Not everyone caught blues or stripers, but all involved had a great time fishing in today’s Manhattan Cup held out of Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City. Capt. Brian Rice of Jersey Devil made the best move of all by running down the beach with live bunkers to hook a doubleheader of the two biggest stripers in the contest where all fish are measured and released. Jim Hutchinson of the Fisherman magazine boated one of about 39 pounds, but his stepbrother, Clark Harris, took the Manhattan Cup trophy with a 43-pounder.

I’ll have more about this tomorrow.

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