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May 29 -- Happy Memorial Day!  Consistent blues & quality bass on bunker off the LBI surf.  Definitely the percentage-play with today's weather.  Very few lines came tight this weekend from boats trolling for bass in the ocean.  A good amount of stripers have been caught in the bay around the dike in High Bar Harbor and Oyster Creek channel on swim shads and/or shedder crab.  These back bay bass are ranging from five to twelve pounds.  A great harvest on sea bass off local reef sites and inshore wrecks the past three days.  The head boat "Carolyn Ann III" in Barnegat Light is sailing seven days a week (weather permitting) for sea bass & fluke.  The head boat "Miss Barnegat Light", also in Barnegat Light is sailing for bluefish & stripers.

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May 24 -- Boats fishing out of our inlets hard pressed yesterday in finding stripers.  Along LBI, what fish are around seem to be in the suds with bass & blues being taken from the surf.  Still three to six pound blues in Barnegat Inlet being caught from the rocks and boats.

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May 20 --  Bluefish on the LBI surf this morning on bunker.  Barnegat Inlet has been red hot on blues ranging from three to six pounds all week.  The inlet may be a little tasty this morning during the outgoing tide & strong easterly wind ... use good judgment.  Blues still on the troll and casting in Barnegat Bay from buoy 42 to the BB buoy.

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May 12 -- Reports of bluefish off the surf this morning from practically every LBI town.  The Barnegat Inlet bite turned on around 10:00 am.

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May 11 --  Striper troll bite slowed a bit today, but still a few caught three to five miles north of Barnegat Inlet.  Trolling bunker spoons and mojo rigs producing hook ups.  Have not heard of any snag & drop bites this week.  A very consistent bluefish bite off the LBI surf with blues ranging from three to fifteen pounds.  Also blues ranging from two to six pounds were harvested in Barnegat Inlet today with a tremendous mid-day bite.

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May 10 --  Large stripers have been trolled all week in fifty to sixty feet of water north of Barnegat Inlet.  Anglers having success on bunker spoons and mojo rigs, with green or chartreuse being the dominant colors.  Carmine Tocci brought a 42.5 pound / 46.5 inch beauty to the scale which he caught trolling green "Montauk Striper" bunker spoons with Ken Nutt on "Striper".

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May 7 -- Bluefish still everywhere ... bay, inlets & ocean (surf).

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May 2 -- Bluefish ranging from two to fifteen pounds just about everywhere in the area bays and LBI surf.  The small stripers that set up shop around the Causeway bridges back in March are starting to thin out and reports of weakfish up to four pounds being picked off casting Fin-S tails in proximity to the bridges.  The white perch bite in Beach Haven West still going strong along with the tremendous harvest of blue claws from Barnegat Bay to Great Bay.  This excellent harvest of heavy crabs may only last a couple more weeks with the shed right around the corner.

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April 21 -- Beach Haven West perch fishing is excellent along with a tremendous amount of small striped bass around all the bridges in Manahawkin Bay and off the LBI surf.  Bluefish are scattered in the bays from Beach Haven Inlet to the route 37 bridge and are being caught either casting or trolling.  And for the crab lovers ... get the traps in!  This year's spring run on blue claws is very good.

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April 16 -- HAPPY & HEALTHY EASTER !!

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April 15 -- Bluefish are in the area.  Reports from Great Bay, LBI surf & Barnegat Inlet of bluefish ranging from five to ten pounds.

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April 11 --  Beach Haven West white perch fishing finally "red hot".  It was only a matter of time until it caught up to this spring's tremendous striper bite. 

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March 31 -- Graveling Point in Mystic Isles & Oyster Creek in Forked River still the most popular venues for striper fishing.  Graveling has been strictly bloodworms on the hook, while the latter has been both bait fishing with bloods or casting artificial shad bodies or grubs on light jig heads.  Areas in between these two locations; such as the end of West Creek Dock Road, some bay side street ends on LBI, and around the Causeway bridge are also starting to produce positive reports on stripers.

