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Saltwater Fishing Report

Report from Monday, September 17.

| Keyport | Leonardo | Atlantic Highlands | Neptune | Belmar | Brielle | Point Pleasant Beach | Seaside Heights | Barnegat Light | Longport | Sea Isle City | Avalon | Cape May | Last Thursday's Report |
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Neptune
An individual-reservation trip Saturday for fluke will be the only of the trips now with Last Lady Fishing Charters, Capt. Ralph wrote in an email. He canceled more of the trips scheduled for this Tuesday and Thursday. Saturday’s trip will have no time limit on that final day of fluke season. “I plan on going a long distance for the fluke,” he wrote. Rough weather put a damper on the fishing closer to shore. “… Those that know me well know that I do not take people for boat rides if I can help it. I want to catch fish as much as you do.” No keepers were angled on a trip Saturday, and two keepers were managed on a trip Sunday. If fluking is slow on this coming Saturday’s trip, the outing will switch to ling, cod and winter flounder. On Sunday, Ralph will haul out the boat to be cleaned up, waxed and ready for the opening of sea bass season Oct. 8, and also ready to fish for striped bass, cod and blackfish coming up. Some choice dates remain for charters, but get yours now. They’re filling quickly. An individual-reservation trip will fish for sea bass Oct. 8. Ralph will schedule more of the sea bassing. ***Update, Tuesday, 9/18:*** A great catch of cod, pollock, winter flounder and ling was pounded yesterday on a charter aboard, Ralph wrote in an email. He decided to sail for this fishing instead of fluke. Radio personality Gott from WRAT, the rock station, was aboard and hung the biggest cod, a 27-incher. The trip also released throwback fluke and big, out-of-season sea bass.