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Fishermen find ‘big’ striped bass off northern N.J. coast
The striped bass fishery got jumpstarted in between the two recent, quick-hitting nor'easters.
Get ready for a ‘brawl’ in new surf fishing contestOkay, so no one's actually encouraged to throw dukes in the Barrier Island Beach Brawl. HOOK LINE & SINKER
About those striped bass options: ‘They all stink’One thing is clear after a public hearing on the striped bass cuts & that's someone isn't going to be happy when this is all said and done. HOOK LINE & SINKER
Fishermen slam porgies, blues off Sea BrightDauntless skipper Willy Egerter said the porgies only stopped when they had to run from the blues HOOK LINE & SINKER
Year of the cobia? 2 NJ records fallThe new records, rod and reel & spearfishing, were set two days apart. HOOK LINE & SINKER
After Dorian leaves, mullet begin to runHurricane Dorian's swell came and went and its wake the mullet began to run. Tackle shops were bagging the fish Sunday. HOOK LINE & SINKER
Striped bass hearings draw few fishermen in N.J.Few have shown up publicly, but there is still time to have your voice heard on striped bass HOOK LINE & SINKER
Warm water, bait keeps bonito, Spanish mackerel closeThe mid to upper 70-degrees August water is generating excellent fishing opportunities from the tip of the jetties out to the mid-range sand lumps. HOOK LINE & SINKER
Did surf angler’s fishing rod get struck by lightning at Island Beach?A surf fisherman had a wild story to share at Grumpy's Bait and Tackle when he walked into the shop Monday following a thunder and lightning storm. HOOK LINE & SINKER
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Bait building in the rivers and bays; 10-pound fluke hitCast nets are turning up peanut bunker, snapper blues and spearing HOOK LINE & SINKER
Cutlassfish, spinner sharks make showing off the N.J. coastThe Axel Carlson Reef has attracted some summer visitors like the cutlassfish. HOOK LINE & SINKER
Mahi-mahi hit a couple of miles off inletsCaptain Alex Majewski on the Debbie M charter boat found the colorful dorado as they're also known, within 3 miles of Barnegat Inlet. HOOK LINE & SINKER
Fishermen lock in on triggerfish over the rocky bottomThe triggerfish are on the inshore, shallow rock piles, but it takes some scouting to locate the right patch of rocks. HOOK LINE & SINKER
Get to know NJ’s ling: Why people travel miles for this ‘ugly’ fish you’ve never heard ofSubscribers Only: There are people who will get in their car at 4 a.m., drive from Philadelphia to the Shore, pay $75 to board a party boat, just to catch ling. Culture
Boats zero in on blues, bonito 15 miles from Manasquan InletThe party boats zeroed in on bluefish and bonito while the good run of kingfish in the surf continues. HOOK LINE & SINKER
Blue marlin nets offshore fishermen cash prizeThe nearly 500-pound blue marlin took over an hour to land. HOOK LINE & SINKER
Teen lands sand tiger shark, draws beach crowd in Beach HavenA teenager drew at crowd to the surf in Beach Haven when he reeled in a sand tiger shark HOOK LINE & SINKER
Great white shark pups now near Long Branch and Sea BrightTwo OCEARCH tagged sharks are swimming in New Jersey waters Animals
Fishermen bail blitzing mackerel in the Mud HoleWell, it's summer so expect a little variety out there in the great big ocean HOOK LINE & SINKER
EXCLUSIVE: NJ fisherman in great white shark encounter talk about ‘majestic’ experienceSeeing a great white shark in person is rare! The Asbury Park Press spoke exclusively on camera with the fishermen who encountered her.
Great white shark off NJ coast left bite marks on boat she encounteredThe great white shark encountered off the coast of New Jersey on June 18, 2019 left bite marks on the boat in pulling the bait from the fishermen.
Great white shark fishermen explain boat’s nameThe name of the boat involved in the viral video of a great white shark encounter is named Big Nutz Required II. The boat's owner explains why.
Doormat fluke caught in Sandy Hook BayCaptain said the boat was in the right place at the right time HOOK LINE & SINKER
Will there be night blues this summer?It's been a few summers since there's been a night bluefish fishery. So far, it's not looking good, but there's still time. HOOK LINE & SINKER
Striped bass: have you taken the survey?With cuts pending on the striped bass quota, fishermen are being asked to weigh in HOOK LINE & SINKER
Bluefin tuna action intensifies along Jersey coastThe lure of bluefin tuna has fishermen scouring just about every lump or wreck from 20 to 50 miles offshore. HOOK LINE & SINKER
Fishermen reap sea bass bounty on opening dayIt's safe to say most, if not all, fishermen who boarded a boat for Wednesday's sea bass opener got their 10-fish limit. HOOK LINE & SINKER
Fishermen cash in as bluefish blitz inletsThe arrival of the bluefish has anglers on the inlets HOOK LINE & SINKER
Bluefish hit Island Beach State ParkThe state park staff at Island Beach State Park reported a surf fisherman landed a 34-inch bluefish Thursday morning. HOOK LINE & SINKER
NJ history: historic photos of striped bass fishing in N.J.Here's a look back at striped bass fishing in three different centuries. HOOK LINE & SINKER
Fishermen zoned in on striped bass run in Raritan BayFishermen have had the striped bass bottled up in Raritan Bay where the bite has been phenomenal the last couple of days. HOOK LINE & SINKER
Striped bass hit on the troll, dodge jigsThe striped bass fishing sputtered a little this week. At least out in the ocean where they dodged fishermen. HOOK LINE & SINKER
Kid’s brook trout wins Spring Lake contestGrand Prize winner Emily Henderson, 5, was one of the first kids to catch a fish at the trout contest at Spring Lake. It turned out to be the winner HOOK LINE & SINKER
Capt: Striped bass jigged outside Raritan BayThere have been scattered reports of stripers in Raritan Bay and in the ocean. HOOK LINE & SINKER
NJ Assembly to vote on shark fin ban billThe N.J. Assembly will vote on a bill that will prohibit the selling, trading, distribution or possession of any shark fins Animals
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