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    1st trip of the season.

    I splashed the boat last week and made my first trip out for the year. 90 minutes fishing time, 3 keeper striped bass, 2 shorts and a few bluefish. I resized the pic lets see if this works. If it doesn't my apologies to everyone.


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    Mark,

    Are you fishing on any of the artificial reef sites in New Jersey?

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    Not this, trip but yes I do frequent them for both fishing and diving.

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    Glad to hear you make good use of the reefs. In my previous career I built many of those reefs. Sank ships, barges, tugboats, and concrete pipe off Atlantic City, Shark River, Cape May, Barnegate, most every site in New Jersey. The reef program there is one of the most developed and productive. Ironically, I don't fish and don't even eat fish. However, when it comes to gravity (i.e. putting something on the bottom), I'm ready to go.

    Here is a direct link to photos of the Sinking of the Red Oak at Cape May.
    http://bentpage.wordpress.com/2008/0...f-the-red-oak/

    Good luck and always sleep on your life preserver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanNic44 View Post
    Glad to hear you make good use of the reefs. In my previous career I built many of those reefs. Sank ships, barges, tugboats, and concrete pipe off Atlantic City, Shark River, Cape May, Barnegate, most every site in New Jersey. The reef program there is one of the most developed and productive. Ironically, I don't fish and don't even eat fish. However, when it comes to gravity (i.e. putting something on the bottom), I'm ready to go.

    Here is a direct link to photos of the Sinking of the Red Oak at Cape May.
    http://bentpage.wordpress.com/2008/0...f-the-red-oak/

    Good luck and always sleep on your life preserver.

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    Very nice! I dive and fish mostly the SR reef, Sea Girt reef, Sandy Hook and Axel Carlson. I have had my boat out on many sinkings myself. Where you out when they sank the Algol in Shark River reef?

    Small world. The reef program is great indeed. My fishing club, Jersey Coast Shark Anglers always donate to it.


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    Mark,

    No, I wasn't out there for the sinking of the Algol. How about the Mako Mania or the other small Navy Tankers that went of Sea Girt and Shark River? I know them better by their Navy designations such as YO-147 and such. We probably passed each other more than once on that stretch of ocean.

    Anyway, good luck angling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanNic44 View Post
    Mark,

    No, I wasn't out there for the sinking of the Algol. How about the Mako Mania or the other small Navy Tankers that went of Sea Girt and Shark River? I know them better by their Navy designations such as YO-147 and such. We probably passed each other more than once on that stretch of ocean.

    Anyway, good luck angling.

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    Yeah I am familiar with the Mako Mania as well. Another ship out in Shark River reef. That Navy ship was sunk in the late 90's I think. 98 or 99. I haven't dove it yet. Maybe this summer or fall. I will let you know. What really stinks is I have a logbook full of great spots for both diving and fishing but they are in TD's and everything now is GPS. I just boaught a new Garmin GPS for the boat and noticed an option for TD's but haven't had the time to play with it to much yet. Hopefully I can get something to work.

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    Mark,

    Good news. Both New Jersey Fish and Game and Delaware Fish and Wildlife publish a reef guide with all the coordinates of the sunken treasures. It cost about $15-20 for each state. Check it out and then you'll find those wrecks fairly easily with a decent depth finder.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanNic44 View Post
    Mark,

    Good news. Both New Jersey Fish and Game and Delaware Fish and Wildlife publish a reef guide with all the coordinates of the sunken treasures. It cost about $15-20 for each state. Check it out and then you'll find those wrecks fairly easily with a decent depth finder.

    Good luck.

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    Yeah I have the reef guides for the coordinates. I am more upset with all my secret spots I acquired over the years from many friends / captains.

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    Great catch Mark!!! I have been so busy I haven't had the time to un-winterise my boat and it's just a fresh water bass boat. Maybe this weekend.

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