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Saltwater Fishing Report

Report from Monday, March 25.

| Keyport | Leonardo | Atlantic Highlands | Neptune | Belmar | Brielle | Point Pleasant Beach | Toms River | Absecon | Longport | Ocean City | Sea Isle City | Cape May | Last Week's Report |
IN WINTER THROUGH EARLY SPRING,
THIS REPORT IS UPDATED
EVERY MONDAY, AND A FEW UPDATES
ARE POSTED EVERY THURSDAY,
SOMETIMES ON OTHER DAYS

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EVERY MONDAY AND THURSDAY
AFTERWARD THROUGH FALL
Keyport
***Update, Thursday, 3/28:*** Splash! The Vitamin Sea was launched Tuesday for the fishing season, Capt. Frank wrote in an email. He took the boat for a shakedown cruise the next day, and trolled for striped bass in shallow water with small plugs a moment. None was caught, but bait would’ve “made a difference,” he said. That was obviously on Raritan or Sandy Hook bays. Piles of fish were marked, and stripers are certainly swimming the water. Trolling in 10-foot depths was difficult, but the year’s first stripers bite in that warm water. The water was almost 47 degrees at some places. The fishing will pop soon. The year’s first open-boat trips will fish for stripers Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7. Telephone to reserve. “Get your dose of Vitamin Sea!”

Throwback striped bass, a couple of keepers, were beached from Raritan Bay’s shore, said Capt. Mario from Down Deep Sportfishing. The year’s first open-boat trip will fish for the bay’s stripers on Sunday, April 7. More of the trips will fish the following two days, too. The trips will probably clam for the bass. Clams usually work best for the angling aboard at first in the year. The stripers from shore currently were wormed. Charters are available, and the roomy boat accommodates up to 15 passengers. The 10 winners of free trips were announced and are: Tracy Brown, Walison Silva, Ed Lundy, Joe Gordon, Larry Rossi, Peter Corcoran, Kevin Koslosky, Daniel Johnson, Josh Zander and Joe Riccardi. Telephone Down Deep to redeem. You must confirm the phone number you provided on your ticket last year. Those anglers fished aboard last year. All anglers aboard are automatically entered to win one of the free trips for the next year. John Ackerman won the custom rod awarded for the biggest fluke a customer caught on the boat last year. His weighed 9 pounds, and one of the rods is awarded each year. Down Deep will relocate to Hans Pedersen Marina this year.