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09/28/16

We are now fishing for PORGIES & BLACKFISH at 7:00 AM!!!

We hope to start fishing this weekend-WEATHER PERMITTING!! Call the office (732-541-2169) on Friday for the latest update.

09/23/16 We continue to see some keeper fluke locally every day along with a fair amount of short action as welll and will finish up the 2016 fluke season this weekend. Today catches ranged up to three keepers for Mike Naipawer, Bloomingdale, NJ. Only TWO days left!!
09/22/16

We WILL BE FLUKE FISHING on SATURDAY and SUNDAY to finish the 2016 fluke season!! Weather looks great for both days so get your last shots!!

09/16/16 The weather was gorgeous once again and we were able to find some keepers for the small group that showed up today. We have been finding some fish both shallow and deeper with some of the better fishing in shallower water. Weather looks great for tomorrow so come on down. Joe Carella, Millburn, Nj, took the pool today.
09/15/16 We are still sailing daily and finding some nice sized fluke in our travels with fish up to 6 pounds for the guys who put in the effort. The 2016 fluke season will come to a close soon so come on down and get your shots at some filets while the beautiful weather continues!!
09/10/16

When conditions are right, we have been catching shorts and keepers reasonably close to the dock. The last couple of days pool fish nave been in the 4 - 6 pound range. See you in the morning!

08/31/16 We started to head back offshore yesterday morning only to find a rough ocean with a BIG swell. Headed back and spent the day around the mouth of the bay. We were only able to find some shorts and a handful of keepers for our efforts. Today we found better offshore conditions and headed to the rough bottom. Had plenty of short action in most areas and a handful of keepers to go along. The seabass bit well once again and helped to put some meat in the pails. Starting tomorrow the seabass season is CLOSED so they can no longer be kept.Tomorrow looks nice so take advantage of it. See you in the morning.
08/28/16 Spent another beautiful day on the rough bottom with a nice group of EB II regulars. Had a small swell that was not present yesterday. Found some fish in most areas but it was not the fluking we had yesterday. Spoke with several friends who covered LOTS of miles today in their own boats only to find similar results everywhere they went as well. Everyone, however, was able to get their limits of seabass which were in a chewing mood. Bill Merritt, Bound Brook, NJ, was VERY HAPPY with his day as he boated a 9 pound 7 ounce and a 7 pound 5 ounce beauty to go along with his seabass! Yes, he won the pool. Nice job Bill!! Back at it again tomorrow. See you in the morning.
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08/27/16 After a slow day yesterday the fishing bounced back very nicely for the EB II fishermen today. We worked the rough bottom on a beautiful day and ended up with a nice mix of fluke and seabass. The Friday pool was won by John Vanderstad, Pompton Lakes, NJ, with a 5 pound 4 ounce fish. John returned today and ended up with four keepers. Today's pool was taken by Rob Dacosta, Montville, NJ.
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08/25/16 Headed right back to where we have been fishing lately hoping to beat the wind. The guys found good action with good numbers of keepers around the boat for several hours before the gusty wind and current together made the area unfishable even with the heavy tackle. Headed back inshore to some shallower water and found less action overall to finish the day but what we caught was mostly keepers. High hooks had four keepers each and Kevin Harding, Pearl River, NY took the pool with a fish around 5 pounds. A GOOD day for our EBII regulars who got the job done!
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08/24/16 Beautiful weather and drifting conditions gave us slow fluking yesterday. Beautiful weather and drifting conditions today in the same area gave the guys and gals GOOD fishing with lots of short action and nice keepers to go around. Bucktails, spros, gulps, natural baits etc., all produced their share of keepers today. High hooks had four keepers each and Joe Carella, Millburn, NJ, took the pool with a 7 pound 6 ounce fish.
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08/22/16 MUCH better conditions than yesterday made for better fishing and more keepers today! We definitely did our share of rolling with the wind but the conditions were very fishable today. The guys and gals worked hard all day and ended up with nice keepers in the coolers by quitting time. Natural baits produced most of the keepers the past couple of days with the fast drift. Kerri Montanaro, Staten Island, NY, showed the guys how it is done by taking her first-ever pool today! Great weather the rest of the week so take advantage of it!
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08/20/16 GOOD FLUKING TODAY! Fished the deeper water today and never had leave the area.The folks had steady action from the initial whistle until it was practically time to come home. An onshore breeze kept the drift fishable with the outgoing tide. A majority of the folks did well with keepers while a few were only able to entice shorts, but that is fluking all of the time! John Vanderstad, Pompton Lakes, NJ, took the pool with a fish around 5 pounds. Heather Siegmund, Allentown, Pa., kept up with the guys and was very happy with her four NICE fish!
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08/18/16 Started on the grounds we have been fishing recently and had no current for quite a while and had to leave the area to find a drift. Bounced around a couple of other deepers areas and had good short action with some keepers in the mix for the remainder of the day. We ended up with some nice fish just not enough to keep us happy. John Vanderstad, Pompton Lakes, NJ, took the pool.
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08/17/16 Change of plans today! With the strong westerly wind and the full moon outgoing tide all day fishing where we have been lately was not an option. Started our day offshore a bit but did not find much life. Moved back inshore and found OKAY fishing with a mix of keepers and shorts on every drift. Most of today's keepers were QUALITY FISH between 3 and 5 pounds with the pool going to John Tinnesz, Sussex, NJ, with a 5 pound fish. Overall a NICE day for the conditions we were given. Light wind tomorrow should get us back to the grounds we have been fishing.
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08/16/16 The good fluking continues!! Caught the change of tide on the fluke grounds this morning and found the fluke in a chewing mood!! Very good fishing once the current started and for much of the morning until the strong southerly wind came up and killed the drift completely a little after noon. The lack of movement killed our bite but by then we already had a nice catch of keepers in the coolers. A number of guys ended up with four keepers each and on down. Mike Schmidt, Cranford, NJ, ended up with four very nice fish and also tied for the pool. Tom Hollywood, Jr., Staten Island, NY, outfished his dad today with more keepers but it was Tom Sr., who tied for the pool with his good friend Mike. An overall GOOD day of catching and keepers while the bite lasted! We are fishing the ocean every day that the weather allows. Back at it tomorrow.
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08/15/16 GOOD FLUKING on a gorgeous day. Back to the old stomping grounds once again this morning. We were able to fish the area all day since everyone listened to our previous posts and came with rods that could handle a bit of lead. Banged away at keepers and shorts right off the bat this morning which continued until we finally lost the current and drift after noon. Catches ranged up to limits+. A couple fellas were bitten by the "short" bug but most of the guys went home with multiple keepers. Kevin Kelly, Parlin, NJ, took the pool with a fish around 5 pounds.
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08/14/16 Another good day on the fluke grounds! Started where we have been fishing and had loads of action and a bunch of keepers on a long drift before the current got way too strong and we had to leave the area. Spent the rest of the day in a couple of nearby areas with less current and managed to continue to pick away at both keepers and shorts until it was time to come home but our best fishing was definitely this morning. Dave Brink, Middletown, NJ, ended up with four keepers and tied for the pool with Mely Lomauro, Warwick, NY. Light wind tomorrow should be perfect for where we have been fishing. I will say once again that the guys that have been bringing along rods that can handle up to 10 ounces of lead--if needed--have been doing best and catching the most keepers lately!
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08/13/16 Fished the same area once again and found much better conditions and much better fishing all day. The current never really ran fast and the guys were able to stick with 8 ounce sinkers all day. LOADS of constant action all day long with a good spread of keepers and catches ranging up to limits for the guys. The guys had a great day and pretty much everyone went home with at least a couple of keepers in the coolers. Bart Major, Howell, NJ, had both fluke and seabass limits which also included the 6 pound 1 ounce pool fish. Be sure to bring along gear that can handle up to 10 ounces of lead---JUST IN CASE!!!!!
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08/12/16 We went right back to where we had our good fishing on Thursday and found a few fish once again before the current slowed down. Unfortunately, even on the slack and change of tides the lines steamed away from the boat and the fish did not turn on well like we had hoped. The guys boxed some keepers but not enough to make us happy. Charlie Kiippendorf, Spring Lake, NJ, took the pool with a 5 pound 2 ounce fish.
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08/11/16 Good fluking today once again with plenty of keepers! Started the day where we have been fishing and had a few fish before the current slowed down. Once it did the guys started to bang away at mixed size fish which continued for the rest of the day. A few nice seabass spiced the catch once again. Catches ranged up to limits including Pete Burrows, Hillsdale, NJ, who also took the pool.
08/09/16 Good fluking today. Started where we left off yesterday. Had a few shorts and a couple of keepers until we got the change of tide early this morning. Once the incoming current started the fish turned on very nicely and the guys slugged away with plenty of action and a very nice showing of keepers to go around the boat for the remainder of the day. A bunch of the guys ended up with two, three or four keepers each. A few nice seabass spiced the catch. Ed Broska, Hackettstown, NJ, took the pool.
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08/08/16 We had the best of our fishing the past couple of days in the ocean in some of the traditional August areas. There has been a nice mix of keepers and shorts in areas where there were no fish just a week ago so the fish are moving around as would be expected right now. David Hahn, Long Branch, NJ, took the Sunday pool and Jim Fells, Midland Park, NJ, took the pool today with one of his keepers. As we mentioned last week be sure to bring a second rod that can handle heavier sinkers--just in case! Weather looks nice all week.
08/06/16 Fishing started slow this morning with wind against tide. Managed to find mainly shorts in a couple of areas. Once we got the change of tide and a nice drift the guys picked away at a nice mix of keepers and shorts until it was time to come home. The faster the drift got the better the fish began to bite. Tom Hollywood Sr., Staten Island, NY, took the pool with a 6 pound 13 ounce fish.
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08/05/16

