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January 2012 Blog Posts (12)

Fri. Jan 27 --

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Friday, January 27, 2012: Sorry, I’ve been mighty remiss in updating in here but the lack of actual angling coupled with the overflow of political fishing stuff has had me more in the research mode than the updating mode.

 

I do have to touch on my favorite always-there subject. The weather remains a thing of beauty – for those of us not liking deep freezes or soaring heating bills. We’ll be flirting…

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Added by jaymann on January 27, 2012 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Jan. 25 weekly blog

Fish Patches for Feeble Anglers;

Don’t Go Headlong Into Eternity

 

 

MANN’S HOOK ASS-URED PATCH:  I just have to pass on this little chat I had with an angling gal I’ve known long enough to be, let’s say, blunt with her. I noticed she had lost a bit of weight and told her so.

Man note: It is always just fine to tell a woman it looks like she has lost some weight, even if she’s three sizes larger than the last time you saw her. It is catastrophically…

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Added by jaymann on January 24, 2012 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Fri. Jan. 20, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012:

 

We’re about to see some flakes but don’t be throwing out your back maneuvering that plow onto your truck. Not only will any snow accumulation be small but I’m thinking a warm front could move through the area and actual hike temps way up through tomorrow.

 

What’s more, the 50s are once again in the near-forecast. Virtually the entire coming week will flirt with 50 on a daily basis, right through next weekend. There might even be one of…

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Added by jaymann on January 20, 2012 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Tues. Jan. 17, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012:

Tough day with the Captain Jimmy Mears funeral. I want to add an enhanced segment from a previous blog. It’s down below.

 

I noticed that the Coast Guard had to rescue a couple fishermen off Rhode Island over the weekend. Here’s the initial read on the incident:

 

“The Coast Guard pulled two fishermen from the water three miles northeast of Block Island after their 55-foot fishing trawler capsized … The F/V Elizabeth Helen…

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Added by jaymann on January 17, 2012 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Monday Jan. 16, 2012 -- Chilly and low on coyotes

Monday, January 16, 2012:  That was a true polar blast. Still, it was little more than seasonable.

I did loads of outdoors time and it was actually feeling mighty good out there once the chill was nudged out by brisk activity.

 

I metal detected a Pinelands spot where an old hunting lodge once stood, prior to 1925 (burn down date).  I’d been there a couple times in the past, looking for a highly desirable albeit oft overlooked collectible: lead patch…

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Added by jaymann on January 16, 2012 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Thursday Jan. 11 2012 Weekly blog below daily report

 

Thursday, January 12, 2012: Holgate is closed, again. The combination of astronomically high tides and coastal weather inclemency has led to the ramp portion of the access road to be washed out.

While not many anglers head down there this time of year, it is still a very popular winter stop for visitors, including more than a few new buggy owners wanting to see what the south end sands are all about. Also, a goodly number of folks like to grab a clam or two from the Westside…

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Added by jaymann on January 12, 2012 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Monday Jan. 9, 2012

 

Monday, January 09, 2012:

 

Bass are still in the ocean and even along the beachline. I had a decent number of reports indicating those angler willing to put in the time are getting their first January NJ stripers.

 

I’m hoping to get some January clams down Holgate way, reopened today.

 

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News wires:

 

[Washington Post] by Juliet Eilperin - January 9, 2012…

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Added by jaymann on January 9, 2012 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Fri. Jan. 6, 2011:

Fri. Jan. 6, 2011:  Warm air has moved in and goodly number of fishing folks have launched into a new year, trying the beach and boat. Here's a B-Barn report forwarded to me:  *** "On Friday Renegade hosted another open boat jigging only trip for Trophy bass. Pushed back our departure time based on the latest and greatest intel and after yesterday's dismisal trip. 



"Well all I can say it was the turn around of all time, simpy text book. Called Capt Mike on the big Gambler to give…

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Added by jaymann on January 6, 2012 at 11:51pm — No Comments

Thur. Jan. 5

 

Thursday, January 05, 2012:

 

I’m no fan of the cold but I’ve still been deep in the outback during this entire short-lived kinda-frigid spell. I’ve been treasure hunting (metal detectoring), digging old dumps sites and trying a bit of tracking. Despite the relative warmth for the past couple months, I’ve been hard pressed to find much wildlife activity. I have no idea why. And, no, it’s not because the coyote are eating everything. There is also a low showing of those…

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Added by jaymann on January 5, 2012 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Tuesday Jan. 3, 2012

 

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

 

Word has it that big bass are still off Barnegat Inlet. Walt P. sent me this link: http://www.thebassbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276744

Check out all the photos to see just how near the inlet the action is. Add that to the fact the (gale) winds may be laying down enough to make the short trek out the inlet a breeze. West 10 to…

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Added by jaymann on January 3, 2012 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Monday, January 2, 2011 --

 

Monday, January 02, 2012:

At least two January stripers caught in the surf by two different anglers. Both were small fish but there is this rush catching bass this late into the year. Nope, it's not officially the 2012 bass fishing year yet. 

 

Well, if you’re out there and a-fish, you must officially have your 2011 NJ Angler registry Card, via the New Jersey Saltwater Recreational Registry at…

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Added by jaymann on January 2, 2012 at 6:10pm — No Comments

A little striper luck

Went fishing on Saturday around 12:30PM off of 8th St in Barnegat Light. Fished from there up to the point around 13th St where I landed a 31" striper on a castmaster (catch and release). That was the only action. I left around 1:45, returned at 3:30 and fished the same stretch until dark (beautiful sunset) with no action other than one nice hit; also with the castmaster. Saw lots of diving birds picking up sand eels.

Added by Anthony Azzara on January 2, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

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