Member Reports

Florida Spotted Sea Trout Are Back by Basil Dubrosky

On February 14, Ken, another NJ fisherman, and I had the best day we ever had down here in Sarasota. We lost count of the number of trout we caught in the thick fog in Sarasota Bay. We also caught

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Grandson’s Nice Florida Catch by Ed Valitutto

My daughter and two of her three boys came down for a short visit to warmer Florida. Both boys wanted to do a little fishing so I took them to a dock on a feeder to Jupiter inlet where I

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Florida Snappers by Ed Valitutto

My wife and I arrived in Florida on January 3rd and although the weather has been warm, the winds have been fierce blowing 20 – 30 mph. When they dropped below 20, I decided to do a trip on a

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Tough Day Togging

For our last trip of 2019, Bill Dabney, Dave Spendiff, Alan Goracy and I booked an afternoon tog / striper trip on Captain Brett Taylor’s Reel Reaction charters. Weather conditions were great despite several days of blowout tides, very strong

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Third Time’s Just Barely a Charm by Ed Valitutto

Not for any lack of trying, but last week was tough for me and several club members as we tried to get in on the striper action. Monday 11/11 started with a charter Bill Dabney arranged on Steve Purul’s Reel

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Spanish Mackerel Like Trout by Basil Dubrowsky

I am happy to report that the Florida fish are back after last year’s red tide fish kill! Everyone thought it would take 3 years to replenish the stock but the fish proved them wrong.  We caught over 20 Spotted

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Wednesday’s Bass Action by George Guerin

Mitch Knable and George Guerin fished on Wednesday November 6th. We had lots of marks on the three mile line just south of seaside. Unfortunately, we only had one taker but it was a beauty! The striper went 32 lbs

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Nice Bass on the Jen-Jen

Had a crew of 5 out on October 25th aboard the Jen-Jen including Brian, Tyler, fellow junior member Ryan Mollicone and Jimbo. Thought we were going to kill the bass off Seaside! 5 minutes into the troll, we caught this

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After the Storm

Fished Tuesday September 10th on Little Egg Reef and managed to catch three keepers with the biggest 21 1/2″. Went out again on Thursday the 12th with a fishing buddy. We headed for the Garden State South and hit a

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Slow Day at BL Reef on the CA III

With the winds forecast a little larger than my comfort zone and not wanting to sit home for Labor Day, I decided to go out on the CA III. The inlet was really nasty going out and the waves were

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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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