It was another gorgeous day on the water for a good group of fishermen and fisherwomen. We did not find the bite we were looking for today. Covered lots of ground for some action but not enough keepers to make us happy. Not for lack of effort however. Ten year old Andrew Lipinski, Washington, NJ, showed all of the veterans how it is done by taking the pool! We would like to thank EVERYONE, including Tony "THE FLUKEMAN" and Loraine, Ernie, Mel and Ken, Michelle and John, Joe and Cathy, Jack, Pete, and Dr John who supplied FIVE STAR culinary treats to the entire gang for our annual August 6 gala (held on the 5th this year because of the weekend) as well as to everyone else--you know who you are- who made this year's bash second to none!! THANK YOU ALL ONCE AGAIN!!

08/03/16 Wind against tide for much of the day once again. We had some keepers first thing this morning before we lost the drift. Once the current changed we fished a new area where the wind helped us by slowing the drift with a strong current. Ended the day with a much better keeper to short ratio than the past few days with some quality fish. Vin Doffont, North Arlington, NJ, took the pool with one of his keepers. Weather looks good the next few days.
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08/02/16 We had wind and tide together early this morning which yielded the best of our fishing today. Once the current changed we lost most of our drift and the fishing turned into a pick for the remainder of the day. The guys and gals worked hard and were able to put some nice fish in the coolers to show for their efforts. Catches ranged up to four keepers. Frank Marazzo, West Nyack, NY, took the pool. Long time EB II regular Al Waranis, Trenton, NJ, celebrated his 93rd birthday fishing with a bunch of his EB II friends today and was able to take a couple of nice fish home for dinner. MANY MORE TO YOU AL!!
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08/01/16 Tried a few different areas today. More wind against the current hurt the drift all over today. Found plenty of short action everywhere but not as many keepers as we have been having recently. Natural baits definitely had the advantage today with the keepers. Tony "THE FLUKEMAN" Satus, Old Bridge, NJ, had constant action all day and took the pool.
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07/31/16

The forecast kept a bunch of the Sunday regulars home which was a shame. Had a 15 minute shower during the day but it did not cause anyone to melt and the fish did not mind. Had nice conditions all day with a light wind against the current to slow the drift. Plenty of action once again with nice keepers mixed in. Tried a couple of different areas and found the same fishing in each of them. Natural baits and artificials both produced. Joe Stefanelli, Maplewood, NJ, took the pool with a 5 pound 4 ounce fish. (Click here to see pictures.)

