1. My cousin Lt. Mark a Fireman of Newark NJ with a nice Round Valley Reservoir Laker.

    6 lb. 8 oz. 32.0 in. Lake Trout with a live herring

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice Laker! Thx for your service! πŸŽ£πŸ‘πŸ»βœŒπŸ»
    2. Thank god for people like him since we have these rioting idiots destroying
    3. Salute to my Cuz for being on the front lines and putting out the fires that all of these IDIOTShave started.
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  2. First time out for Fluke/Summer flounder. I boated 2 shorts and a skate.

    2 lb. 17.0 in. Fluke with a Jig n Gulp

    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    2. @ Squatch. I would rather pay a few bucks than fish with Yappy Twan Twan with the squeaky voice and be aggravated by an idiot so called captain that has no clue ...more how to catch fish or even find them. Without Chris P. He would only catch Porgy.
    3. @ Greg, it was only big enough for a hat.
    4. NJ Squatch 0
      On a party boat ?
    5. nice. skate wings are possibly the best seafood no one really knows about.
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  3. I finally had a chance to get out at night. Landed 3 Wallygators and lost 1 baby Wiper. The Lake was like glass when I launched the boat, 2 hours later the winds ...more blasted up to 15 mph and I was out of there.

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Damn wind! Sometimes it’s needed but I prefer it to stay at 0-10 mph! Nice Eye!πŸ‘πŸŽ£πŸ»
    2. NJ Squatch 0
      U should have jumped in with Artie
    3. Squatch pussed out
    4. Alone on the Lake is not fun. Especially when the wind starts blowing waves over my bow.
    5. NJ Squatch 0
      We should have chances it. T storms predicted look like bad news
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  4. For your next trick Art

    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    2. BAHAHAHA🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣
    3. That's my Son. LMFAO
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  5. Still very windy today but I have been dieing to catch and cook some trout. The day was warm until the wind picked up and ruined the troll. I lost 3 due to the wind ...more throwing my boat any which way it wanted. I did land this 18 1/2 incher perfect for my smoker.

    Brown Trout

    1. Home mades flies Jeff
    2. Thanks Aaron
    3. aaron hanson 0
    4. Jeff Plungezz 0
      Trolling a spoon?
    5. Jimbo Harwood 0
      nice! Beautiful fish. πŸ‘ It helps give them a boost for the real world. lol.
    6. they stop k them Jimbo. usually 6 months after the meat turns orange like salmon the best tasting fish in NJ as far as freshwater goes
    7. Stocked at some point but living wild for a while most likely.
    8. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Nice brown Arty!! is that a stocked lake or natural
    9. Put the shorts away, feel like temps close to 33 tonight! Wtf!
    10. Thanks Bryan Buddy and Pete, the meat is the same color as salmon but tastes much better
    11. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice Brown!πŸ‘
    12. Buddy Pierce 0
      nice one Arthur.
    13. Pete Lyden 0
      mmmm mmmm mmmm looks tasty
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  6. No lure left behind! Here’s Arty getting his lure back after casting it 20ft up in a tree because he was still all jacked up from that musky! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    1. Thanks John
    2. John Scalera 0
      LOL, now that's dedication. Props.
    3. I couldn't lose that lure Tim
    4. Tim Crowley 0
      was there a few times myself years ago. Now I’ll cut line so I don’t break a leg or back.
    5. I pictured a woman coming out of the shower to her window, seeing him in the tree, screaming, startling arty, breaking the branch sending him plummeting into the ...more cold lake water πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    6. @Greg yes it was. The lights were on too, I told Chris to let me off on the dock and I went into stealth mode.
    7. Please tell me that was someones backyard too. Imagine looking out your window at night and seeing that? so awesome.
    8. LOL, Squatch Chris beeped when we passed your house at 2 am. Look to the left of my left foot that was a dead branch I snapped off.The lure was lodged in the second ...more Y after that.
    9. omg wtf lol
    10. NJ Squatch 0
      Your an animal! The legend lives on
    11. Bryan Harper 0
      *due to a wind knot
    12. Bryan Harper 0
      Lol! If I can reach a lure I snagged I’ll go get it! I’ve swam 40-50 yds out from shore to retrieve my 130 Whopper Plopper that snapped off do to a wind knot in ...more my braid! πŸ˜œπŸ»πŸ‘
    13. I was praying that the branches held me or I would have plunged in the 50 degree water. I had to snap off a few dead branches
    14. Buddy Pierce 0
      wow there something you don’t see everyday. πŸ˜‚
    15. πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ
    16. Pete Lyden 0
      dedication art.
    17. Yes Pete it was I caught so many Hybrids and Walleye on it and replaced the hooks at least 5 times I couldn't bare to part with it.
    18. Pete Lyden 0
      must have been a sentimental lure
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  7. Another shot off my camera of Arty with this beast! Setting the bar high on The Essential!

