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Fishing The Raritan Bay

Written by mstansberry on 02 Sep, 2004

The area north of Sandy Hook is one of the best places to catch striped bass throughout the year. But during the hottest fishing months, the high spot between the channels called Flynn’s Knoll looks like a parking lot. The party boats are anchored up,…Read More


2003 Weakfish Nightmare

Written by mstansberry on 07 Sep, 2004

It was a warm September evening on Jersey coast, perfect for casting to blues or bass in the suds. But I was not going to the beach. I had left my car on the side of the road, close to a bridge over the backwaters…Read More


Fall Weakfish Are Hard To Find

Written by mstansberry on 07 Sep, 2004

When you ask fishermen around the Raritan Bay about weakfish, they say "what weakfish?" No one needs to tell them that the fall run never came this year. With weakfish staying away from the traditional spots, such as Flynn's Knoll, Chapel Hill Channel, and…Read More


Tautog For The Taking

Written by mstansberry on 07 Sep, 2004

The limit on blackfish will increase from one to eight on November 15, and no one is more eager for this to happen than blackfish expert and restaurant owner, Richard Wang. Wang has been fishing for blackfish since 1982, often supplementing his menu with his…Read More


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