07/30/16 Good drifting conditions all day for where we have been fishing. Plenty of action all day with nice keepers for the guys. Pink and white gulps were the hot bait for the larger fish today! The guys got their first taste of cownose rays for the season as a large school came through and tested some of their tackle which all held up very well! Fun to fight for sure but NOT wanted! Dave Brink, Middletown, NJ, took the pool with one of his four keepers.
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07/28/16 Another lovely day to be on the water. Fished the same areas that we have for the past week. Found a mix of shorts and nice keepers everywhere that we stopped but not the large volume of action we have experienced the past few days. The guys worked hard and still managed to put some nice fish in the coolers for the day. Joe Nicholson, Garwood, NJ, had a good day and took the pool with one of his fish.
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07/27/16 Fantastic weather for a good group of EB II regulars and first-timers. With the lack of wind it took a while for us to get some drift and a decent bite going. When we got some movement the guys and gals had good fishing for a mix of keepers and shorts for the rest of the day. Catches ranged up to four keepers. Dennis Hallahan, Bogota, NJ, took the pool with a 5 pound 5 ounce fish. Back at it tomorrow.
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07/26/16 We had very nice drifting conditions today and we took advantage of it. Worked the tides in a couple of different areas and had lots of action once again with a better keeper ratio than the past couple of days.The nicer fish bit gulps/spros and natural baits equally well. It is that time of the season to bring a second heavier rod along that can handle up to 10 ounces should the need arise!!! Nothing worse than not being able to touch bottom with a noodle rod while guys all around you with the proper tackle are pounding on the flatties!! Dennis Ziober, Port Reading, NJ, tied for the pool with Rich Daniels, Phillipsburg, NJ. Weather looks great for the next few days so take advantage of it.
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07/25/16 Sounds like a broken record but the water was once again the place to stay cool. Had a nice breeze all day once again to keep things comfortable. Good fluking once again with lots of action and nice keepers in the mix. Gulps, spros and natural baits all worked well. Wayne Pinder, Green Brook, NJ, took the pool with a 6 pound 1 ounce fish.
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07/24/16 Once again the water was the place to be today! The sea breeze kicked in by late morning and kept everyone comfortable while we fished! Worked a similar area to yesterday and found similar results. Plenty of action from 17"-17.999" fish with nice keepers in the miix. Spro/gulps rigs accounted for most of the larger fish today. Anne Lavelle, Jersey City, NJ, got a bonus to go along with her fluke when she boated a legal striped bass. Tom Hollywood Jr., Staten Island, NY, just beat out Dennis O'Brien, South Bound Brook, NJ, for the pool with a fish around 5 pounds. Bring some extra fluids to stay hydrated tomorrow and lets go fishing!
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07/23/16 The water was the place to be today!! A nice westerly breeze all day felt great and kept everyone cool despite what you may have experienced on land!! Good drifting conditions made for nice fishing today with plenty of action and a nice mix of keepers as well. The guys picked away all day and ended up with a catch for their efforts. A majority went home with keepers. Tony "THE FLUKEMAN" Satus, Old Bridge, NJ, took the pool and John Vanderstad, Pompton Lakes, NJ, led the way with a limit.
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07/21/16 Once again we started off the day with a good bite until the wind against tide killed the drift. Made a move and had very nice fishing with a mix of keepers and shorts for the rest of the day. Some guys had several or four keepers each with fish up to 4 pounds 8 ounces. Natural baits and spros/gulps all worked again today but the artificials held an edge with the bigger fish like yesterday. Jeff Grabiec, Branchburg, NJ, took the pool with one of his fish. We will be looking forward to the typical sea breeze we get on the water daily to cool things down the next couple of days.
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07/20/16 Started the day with a nice bite until we lost the drift. Left the area and tried something else. We found tons of action with a mix of keepers for the guys for the rest of the day. Gulps/ spros produced most of the larger fish today. John Cavanagh, Blauvelt, NY, took the pool with a nice fish.
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07/19/16 A very nice breeze made for a refreshing day on the bay. Worked the same areas that have been producing for us lately. The guys and gals had lots of action to keep them busy much of the day and also managed to put some nice keepers into the coolers. Natural baits and gulps/spros continue to work equally well. High hook had four keepers. Emily Mendoza, Kinnelon, NJ, wound up with several keepers including the pool fish. Great weather forecast again tomorrow so take advantage of it.
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07/18/16 After a weekend of boats the bay looked more like a desert today. It was hot on the water but not too bad with a westerly breeze all day. Very good bite everywhere we fished today with loads of short action along with keepers. A couple areas had a better keeper ratio than others and we concentrated our efforts there. The guys and gals worked hard all day and put a catch of keepers together for dinner. Tom Yankow, Staten Island, NY, led the way with four keepers. Young Alexis Carbahal, Mt. Bethel, Pa., took the pool with a very nice 7 pound 1 ounce fish which was taken early this morning and was the FIRST FISH that she ever caught!! Nice Fish Alexis!! Back at it again tomorrow.
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07/17/16 Another nice weekend day on the fluke grounds. Started in the deeper water and found lots of shorts but only a few keepers. Tried some shallower water and found a better keeper to short ratio for the rest of the day. Not as many boats to deal with today which was nice. Bucktailers did better than those using natural baits today. Jenn Weaver, Bound Brook, NJ, took the pool.
07/16/16 Very nice weekend weather with a good group of EB II weekend regulars. Had wind and tide together for a good part of the morning. Fishing was the same everywhere for the guys with LOTS of action and quality keepers in the mix. Lots of weekend boat and commercial shipping traffic where we fished certainly did not help today but the fellas worked hard and still put fish in the coolers. John Vanderstad, Pompton Lakes, NJ, had a good day and topped his catch with a nice 6 pound 5 ounce fish. Tom Hollywood, Sr., Staten Island, NY, took the pool with is personal-best 9 pound 11 ounce fish! Another great weather day on tap for tomorrow so take advantage of it!!
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07/14/16 The thunderstorm reports kept people home from all of the boats today. What a shame!! Gorgeous day on the water for the small group that did come to fish. Picked away all day on shorts and keepers in a couple of different areas and put a catch together for the guys. Rich Daniels, Phillipsburg, NJ, took the pool with one of his fish. Long time EBII fishermen Shawn and Charlie Phillips, up on vacation from Morristown, TN, had plenty of action today and ended up with some nice filets to take back home at the end of the week. Tomorrow is supposed to be a very nice day so take advantage of it!
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07/13/16 We have not been impressed with the fishing in the channel the past couple of days so we checked out some different areas today. Found some quality keepers and short action everywhere we stopped. The fish turned on well the last couple hours of the day in an area we fished two days ago and we ended up with a catch of fish for the guys. Tom Hollywood Sr., & Jr., Staten Island, NY, both caught identical 7 pound 8 ounce fish as part of their catch to tie for the pool.
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07/12/16 A gusty south wind blew most of the day and did NOT help our fishing. Covered some ground and checked a bunch of areas to find some shorts and a few keepers everywhere we stopped. A good group of EBII regulars worked hard to put some nice fish in the coolers but there were not enough keepers over all to make us happy today. That's fishing! Andy Hegedus, Concord, Ca., Rick Siegmund, Slatington, Pa., and Tiny Goldman, Brick, NJ, all had identical 5 pound 1 ounce fish which made for a three way tie of the pool.
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07/11/16 It was a beautiful day on the water for a good group of Monday EB II fisher folks. Picked away all morning with a decent drift where we have been fishing. Several NICE fish between 6 and 7 pounds were caught along with other keepers and plenty of short action. Moved on when the current died completely and had more nice fish, including the 8 pound 8 ounce pool winner, on a couple of drifts. We ended up with a few limits including one by Dennis O'Brien, South Bound Brook, NJ, up to 6 pounds. Tim Holiday, Tamango, Fl., took the pool with a very nice 8 pound 8 ounce fish!
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07/10/16

