1. Captain John finally listened to my advice and head out for deeper water although he waited until the end of the day and the south wind and swell turned the bite ...more off. Like Chris said almost a limit. I had mine and was working on Johns. If he listened to me in the am we definitely would have tripled the boat.

    Black Sea Bass with a Clam and squid

    1. Robert Coleman 0
      BAHAHAHA Right on! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    2. Nah we say it to his face too haha
    3. Robert Coleman 0
      LOL 🀣🀣🀣 Does John see all of these comments that you guys talk smack about him?????....... Cuz that would be AWWWWWESOME!!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    4. when will he learn... glad we got you at least haha
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  2. My favorite restaurant Halulu Hibachi and Sushi’s owner fried up some fresh filets for me

    Black Sea Bass with a Clam

    1. That looks way better than my lunch today...lol
    2. fresher than fresh fish wow that must've been amazing!
    3. That looks really good!!
    4. Yes it was. Panko bread crumbs and a homemade dipping sauce
    5. Looks delicious Arty! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    6. That looks great!!!
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  3. My Buddy Drei finally got out of bed on time to make the Black Sea Bass opening day. I had 4 keepers and 7 shorts along with 2 spiny dogfish and 1 smooth dogfish ...more 2 Ling. Drei has a slow start but heated up to win the pool with 3 nice humpbacks.

    Black Sea Bass with a Clam

    1. Yeah Buddy. He got tired of seeing the fish we have been catching. He was begging me to take him. I said meet me there because I'm not messing around driving ...more to pick you up then you're still sleeping.
    3. NJ Squatch 0
      grumpy old men move!
    4. He over slept three times on me. The first time I left a bag of bunker under his seat in his car. He figured it out a week later from the stench. Lol payback
    5. nice! looking good for the weekend!
    6. Nice work ArtyπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    7. LOL. Cant catch'em on the couchπŸ‘πŸ»
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  4. Captain John started the morning off with this 18 lber

    Striped Bass with a 9 inch shad

    1. I ended up with a short we head in early so many boats it was like bumper boats. The fish shut down due to all of the pressure
    2. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice way to start the morning!!
    3. Not yet there has to be over a thousand boats out here. Striped bass tournament
    4. Helluva start to the day! I hope it got even better for you guys! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  5. Captain John with a slob. 36 inches and 20 lbs loaded with Bunker. Chris hooked into a nice one two only to have the Tsunami snap swivel unhook and was straightened ...more out. He threw the whole pack overboard.

    Striped Bass with a Swim bait

    1. Jimbo Harwood 0
      or a kite in that case. πŸ˜‚
    2. Jimbo Harwood 0
      damn then id be a flag.. lmao
    3. hahaha
    4. That's Captain John of the Sea Hawk. I wish I could lose that much weight. LOL He only weighs like 155 lbs and we have to tie him to the boat when it's real ...more windy.
    5. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice catch Art! πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸ‘πŸ»
    6. Jimbo Harwood 0
      What did i miss?? i could imagine that would suck.. lol.
    7. Jimbo try texting with your finger all wrapped up
    8. It's my forefinger Robert. If it was my thumb I probably couldn't reel em in. LOL. But it's healing slowly but surely. The VA hospital was supposed to ...more take the stitches out this past Tuesday but the Plastic Surgeon said give it one more week.
    9. Buddy Pierce 0
      Nice fish!!!
    10. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Same thing**** damn phone. lmao
    11. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Awesome catch!! i would have done the something too..
    12. How's the thumb doing bud?
    13. Helluva fish Arty! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  6. My neighbor Dale slammed this fatty from his Kayak. He fished until 1 am Saturday night.

    Striped Bass with a Plugs

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Tank! I bet that put up a great fight! πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸ»πŸ‘
    2. i would've been napping the whole time haha
    3. Chris just imagine if I hadn't suggested my draggin a lure as we drove at 3 mph? We couldn't see shit so I figured why cover miles of water looking for splashes ...more why not put some lures out and see?
    4. Damn bet that took him for a yak ride!!! Nice one!!!!
    5. Pure beast!
    6. freaking pig, wish we could've found them, but that damn fog...
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  7. This was my last big one of the day I had another three shorts this one was 27 1/2 just short. John decided to wrap it up around 1:30. As we were heading towards ...more the dock Chris gets a call that the bite was hot again just south of us. πŸ˜”

    Striped Bass with a Bomber

    1. NO PAIN NO GAIN. I was back to work the next day chasing the mighty $
    2. Scott Sorrell 0
      Glad to see that the cut finger is not slowing you down any...lol

      Nice work
    3. NJ Squatch 0
      That is a serious cast on that finger. You are one tough dude.
    4. you def made the most of the day with that lure though
    5. that damn fog....
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  8. Again my rod went off. I felt bad for Captain John so I told him to get this one since he was driving the boat. I told him to release this keeper because the bite ...more was good and I figured we would catch a few more keepers.

    Striped Bass with a Bomber

  9. This was my second keeper. We tried several different color patterns but my choice was the hottest. I’m pretty sure Chris had another short in between.

    Striped Bass with a Bomber

    1. yeah it was bad...
    2. This was when we thought it lifted. WRONG it was here to stay. And there was guys flying around at full throttle. We were a little nervous about being crashed into. ...more The pour kayaks were almost slammed into a few times from the GOOGANS!
    3. just to be clear, none of these pictures are edited in the background...that is the fog we had to deal with...
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  10. Chris hooked into two shorts by the time I finally hooked my first keeper. We tried blind casting for a while but only hooked shorts so I asked John if I could drag ...more a lure behind the boat since it was so foggy we couldn’t see fifty feet beyond the boat. It paid off.

    Striped Bass with a Bomber

    1. Thanks Josh and Robert. Don't worry about my number one finger. 6 Oxy to make it through the day but I got er done!
    2. that finger though!
    3. Very nice Arty! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    4. Nice Hawgs Arty. All of'emπŸ‘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