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March 26 --  A great striper bite on bloodworms yesterday at Graveling Point.  Majority of the fish were throwbacks.

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March 25 -- A few perch caught in Beach Haven West past two nights ... not red hot, more like luke warm.  Freshwater anglers reporting largemouth bass are chewing very well.  Also reports of small stripers on bloodworm at Graveling Point.

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March 23 -- Skim ice around the store this morning as ole man winter won't let go.  The outflow from the Power Plant in Forked River (Oyster Creek) is loaded with small stripers.  Anglers having a lot of success with high/low rigs baited with bloodworm and casting half ounce white jig heads with three or four inch white grub tails.  Lack of participation on white perch in Beach Haven West creating no reports.  In Stock: BLOODWORMS for stripers, winter flounder and perch; LIVE MINNOWS & NITE CRAWLERS for the freshwater scene; LIVE GRASS SHRIMP for perch; and GREEN CRABS for tautog.

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March 3 -- Quite a few small stripers at Graveling Point on bloodworms.  The white perch that were there must have moved up the river.  Still consistent at Oyster Creek in Forked River on bloodworms & casting shad bodies.  Plenty of bloodworms in stock including extra large bloodworms for those that want to spend a little more to be guaranteed huge worms.   

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March 1 --  White perch & small stripers caught at the mouth of the Mullica on bloodworms and better action up the Mullica west of the parkway on bloods and grass shrimp.  Action also heating up in the Toms River & Oyster Creek in Forked River on both.  Some anglers reporting white or pearl four inch shad bodies are very productive at the Power Plant.  Beach Haven West perch not cooperating yet.  Winter flounder season opens today with no positive reports at the moment.

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February 24 -- Unseasonably warm the past few days.  No positive reports of white perch in Beach Haven West, but tributaries off the Mullica River are producing some nice catches of perch with some small stripers in the mix.  Small stripers are also being caught in Oyster Creek (PowerPlant outflow) in Forked River and the Toms River on bloodworms.

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February 5 -- Cold, but not unseasonably.  Some skim ice on a few lagoons & creeks past two mornings.  Nothing new in the report department.  Locally, a couple people looking to hook a perch or two in Beach Haven West & the hand full of freshwater junkies finding a few hungry largemouth bass and pickerel.  Up the parkway in Point Pleasant the "Jamaica III" and both "Norma Ks" are sailing.  Tautog, porgies and weakfish have been coming over the rails.  Check their websites for details.

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January 25 -- Tide back to normal.  The "Voyager" out of Point Pleasant has had some outstanding cod trips and is sailing this Friday.

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January 24 -- 12:30 pm - Bay Ave is clear of tidal water but be careful of debris left from flooding.  Tonight's tide should be nowhere near this morning's tide with the NNW wind, but still be cautious around high tide.  Tonight's high tide along Bay Ave is at 8:18.

January 24 -- 8:30 am - Bay Ave getting here is flooded from the intense northeaster.  Luckily only a two tide northeaster and wind has shifted to the north & tide is receding. 

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January 23 -- Nothing happening on the fishing front with a low pressure system coming up the coast creating a high wind northeaster.

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January 20 -- No positive reports from the hand full of anglers targeting white perch.  The couple of freshwater anglers fishing local lakes reporting some active large mouth bass on live minnows.  They attribute the mild temps for this activity. If you are looking to get out on the ocean for a day of fishing, the "Mimi VI" and "Norma K III" in Point Pleasant are sailing.  Google them for details.  Live minnows, grass shrimp, nite crawlers, white leggers & green crabs in stock.

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January 16 -- Live grass shrimp in stock for those that may want to try white perch fishing.  No positive reports to pass on, but also lack of participation at the moment.  For the "Do-It" yourselfers, if the weather to chilly for you; reload your favorite rigs, jigs & sinkers with the variety of "Do-It" sinker & jig molds along with accessories that are in stock.

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