DOORMAT #7 TAKES RIDE HOME ON ICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WELL, WHAT CAN WE SAY?!?!?!?!? We are having a DOORMAT season aboard the EBII like no other in all of our years in business!!. Today we passed our previous record of SIX set a couple of years ago. The proud angler today was none other than Danielle O'Brien, South Bound Brook, who just set the EB II mark for women flukers of 13 POUNDS 1 OUNCE a couple of weeks ago. Today's fish was 10 POUNDS 2 OUNCES and was her second of the year, and also her second ever! Danielle, and her dad Dennis, have FOUR DOORMATS between them already this season!! FABULOUS JOB Danielle and hopefully your streak continues!! Fishing overall today was decent with wind against tide much of the day. Everyone worked hard picking through the short action and the majority managed to put some nice fish in their coolers. High hook ended up with four keepers. The search for "MATTY #8" starts tomorrow!
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07/09/16 East wind with the incoming tide made for a very good drift today. Started in the same area we have been fishing recently. All of the other head boats ran back to Sandy Hook Bay after about 15 minutes! WHY??? Anyway, we drifted perfect and banged away at the fluke much of the morning until the bite finally died. Headed back closer to home to try another area and managed a few shorts and keepers to finish the day. John Vanderstad, Pompton Lakes, NJ, took the pool with a 6 pound fish. Much better forecast for tomorrow.
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07/08/16

Hate to sound like a broken record but the fluking remains very good with lots of action and good numbers of keepers for the guys who work for them. Spros, gulps and natural baits ALL continue to produce plenty of fish. Had to fish a couple of different areas today to keep up with a drift. John Porada, Pompton Lakes, NJ, took the pool with a 5 pound 8 ounce fish.
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07/07/16

It was another good day on the fluke grounds with lots of action and keepers to go around. Started back where we have been fishing and had a nice bite going until a couple of loaded ships came by and the tide went slack. Knowing it would be a couple of hours before things would heat back up we tried a different area with more current and finished up the day with similar fishing. Not overly hot for part of the day with a very nice sea breeze blowing. Bob Genung, Lake Shawnee, NJ, took the pool with one of his four keepers. Everyone went home with filets today.

07/06/16

Had to wait for the drift this morning but when we finally got it we had very good fishing most of the day. Loads of action with shorts and keepers in the mix. Catches ranged up to limits+ with Nick La Sala, Bloomingdale, NJ, keeping his limit from 9 legal fish up to 7 pounds 3 ounces! Quite a few of the guys ended up with 2, 3 or 4 keepers while some struggled with just shorts. That's part of the game. Art Garrett, Red Bank, NJ, took the pool on his birthday with a 7 pound 7 ounce fish! We have had absolutely nothing to complain about with the fluking we have had so far this year and hopefully the fishing will stay hot for the rest of the season!
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07/05/16 It took a while to get a drift today. Once we got the drift the guys had plenty of short action with keepers mixed in for the rest of the day. Everyone went home with at least a fish or two. A couple had more. Both natural baits and spros/gulps produced once again. Greg Stokes, Riegelsville, Pa., took the pool. Nice summertime weather the next few days. Come out and enjoy it.
07/04/16

BIG FISH MONDAY + DOORMAT #6 !!!!!!!!

