As I mentioned in my blog, I love New Jersey. I can't explain what it is, although I could use a lot of words trying. It's where I had my first place after graduating school, it's where I caught my first striper in the surf, and on and on. So part of me was looking forward to fishing in New Jersey for the entirety of this trip. I had all sort of plans and hopes: sharks, tuna, stripers. For the first six days of my week in New Jersey, those plans were systematically crushed one by one. Here's what I was trying to do, though, and why fishing in New Jersey can be so much fun.