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Jul 5, 2024 09:50:35   #
GetLucky Loc: Sellersville, PA
 
Hi fellow fishermen,
I'm new to the group. I'm an oldish guy, age 69 that has been fresh water fishing from about age 10.
I'm new to fishing Raritan Bay, and am requesting your suggestions and recommendations.
I typically use the ramp at Atlantic Highlands Marina.
I've been fishing for Striper's, Bluefish and Fluke.
The boat that I'm using is 18 feet in length, so I check the marine forecast and go out only on 2 to 3 foot wave height days. I also stay in the Raritan Bay or Schrewbury River.
Thanks in advance for suggestions,
Mike G.

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Jul 5, 2024 10:03:08   #
Grizzly 17 Loc: South central Pa
 
GetLucky wrote:
Hi fellow fishermen,
I'm new to the group. I'm an oldish guy, age 69 that has been fresh water fishing from about age 10.
I'm new to fishing Raritan Bay, and am requesting your suggestions and recommendations.
I typically use the ramp at Atlantic Highlands Marina.
I've been fishing for Striper's, Bluefish and Fluke.
The boat that I'm using is 18 feet in length, so I check the marine forecast and go out only on 2 to 3 foot wave height days. I also stay in the Raritan Bay or Schrewbury River.
Thanks in advance for suggestions,
Mike G.
Hi fellow fishermen, br I'm new to the group. I'm... (show quote)


Welcome to the party Lucky.
Alot of PA Boys here.

I'm down near the Mason Dixon line.
Can't offer any help.
Maybe some of the northern fellows will be able to assist you.

Good luck👍🎣

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Jul 5, 2024 10:46:16   #
audigger53 Loc: Severn, MD
 
Welcome to the forum! Lots of help, hints, and "tricks" here. LOL
Do you know about Salt Curing your left over bait?
Get some non Iodized Salt (Walmart has it) and a large tupperware container.
put an inch on the bottom and start laying your bait down. Then add a hlaf inch on top of that layer and repeat until all your bait is covered with the salt. It doesn't smell, so the wife won't yell at you. LOL
You can do it with Mullet, Liver ect.
When it hits the water the salt is gone! It hardens the bait so that when you put it on the hook, you can cast with it. After it sets in the water it re-softens the bait.
Good Luck and have a good time, even if your not catching.

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Jul 5, 2024 11:36:22   #
Gordon Loc: Charleston South Carolina
 
GetLucky wrote:
Hi fellow fishermen,
I'm new to the group. I'm an oldish guy, age 69 that has been fresh water fishing from about age 10.
I'm new to fishing Raritan Bay, and am requesting your suggestions and recommendations.
I typically use the ramp at Atlantic Highlands Marina.
I've been fishing for Striper's, Bluefish and Fluke.
The boat that I'm using is 18 feet in length, so I check the marine forecast and go out only on 2 to 3 foot wave height days. I also stay in the Raritan Bay or Schrewbury River.
Thanks in advance for suggestions,
Mike G.
Hi fellow fishermen, br I'm new to the group. I'm... (show quote)


Welcome aboard Mike. Glad to have you on board.

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Jul 5, 2024 12:51:28   #
nutz4fish Loc: Colchester, CT
 
GetLucky wrote:
Hi fellow fishermen,
I'm new to the group. I'm an oldish guy, age 69 that has been fresh water fishing from about age 10.
I'm new to fishing Raritan Bay, and am requesting your suggestions and recommendations.
I typically use the ramp at Atlantic Highlands Marina.
I've been fishing for Striper's, Bluefish and Fluke.
The boat that I'm using is 18 feet in length, so I check the marine forecast and go out only on 2 to 3 foot wave height days. I also stay in the Raritan Bay or Schrewbury River.
Thanks in advance for suggestions,
Mike G.
Hi fellow fishermen, br I'm new to the group. I'm... (show quote)


Mike, Welcome to the Stage. You picked the right site to share information. Good Luck 🍀, GetLucky !

