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Blowfish in Barnegat Bay by Ed Valitutto

With my grandson down for the week and the fluke fishing being short on keepers, we decided to try for blowfish. Andy Tonneson suggested anywhere near the Rutgers buoy just north of the BI buoy. We started with a fluke

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Friday Fishing July 26 by Phil Simon

Bob Dodds and I started out on my boat the Bay Fillet at the Dike near High Bar to fish the beginning of the outgoing where we found some shorts and a lot of greenheads. Bob and I and the

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Finally a One Man Limit by Ed Valitutto

VHFC member Alan Goracy, my grandson Nick and I went fishing on Monday 7/15 after hearing good reports from the Double Creek area. The weather was warm and the breeze was enough to keep the bugs away and still provide

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A Good Day Fishing by Larry Leary

Tough day today (July 9) trying to catch fluke. No grandkids today just several seniors trying to put something in the box. This has been a strange season – nothing on the drift except skates on bait. I had to

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Fluke & Flies by Dave Spendiff

I arrived at the Marshelder Channel around 7:00 am this morning in wind a lot stronger than forecasted – so what’s new! I started drifts across the channel due to the wind direction and used killies on my jig and

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Day and Night Fishing Report by Larry Leary

With lovely weather and favorable winds, my grandsons and I went out of Little Egg inlet and fished yesterday oceanside. We covered a lot of ground and only came up with 1-keeper fluke – a beauty at 23-1/2”. We also

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Another Tough Day Fluking by Ed Valitutto

The 2019 fluke season has been tough for me. I have gone numerous times with minimal shorts and only a few keepers. Today was a little better at least in terms of total fish count. Dave Spendiff, my grandson –

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Night Time Sharks Grow Even Bigger by Larry Leary

My two grandsons Tyler & Brendan are definitely hooked on surf fishing. They caught and released this beast last night.

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Shark on the Sands by Larry Leary

Brendan Jelley caught this sand tiger fishing off the Surf in Holgate yesterday. Per grandfather Larry, “Confirms why I don’t swim in the Ocean.” That’s Brendan showing us the “jaws” of the beast before returning the fish back into the

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Kingfish Have Arrived by Gene Geld

I fished the sands today in Harvey Cedars and caught three Kingfish all on Fishbites. Lots of fun on light tackle and great eating too.

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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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