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    Today looks like the last good fishing day for a while. 3-4 inches of rain you have to be kidding me!

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    4 to 6:30 AM released a 32 and 34 inch bluefish and 6 short bass all on jig and kettle creek tails

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    Very nice!

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    I got out twice this weekend. was thinking they would be on the feedbag before the storm that never happened, LOL. Managed a few short fluke, rockin robins, and one ugly stargazer. Would love to catch a bluefish that big this time of year. Did not think they were still around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finchaser View Post
    4 to 6:30 AM released a 32 and 34 inch bluefish and 6 short bass all on jig and kettle creek tails
    Nice Fin!
    What are these Kettle Creek Tails?
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    Here you go my friend also have solid pink
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    Quote Originally Posted by finchaser View Post
    Here you go my friend also have solid pink
    Thank you Fin, I don't think I have seen those before.
    Seems like the are your "hot" artificial this year.
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    Is it just me, or do things seem slower than usual this summer? Did a quick run into OC after work, 7 to 9 pm. Bucktails, plugs Etc did not get much love. Managed a sea robin, couple hits from snappers, but nothing really exciting. Oh well at least it was something. Good luck out there guys.

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    Think I am behind a report here...can't seem to get the hang of uploading to this platform from mobile.

    From 7/29/17:

    Hopped on board the Stephanie Too yesterday w/Capt. Maui Jim for a little fishing in the calm before the storm.


    Plan was to blackfish until we ran out of crabs and then a little fluking afterwards and the togging was pretty good!


    I got my first 10# blackfish of the year on a jig which was great. One of the other guys got a 8#er also on a jig.


    Only 1 triggerfish this trip which was released.


    The single porgy is for the guys who were asking why the last couple of pictures didn't have hundreds of porgies

    The larger fluke was about 4-5#.


    Biggest sea robin I have ever seen in my life!


    Got an 80-100# ray that took my crab while we were togging. Finally got it boat side after a long battle on a light freshwater St. Croix rod. That was fun for the first two minutes...lol

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    Wanted to salvage some of the weekend after the big NE blow so we went out Sunday afternoon. The wind settled down nicely in the afternoon and there weren't many boats on the water which is always nice.



    The ocean was still unsettled with a big swell so we stayed in Raritan Bay. Had some crabs and clams so I decided to explore some rocks to see what we could find.



    No blackfish hits on the crab which surprised me. Not sure if the bay waters are just too hot or because the water was stained.



    Absolutely savage porgy fishing by RB standards. Drop and reel four man NY limit being selective on the size we kept in under two hours.

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    Cool. Good haul of pork chops right there.

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    Wow you really crushed them. Did you use squid as well or only clams?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stripercrazy View Post
    Wow you really crushed them. Did you use squid as well or only clams?
    Clam is cheap n easy

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    Because of Saturday's unstable forecast, I decided not to enter into any of the fluke tourneys.




    Had a couple guys drop out at the end for different reasons so we sailed with just two of us.




    The plan was to have a nice relaxing day of fluking in the bay if the weather allowed.




    We left the dock around 8:30 after the rain had passed and tried fishing in the bay for an hour but it was just too dirty. Moved out to the ocean and found a good fluke bite immediately.




    Got our two man fluke limit and called it a day...really wish I had brought some crabs with me to do some togging.


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    Now THATS what I call some fluke sandwiches. wtg, nice catch.

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    4 to 6:30 AM released 9 short bass all on jig and kettle creek tails

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    Holy Mackerel


    The black sea bass infestation continues...easily getting our limit of 8 bigger ones and releasing a ton of smaller keepers.


    Fluking was ok with lots of shorts but only 3 keepers.


    Spent a bunch of time on anchor playing catch and release with blackfish. Nothing over 4# on this drop but plenty of action w/light tackle and jigs.


    Bonus triggerfish who self-identified as a blackfish.
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    better enjoy the sea bass big cuts are coming

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    Ugh...I have a feeling we will get screwed on fall sea bass.

    A little on the slower side today but still big filet bags and even bigger smiles all around!



    Oh boy did the sarcasm ran deep on today's trip - a ton of laughter all around which sometimes reminds you its not always about "catching" and more about just getting out there.
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    This morning 5 bass to 21"and 2 fluke all on rubber and jig head

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