1. I live for moments like this! This big girl really got my heart pumping. Almost took me out on the engine wrap, my stubby arms were just barely long enough to ...more avoid it. It was all about the weather and timing lining up for me to get a chance at one like this! it's not my biggest, but it's been way too long!

    Striped Bass

    1. Jimbo Harwood
      DAMN CHRIS!!! WHAT A MONSTER!! CONGRATS BUD!!
    2. thanks
    3. scott clark
      dang what a striper,nice job
    4. Nice Striper!!!!
    5. Not offshore brian. The beach is about 75 yards behind the camera man. 19' of water
    6. Ronald Howell
      Beautiful
    7. She's a beauty!!!! I get into some nice ones in freshwater down in Arkansas trolling big gizzard shad!! They are scrappers for sure!!!!! I imagine the fight ...more is much more extreme in deep water with current offshore like that!
    8. Kenneth Olivo
      Sweet catch dude!
    9. i hate surf fishing because so much is left to chance, but set up on the coast now, you have a chance! they're close. It's my understanding that bunker ...more swim into the wind so try to go on a day that has a strong west wind (it will push the bunker to the shore and also let you cast further). These fish were not pushing bait to the surface. Use a snag hook, launch it out and feel for the bunker. If you hook into adult sized bunker you know you're in a good spot and just let is struggle around the area on your hook. That's your best shot right now. they are anywhere from sandy hook south to manasquan at the moment.
    10. Jack White
      Nice fish. I'm trying to land one like that from the surf
    11. Daniel Flores
      She's a beauty. Catches that we live for.
    12. Thanks guys
    13. Rich Pardy
      Great catch and awesome pic brother!!
    14. NJ Squatch
      Holy cow!
    15. Thats a cow!!!! Nice work Chris!
    16. john stimson
      Dam !! just Dam!!!
    17. 42 inches. my buddy caught some up to mid, upper 40inch range the day before but the bite slowed down a bit into sunday.
    18. Nick Bridge
      wow, how big is she?
    19. DAAAAAAAAAAAMN! That's a freak of a monster Chris! Awesome fish bro! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  2. got this real nice keeper tog yesterday...true opening season is soon for these guys and i've got my sights set on breaking my pb of 21"... I also got a ...more monster striped bass :) will post up later tonight!

    Tautog with a Homemade Jig w/ crab

    1. Rich Pardy
      Man I need to move to Jersey!!
    2. Nice!!!!
    3. i think you should ream him at the xmas party!
    4. Edward Payne
      Your cap'n said he was going to call me. I think he lost my number!!!!😀😀😀
      Nice bucktooth Tog ya freak!
    5. Very nice!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    6. Nice
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  3. These pretty fish got overshadowed by my tiger trout caught the same day, so i gave it a nice photo edit. btw if anyone ever wants an easy photo edit done, let ...more me know. I can do black/white or blur of everything except you and/or fish, change backgrounds, couple of other things, let me know.

    Rainbow Trout with a trout magnet

    1. Noah Shapiro
      True
    2. I mean, i've fly fished brook trout, panfish, bass, steelhead, buffalo suckers....it's fine like i said as a novelty thing a few times a year but i just ...more can't get into it...i'd just keep thinking about how many more fish i could hook into with spinning gear and other lures. there's really no fishery here in NJ that it is an advantage to fly fish (which is what may be different from where you guys fish)
    3. Noah Shapiro
      You won't start if your not determined enough to
    4. A month!? Think of all the efficent fishing ill miss out on playing with that fly rod! Not efficient enough for me, way too much advantage to the fish haha
    5. Morris Campbell
      I will get you to go on one of our quality waters trips Chris. That's all it would take
    6. Noah Shapiro
      For a month in the summer will yourself to only fly fish. After that reflect and see if you would want to do it more often. For me I do it so much that I am applying ...more for USYFFT.
    7. I fly fish once or twice a year, cant get into it beyond it being a novelty experience. Not photo shop, some program that came on my computer for free haha.
    8. Eric Davis
      That is a cool edit. Photoshop?
    9. Robert Coleman
      Sweet pic Chris! Awesome edit. And if you can do something about the weather for Rich, cover Southeast Iowa too! LolπŸ‘πŸ‘Š
    10. Rich Pardy
      Nice bow buddy and cool edit!! Is making our weather warmer in your bag of tricks? :)
    11. Noah Shapiro
      Yeah Chris nothing is wrong with a good challenge try it
    12. Morris Campbell
      I've been trying to get him fly fishing for those trout!
    13. Noah Shapiro
      Oh ok
    14. Morris Campbell
      Haha I know Noah.
    15. Noah Shapiro
      No fly it's kinda like a small smallmouth bass grub.
    16. Morris Campbell
      Trout Magnet?? What kinda fly is that????;))
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  4. You guys will love this one! My laziness was rewarded saturday...I didn't get any of my fishing stuff or boat ready to go where i originally wanted to go so ...more in the morning i just joined my buddy trout fishing the river (wading). We had a pretty good day, but it was capped off by my first ever tiger trout! (hybrid of a brook and brown trout). 8-9 years of trout fishing before i finally saw one in person! amazing looking fish with a leopard-like pattern on it, love it!

