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Welcome to the Lagoon View Yacht Club Fishing Page. Created solely for the angler in which a day on the water is not enough! Now they have to spend their landlocked hours trolling for fishing websites. We gathered a few interesting sites here and included some member pictures, jokes, and tips as well. If you have a great fish story, photo, joke, or site that you would like to include send it to: Bill Morgen at: No incredible fish stories will be included without a photo to back it up!



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Some links to fishing in the Garden State and beyond. Have a great site pertaining to fishing? Send it to: Bill at




Barnegat Bay Weekly Fishing Report

Go-Fishing (UK)  new 
Jersey Coast Anglers Association
Recreational Fishing Alliance  new
BoatU.S. Anglers Alley  new
More New Jersey Fishing Somethin' Fishy Fishing Site
Marine Information Services New Jersey's Boating & Fishing Directory
NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife 
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission   new



WEATHER Back to top



Some great weather links for regional and national forecasts beyond.





PHOTOS Back to top



Here are some of the Aces at LVYC who know how to get the job done.
If you have a catch that merits being among the LVYC elite, submit it to the Photo submission evaluation committee at

LVYC Member Bob Regan with 37" Stripper, 19lbs, caught off Barnegat Inlet. W: 350, H: 242. Type: PSP Jpeg. 13.4 kb. Photo by Bill Morgen.
LVYC member Bob Regan. 37" Stripper, 19lbs. Barnegat Inlet

Mole's Charter
Mole's Charter

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Mole's Charter 05/14/06. Frank Gonzalez Crew.

21' CC (2005) Polar owned by Bill Morgen. W: 350, H: 236.
Bill Morgen 21' 2005 CC. 150 Yamaha

200lb blue shark (inedible) caught and released by crew of Partnership ll in Makomania Tournment (NY) sponsored by Shinnecock Anglers Society. The crew caught & released 18 blue sharks. Photos by John P. Amato, Esq. W: 350, H: 263. 20.8kb

200lb blue shark caught & released by the crew of Partnership ll, Makomania Tournament 7/1-2/05

Crew of Partnership ll. Joe Amato, Captain John Amato, Bill Monti, and First Mate John McLoughlin with 246lb thresher shark caught in Makomania Tournament (NY) sponsored by Shinnecock Anglers Society. "It took 1.25 hours to reel the fish to the side of the boat, and another 1/2 hour to gaff and bring the fish into the boat for the 30 mile trip home. The winning Mako was 232lbs. The thresher would have won the second day prize of $500, but we arrived 40 minutes past the tournament close."  W: 350, H: 263. 19Default
Partnership ll crew, Joe Amato, Capt. John Amato, Bill Monti, First Mate Jim McLoughlin with 246lb thresher shark, 7/1-2

Crew of Partnership ll displaying their 246lb thresher shark catch. W: 350, H: 263. 19.4kb
Capt. John Amato (in red) with crew of Partnership ll displaying their 246lb thresher shark catch. 7/1-2/05

Captain John Amato's family members, daughter Lauren, nephew Steven & Kick, and son JP W: 350, H: 263. 21.2k
Photo Op for family members of Capt. John Amato, L-R Lauren, Steven, Nick & JP of Partnership ll. 7/1-2/05

The proud crew of Partnership ll having a few brews to celebrate their 'exhausing' catch. L-R Joe Amato, Captain John Amato, Bill Monti, and First Mate Jim McLoughlin. W:350, H: 263. 15.6kb
Da proud crew, L-R Joe Amato, Capt. John Amato, Bill Monti and First Mate Jim McLoughlin of Partnership ll. 7/1-2/05

Captain John Amato of Partnership ll showing off his trophy 'tail' of 245lb thresher shark. W: 350, H: 262. 21.2kb
Da proud Captain, John Amato aboard his 26' Grady White Express, with twin 200 Yamaha HPDIs. 7/1-2/05

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Weigh-in of 246lb thresher shark. 7/1-2/05

Captain John Amato, Bill Monti and First Mate Jim McLoughlin displaying their 246lb thresher shark catch. W: 235, H: 314. 29.5kb
Capt. John, Bill & Jim displaying their catch. 7/1-2/05

Byron, Joel, Bill, and Bob

Russ Mehalick, Bill Morgen, Bob Powel
Mole's Charter



Sam Ricelli, Jr. 40' Striper

Capt Bill 'Mole'

Ted, Mole, Russ, 'the Great One'

The Fishing Wanabees

Ted & Russ Mehalick

36' Striper caught by Bill Morgen
aboard Mole's Charters

Commodore's surf  'Catch of Day'  10/'04

Scotty of Leaming's Marina  with 38" Bass caught off Barnegat Light



Another Scott winner, 9lb Winter Flounder caught in Barnegat Bay






Compliments of  Capt. Steve Bent, owner of Free Spirit Sport Fishing



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'Montauk Striper' caught by Bob Bergstrom drifting using eels in the Ribs.








After a forty five minute battle, Board Member Buddy Lombardo poses with his 22.5' Marlin in Acapulco, Mexico





 Buddy at rest...






Lyle's tips for landing Bass

Water temp 62( too warm for trolling bass ) Foul hooked a dozen small 8" bunker using 2oz lures with trebel hooks & put them in my live well. Used what I had available ....a fluke rig with 30 inch leader ( just a standard short shank fluke sized hook) & a bunker hooked at

the dorsal fin, 3 way swivel, plain 4 oz wt, should have used a " fish finder setup", which allows bass to take bait & feel no resistance due sinker but my wt was fixed!! Then I tossed it in the bunker school and we, I had 2
friends with me, proceeded to catch 5 nice bass to 12lbs!! I've never done it
this way before.