The EB II early season streak of catching DOORMATS continued today with NUMBER 6 finding its way on to the deck and into an ice bath!! There were several big fish caught today and a bunch of other quality fish to go around! No limits but several guys had four keepers each. Wind against tide early this morning so we had to wait for a drift. Once we got a drift we slugged away all day and ended up with HAPPY fishermen for the holiday! Brad Weaver, Bound Brook, NJ, had four keepers including a 7 pound 11 ounce fish. Dave Brink, Port Monmouth, NJ, had several keepers up to his 8 pound 9 ounce fish. Frank Lavelle, Hoboken, NJ, had four keepers which included his 9 pound 7 ounce beauty. Tommy Hollywood, Jr., Staten Island, NY, stole the show today, however, when he boated a 10 POUND 8 OUNCE DOORMAT which is the second of his fluking career and our SIXTH DOORMAT of the young fluke season ALREADY!! This fish already tied the boat record for most 10+ pound fish in one season and we still have nearly three more months to go!!! GREAT JOB TOMMY and to all of our flukers who work hard every day and make us look good!! We go back to our regular 7:30 AM DAILY schedule starting tomorrow.
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07/03/16 Less wind gave us a more manageable drift and better fishing than yesterday! Picked through the shorts to put a bunch of nice fish in the coolers for the guys and gals. Spros, gulps and natural baits all continue to produce. John Vanderstad, Pompton Lakes, NJ, had four keepers which included the 5 pound 2 ounce pool fish. Almost everyone went home with dinner today. Sailing 6:00 AM tomorrow once again. Out early, back early to beat most of the holiday shore traffic!!
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07/02/16

A lot more wind than predicted to go with the outgoing tide all day made for tough, but not impossible, drifting conditions with 8-10 ounce sinkers being required all day. The morning gave us the majority of our keepers. A new batch of fish has either moved into the bay or at least into the channel we are fishing with guys having to work through more short action the past couple of days than we have been seeing recently. High hook ended up with three keepers and Richard Cavaluzzi, Highlands, NJ, took the pool with a 5 pound fish.

07/01/16 Tough conditions with wind against the tide most of the day. The guys worked hard and picked away at a mix of keepers and shorts. High hook ended up with four keepers. Spros/gulps/natural baits ALL continue to produce fish. Steve Pirigyi, Jackson, NJ, took the pool with one of his three keepers.Weather for the holiday weekend looks great after the rain clears out tonight. Come out and enjoy the weekend and take advantage of the good fishing that we are currently encountering!
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06/30/16 Good fishing much of the day with wind and tide together conditions. Lots of action for everyone with mixed size fish and quality keepers mixed in around the boat. Gulps, spros and natural baits have all been producing lately so it is only a personal choice which of those you want to use. High hooks once again had four keepers each with Ken McGill, Atlantic Highlands, NJ, taking the pool with a 6 pound 3 ounce fish.
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06/29/16 A very nice day on the bay. Had a drift and good action early this morning with some NICE fish in the mix. Finally lost the current and had to wait for the tide change. The guys working their baits/spros/gulps did best most of the day. Had a good bite once again when the current began to run. Ended up with high hooks all having four fish each. Ray Przytulski. Laurence Harbor, NJ, took the pool with a very nice 8 pound 6 ounce fish.
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06/28/16 The threat of a shower kept most fishermen home today for all of the boats. A small group of EB II Tuesday regulars braved the doom and gloom forecast and were treated to a nice day of fluking. It took a while to get a drift in the area we have been fishing. When it came the guys managed to pick away at a mix of keepers and shorts for the rest of the day. High hooks each wound up with four keepers. Mike Healey, Highlands, NJ, took the pool.
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06/27/16 Crap conditions on the fluke grounds much of the day made for just a fair catch for the day. Another tanker first thing and NO DRIFT for a couple of hours but he guys worked hard and managed some keepers. Finally got movement and managed a few decent drifts before the wind picked up and made the drift too fast in the channel. Went elsewhere and managed some more keepers to finish the day. Dennis O' Brien, South Bound Brook, NJ, took the pool. Chance of a shower late tomorrow but we already know of a group of guys coming down tomorrow so we WILL be sailing.
06/26/16

DANIELLE & DENNIS O'BRIEN RULE DAY WITH DOUBLE DOORMATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, after boating another doormat yesterday we could not have been happier to have boated NOT ONE BUT TWO MORE (#4 & #5) TODAY!!! Fishing started with just a pick this morning with a tanker coming through and no drift at all for a big part of the morning. The guys worked hard to put some big fish in the boat. Around mid day the breeze kicked up and gave us the movement we needed. The bite improved until it was time to come home with catches ranging up to a limit for Mike Snyder, Highlands, NJ. An okay day overall just not the red hot fishing we have been experiencing lately. We will still take it! John Panvini. Philadelphia, Pa, ended with several keepers to up to 6 pounds 1 ounce. Louis Micieli, Haledon, NJ, had fish up to 7 pounds 10 ounces. Dennis Coleman, Short Hills, NJ, had several keepers up to 7 pounds 8 ounces. The highlight of the day, BY FAR, came when two members of the same family boated doormats!! Dennis O'Brien, South Bound Brook, had a 10 pound 5 ounce beauty which is his second doormat of the season already! His daughter, Danielle, took family bragging rights for now, however, with the 13 pound 1 ounce MEGA-MATshe caught first thing this morning. Hers is the largest fluke ever caught aboard the EB II by a lady fisher and our THIRD LARGEST FLUKE EVER right behind a 13 pound 2 ounce fish caught by Dennis a couple of seasons ago!! Congratulations to the O'Brien's!! Starting our search for "Matty #6" tomorrow.
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06/25/16

DOORMAT SATURDAY WITH LIMITS!