    Tiger Trout with a torut magnet

    1. A stupid piece of rubber that doesnt even have any action, but trout eat it like freaking candy haha
    2. What is a Torut magnet
    3. You should have mounted that one. Beautiful
    4. thanks
    5. Rich Pardy
      Awesome fish man!!
    6. Laura Heckman
      I wish we had those here! She's a beauty :)
    7. i'd heard of them but never seen them. pretty rare occurrence in the wild i think (it's a cross between a brook and brown trout) they spawn at different ...more water temps i think, more likely this was created in a hatchery at some point and stocked but idk if there's any way to tell for sure if it's wild or stocked.
    8. scott clark
      now that's a beautiful fish,never even heard of 1,congrats,great pic
    9. thanks guys :)
    10. zack Stimson
      So cool I never seen that before
    11. john stimson
      thats cool looking, nice catch
    12. Noah Shapiro
      *gasp*
    13. Frank R
      nice trout bro😊
    14. Morris Campbell
      They are good looking trout!!! Nice work Chris.
    15. Edward Payne
      No phone call??? Unreal! Nice Tiger anyway Chrissy!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    16. Bryan Hickman
      Sick!!
    17. Robert Coleman
      That is AWESOME Chris! Definitely one of the coolest fish I have ever seen too. Hope you got a lot of pics of him! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Š
    18. Andrew Kane
      Fish*
    19. Andrew Kane
      Beautiful for sh
    20. Jon Giacalone
      Really cool!
    21. NJ Squatch
      Dude!
    22. That's the most beautiful trout I have ever seen!!! Congrats on the laziness!!! :)
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  5. I wanted to go to brown town too!! got out of work a bit early so I hit the river. only caught 3 trout (2 of them micro 5-6") but this one made the trip for ...more sure! There just aren't many nice wild trout like this left in NJ.

    Brown Trout with a xrap mini

    1. Beautiful fish.
    2. Rich Pardy
      Nice brown brother!!
    3. thanks guys. after daylight savings is over there won't be many weekdays with enough time after work to take the boat out so it'll be a lot more adventures ...more with quicky river wading. Ones like this are special, most wild browns here are 12-14" inches at biggest. My friend and I have only caught a handful 18-20", so it's a real treat in NJ.
    4. john stimson
      nice
    5. Ronald Howell
      That would make any anglers day.
    6. Robert Coleman
      Awesome Brown Chris! Background colors even match him!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    7. Bryan Hickman
      Beautiful
    8. Noah Shapiro
      I just love the big brown season
    9. Andrew Kane
      Beauty
    10. Noah Shapiro
      Wow that's huge
    11. NJ Squatch
      Great colors on that fish!
    12. Morris Campbell
      You sure know how to hurt a guy!!! Nice catch Chris!!!
    13. thats a good one.πŸ‘
    14. Edward Payne
      Beautiful Brown!!! πŸ‘
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  6. I started off freshwater fishing but it was ok at best so when my buddy called me to go to the salt after he finished work, i packed up and drove across the state ...more to meet him. turned out to be the right move as we got into the first striped bass blitz of fall 2017! Man it was crazy and i wasn't totally prepared... I ended up losing a nice one under the boat, breaking a brickwall fish off on the hookset, and casting 2 lures snap right off the line getting my finger caught in the line haha. Landed a couple of nice fish though in the mayhem. not bad for a small afternoon window!

