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Report from Thursday, November 16.

| Sewaren | Keyport | Leonardo | Atlantic Highlands | Highlands | Neptune | Belmar | Point Pleasant Beach | Toms River | Seaside Heights | Forked River | Barnegat Light | Barnegat | Beach Haven | Mystic Island | Absecon | Brigantine | Atlantic City | Longport | Ocean City | Sea Isle City | Cape May | Last Monday's Report |
This was posted Tuesday as an update and is being re-posted in case anybody missed it: “They’re Here!” Capt. Dave DeGennaro from the Hi Flier wrote in an email Tuesday. “Awesome Striper Fishing,” he wrote. “This is the run we’ve been waiting for. Thirty- to 40-pound stripers on bunker pods up and down the coast from Island Beach to Long Branch. Some of the best fishing is in 10 to 20 feet of water. Finback whales, bunker and bass made for some exciting visual fishing the last few days. If the wind blows and the ocean gets uncomfortable, we have live bait to catch 22- to 36-inch stripers in Barnegat Inlet. Your choice: stripers or stripers. Either way, fish for dinner. Wednesday and Saturday are booked. But I’ll be running open-boat or charter 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday and Monday. The weather will dictate if we run outside or fish the inlet, so only people who are flexible should reserve. For the most part the wind has some velocity through the weekend, but mostly W/NW, which makes for a flat ocean in tight to the beach, where the action’s been. Four people max on the open-boat trips. All fish are shared. You can call right up until go time because we might have a spot. It happens all the time.” ***Update, Sunday, 11/19:*** An email from Dave today: "Crazy striper fishing going on up and down the coast. Bunker snagging, casting lures and trolling are all working. Inside Barnegat Inlet we’re connecting with live spots. The range of size varies from place to place, hour by hour. There are still some 20- to 40-pound fish on the bunker pods, 6- to 15-pound in the inlet and every size on the troll. The migration fish have arrived and are colliding with the bigger bunker pod fish. It’s a great time to go striper fishing. The water temp is 53 to 54 degrees, so we should be looking at a nice long run, hopefully until Christmas! Sailing open-boat and charter every day. We have one open-boat spot for tomorrow, Monday, 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We’ll sail Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, this coming Sunday, Nov. 26, and that Monday, Nov. 27. Four people max on open-boat trips. All fish are shared. These dates are also available for your own private charter.”