The VERY GOOD fluking continued today in spite of a weekend crowd of boats on the grounds. Started the day in the same general area and had fish as soon as we stopped the boat. A nice drift gave us good conditions and we were able to keep up the good bite for much of the day with lots of quality fish. There were a number of limits with many others having two, three or four keepers to take home. Steve Pirigyi, Jackson, NJ, had an early limit which included a 10 POUND 3 OUNCE DOORMAT which was his first ever and our THIRD OF THE SEASON...SO FAR!!! We start our search for "Matty #4" tomorrow.
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06/24/16

It was a GOOD day once a gain for QUALITY fish! Good conditions all day for where we have been fishing and had good action on most drifts throughout the day with a lot of 3-6 pound fish in the mix and a number of limits around the boat. Tom Formisano, Bellmawr. NJ. fished with his son Tom Jr., and his young nephew Vinny who did very well ending up with a triple limit for their efforts. Bob Genung, Lake Shawnee, NJ and his friend combined for nine quality fish up to 6 pounds 4 ounces. Mike Little, Sewell, NJ, had a 6 pound 7 ounce and 6 pound 2 ounce fish as part of his catch. Steve Herczegh, Spotswood, NJ, ended up with three keepers including the 7 pound 3 ounce pool fish. Weather looks GREAT for both days this weekend so get in on the GOOD bite while it lasts!!
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06/22/16

BIG FISH WEDNESDAY!

Ship traffic and no drift early again this morning killed the area we have been fishing . Tried a little different area and had a few drifts with mostly big fish for the guys to show for their efforts! When it finally died we headed back to where we have been fishing and had OKAY action for the remainder of the day. Catches ranged up to limits which included one taken by Walter Lubin, Morristown, NJ. Tom Denman, Morris Plains, NJ, took the pool with a 9 pound 10 ounce near-mat! Steve Smith, Guttanberg, NJ, ended up with several keepers including a pair weighing 7 pounds 4 ounces and 7 pounds 1 ounce! Lisa Gormley, Uniondale, Pa., got a nice 6 pound 7 ounce fish just before we left to come home. Several other 4-5 pounders in addition to the regular sized fish around the boat.
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06/21/16 The area we had been fishing recently was no good this morning as a proccession of tankers came through and killed the fishing for a good while. Looked around other areas and found a few fish everywhere but not enough to keep us anywhere. We got good drifting conditions around noon and went back to our original plan and were happy with the fishing we found for the last couple hours of the day and were able to put a catch together. High hook ended up with four keepers. Pat Farley, Point Pleasant, NJ, took the pool with a 7 pound 1 ounce fish. Back at it again tomorrow.
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06/20/16

After nearly two weeks of superior fishing we finally had a tough day on the fluke grounds! Terrible conditions with wind against tide most of the day and ZERO DRIFT FOR HOURS. Worked the engines to get any kind of movement where we have been fishing lately and managed a few nice fish but nowhere near enough for the nice gang of EBII fishermen. Finished the last part of the day in Sandy Hook Bay where we finally got some movement but found mostly shorts. High hook had three keepers. Don Wetzel, Riverdale, NJ, took the pool with a nice 7 pound 1 ounce fish. Any area head boats that would try to claim that today's fishing was anywhere near good would just be spraying air freshener on a dirty diaper. Looking forward to getting back to the good fishing again tomorrow with a better drift.
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06/19/16 Another gorgeous day on the water with a good group of regulars and first timers aboard. EXCELLENT fishing for the guys and gals this morning with our first drift lasting nearly three hours. We had to move for a ship coming through the channel which shut down the bite for a while. The fish bit again until the tide changed and we lost the drift for the last part of the day. The guys that could cast and work their rigs continued to pick at the fish until it was time to come home. We ended up with a number of early limits including Tom Hollywood Sr. & Jr., Staten Island, NY. Kevin Buselmeier, Staten Island, NY, took the p[ool with a 6 pound 2 ounce fish. Back at it tomorrow looking for another repeat.
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06/18/16

DOORMAT SATURDAY---BIG FISH AND LIMITS!!!

Could not ask for a better combination of factors today with EXCELLENT fishing, a great group of EB II veterans and first timers to go along with perfect weather!! Fished the same areas with a pretty large weekend fleet but it did not matter as the fish bit very well today--at least for US!! Multiple limits once again with many others having three or four fish to take home with even the first-timers getting in on the action. Jim Page, Interlaken, NJ, took the pool with a 10 pound 11 ounce fish which is our SECOND DOORMAT OF THE SEASON. Dennin Yoo, Little Ferry, NJ, JUST missed out on a fish of doormat status himself with a 9 pound 12 ounce fish of his own!! Anne Lavelle, Jersey City, NJ, had an easy limit as did Tom Hollywood, Jr., Staten Island, NY. John Panvini, South Philadelphia, Pa., had another one of our limits up to 7 pounds 13 ounces. These NICE fish pictures and others will all be posted on our gallery page soon. Check them out!! Take a dad fishing tomorrow on HIS day.
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06/17/16

LIMITS KEEP COMING!

