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Poor Start But a Great Finish by Bob Dodds

Our opening week trip for sea bass trip didn’t start too well. I was fishing with my son Shawn, neighbor Kyle and his boss Tony. One way to get a day off, is to ask your boss to come. As

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Better Results Than Opening Day by Ed Valitutto

Bob Dodds invited me to join a Brett Taylor Fluke charter for Friday May 6th. However, due to incessant NE winds, we rescheduled for Wednesday May 11th for 4:30 to 8:30 PM. Brett picked up Bob, me and a third

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Night Striper Fishing by Bob Dodds

My cousin Joe & I booked Capt. Brett Taylor for Wednesday night 4/27 for a 7-10 PM charter for bay stripers. It was cold with light winds so we fished a number of spots on the West side of the

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Opening Day Bust by Ed Valitutto

Dave Spendiff joined me on opening day of the 2022 fluke season. We started at 1:00 in Double Creek to catch the start of the outgoing tide. The only bite was a blowfish taking a chunk out of my Gulp

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Unusual Catch for Me by Pat Presutto

A beautiful day was called for so I rode the ocean front beaches scouting for new holes and cuts. Then I went to Graveling Point to meet some fishing comrades after getting some bloodworms from Ron at West Creek. Walking

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The White Perch Have Come Home by Dave Spendiff

After returning home from our daughter’s home on Friday, April 8th, where my wife and I had been staying for two weeks while our heating and hot water system was being repaired, I did the two most important things; first

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Grouper Fishing in Florida by Jeff Barnhart

This year, I brought my boat down to our place in Punta Gorda on Florida’s West coast to do some gulf fishing. Unfortunately, keeper grouper require traveling out into the gulf to get legal sized fish and we went 40

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Speckled Trout Limit in Cape Coral, FL by Ed Valitutto

I went out for a day of back bay fishing down in FL on Dragon Fly Charters. I had a blast! We started off cast netting for Pilchards and my guide made throwing a 20′ diameter net look like child’s

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My First Redfish by Ed Valitutto

As most of you know, my wife Pat and I are spending January through March in Cape Coral, Florida. Fishing has been a little slow due to the “cold Florida weather”. However, things are warming up and so is the

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Helluva End to 2021 by Ed Valitutto

With my boat scheduled to come out today, Tuesday December 14 was my last fishing opportunity. With a great weather forecast along with manageable winds and waves, members Alan Goracy, Dave Spendiff and Bill Dabney joined me for our last

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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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