Though there were few boat reports today, there was a slight improvement in northern N.J. shore fishing.

Vinny D’Anton broke the ice yesterday in his surf sand flea striper fishing with a 21-incher, and this morning he did the same thing in Shark River by releasing a couple of  similar bass and a cocktail blue on his Chug Bug. Bill Hoblitzell had caught a larger striper the previous day on his fly rod, so it appears the normal summer fishing there with light tackle may be underway.

I wasn’t part of that improvement while casting a jig in Point Pleasant Canal. My second cast at a favorite position produced a 3-pound bluefish and I had a bump on my next cast — but that was it. The only other fish I saw caught during my brief stay was a small blue released by Capt. Tom Savastano,

Capt. Vinny Vetere, of Katfish from Great Kills, has been trolling stripers up to the 30-pound class the last two days with his Ho-Jos. but bluefish have become a problem.

Sorry for the short report, but Word Press has been a problem tonight. I’ll catch up tomorrow.


Jin Louro fished the surf north of Spring Lake this morning to catch multiple short stripers and some small blues while casting the new Band of Anglers Hyperlastic Dartspin lure.






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