The Fisherman’s Corner

By Eddy Gonzalez—

PERTH AMBOY — This week on the fishing front, fluke action has been at its best with many reports and great fish are coming into the shop. One of Amboy Marina’s finest fisherman, Bob Woods of The Maryellen when out and limited out in no time with two at 21” one two 171/2” and a 20” all on gulp. What a catch! Great Job!

Victor Dennis brought in four striped bass caught on chunk bunker. Fishing the night shift is verifying that stripers are still in the area along with the blues cocktail. Blues made their way in following the herring. Peanut bunker has been spotted in the bay as well. Reports from the guys coming off the sea hawk have been excellent with plenty of fluke being landed. The number of people going out are getting better by the day. Captain Vinny of The Morning Dew has been landing the fish as well, making his charters very happy. The captain has a open boat on Sundays. For more info call 732-322 -2456.

Looking back in 2006

This week hot spots:

• Fluke the angle ,highlands, flats the ammo the boats and the outer bridge are worth giving a shot.

• The bunker been spotted at Great Kills and the Raritain River

• Bass- deeper cooler water by the channel, Great Kills and the ammo have reported some nice fish.

• Blues- by the coastline up and down to say the least

Fresh bunker has still been the top seller at the shop. Bunker heads have been landing some nice bass while chunks been working on the blues. Small fact – fluke love bunker! I often use bunker chips for fluke. I slice chips off by the tail end of the bunker thick enough to hook one time through. I’ve had great success with this method.

Live killies have been blowing out of the shop. I’m lucky my killie guy brings me some jumbo killies that everyone seems to love along with clean ready to go squid strips. Along with white gulp minnows teaser rigs have been doing the job right this week. Blues are loving the metals krocs. Avas cripples herring cast masters and blue fish bombs all been selling well aside from bunker.

Eddys Tip: Since crabs are becoming more active – check your bait more often to make sure that your not sitting on a empty hook. Also check for seaweed. It can cover your bait. I like to change my bait every 15 min or so and give it a nudge here and there if things are slow. It just might catch the attention of a fish passing by.

This week I had a guest ask me if I could show him how to snell a hook. I teach a class on basic fishing 101 which covers simple effective tips and techniques and a Q & A. Sunday mornings from 5:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. Anyone and everyone are welcome. Veteran anglers that would like to participate and share some knowledge are encouraged to come.


Tasty Recipes

by Eddy


True Blue Crab Cake

1 egg

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

4 teaspoons lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon dried tarragon

1 tablespoon minced green onions

8 ounces crabmeat

1/2 cup crushed buttery round crackers

1 tablespoon butter


In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, mayonnaise, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, tarragon, and scallions. Gently stir in crabmeat, being careful not to break up meat. Gradually mix in cracker crumbs, adding until desired consistency is achieved. Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat. Form crab mixture into 4 patties. Place patties in skillet, and cook until golden brown, about 5 to 6 minutes on each side. Enjoy!




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