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Fish On! No Excuses
Written by Ron Nuzzolo   
Sunday, 03 October 2010 14:01
ron_nuzzolo.jpgNasty weather and a big drop in temperature mean fall striped bass season is official. With the exception of a little swell and some muddy water Captain Ron?s Fishermen from Sandy Hook was able to kick off the season with a few early fall keepers. Captain Ron found bass willing to bite and a great sign for more to come in the next few weeks. Captain Ron's main focus from here on in is getting on the fish and getting his patrons in on all the action.

With the latest reports Garden State anglers are all ready to go and waiting for a break in weather for a shot at a trophy bass. The next few weeks should be a bass blitz as the temperatures start to cool down. The key here is to be prepared on stand- by, stay on top of the tides, weather and look for the latest bay and surf fishing reports. Web Sites like www.NJSaltwaterfisherman.com now have mobile upload fishing reports and video streams of all the action from Garden State anglers willing to share the information (and bragging rights) from a boat or the surf as it happens. No excuses get ready for your trophy fall bass.

My good friend Pete Johnson from the International Game and Fishing Association (IGFA.org) wanted to remind me that not all great catches are from just men but also women are quite active in the pursuit of IGFA World Records.  So for the September Hot Catches we lead off with a trio of female record setters and their recent fishing accomplishments now before the IGFA world records committee reviewing potential new records from across the globe.

A young lady angler who has held 81 world records and who is adept with fly gear, Heather Michelle Harkavy, of Coral Springs, Florida landed a greater amberjack on July 12, weighing in at 27 lb 0 oz while fishing off McClellanville, South Carolina. This powerful fish took her 30 minutes to land and qualifies for the women?s 20 lb tippet record. The current IGFA record is 24 lb 0 oz from Florida?s Dry Tortugas, in 2002....
IGFA Representative Dr. Julie H. Ball of Virginia Beach, VA is another lady angler, who has 11 world records to her credit and after a 100 minute fight on June 11, may have a 12th record after catching a 74 lb 0 oz cobia. She made the local newspapers for her Chesapeake Bay, Virginia catch that qualifies her for the IGFA?s women?s 20 lb line class record. The cobia took a live eel that Julie was using for bait. The current IGFA record is 70 lb 6 oz from the Gulf of Mexico off Destin, Fla in 1996.

Lady fly angler Margaret Shaughnessy of Medford, Oregon, may set a new record by breaking her current record after landing a rooster fish June 3 off Bahia de Los Suenos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The fish weighed 19 lb 0 oz  which is heavy enough to qualify for the women?s 8 lb tippet record. Shaughnessy landed the rooster in 40 minutes after taking her kinky muddler fly. Her current women?s IGFA tippet record is 8 lb 0 oz recorded almost a year ago to the date from the same waters. The fish was released.

Congratulations to the trio September USA female anglers. Are you interested in breaking a world record? Check out the latest world records and current possible record breakers in review every month only at www.IGFA.org

Fish On!

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