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Jul 5, 2024 13:19:55   #
Flytier Loc: Wilmington Delaware
 
GetLucky wrote:
Hi fellow fishermen,
I'm new to the group. I'm an oldish guy, age 69 that has been fresh water fishing from about age 10.
I'm new to fishing Raritan Bay, and am requesting your suggestions and recommendations.
I typically use the ramp at Atlantic Highlands Marina.
I've been fishing for Striper's, Bluefish and Fluke.
The boat that I'm using is 18 feet in length, so I check the marine forecast and go out only on 2 to 3 foot wave height days. I also stay in the Raritan Bay or Schrewbury River.
Thanks in advance for suggestions,
Mike G.
Hi fellow fishermen, br I'm new to the group. I'm... (show quote)


My only experience in that area has been on party boats. Check your charts and look for humps you can drift over for fluke. Stripers I only fish from the surf

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Jul 5, 2024 13:42:31   #
NJ219bands Loc: New Jersey
 
audigger53 wrote:
Welcome to the forum! Lots of help, hints, and "tricks" here. LOL
Do you know about Salt Curing your left over bait?
Get some non Iodized Salt (Walmart has it) and a large tupperware container.
put an inch on the bottom and start laying your bait down. Then add a hlaf inch on top of that layer and repeat until all your bait is covered with the salt. It doesn't smell, so the wife won't yell at you. LOL
You can do it with Mullet, Liver ect.
When it hits the water the salt is gone! It hardens the bait so that when you put it on the hook, you can cast with it. After it sets in the water it re-softens the bait.
Good Luck and have a good time, even if your not catching.
Welcome to the forum! Lots of help, hints, and &q... (show quote)

That’s great info.

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Jul 5, 2024 15:09:52   #
bknecht Loc: Northeast pa
 
GetLucky wrote:
Hi fellow fishermen,
I'm new to the group. I'm an oldish guy, age 69 that has been fresh water fishing from about age 10.
I'm new to fishing Raritan Bay, and am requesting your suggestions and recommendations.
I typically use the ramp at Atlantic Highlands Marina.
I've been fishing for Striper's, Bluefish and Fluke.
The boat that I'm using is 18 feet in length, so I check the marine forecast and go out only on 2 to 3 foot wave height days. I also stay in the Raritan Bay or Schrewbury River.
Thanks in advance for suggestions,
Mike G.
Hi fellow fishermen, br I'm new to the group. I'm... (show quote)


Welcome Mike, used to hit the stripers pretty well and generally launched at Leonardo. Provided good access and close proximity to both stripers and fluke. The Navy Pier is a good area for both, especially early in the season. Just don’t go beyond the buoys adjacent to the pier or you’ll get yourself in trouble. It’s well marked but we once had a dead engine and drifted into the restricted area. They understood our dilemma and even towed us back to the launch.

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Jul 5, 2024 17:33:48   #
audigger53 Loc: Severn, MD
 
NJ219bands wrote:
That’s great info.


I learned that from one of the other guys here on the forum some years back.
The great thing about the bait being Salt Cured, is that it doesn't Smell!
That's good for the wife not complaining about the smell of the bait! LOL

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Jul 6, 2024 10:12:07   #
Cynthia Griffes Loc: Nixa, Mo
 
Hello, my husband and I are new also. We are Pastor Richard and Wife Cindy Lou. We are looking for a great spot to fish on our kayaks. This is my husband's birthday fishing day and I really want him to be able to catch something that it would just tickle him to death. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and God Bless

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Jul 6, 2024 11:24:35   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
Cynthia Griffes wrote:
Hello, my husband and I are new also. We are Pastor Richard and Wife Cindy Lou. We are looking for a great spot to fish on our kayaks. This is my husband's birthday fishing day and I really want him to be able to catch something that it would just tickle him to death. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and God Bless


Welcome to the Stage Cindy. You should create your own topic asking about your area. Chances of anyone in your area seeing it would be much better than in the middle of this post. Good Luck and Tight Lines. Happy Birthday Richard!

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Jul 6, 2024 13:36:06   #
Gordon Loc: Charleston South Carolina
 
Cynthia Griffes wrote:
Hello, my husband and I are new also. We are Pastor Richard and Wife Cindy Lou. We are looking for a great spot to fish on our kayaks. This is my husband's birthday fishing day and I really want him to be able to catch something that it would just tickle him to death. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and God Bless


Welcome aboard Cindy. Fred has the right idea.

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Jul 8, 2024 21:10:08   #
danefu7 Loc: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
 
Welcome 🙏 to the stage my fellow angler!!

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