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The Fisherman’s Corner

By Eddy Gonzalez—

PERTH AMBOY – This week we saw some crazy weather to say the least but we definitely have seen a pick up in the action once the water temps hit the mid 70’s. Deeper cooler waters is the way to go for the bigger fish. The Outerbridge along the channel has produced some nice fluke.

Catches this week: the boats is and always has been a nice place to look. A great spot often overlooked is the parkway bridge to the right side producing an assortment of fish from striper, fluke, spot and porgys. I fished there myself and it was amazing and I had great fun. The rock piles are still producing some fluke. Local angler Dave brought in an 8 pounder caught on my recommendation off the second rock pile. The triangle this week has been a little dry. The hook along the channel did very well for T this week limiting out cocktail blues. Been hitting the beaches chasing peanut bunker. Mohamed, a local fisherman well known and loved came in the shop showing his catch of blues almost limited out short by three fish all caught on peanut bunker.

Snapper fishing along the beaches have been great using a popper with a little mettle zapper been very affective spearing on a long shank hook works very well also.

Where are the porgy’s? Normally porgy action hits here around September. Local fisherman George was fishing the monster and caught a few keepers he said. They’re further out. You’ll have to give it a good cast. Sandworms with a #4 hook is all you need.

Northern king fish are being caught by the train and victory bridge small long shank hook with a small piece of sandworm is all you need.

A few of the guys went to Staten Island to check out the action and hooked in some weakfish princess bay off the pier. Nice fish to catch.

The shop saw another burst of crabbers that came in and picked up some nets traps and bait crabbing been spotty thus far some people are doing well and others are not but it looks promising with very large crabs being brought in from locals.

Remember American Pride Bait and Tackle before your next fishing trip 211 Front St. (732) 486-8396.

– This week fishing went from hot to cold. We saw little action due in great part to the hot weather and the warming waters the smaller snappers. Cocktail have been the main focus. Spearing little spoons and poppers have been the main tools to use this week. Steve the magnet, the fluke slayer went out to his honey hole and came in with a couple of keepers when a few of the guys came empty proving to Garry who is the king of the kill. Fish are caught if they are 20 feet moved out on to cooler waters that hold more oxygen – 60 to 80 feet. Live killies spearing gulp been doing the trick. The cocktails and crabs have been hitting the chunks of fresh bunker. With not such a great week behind us I look forward to this week’s reports and some great fishing action.

Steve the Magnet (green shirt)

Tasty Recipes

1 tablespoon dry white wine
kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup citrus flavored seafood rub
Place the fish fillets into a large bowl. Pour in the orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice, olive oil and white wine. Season with salt, pepper and seafood rub. Stir to blend and coat fish. Leave the squeezed lemon and lime halves in the bowl too. Marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat a grill for high heat. When the grill is hot, oil the grate.
Place fish fillets on the grill, and discard the marinade. Cook for 4 minutes on each side, or until fish flakes with a fork. Transfer to a serving platter, and remove the dark blue part of the fish before serving.
The red meat that turns dark when cooked is what doesn’t taste that great. The more red meat a fish has the stronger they are and give a tougher fight.
Enjoy everyone.
I would love to get some feedback on the Fisherman’s Corner. Email me at Send me some reports, pic’s and comments. Thank you.


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