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Shep's Hot Spots: Find out where all the fish are biting locally

1) Long Beach Island/Great Bay

Shep on Fishing: Out-of-the-ordinary catches reported in local waters

A number of interesting species of fish have been caught or spotted in South Jersey waters recently. A couple of weeks back, a school of what was described as baby barracuda went splashing through Townsend Inlet. Since then, they have been seen or caught in back bays throughout the area.

Shep on Fishing: Local duo recounts battle with mako shark off Strathmere

When Mike Giegerich goes sailing with Ed Auble on a 34 Hunter sloop out of Seaview Harbor Marina, they put out two fishing lines and troll mainly for bluefish. On Thursday, Aug. 4, they hooked up with 10 on a ride down to Cape May. They also had quite a surprise when they got to approximately three miles off Strathmere.

Shep's Hot Spots: A guide to where all the fish are biting locally

1) Long Beach Island/Great Bay

Shep's Hot Spot: Find out where all the fish are biting locally

1) Long Beach Island/Great Bay

Shep on Fishing: Mahi mahi are moving in to mix it up with other fish

Inshore trolling adds to the fishing scene when mahi mahi move in closer to the beaches to mix it up with bluefish and bonito - and sometimes tuna. Almost all of the reports received lately mentionedmahi  mahi (dolphin), including one about a 35-pounder caught 6 miles off the beach.

Shep on Fishing: Though legally blind, Tony Pagano keeps catching fish

It's hard to believe it's getting to be August already, and it seems as though we have been through heatwave after heatwave with another forecast to be coming up. The heat seems as though it has wilted the anglers more than the fish, however.

Shep's Hot Spots: Find out where all the local fish are biting

1) Long Beach Island/Great Bay

Shep on Fishing: McGinley family enjoying some great times on the water

The McGinley family of Galloway Township family made it a sweep of the three Chelsea Cup series in Atlantic City. Ashley, an 8-year old, and her 37-year-old dad Shawn picked up first-place awards in all three, and even went one-two for heaviest fish in one of them.

Shep's Hot Spots: Find out where all the fish are biting locally

1) Long Beach Island/Great Bay

Shep on Fishing: Getting out on the back bays is paradise to some

Lots of local anglers would rather tool around the back bays in a boat than go out in the ocean. Al Rocks of Egg Harbor Township loves hopping into his 1966 17-foot Boston Whaler Montauk "Brutus II" and taking a short ride into the waters from Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Great Egg Harbor River.

Shep's Hot Spots: Find out where all the fish are biting locally

1) Long Beach Island/Great Bay

Shep on Fishing: John Koegler grabbing plenty of blues off LBI

John Koegler ran a charter on the Starfish off Long Beach Island Tuesday, July 5, and they were trolling - chasing sand bar sharks and catching small bluefish. Koegler, who also has Pop's Pride for six or fewer passenger charters, trolled small spoons for 1 to 1 1/2-pound blues for a charter that included kids.

Shep's Hot Spots: See where all of the fish are biting locally

1. Long Beach Island/Great Bay

Shep on Fishing: Linda Davoli of Brigantine wins flounder tournament

Linda Davoli has been active outdoors just about all her life. The well-known Brigantine fisherwoman traps and nets bait, and supplies friends and others with live minnows, mullet and spot.

Shep's Hot Spots: Find out where all the fish are biting locally

1) Long Beach Island/Great Bay

Shep on Fishing: Leslee LaPorte nets biggest fish and even bigger accomplishment

Leslee LaPorte has fished every Ladies Invitational Bluefish Tournament since it started in 1985. A diagnosis of breast cancer in 1999 and subsequent surgery in 2000 did not stop the 57-year-old resident of the Indian Mills section of Shamong Township from competing.

Shep's Hot Spots: Here's how to find where all the fish are biting

1) Long Beach Island/Great Bay

Shep's Hot Spots: Here's where to find where all the fish are biting

1) Great Bay/Long Beach Island

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