Member Reports

Second Skunk at BL Reef by Ed Valitutto

Yesterday for the second week in a row, I was skunked at BL reef! I went out with member Alan Goracy on a lovely day. We started at the Bell buoy, went to the reef and stopped back at the

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Blowfish by Dave Spendiff

My son Kyle and his family were up from Maryland and we squeezed in a morning of blowfish fishing last Friday. They forgot to bring the child life jackets, so we draped adult jackets on the girls and headed for

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LE Reef Action by Marty Friedrich

Little egg reef is starting to produce some nice fish. I was there on Saturday by myself and got my three fish limit. On Sunday I had a fishing partner and we started at the red Tower. We caught 2

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Afternoon Fish by Bill Dabney

I went out to fish the outgoing tide in Great Bay around 1:00 PM after working on my boat at the marina in the morning. After two drifts, I hooked into a keeper fluke and the Chinese Fire Drill started

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The Boys Do It Again by Larry Leary

In the last Leary report from Saturday August 10th off Barnegat Reef titled, “Improved Fishing at the Northern Reefs”, the day ended on a sour note. During the return trip home before reaching the inlet, they struck something which damaged

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Retried the Same Spot by Marty Friedrich

Went back to the same spot off the red Tower on Monday that I reported a three man limit caught there. Still a lot of fish there and I caught 2 at 20 in plus 2 bluefish. Most of the

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I’m Back by Marty Friedrich

Haven’t had much to report on lately as the flounder fishing hasn’t been that good. However, today we seem to have hit the mother load! We got our limit of nine fish from 19 to 251/2 inches with the largest

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Improved Fishing at the Northern Reefs by Larry Leary

Looks like things are improving on the fishing front. Brian took Tyler, Carter and friend Ryan north this morning. They had 4 keepers and a bunch of shorts.Tyler & Ryan proudly display their keepers in the photo. Tyler is also

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Fast Fishing Behind Holgate by Ed Valitutto

My grandson Nick came down for the Marine Science camp next week (his 4th year) and brought along a friend Tommy for his first time. They wanted to fish and much as I was tempted, I didn’t want to go

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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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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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