    Striped Bass with a GameOn! Mag Cast

    1. i actually had just put my sweatshirt back on cause it was too warm before the sun started going down haha
    2. Bryan Hickman
      Nothing like a jersey striped bass!!!
    3. Noah Shapiro
      Still wouldn't complain about catching it.
    4. Robert Coleman
      Sweet fish Chris! Awesome pic! Like Rich said, no sweatshirts around here either, unless it's under the winter Carhartt! Terrible winds. Glad someone is catching ...more them! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Š
    5. Rich Pardy
      Man your weather is a lot better than ours, 30 mph winds today and lows below freezing :( Oh nice striper by the way :)
    6. trust me noah it's no monster, they get so much bigger! this one was probably 32-33", i didn't measure it before release, biggest i ever caught was ...more 47"! but it was trolling. casting at these is so much more fun!
    7. Noah Shapiro
      Wow what a monster
    8. Edward Payne
      Ya whacked em good buckaroo! I'm proud of ya! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    9. Kenneth Olivo
      That's sick man
    10. Jimbo Harwood
      Great catch Chris!!
    11. Morris Campbell
      Nice Stripers!!!
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  7. My buddy John with our 2 keepers (1 each) technically not our boat limit but in reality is was...since the other fish we'd be allowed to keep has to be over ...more 40" i think (and i'm not keeping a big fish like that) or we could've used our tags on two smaller slot fish, but we didn't use them yet.

    1. will do
    2. show him my comment
    3. he's not on this site, i just posted this pic...I keep bringing it up...he'll eventually cave in and start letting other people come hopefully.
    4. Hey John when do I get an invite
    5. Robert Coleman
      Awesome Chris! πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    6. Rich Pardy
      Nice pair of stripers guys!
    7. Jimbo Harwood
      Damn!! and the Fall bite is on!!!
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  8. Dinksville, USA; population: INFINITY! every spot we went to on opening day seabass was just overflowing with shorts. couldn't get away from them. I used ...more my crispy jig all day and it saved me time unhooking smaller fish but only landed 1 extra keeper vs. my buddy using the bait rigs. To make it worse I lost an absolute monster tog that had head shakes like a jack hammer and wouldn't come off the structure...broke me off on said structure. Brand new leader line was frayed to crap top to bottom, i think it was a sunken knife ship...probably going with #50 fluoro leader next time! And then to end the day we found the albies but they wouldn't hit anything for anyone we saw out there....not complaining, just a real truth report... back on em next weekend!

    Black Seabass with a Crispy Jig

    1. Morris Campbell
      Nice haul!!
    2. If we saw anyone catching any wouldve tried more lures but didnt see anyone hooking up once for an hour and a half.... No clue
    3. Edward Payne
      Hmmm, should've been out there Saturday! Still a good catch though! The Albies wanted the DD in green Saturday!
    4. Rich Pardy
      Nice haul guys!!
    5. Robert Coleman
      If at first you don't succeed,..... try dynamite! Lol Sounds like it wasn't just you guys. You'll get'em next time! Crispy Jig! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Š
    6. Noah Shapiro
      Nice
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  9. Day was so tough the fish in my left hand won the big bass pool! I had no fish until the last 75 minutes! Ended up in 3rd place with big bass pool win haha 8 fish ...more caught total for the whole field. one more bass of almost any size would've won me the contest haha.

    Largemouth Bass with a Xzone True Center Stick

    1. hahaha
    2. NJ Squatch
      Never give up!
    3. Morris Campbell
      Bigger than anything else caught!! I won a Dolphin division in a tournament with a 3lber. Only Dolphin caught in the tournament:)
    4. 2 lbs lunker haha
    5. Jimbo Harwood
      Jumbo winners! congrats on the win!
    6. Alvin Randolph
      Congratulations Chris...way to keep your head down and stay on task!
    7. Noah Shapiro
      Still did a good job, nice Chris
    8. Robert Coleman
      Wow, sounds like a rough day. Congrats on 3rd Chris and the win for big bass! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    9. Morris Campbell
      Lunker winner!!!
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  10. And here's John with his one nice one

    1. Arek TheKing
      Nice
    2. Arek TheKing
      Nice
    3. up here a bonita and a false albacore/albie/little tunny are two different fish. this is a false albacore. our bonita have different markings (more like straight/squiggly ...more lines and a different mouth of teeth.
    4. Robert Coleman
      Nice one John! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    5. scott clark
      nice
    6. Jimbo Harwood
      NICE!!
    7. Taylor Glover
      nice Bonita
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