Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Wednesday, October 10, 2007: Waves: Rapidly dropping 2-4 feet; down from 6-8 feet late yesterday afternoon. Water clarity: Fair but quickly cleaning by late afternoon. Water temps: Amazingly, still near 70.…Continue
Added by jaymann on October 10, 2007 at 8:44pm — No Comments
Tuesday, October 09, 2007: waves: Very large by late day; the swells went from almost totally flat at midday to five feet and larger by dark, all the result of sudden east winds that reached 20 mph and stayed there.
Winds played a bit of a dirty trick on surfcasters and boat anglers alike. Midday, the gusts came on like gangbusters, catching…Continue
Added by jaymann on October 9, 2007 at 8:38pm — No Comments
Monday, October 08, 2007: Waves: 1-3 feet, north. Water clarity: fair to good.
The below blitz alert played out fairly quickly though many folks got to cash in on blues to 16 pounds –…Continue
Added by jaymann on October 8, 2007 at 11:05pm — No Comments
10 a.m. -- Monday, October 08, 2007
Blitz Alert: Out of the blue(fish) – after a totally dead weigh-in weekend – we have a blitz alert.…Continue
Added by jaymann on October 8, 2007 at 9:48am — No Comments
Sunday, October 07, 2007: Waves: Down for the a.m. but picked up with that odd blast of honking north winds that came in midday – and caught a lot of boaters off guard in the ocean. Water clarity” off and on; patches of murky water moving around with clean water coming on in some beaches.…Continue
Added by jaymann on October 7, 2007 at 9:35pm — No Comments
(This is my one fundraiser of the year. I use it to take stock of what folks think of my website(s) and to cover the time and expense accrued by the site(s). I have enjoyed working my daily and weekly updates this past year. Switching to the blog format has allowed for a freer writing style. I get to put in a lot of fun (and opinionated) stuff. By the same token, I couldn’t stay up and running…Continue
Added by jaymann on October 6, 2007 at 4:47pm — No Comments
Thursday/Friday, October 04, 05 2007: Waves: Finally dropping a bit but still three to four foot waves on the larger set; easterly ground swell from large system well of the coast. Winds: Light and variable and shouldn’t get very hard throughout the weekend except for late-day southerlies by Sunday.…Continue
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Wednesday, October 03, 2007: Waves: Swells still largish and powerful; surf has held the surfcasting down, light fishing pressure today. Water clarity: Good but the jellyfish mucous has returned on many beaches, especially south end.
I’ll begin with the stories of bass on the north end. Fish to 35 inches have made the scales and other…Continue
Added by jaymann on October 3, 2007 at 11:47pm — No Comments
LIVING WEIGH-INS AND HOLGATE PASSAGES
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Jay, A possible idea is to discuss how to go about weighing in a live fish for the…Continue
Tuesday, October 02, 2007: Waves: 2-4 feet with larger sets. Water clarity: Great; jellyfish slime is under control. Water temps: Way mild in the mid-60s.…Continue
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Monday, October 01, 2007: Waves: Rapidly building groundswell; 3-5 feet out of the east. Water clarity: Very good though jellyfish gunk has moved in causing line drag and general…Continue
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Sunday, September 30, 2007: Waves: Small.
With a ton of anglers out there it’s not surprising hat reports are all over the board and all over the species.…Continue
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Saturday, September 29, 2007: Waves: 1-2 feet out of the east. Water clarity: Good but with some weedy and off-color patches. Water temps: Holding in the mid-60s; should be dropping fairly rapidly with this cold snap; this time of year water temps are very ambient, meaning they adjust with air temps more than solar heating, which is the primary influence during the summer when daylight is at a peak.…Continue
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Thursday, September 27, 2007: Waves: 2 to 2.5 feet out of the south; no swells yet from large low pressure in the ocean off SE U.S. Water clarity: The hard south winds have churned the water adjacent to the beaches but not far out. Mid-Island, there is a 50-yard swath of brownish water with clean water not far off. I have seen water like this make surf casting very interesting as blues…Continue
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Wednesday, September 26, 2007: Waves: 2-3 foot short-period southerly wind swell. Water clarity: Holding on to cleanness but could be going south with the southerlies.
Note: Weed (seaweed and grasses) is in the surfcasting picture and also within the inlets. Also pestering casters is the…Continue
Added by jaymann on September 26, 2007 at 9:15pm — No Comments
‘Good Doggy Creature’ and Heady Seals
I’ve been so Island-locked with Holgate-based trips that I’ve all but abandoned any and all transpontine activities.
(Word help: Transpontine, pronounced trans-PON-tyn, an adjective…Continue
Added by jaymann on September 25, 2007 at 10:49pm — No Comments
(Above: This Mercedes buggy is just too hot for the beach. It went to ablazin' at noon today in Surf City. I had first seen it as some gray smoke was coming from under the hood. By the time I alerted my photogs (Ryan Morrill took this picture), the SUV had taken a turn for the hotter. The SCFD used foam to end the fire but not before it burnt nearby signs, fences and bushes.)…Continue
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Fished southern LBI Thursday p.m. and Friday a.m. Thursday night was bordering on un-fishable, the water was filled with busted up pieces of jellyfish that were a constant menace. Many times I had no choice but to cut my line and re-tie my rig. Some bits of jellyfish jam made it all the way to my reel and as it got darker there was no choice but to call it quits. I did manage to catch a handful of blues that were slightly bigger than the late summer pick, this time they were up to about 4…Continue