    1. Thanks John
    2. john stimson 0
      awesome catch
    3. NJ Squatch 0
      The Muskie guys have to be going nuts!
    4. BIGGUN for sure but I'm still not targeting them. Hybrids and Walleye fight much better.
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  8. Breaking in Chris's new boat The Essential. We decided to get revenge after being skunked last trip. our first spot was a dud so I suggested a move. even though ...more we were fishing for walleye, I had to be prepared after getting cut off by many toothy monsters in the past! after commanding chris's new ipilot which we named Hooper, to hold us on the spot my lure comes to a dead stop ticking off the weeds. I set the hook out of instinct and begin battle with this sea monster! after an intense fight chris tries to net it with the walleye net and it goes berserk! breaking the net at the hinge! it dives under the boat and I thought it was over! but I was able to get it back to the bost on my light walleye gear...captain chris hanging over the side grabbed the razor sharp toothed monster with his bare hands but it slapped him with its tail soaking him. 3 times it took to get a good grip and hoisted it into the essential! my very first musky I ever landed after losing close to $100 in musky donated lures!

    28 lb. 49.0 in. Muskie with a Spinner Bait

    1. Thanks Jimbo
    2. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Now thats a BEAST!! GREAT CATCH πŸ‘πŸ»
    3. Thanks Ralph
    4. Ralph Cetrulo 0
      That's a beautiful big fish. Great job!
    5. Thanks Squatch
    6. Ok fine, ill just put it next to it πŸ˜‚
    7. It was cool to finally get revenge after losing so much tackle to them
    8. NJ Squatch 0
      Wow dude. Talk about epic! Congrats man!
    9. Thanks Kirra, Greg, Ben and of course Chris. But I don't think your wife would like that. She probably hates me already because we spend so much time fishing. ...more LOL
    10. From the scariest moment in my life knowing it was up to me to bare hand grab your first ever musky, to one of the greatest moments of my life putting the death ...more grip on your monster and hoisting him into the boat! Couldn’t be happier for you brother! This pic is going up over my wedding photo!
    11. Ben Ruley 0
      Holy Smokes! Awesome. how was the fight?
    12. thats what we play the games for. nice trophy fish
    13. Kirra G 0
      holy crap!! nice catch Artie!!!
    14. Thanks all
    15. andrew kratz 0
      Awesome story Arthur! great fish!
    16. Buddy Pierce 0
      Wow what a battle!!! nice work Arthur
    17. John Scalera 0
      Awesome catch! Well done.
    18. my adrenaline is still pumping. I casted into a tree 20 minutes later and climbed the tree to get my lure back
    19. Matt Teeter 0
      yeaahhhhhh Art! I haven’t landed a Musky yet but you are motivating me over here!
    20. Pete Lyden 0
      f@#k yeah artie!!!!
    21. Bryan Harper 0
      Awesome Ski! πŸ†πŸ»πŸ‘
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  9. A tough day, 15 mph winds with gusts to 25 mph. We managed a trifecta Crappie, Perch and a Slime Dart.

    Black Crappie with a Jig

    1. @ Greg LMFAO
    2. good stuff. time on the lake, even fighting the wind beats enlarging the crater in the couch where my ass has been placed for weeks for sure. hoping to get out tomorrow ...more night.
    3. Thanks John, Bryan, and Chad. Greg I hate the winds too usually I won't go if the winds are over 10 mph. But my cousin Mike just retired after 27 years serving ...more our country as a detective/police officer. He almost had the corona virus 23 officers in his area tested positive. Thank God he tested negative. He quarantined his self for 3 weeks and planned a fishing trip on one of our local Lakes. But all state parks were closed by our idiot governor. So I invited him our for some Slabbin. He lost 2 but did land a nice pickerel and perch. I apologized for the slow bite. But he said are you kidding me? It's much better than sitting home watching TV. :)
    4. Chad M 0
      nice fish!!
    5. Nice angling. Dont know how you guys do it. I can deal with rain. Hate strong winds.
    6. Bryan Harper 0
    7. John Scalera 0
      Nicely done, winds were crazy, kept me home.
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  10. This is my girlfriend with her first slab of a crappie. We had an awesome day catching a lot of these from 13 to 15 inches. It took us a little while to find them ...more but once we got on them it was game on.

    2 lb. 6 oz. 15.0 in. Black Crappie

    1. She grabbed the tail without me saying anything. I was ready to take the picture and she said wait.
    2. NJ Squatch 0
      How did u get her to touch the tail?
    3. Bill Fussell 0
      there ya go πŸ‘πŸ»
    4. Scott Sorrell 0
      Nice one
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I am a Fishaholic, I go crazy if I can't fish. My favorite fish are anything that swims and puts up a good fight.

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  • Species Hybrid Striped Bass
  • Waterway Lake Hopatcong
  • Lure Home made Flies