1. The day was a lot windier than forecasted and much colder. We tried for the stripers first and I managed 1 short at 23 inches. We moved on to bottom fishing and ...more did pretty good with the Tog. The bite slowed down so we tried some squid and caught four keepers. After we filled our three fish limit Chris hooked and landed several nice Tog and lost a few monsters snapping 50# test line on the reef. We still went home with some nice filets for dinner. John again could not catch a keeper. I filled his limit for him.

    Tautog and Black Sea Bass with a Jigs and Crabs

    1. hahaha yeah, you're savage!
    2. I think John had two keeper Seabass or at least that’s what he said. Did you see his face when he asked to take a picture of the Tog? I said what Tog you didn’t ...more catch any keepers. Lol
    3. Poor John!!!!! You're a good friend for filling his limit🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣
    4. Lmao.
    5. on a side note, our buddy john will be looking for two new fishing partners that don't bust his balls 24/7 HAHAHAHA
    6. wait, how many keepers did john get?
    7. I forgot to add I caught a keeper Fluke which was out of season.
    8. Nice Haul ArtyπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  2. Thanks to all at Fishidy I was nothing but smiles when I saw the package in the mail. Now I can represent properly. Thanks to Chris also.

    A fishidy T shirt with a 4 years of waiting

    1. Noah Shapiro 0
      Message drew
    2. I've won and never received a shirt 😞
    3. Nice art! I new you'd get one!
    4. I been wanting one. No one will tell me how! I'm a walking billboard for all kinds of stuff that isn't great, why not something that actually is!!!!lol.
    5. Nice shirt Art!!! I'm gonna get my ass out and win one someday!! Lol
    6. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Great shirt buddy
    7. So want one!
    8. Robert you can’t spell party without Arty
    9. You have to win the Bragging Board
    10. looking good bro, now let's slime it with some fish!!!
    11. Richard Hill 0
      How do you get one???
    12. Noah Shapiro 0
    13. Yeah buddy. Melissa I think it was Brian who Chris and I sent emails to. Somehow they had my son’s email address instead of mine. But it’s all good now.
    14. Woohoo! Party at Arty's!!!!🍻🍻🍻
    15. Congrats! Still waiting on mine after a few weeks ugh. Drew or anyone else never got to me and I never got an email. Congrats tho
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  3. We heard some little rats popping on bait so I took a few casts while waiting for the sun to rise. This seemed like the only one eager to hit a swim bait.

    Striped Bass with a Swim bait

    1. nah there was plenty of good fishing that day freshwater haha
    2. Should've stayed in bed
    3. the first and last fish of the day! we learned our lesson though! should've eeled the harbor!
    4. Jimbo Harwood 0
      looks like and eater to me lmao
    5. Nice one Arty! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» 40mph winds across Iowa today!
    6. It’s a baby. Too rough today heading back home
    7. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Sweet catch bro πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
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  4. Albies on fire. Slammed them again today just a short trip 2 hours just under 30 Albies

    False Albacore with a Jig

    1. They were gorging themselves on silversides
    2. those are some real footballs!
    3. Thanks
    4. Sounds like solid action. Nice catches Arty.
    5. WTG Arty! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  5. Arty with a nice one before release. We got back to the marina so late and had about 150 porgy/seabass to clean, but arty had his electric fillet knife and filled ...more those bags as quick as humanly possible! and i gotta say, probably the nicest cleanest looking fillets i ever saw!

    1. Thanks
    2. i'm going to email them too for you
    3. Thanks Buddy, now maybe you can convince the Crew here at Fishidy to send me a few T-shirts XXL. I emailed someone and they said they would send them to me and that ...more was months ago.
    4. Way to get er done!!
    5. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice! I would to fish for those!πŸŽ£πŸ‘
    6. Beautiful fish Art!!!
    7. Waaaaaay to go Arty! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  6. john plucking one out of the water.

    1. hahahaha...it's broadway style
    2. Now thats a gay pose
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  7. here's a nice shot i got of arty and john having a blast battling the rocket powered false albies. didn't even have to tell them to smile or say cheese!

    1. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Awesome picπŸ‘πŸ‘ And Awesome job on them fish guys 🍻🍻🍻
    2. hahaha truth!
    3. We killed it absolutely worth getting home at 11pm. This was the most fun all year so far. Sorry in advance to all my customers because when I buy my boat you won't ...more be seeing me at your houses to make repairs when there a bite on. I will be living on my boat.
    4. Noah Shapiro 0
      Sounds fun
    5. john stimson 0
      looks like FUN !!
    6. Awwsome pic manπŸ‘
    7. Here we go again! Reel'em up boys! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  8. One of many Triple Limits. I miss these fish already.

    Triple Limit Fluke with a Jigs

    1. eh, i still think the smaller ones taste better anyway though, no big deal
    2. Yeah we definitely could have upgraded all of the small ones by days end. I almost cried when we had to throw back a 6 pounder
    3. jeff mcelroy 0
      awesome day guys
    4. Rich Pardy 0
      Heck of a day nice day guys!!
    5. Didnt wash it
    6. NJ Squatch 0
      Where is the lemon glow shirt Chris?
    7. wasn't my day for sure, but if i remember correctly we were all throwing back bunches of keepers, it was crazy...i've seen guys complaining about catching ...more no keepers this season haha
    8. John had the hot hand. Chris usually get's the bigger ones because he like to use a lighter leader. I just like to fill the cooler
    9. I see Chris has the tiny car mats and you guys brought it to the house! 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣
    10. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Man you guys are some FISHSLAYERS!!! πŸ‘ŠπŸ» They look fun to catch
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  9. Not sure if I posted this one. I forgot Chris sent it to my email. OOOPS.

    Summer Flounder with a Jig

    1. Thanks Rich
    2. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice one brother!!
    3. it looks like a freaking umpire chest protector hahaha, huge!
    4. Jimbo Harwood 0
    5. I always do. I'm ambidextrous at fishing fighting and paint and spackle
    6. Jimbo Harwood 0
      You better watch it Art your arms guna end up looking like Chris's πŸ’ͺ.. Remember to switch it up when lifting heavy weights 😁
    7. Good eatin right there! Nice catch!
    8. Hell yeah! πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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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.

Fishing Favorites

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