Very good fluking once again with an all day bite. The guys worked the gulp/spros/natural baits etc. hard and had loads of action with a lot of quality keepers. Everyone had keepers again today and a number went home with easy limits while most others managed three or four keepers of their own. John Porada, Pompton Lakes, NJ, had four keepers which included the 5 pound pool fish. Nelson Mendoza, Kinellon, NJ, had his best day of the season so far keeping his limit from 10 legal fish. Great weather on tap for both days this weekend. Take advantage while the fish are chewing! Remember that Sunday is Father's Day so treat a dad to a day on the water.
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06/16/16 The threat of a morning shower kept some of the Thursday regulars home. We did get a shower that amounted to about 18 drops and was over before we left the dock. Anyway, we had another productive day on the fluke grounds for the guys that did show up. The shipping traffic and lack of drift most of the day did not help us but we used the engines and the guys worked the baits and bucktails/spros hard all day and put together a nice catch of quality fish. Most of today's keepers were over three pounds. Mike Pylypyshyn, Little Egg Harbor, NJ, kept his limit from 8 legal fish up to 6 pounds 3 ounces. Everyone went home with fish today. Natural baits have been producing as well as the spros/ gulps lately.
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06/15/16 Keep the fluke coming!! The fish have been in the same area for a while and show no signs of moving with all of the bait in the area to feed on. Another great weather and fishing day was had by a very nice group of EB II regulars. Catches ranged up to easy limits with lots of nice keepers in the mix. Charlie Krippendorf, Spring Lake, NJ, had one of our early limits. Craig Betron, Wayne, NJ, took the pool with an 8 pound 4 ounce fish. Sal Funicalla, East Hanover, NJ, had several keepers including a nice 7 pound 7 ounce runner up.
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06/14/16 We were very happy with the fishing we had once again. Started well before a couple of ships came through and killed the bite. It took a bit for the bite to turn back on but once it did we had very nice fishing on every drift for the remainder of the day. Ended up with a few limits and a bunch of guys with three or four nice fish each. Unfortunately for you, and us, the guys that limited did not get their fish cleaned today so you will just have to live without "limit" pictures from today! John Cangialosi, Bergen, NJ, took the pool with a 7 pound 3 ounce fish. GREAT weather on tap the next few days so take advantage of the great bite while it continues!
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06/12/16

The wind started earlier than predicted today and was already blowing when we got to the fluke grounds. We managed a very nice showing of quality sized fish on the first couple of drifts.The wind started to howl and forced us back into our bay with the entire fleet where we found very slow fishing with just a couple of fish a drift for the rest of the day. Frank LaGrace, Hopewell, NJ, took the pool with a very nice 8 pound 11 ounce fish. Looking for better drifting conditions tomorrow.
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06/11/16

LIGHTS OUT FLUKING WITH LOTS OF LIMITS!!!

A good gang of Saturday fisher folks, great weather and "OLD TIME" fluking back where we had them earlier in the week!! If you missed today well then you missed a day! Had the fish chewing from the first drop right up until the bite finally slowed a bit as the wind came up in the afternoon. Lots of boat traffic today did not bother the fish with many quality keepers and quite a few between 6 and 7 pounds. I got pictures of the gallery fish and a few of the limits but netting and fileting were #1 priority today!! Lee Jungmin, Edison, NJ, took the pool with a 7 pound fish.
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06/10/16 Way too much wind against the tide the past couple of days to fish where we had very good fishing a few days ago. We were forced to fish along the beach in the ocean and although we had some nice sized fish we were not happy with the fishing that we found. We will be back in the bay tomorrow looking for more keepers. Today's pool was taken by Bill Symes, Toms River, NJ, with a 4 pound 8 ounce fish.
06/08/16 The weather forecast kept most of the Wednesday regulars home. That was unfortunate since the small group that showed up was treated to another good day of fluking. The guys picked some fish with the wind against tide early this morning. The bite turned on once again when we got a good drift. No rain until we were almost ready to come home so most missed a nice day on the water. Jack Decker, Blairstown, NJ, had four keepers including the five pound 2 ounce pool winner.
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06/07/16

ANOTHER GOOD DAY WITH LIMITS!

It was another FINE day with both the weather and the nice group of EB II regulars aboard today. It was just a slow pick early this morning with wind against tide. Once we got the change and we started to move, as if on cue, the fish started to bite and we had good fishing for the rest of the day. We ended up with a number of limits and near limits with pretty much everyone having dinner to take home. A lot of nice keepers in the mix once again. Ken McGill, Atlantic Highlands, NJ, took the pool.
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06/06/16

DOORMAT MONDAY!

Fished where we left off on the weekend. Had wind against tide for the first hour until we got the change of tide. Once the drift got going we had nice steady fishing for the rest of the day. The drift got quick for a while with wind and tide together but the guys handled it well. We had limits once again and more quality fish for the guys. Dennis O'Brien, South Bound Brook, NJ, is one of the best flukers around and has a bunch of doormats to his credit over the years. He added to his tally today with a 10 POUND 13 OUNCE fish that took the pool and was our first doormat of the season! Nice fish Dennis!!
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06/04/16

EXCELLENT FLUKING--MULTIPLE LIMITS--BIG FISH!!!

