on the bar as the tide turned. I

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Great Day at the Stafford PBA Striper Tournament by John Barrett

Had a great day fishing the Stafford PBA Striper Tournament on Nov 19th with neighbors Mike, Wally and Bob. We tried live lining off Seaside but were met with an abundance of dogfish. Got up on the troll and boxed

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Fall Tog Fishing by Marty Friedrich

We had a good 3 hours of steady tog fishing with lots of short fish. Finally, we ran out of crabs with 8 in the box – just 2 fish short of our 2 man limit

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Lagoon Fun by Dave Spendiff

With my fishing activities being pretty much restricted to my lagoon, I finally got something to pull the end of my line. It was quite a surprise to catch three keeper white perch this time of the year, but this

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Albie Day by Ed Valitutto

When Larry Leary asked me to join him on The Jen-Jen for a day of fishing along with his son Brian and grandson Tyler, I quickly said yes. What a great experience fishing with very knowledgeable anglers who really fish

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Great day on the Ocean by Larry Leary

My son Brian fished Tuesday 10/11 with a co- worker friend Phil. They had a lot of action with Triggerfish keeping 4 for the table. They also had a nice tog and released a 44” Striper from a snag and

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Fishing LBI by Larry Leary

Yesterday 10/10. Brian & I started out in Holgate and fished acres of bunker pods all the way up to Barnegat Inlet. We had one knock down but didn’t hook up! We heard last night that the bite was at

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Fishing Facts

Of the fifty United States, thirty-eight have a striped-bass record. New Jersey has the largest striped-bass record—a 78-pound 8·ounce whopper that was caught in 1982. The state with the smallest striped-bass record is Iowa. That landlocked striper weighed only 9 pounds 4 ounces and was caught in 1983.
There’s something fishy about beer these days. Fish Tail Ale is popular as ever, and New Jersey’s Flying Fish Brewery is one of the state’s largest specialty breweries. There’s also Washington’s Wild Salmon Organic Pale Ale, Florida’s Land Shark beer, Delaware’s Dogfish Head beer, and two versions of Stingray beer—a lighter version from the Cayman Islands and a dark beer from Canada.
The triangle fly is probably the most unusual of saltwater flies. It’s one of the few, if not only, flies tied to a treble hook. It’s also barely a fly at all, because hardly any material is used. It is complete after tying the two straw pearl twinkle flashes and the tiny tuft of natural squirrel, leaving an entire hook fully exposed. Incredibly this barebacked treble fly is a knockout when it comes to sea trout.

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