Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Here’s a report to Fisherman’s HDQ from Reel Fantasea: The Fall fishing remains on fire with most trips seeing 25+ stripers + plenty of big burly blues per angler. Thursday's trip saw regulars Jay Simmons along with Joe Franke on an open boat for their limit of stripers to 12-lb+ 50-60 more catch and release. The guys had a bunch of big blues mixed in as well. Joe said it was the best "We caught more stripers today than most people will ever catch in a life time." At times the fish finder lost the bottom because of the amount of fish between the boat and the bottom. The guys were doubled up and even triple up when yours truly got into the action. They also had double header bass and blues when both fish hit the teaser and the jigs. Friday's Trip saw Eric Gardner owner of Gardner Cadillac joined with friends Wayne Smith and friend Mike with steady action on stripers to 18-lbs and plenty of big blues as well. At Times there were multiple bass following our hooked bass right to the boat. The numbers were not as many as the previous day but the size was a little better. The keeper bass were all above 30", with the biggest at 36". The fish finder was lit up solid all day long with bass, blues and bait. The guys were also doubled and tripled up at times with double headers of stripers and blues. I have only one date left for the season and that is December 13 if interested call 609 290 1217 ~ Capt. Steve Purul”
I have just been informed by Bill Logan that Capt Melanie Boytos of the "Fisher Queen Charters" has been hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Cooper Hospital in Camden NJ. I really don't know how critical her condition is at this time but she has a disease called Machado Jospeph which is a disease contacted thru hereditary ( her father). We the VHFC have sent flowers to our dear friend and I will also send a get well card from our club. The address for Cooper hospital is
1 Cooper Plaza Room Room 1065
Camden, NJ 08103
I know all of us appreciated her talks to our club and her friendship so please keep her in your thought and prayers.
This message is to the board, so please forward this to any club member
I just spoke to the hospital and Melanie has been removed from the intensive care unit to intermediate care unit and was resting at the time of my call.
What is Machado-Joseph Disease? Machado-Joseph disease (MJD)-also called spinocerebellar ataxia type 3-is a rare hereditary ataxia. (Ataxia is a general term meaning lack of muscle control.) The disease is characterized by clumsiness and weakness in the arms and legs, spasticity, a staggering lurching gait easily mistaken for drunkenness, difficulty with speech and swallowing, involuntary eye movements, double vision, and frequent urination. Some patients have dystonia (sustained muscle contractions that cause twisting of the body and limbs, repetitive movements, abnormal postures, and/or rigidity) or symptoms similar to those of Parkinson's disease. Others have twitching of the face or tongue, or peculiar bulging eyes.
The severity of the disease is related to the age of onset, with earlier onset associated with a more severe form of the disease. Symptoms can begin any time between early adolescence and about 70 years of age. MJD is also a progressive disease, meaning that symptoms get worse with time. Life expectancy ranges from the mid-thirties for those with severe forms of MJD to a normal life expectancy for those with mild forms. For those who die early from the disease, the cause of death is often aspiration pneumonia.