Vacationing, I had the opportunity to do a little fishing in Fort Lauderdale Florida. Via google search, came upon FoxSea Sportfishing, a 53 foot Hatteras Sportfish in Ft. Lauderdale about 5 minutes from my hotel. Captain J.B. Sirgany and first mate Mike were super friendly and helpful, promised I could get out, even though I was a party of ONE. Waiting for the boat to leave i was watching 10lb Crevalle Jack schooling around our boat and destroying anything that moved. Crazy fish.
Get out we did. The weather was gorgeous, the water surface temp was 87 degrees F. We trolled bonito strips and rigged ballyhoo targeting King Mackerel, Bonito and Sailfish. We marked lots of fish, saw flyingfish busting around the boat, and nailed a few bonito right away. This was a only a 3 hour trip, so the captain had limited options. We trolled up a ~20lb King Mackerel in about 120 feet of water on 30lb class tackle and continued hunting the area. At one point we had a baby sailfish bill swipe our ballyhoo rig.
The Department of Environmental Protection has announced that is has funds for the removal of 3 dams along the Raritan River in Central NJ. The first dam to be removed is the so called Calco Dam in Bridgewater NJ – Read More. The other Two dams are the The Nevius Street Dam and The Robert Street Dam both in Hillsborough – read more.
Removal of the dams should help spawning striped bass, herring, American eel and shad.
I have scheduled a meetup using meetup.com for readers of RoundValleyFishing.com On Saturday August 6th we’ll be doing some shore fishing and if anyone likes i’ll show you my technique for fishing with a slip bobber using live herring, shiners and worms.
This our first meetup. It is informal and really just a chance to get to see some people in person finally. Bring the kids if you like, I’ll probably have my 3 year old there. Bring some chairs, sunscreen, drinks, etc…
In a freshwater fishing forum on StipersOnline.com a member by the name of scoobydoo has posted a claim (with pics) of catching and releasing a possible NJ State record largemouth bass.
You’ve got to see the picture of the bass, at 25″ length and 19.5″ girth, it looks like a big carp laying across the fisherman’s thighs. The fish was caught on a Lunker City Salad Spoon. Location is undisclosed.
The current NJ state record largemouth was caught by Bob Eisele in Menantico Sand Wash Pond in Cumberland County in 1980. The 10 pound, 14 ounce largemouth was taken on a homemade bucktail with a yellow Mr. Twister.
Angler loses life in Susquehanna River
Bair, who was wearing a life jacket, did not have any passengers, said Eric Levis, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Deputy Coroner Dave Schmidt pronounced Bair dead at the scene at 9:40 pm, Diamantoni said. …