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Saturday, October 15, 2016: Likely the busiest surf fishing day of the year. ... (midday report)

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Saturday, October 15, 2016: Likely the busiest surf fishing day of the year. North to south, walk-ons and mobile anglers were making a fine showing. It wasn’t so crowded that folks were on each other’s backs. In fact, with the disappearance and semi-disappearance of jetties due to replenishment, there isn’t that perpetual bickering over who has jetty ownership for the day.

Just having a talk-about with a few mid-Island anglers, I heard of decent singular bass in Ship Bottom and Surf City. Rogue fish, no pattern to the catching. Bunker baits seem the way to go for bass, though one larger striper went for bass a couple days back. A commercial fisherman I know is going to drop off some fresh squid – for my dining pleasure. I might chuck a who one out to see what salutes.

I’m getting more and more folks voicing minor frustration over the everywhere snapper and cocktail blues. I feel them. Those buggers are fine … when you’re not fishing a tournament, hoping for a 30-pound bass to bang you bait – and not some one-pounder sniping at it. Per usual, anglers are battling back against the aggravating minor blues by chucking out bunker heads. I refuse to comment on that waste-of-rod concept. Oh, I fully realize that an occasional comely cow scarfs down a bunker head – and Haley’s Comet visits on occasion also.

Talking smaller bass, jigs are nabbing one-handers. White seems to be the color for schoolies. One jigger swears he had a major striper on, using – and I didn’t get details – some new hybrid rawhide tails that even blues have a bugger of a time tearing off. I’m going to have a bag of the tails dropped off.  

If you have to trade off some angling time for family time, the crabbing on the west side of Manahawkin Bay is incredible.

Edward Williams added 2 new photos — at Holgate Inlet.
Good morning fishing. 
Daniel Williams caught a keeper..
 

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October 13, 2016 New Jersey/Delaware Bay Fishing Report with Jim Hutchinson, Jr.

The Big Jamaica reported that yellowfin arrived at the Hudson late last week; as of Thursday morning,…

 

 

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RECORD Blackfish Caught In Connecticut!

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Around noon on October 14, while out on the first blackfish of trip of the season aboard the Sunbeam 5 piloted by Captain Bob Wadsworth of the Sunbeam Fleetout of Waterford CT, angler Thien (Tim) Nguyen hooked into a monster.

Dropping a crab to the rocky bottom near Two Tree Island in Niantic Bay in eastern Long Island Sound, Nguyen hooked into a fish that ran him into the rocks.

After putting his reel into freespool, the big fish swam out from the snag, and he was eventually able to work it away from the treacherous bottom.

Captain Bob said that he is used to hearing excited fishermen on his boat, but when he heard the commotion, he knew that one of his customers had hooked into something special.

He said he expected to see a jack, or some other strange catch rarely found in the local waters. But when he came around to Tim’s side of the boat, he was stunned by the sight of the monstrous tautog on deck.

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Tim’s 34-inch tautog was weighed in Hillyer’s Tackle, where it tipped the scales at a whopping 26.6 pounds. It was later certified at J&B Tackle.5-gallon-bucket

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His catch beats the standing Connecticut state record of 23 pounds 9 ounces, caught by Kendall Owens in 2011. It falls short, however, of the 28-pound, 8-ounce world record, which was caught in Maryland on  January 2, 2015 by Kenneth Westerfeld of Bayside, New York.

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Below: Still just to out north ... 15-pound-ish.

Chris Martinez

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Greg O'Driscoll ~ Dmagging a Double Header recently.

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Mark your calendar, should be a beautiful night for some skywatching!

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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket is set to launch at 8:03 p.m. EDT Sunday to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. Are you in the launch viewing area?

More on launch: http://go.nasa.gov/2egBbfY

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