Lyle Clark & his new friends


Submitted by Bob Gosser

Submitted by Bob Gooser



Captain Bill ' Mole' with Weak & Striper Catch of Mehalick, Morgen, & Hungshort




 Mako Shark caught by Bill Morgen


Catch caught by Commodore Bill Morgen off Barnegat Light.


Jim Storey with dolphin catch off Florida coast





Bob Hungshort & V/C Russ Mehalick fishing for Stripers off Barnegat Light.


Capt Bill Mole of Mole's Charters with 34" Striper caught by Bob Hungshort




John Cerrito, Striper 50"  45lbs

Spring Mole Charter










The following list is of fishing tournaments around the Garden State. If you know of an event that's not posted, send it along at



2004 Tournament Schedule

May 02  3rd Annual NJ Angler Classic, North Bathing Area # 1, Island Beach State Park  609-242-1058

May 22  NJ Angler Magazine Classic Surf Fishing Tournament, IBSP  877-NJ-ANGLER

June 12  JCCA Fluke Tournament

Oct 03  13th Annual Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament, IBSP  (fee) 6:30 A.M.

Oct 09 - Nov 21  50 Annual LBI Surf Fishing Tournament, LBI  (fee)  609-494-7211






JOKES Back to top






A woman is in bed with her lover who also happens to be her
husband's best friend. They make love for hours, and
afterwards, while they're just laying there, the phone rings.

Since it is the woman's house, she picks up the receiver.
Her lover looks over at her and listens, only hearing her
side of the conversation...

(She is speaking in a cheery voice)

"Hello? Oh, hi. I'm so glad that you called. Really?
That's wonderful. I am so happy for you. That sounds
terrific. Great! Thanks. Okay. Bye bye." She hangs up
the telephone and her lover asks, "Who was that?"

"Oh" she replies, "that was my husband telling me all
about the wonderful time he's having on his fishing trip
with you."



Catch and Release - A conservation motion that happens most often
right before the local Fish and Game officer pulls over a boat that
has caught over it's limit.

Hook - (1) A curved piece of metal used to catch fish. (2) A
clever advertisement to entice a fisherman to spend his live savings
on a new rod and reel.

Line - Something you give your coworkers when they ask on Monday
your fishing went the past weekend.

Lure - An object that is semi-enticing to fish, but will drive an
angler into such a frenzy that he will charge his credit card to the
limit before exiting the tackle shop.

Reel - A weighted object that causes a rod to sink quickly when
dropped overboard.

Rod - An attractively painted length of fiberglass that keeps an
angler from ever getting too close to a fish.

School - A grouping in which fish are taught to avoid your $29.99
lures and hold out for spam instead.

Tackle Box - A box shaped alarmingly like your comprehensive first
aid kit. Only a tackle box contains many sharp objects, so that
when you reach in the wrong box blindly to get a Band Aid, you soon
find that you need more than one.

Test - A measure of your creativity in blaming "that damn line"
for once again losing the fish.



After a day fishing in the ocean a fisherman is walking from the pier
carrying two lobsters in a bucket. He is approached by the Game
Warden who asks him for his fishing license.

The fisherman says to the warden, "I did not catch these lobsters, they
are my pets. Everyday I come done to the water and whistle and these
lobster jump out and I take them for a walk only to return them at the
end of the day."

The warden, not believing him, reminds him that it is illegal to fish
without a license. The fisherman turns to the warden and says, "If you
don't believe me then watch," as he throws the lobsters back into the
The warden says, "Now whistle to your lobsters and show me that
they will come out of the water."

The fisherman turns to the warden and says, "What lobsters?"




A keen Texas lad applied for a salesman's job at a city department
store. It was the biggest in the world and sold everything under the
"Have you ever been a salesman before?" the boss asked during his
"Yes, I was a salesman in Texas," the lad answered. The boss took an
immediate liking to him and told him he could start the next day.
"I'll come and see how you made out after we close up," the boss said.
The day was long and hard for the young man but finally it was 5
The boss closed up the store and found the lad sitting, slumped and
exhausted, in a chair. "How many sales did you make today?" the boss
"One," said the lad.
"One?" said the boss, obviously displeased. "Most of the sales people
on my staff make 20 or 30 sales a day. How much was the sale
"Exactly $101, 334.53," said the young man.
"How did you manage that?!?" asked the boss, flabbergasted.
"Well," said the lad, "this man came in and I sold him a small fish hook,
then a medium fish hook, and finally a really large fish hook. Then I
sold him a small fishing line, a medium one, and a huge one. I asked
him where he was going fishing, and he said he was going down the
coast. I said he'd probably need a boat, so I took him down to the
boat department and sold him that fancy 22-foot Chris Craft with twin
engines. Then he said his Honda Civic probably wouldn't be able to
handle the load, so I took him to the vehicle department and sold him a
new GMC 1-ton pickup truck."
"You sold all that to a guy who came in for a fish hook?" the boss
asked in astonishment.
"He didn't come in to buy a fish hook," the Texas boy explained. "He
came in to buy a box of tampons for his wife. So I said to him, Your
weekend's shot. You might as well go fishing."





A lady was walking down the street to work and she saw a
parrot on a perch in front of a pet store. The parrot said
to her, "Hey lady, you are really ugly." Well, the lady is
furious! She stormed past the store to her work.

On the way home she saw the same parrot and it said to her,
"Hey lady, you are really ugly." She was incredibly ticked
now. The next day the same parrot again said to her, "Hey
lady, you are really ugly."

The lady was so ticked that she went into the store and said
that she would sue the store and kill the bird. The store
manager replied profusely and promised he would make sure the
parrot didn't say it again.

When the lady walked past the store that day after work the
parrot called to her, "Hey lady."

She paused and said, "Yes?"

The bird said, "You know."












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