A very nice group of mostly weekend regulars came out on a beautiful day and enjoyed the best fishing by far of the season! Our first drift this morning lasted for over three hours as the guys and gals banged away for pretty much the entire time until the action finally slowed. Made a couple of more drifts to finish the day with more good action and ended up with some BEAUTIES. A few of the guys with easy limits were Tom Hollywood, Sr., Staten Island, NY, Tom Formisano, Bellmawr, NJ, Dave Brink, Middletown, NJ, and Brad Weaver, Bound Brook, NJ. Unfortunately I missed the names and pictures of the other couple of fellows who also limited today. A majority had three or four keepers each. Lots of action and lots of keepers. Dave Brink and Glen Gormley, Bloomingdale, NJ, TIED for pool honors with identical 8 pound 5 ounce BEAUTIES!! Nice fish guys! Tom Hollywood, Jr., Staten Island, NY, just missed the pool with a 7 pound 14 ounce fish of his own. Natural baits outfished the spros and gulps today.
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06/03/16 Tough drifting conditions today with wind against tide and very little movement most of the day. The guys did their best and still managed to put a decent catch together for their efforts. All but one person took dinner home and high hooks all had three keepers each. Karl Faller, East Hanover, NJ, ended up with three fish including a very nice 7 pound 13 ounce pool winner!
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06/02/16

Had a nice gentle drift in the area we fished in spite of wind against tide conditions much of the day. We had some of our fluke veterans aboard who worked hard and ended up with pretty much everyone having at least one or two or three fish to take home with some nice quality fish in the mix. Natural baits seemed to have the edge over the gulps and spros. You never know. Mike Naipawer, Bloomingdale, NJ, ended up with three keepers between three and four pounds. Pete Burrows, Hillsdale, NJ, had several keepers which included his personal best 8 pound 5 ounce fish. Nice fish Pete!
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06/01/16 A nice group of EB II regulars came out to enjoy the fine weather today. We fished a few different areas and had some keepers on each drift throughout the day and ended up with a decent catch by the time we went home. There was a spread of fish around the boat with most going home with at least dinner and all of the high hooks having three keepers each. Bob Klemm, Butler, NJ, had three keepers and took the pool with a 4 pound 7 ounce fish. Spro/gulp combos and natural baits both worked today.
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05/31/16

Back on the fluke grounds after the torential rain yesterday morning. We fished the bay once again with the drifting conditions. As has been the case lately we had to work hard for every keeper that made it into the coolers and we never shut the engines off today! The folks put a catch together and most went home with dinner. Mike Acito, Midland Park, NJ, had his limit. Mike Panko, New Smyrna Beach, Fl., had four keepers. James Snyder, Springhill, Fl., had three nice fish. Several others had two or three keepers each.
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05/29/16

It was another perfect holiday weekend weather day and the fish cooperated very nicely for the group onboard! We had nice conditions in the bay and stayed with it all day. Natural baits and the assorted spros/gulps all produced some nice fish. Tom Hollywood, Sr., Staten Island, NY, had a RED HOT hand early this morning and had his legal limit up to 5 pounds 11 ounces by 9:10 AM!!! Tom Hollywood, Jr. also ended up with his limit. Tom Formisano, Bellmawr, NJ, wound up with four keepers. A number of others ended up with two and three keepers each. Our lady anglers have represented well the past couple of days with Cynthia Soriano, Mahwah, NJ, taking the pool with a 6 pound 1 ounce fish that just beat out a 5 pound 14 ounce fish caught by Larry White, Riverdale, NJ. Memorial Day is always a light-crowd day.
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05/28/16

It was a top 10 weather day made even nicer since it came on a holiday weekend! There was more boat traffic on the grounds than we have seen all season which was to be expected. Our best fishing took place in the bay where we had our best drifting conditions once again. The folks worked for a nice mix of shorts and QUALITY keepers. Cheryl Gaffney, Roselle Park, NJ, took the pool with an 8 pound 2 ounce BEAUTY, which just beat a 7 pound 13 ounce fish caught by Brad Weaver, Bound Brook, NJ. Good job folks!! Looks like another great day on tap for tomorrow!
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05/27/16

We are working hard every day to put fish on ice. Fished the bay where we had the best drifting conditions today. Picked at a mix of shorts and keepers with our best fishing coming this afternoon when we had wind and tide together. Natural bait produced most of the fish today. Jimmy Anderson, Lake Hopatcong, NJ, took the pool.

05/26/16

It was another gorgeous day to be on the water. We fished both the ocean and the bay and found improved fishing in both areas with a nice mix of shorts and quality keepers. Gulps, spros and natural baits all put some fish in the coolers today. Larry White, Riverdale, NJ, had a couple of keepers which included the 5 pound 7 ounce pool fish.
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05/25/16

The forecast brought out a nice group of our regular flukers today. Fished a number of different areas and found some life in most of the spots but not enough to keep us in any one place. The guys ended up taking some quality fish home. Jim Talcott, Highlands, NJ, took the pool with a VERY NICE 9 pound 1 ounce fish which is our largest of the young season! Dennis "Z-Man" Ziober, Port Reading, NJ, had a couple of keepers with the larger being 5 pounds 7 ounces. Weather looks GREAT for the next several days!
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05/23/16 We ended up with some keepers for the day but the bite was not up to par with what we had over the weekend. A big ocean swell and dirty water finally shut down the bite in that area today. We spent the day in the bay finding a few nice fish in several different areas and we had our best fishing late in the day. Dominick Marcantonio, East Hanover, NJ, took the pool with a fish around 4 pounds.
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05/22/16

The rain forecast kept some of the Sunday regulars home today which was a shame since the last drops fell before we left the dock and the rest of the day was very nice. The folks had to work a little harder today with less drift but we were happy once again with the fishing we found this early in the season. Tony "THE FLUKEMAN" Satus, Old Bridge, NJ, made his first fluke trip of the year and ended up with an early limit which was also our first of the young season!!! There was a spread of fish around the boat with most having at least a fish to take home. Keith Horens, Flanders, NJ, took the pool.
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05/21/16

Today was the start of the long-awaited NJ fluke season and we were pleased with the fishing that we found. There were fewer boats on the grounds today than expected which was nice. We fished a couple of different areas on the day and found a good ratio of keepers to shorts. Dave Brink, Middletown, NJ, had a good opening day and ended up with four nice keepers. Mike Scher, Cranford, NJ, had three keepers. A number of guys went home with at least a couple of fish. Jim Florio, Newark, NJ, had a couple of keepers and took the pool with a 4 pound fish.
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