Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Friday, May 11, 2007: Very nice day though the south winds added a bit of a nip for surfcasters using clams to catch, well, bluefish. Yep, the bluefish are so ravenous they’re gulping down clams – not really their fair foodstuff. A phone report from Mid-Island told of huge slammers taking those clams. Far more common, are the reports of small blues going for Sassies and such. Doc T. was into those – and having fun. Hey, when you can say “It’s all…Continue
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Wednesday, May 09, 2007:
Lots of coastal fog today, making boat fishing very tricky, especially close to LBI. The winds backed down and it seems there should be some decent breaks in the gusts, possibly right through the weekend. Look for south winds until the weekend then light north.
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Tuesday, May 08, 2007: Busy day in the SandPaper neighborhood, as the season of plenty moves in. I have gotten a couple reports of fair bassing but there is still a slowdown, as much from the winds (fading today) as the bluefish bombardment.
Another weekly column section.
TOG BLOG: Over the weekend, fishing buddy Walt P. went out in search of his favorite quarry, tog. He worked the rocks of Barnegat Inlet by anchoring up and chumming. Nada.
I had previously mentioned in…
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I'm bringing a couple of friends down to LBI on Saturday for a day of surf/jetty fishing. Normally, I'd walk across the street from our house and fish the north end of Surf City, but that's obviously out of the question for now. As an alternative, I was thinking about trying the Barnegat Inlet South Jetty. Anybody have any decent reports from thereabouts for Blues/Bass/etc.? Or thoughts in general? Been a while since I fished the inlet. Thanks.
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Monday, May 07, 2007: Waves: large, windblown
How about that storm off North Carolina? Waves over 25 feet already – and an expected deepening of the stationary low, which will tuck itself just below the Cape Hatteras jut of land. We may see large ground swells waves from that southerly low but our weather should be fine – though winds today are actually brisker (NE) than forecast, also thanks to that low.
And did you see the devastation from those Midwest tornadoes?…
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Sunday, May 06, 2007:
You weren’t out there today. It was nasty this a.m. and even though the shower and clouds moved out midday, the north winds were in a piss-poor mood for some reason.
From that dreary intro and into yesterday, when things were gorgeous, though building south winds…Continue
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John P and I fished for weakfish Friday night with no luck; had only one small bluefish. The tide was really crankin' and the water was dirty. Went to bed early.
We fished the southend beachfront. John got one 25" bass and a couple skates. I got about 10 skates! We were just about ready to give it up and I spotted adult bunker in the wash. It looked like a Chinese firedrill trying to get the nets out of the truck and fill the live wells. Netted about 20 bunker. While the netting…Continue
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While this is not a full-blown bass alert, it’s close to it. I have three different reports from three different surf front zones where bassing is virtually nonstop hooking. The latest report had to do with mid- Island (southish) where a two angler team pretty much lost count of the take, the catching starting minutes after hitting the beach and going straight through to clams-out time (translation: no more bait). The best of that day was a…Continue
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Wednesday, May 02, 2007:
Nights are looking bright thanks to the moon and NJDOT.
Weakfish tales are picking up the pace. While far from peak conditions, the number of ten-pounder-plus sparklers is up and the range is inlet (Beach Haven) to inlet (BL) and famed bayside holes in between.
A few weakie seekers are…Continue
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Tuesday, May 01, 2007:
Real nice day – despite my being stuck behind a desk slaving away to get you your bleedin’ SandPaper out there. Just kidding. It’s my pleasure to put out the Island’s favorite reading material.
Quite a few surfcasters and boat anglers out there, per my quick looks at the beachfront and listening in to radio chatter. I don’t want to jinx it but it sure looks like it’s building toward a really fine bass spring – and also a fine bluefish spring, if you like…Continue