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By Eileen and Paul Goldfinger, Editors @Blogfinger

The striped bass has been a major prize for Ocean Grove fishermen for generations.  In the 1980’s, stripers became endangered, but they came back  by 2007.

Hybrid striped bass. Internet photo.


In recent years, stores have not been allowed to sell them, although licensed fishermen are allowed to  catch them, however there are strict rules governing size and numbers.

Eileen  caught a striped  bass at Wegmans, but it was a farm-raised hybrid striper. (see photo above) .

Wegmans sometimes carries these fish which are a cross between a striper and a white bass.  A Wegmans seaman filleted the fish which weighed 1.9 pounds.  It yielded a one pound fillet with the skin.

Eileen found the meat to be pinkish, but it was snow white when it was cooked, and it was delicious, coming off the skin easily with a butter knife.

Here is an action video filmed live by our movie crew in Eileen’s kitchen, and below that are her instructions for sautéing a hybrid striped bass.

Turn on the music below during the video.  Repeat the video during the music by clicking on the “again” symbol at the lover left corner.


Heat a mixture of 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil and 2 tablespoons of margarine in a 12 inch nonstick fry pan until the margarine melts and the mixture is sizzling.

Rub paprika and freshly ground black pepper on the fillets. (Approximately 1 pound). Sauté the fillets skin side up for 10 minutes on medium low heat.

Dice 3 scallions & 1/4 bell pepper, and add them to the pan after the 10 minutes .

Then you are ready to flip the fish over and cook on the skin side. Raise the heat to medium and continue cooking for another 10 minutes.

During the last five minutes of cooking use a spoon to baste the fish with the oil/margarine mixture bubbling in the pan.


Serves 2

SAVOY CAJUN BAND with Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer:



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Paul Goldfinger photograph. Deal Lake branch.  Allenhurst., N.J. Oct 27, 2021







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Allenhurst, NJ. October 27.2021. Paul Goldfinger. Click to enlarge the image.


This line * is the last spoken words by  Col. Kurtz   (played by Marlin Brando) in the movie Apocalypse Now.  


DOORS:   From the movie Apocalypse Now   “The End.”



Jim Morrison. Doors.


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Interlaken. Paul Goldfinger. October 31 2020. © Click to enlarge.


MARIAN McPARTLAND    “Blackberry Winter”   from Twilight World.


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7/17/17., Re-post.   Photo by Moe Demby,  Blogfinger staff © Seaside Heights, NJ

Blogfinger posted an article with this Moe Demby image regarding the recovery of Seaside Heights after Sandy. The piece also has an iconic image after Sandy:

Seaside Heights recovery


MILLS BROTHER    from the movie soundtrack  The War


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Paul Goldfinger ©    Tri-X Collection  Hudson River.



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Someone ran out of peddling room, so they locked the bike and maybe they are flying a kite or body surfing on the beach.. Asbury Park Boards. Paul Goldfinger photo © 2015


HOLLYWOOD STUDIO SYMPHONY:    “Fly a Kite” from the movie Kite Runner.


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Jean Bredin visits a small OG park and takes a selfie. She looks marvelous! 10/21/21 Blogfinger staff. ©


Jean Bredin photo at New Jersey Avenue and Mt. Carmel, in the OG mountains. Blogfinger staff. 10/21/21


Jean says, “Ocean Grove, with a shortage of parking, does not lack for parks.

I like to pick  a park a day and bring coffee, and enjoy

This is probably the smallest park in OG on Mt. Carmel and New Jersey Avenue, but with 3 benches, there’s plenty of room.”


Editor’s note:  Neptune Township calls parks like this “Triangle Parks”—there are a few. Why don’t we the people adopt all these triangle parks and give them names?  Maybe the Home Groaners could do that project.  It is a guaranteed success and will give them something in the “win”column.

Here’s an idea:  Let’s call this one the “Doctor Pepper Park.”  Then everyone can come here with a Dr. Pepper to have a drink and sing this song—a new OG tradition—the first without a religious theme.



Here is a link about OG park names:


Ocean Grove Parks. Why are their names so confusing?

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Auditorium Square Park. 2020. Paul Goldfinger photo.  Ocean Grove, NJ


LA LA LAND CAST:  “Another Day of Sun.”


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Bradley Beach color display on Memorial Drive. Paul Goldfinger photograph. Click to enlarge.


“JOSE CARRERA AND SARAH BRIGHTMAN: “Amigos Para Siempre”   Friends Forever:




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