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Striped Bass,Weakfish & Bluefish etc...
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Were Here !!! September-the start of just some fantastic fishing opportunities here along the NJ coast.. Are You Ready ??? I am ;)

[ 09-02-2005, 11:11 AM: Message edited by: NIGHTSTRIKES ]
 

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Stone Harbor was invaded by 4" blues that were tearing through schools of tiny baitfish. Is it just a coincidence that I couldn't find any peanut bunker in my usual locations?
Top water action was bad on Sunday despite great conditions. Water was 79 in the back.
Same deal in shallow surf. Warm water, tiny blues tearing Finn-S to pieces. Surf did look autumnal and foamy!
 

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Florida trout

Should be coming your way soon :D





Got about a dozen of these on live shrimp

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Nice Speck Ron, I will be looking for some of their northern family up here in a few weeks before they come down to winter with you...

And George, That was a very impressive catch of yours back in the Spring. I can't wait for March
to try that area myself ;)
 

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Specking of Trout,, I just finished up one of my best summer weakfishing seasons last night...
Releasing up to 30 fish that were running between 16"-20"'s and they were aggressive.Not one SPIKE in the mix..
Perfect conditions late last night, light westernly breeze with a touch of Fall like night air..I found the bait and when the tide started to run out the action was non stop for 3 hours while I fished.
Lots of these around Chasing Peanut Bunker.

Check out these Choppers.

Pink was Popular - Zooms & Gulps



[ 09-02-2005, 05:49 PM: Message edited by: NIGHTSTRIKES ]
 

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Fished behind Sea Isle this a.m. 5 short bass up to 22".Not very aggressive,lots of lookers,more gnats than man should have to endure!All 5 hookuos were at top of tide.Can only get better.
 

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Nish fish Steve

Old faithful, pinkie !!!!!!!!!

Here, these specks LOVE the white Storm lure. You get three hits per cast
 

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Got out last night. Had a couple of them gar in my throw net as well.
Myself and 2 buddies went in my skiff. We did about 30-40 weakies(kept 10 decent sized ones) 2 stripers(shorties), 5 fluke(1 fattie kept) and I foul hooked a big ol cow nose ray, which dang near spooled me before I palmed the spool and put the brakes on. Took me 10 min to get all that line back. Very productive night, lots of fun, but I'm gonnna bust out the ultra light tonight. :D :D
 

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Fished the Bayhead/Mantoloking area from the surf this morning. Only brought in a few searobins, but it's what I didn't bring in that's the news. I managed to come across a school of bluefin tuna (yes, from the surf). I was casting maybe 40yds out at most. I ended up hooking into 3 of these monsters. Hooked into the first one and it ran me down the beach about 200ft before it threw the hook. Had no idea what I had hooked into, thought maybe it was a monster blue fish, but it felt too heavy to be that. The very next cast I hooked into another one, and same thing, it ran me down the beach, but this one jumped. My jaw hit the sand when I realized I was fighting tuna. That one snapped my line, only leaving me about 100yds left. Both of those were on dead ("fresh") peanut bunker. All was silent for about a half hour except for searobins. Decided to strip up a smaller one I caught to see if maybe I could get some fluke (since they didn't seem to want the bunker). First cast w/ the strip and it was back to the races. After running w/ him for another couple hundred feet down the beach he spooled me and snapped me at the knot. I honestly don't think I would've gotten any of them in even with a full spool on 20lb test. I don't know how much they weighed, but I can say I've caught tuna and other fish up to 35-40lbs, and these made those fish feel small. My rod was literally bent in half. While I was sad for not landing them, just to feel that fight was amazing!

[ 09-03-2005, 11:32 PM: Message edited by: cam ]
 

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Went last night boated over 60 weaks with 16 keepers for two of us. Boated more flounder than any day I fished this year. ended up with 3 keepers over 18". Also boated some short bass herring & seabass. was home by midnight all on artificial baits.
 

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I just returned from my 2 week family vacation in OC. For the first week and half with high ocean temps were way up and I only pickup dogs, skates and the occasional king from the surf. Took out the 12?vhull in the bay one day and got 2 small fatties before my motor died on me - that was a bad day for many reasons! Anyhow, I put a lot of time in on area beaches and bridges. Not much to talk of ? not even blues. I did hear see and hear of some weaks being taken on the beach. My some got his first ? 14? and still growing!

With the temps so high, I decided to hit the beach before day break to toss some king heads and clams just beyond the suds. One morning saw two bite offs of 60# floro. Another morning saw a run and spit ? I had left the liveliner feature engaged as I walked away to get a cigar. As soon as I grabbed the pole the line went dead and everything was still intact. Another morning I set the hook into something heavy and strong. After about 15 minutes I landing my first gray shark (I think). It was 52? and good size choppers. That was fun since I had not gotten anything larger 12? sand shark up to that point.

Yesterday, on my last day of vacation, I decide to get up early and give an area jetty a go. As I was making coffee at 4:45 a.m., I turned on ESPN2 and watched some snook fishing in Florida. As the show was going to commercial it quickly listed some descriptive information on the Striped Bass. I was thinking? ?Good omen.? Well I got to my spot by 5:15 to see just two other guys out at the tip throwing bait ? no problem, I?m going to throw some plugs. First 30 minutes where quite except for a couple of other guy showing up and throwing bait. They were getting skates, dogs, kings and small blues. As the sun rose, I changed over from a blurple bomber to a popper with and orange belly and dark green sides. 2nd cast? bam, striper on! Not big, 23¾? - and believe me I tried to squeeze out that last ¼?, but at least I got one on my last day and on a popper! And then to make my day, I get home to find 2 bonus tags in my mailbox. Come one fall!
 

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fished the mouth of mullica river today,had a dozen keeper weakfish this mourning.biggest 21 inches.on sheddar crab.moved to graveling point,chummed blowfish;kingfish,porgies spots croakers.small weakfish,snapperblues,yellowtail jacks,and spiny boxfish.alot of catching not much keeping.but fun.moved a little up river caught a mess of perch 2 at a time.selectively kept 38 fish.had 2 small stripers about 12 inches .did not keep stripers.had people down from north.good day of fun.outcast1272
 

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Cam,
These tuna have been in for a while. I was out about the second week of August working off IBSP about 3/4 miles off the beach and had tuna busting. At first I thought they were Albies, then when we got close I noticed that they were little footballs (bluefin about 10-15 lbs)jumping clear out of the water. we saw them from Pt. Pleasant to Barnegat all day long busting on small bait.

Jeff
 
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