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Sunday June 17, 2007 -- Surf calms but clams don't step up

Sunday, June 17, 2007: Waves: Finally the swell falls off to 2 feet –along with a die-down of the currents.

The switch to straight offshore west winds (midday) invited I some near-torrid air temps – and some black flies. It helped the surfcasters, most of whom were using clams to cash in on the bass that were…


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Saturday, June 16, 2007 -- Waves persist and Bill Figley's letter

Saturday, June 16, 2007: Waves: Rebuilt to about 3-5 feet today; a bit of a surprise increase in the wave action. It lead to my contacting the weather Service to increase rip current warning levels from “low” – that it seemed it would be when I called in at sunrise – to a healthy “moderate.”

I’m not sure why the swell surged so much but it did make surfcasting tough. Also, the rock and roll…


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Friday June 15: Waves drop a tad; lead is still order of the day

(Note: I’m getting a lot of info fed me during the day so some daily reports will have updates throughout the day – check back)

In fact: Midday: Fuse found on the beach after the heavy surf in Surf City/Ship Bottom. To be expected, actually. Good thing the beaches were fairly bare -- and it wasn't some toddler playing in the…


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June 15 update --

Updated June 15 – noon.

Entrant Date Weight Length Site Bait Date Shop

Standing Time lbs/oz Girth Weighed…


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June 14 -- Wind splits in nothing flat

Thursday, June 14, 2007: Waves: Large.

Talk about hitting the brakes. The wind made what amounted to a panic stop late in the afternoon. The skid marks could be seen across the bay surface as glassiness set in toward dark, with fast-moving north to south currents from the earlier winds making snakes on the water’s surface.

The surf remains majorly…


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Wednesday, June 13, 2007: -- Big bass taken, South End

Wednesday, June 13, 2007:

Some fine stripers were taken on the lip of the winds – right before it began crankin’ heavily from the NE. The hooking was led by South End action.…


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Simply Bassin' 2007 -- Another 40-pounder signs in (June 13)

Another 40-pounder on the board, June 13.

Entrant Date Weight Length Site Bait Date Shop

Standing Time lbs/oz Girth…


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Tuesday June 12, 2007:

Tuesday June 12, 2007:

RUNDOWN: Despite overly clear waters, some serious bass are coming to light, fish to 30 pounds with many in the 20s of pounds. More than ever, an emphasis has to be placed on the scattered nature of these better bass. I say that because easily the majority of reports I got over the weekend grumbled about super slow hooking – and an insidious (and steady) loss of valuable clam baits, lost to either crabs or (I’m guessing) arriving kingfish.

While the…


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Did some fishing today on the north end and i got 2 nice about 10lb blue and a small snapper. There fun fish to catch i was trying to get some strippers but no luck anyway was a great day out there clear water nice temps couldn't be better.

Added by Thomas Feeney on June 11, 2007 at 10:14pm — No Comments

J-mann Saturday june 9, 2007 -- Major bass north end and a half mile of fluke

Saturday, June 09, 2007: I chatted with a few anglers along LBI beaches and none had much luck. Problem could be the over-clear water during the day. There was also baffling bait loss for just about all surfcasters. I told a couple anglers in HC who were rapidly losing bait and suggested it might be kingfish slowly tearing apart clam gobs.…


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Friday June 8, 2007 -- Bass rebounding and flukers start your engines

Friday, June 08, 2007: Waves: Small.

Bass are being taken from beach and boat. Small fish are the bugaboo on the beach but amid the smallity are some fine takers-home – and even some weigh-worthy hookups, including a couple more fish past 20 pounds. More bigger bass are going for clam over bunker. I guess that’s to be expected after a storm.…


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June 7, 07 -- Bass bouncing back and onto the beach

Thursday, June 07, 2007: Waves: Small.

Ocean has calmed and just like that the bass are bouncing back. Not that they went far. They just weren’t heavily fished during the blow and subsequent groundswell. Well, not only were three new names added to the Simply Bassin’ board but a goodly number of non-tourney fish came to light. Nothing huge,…


Added by jaymann on June 7, 2007 at 9:30pm — No Comments

J-mann -- Early Wednesday June 6, 07 -- Things settling, stripers returning

Wednesday, June 06, 2007: A serious swell and those fierce swings in water temp have left the surf-front bassing very wanting. The fish are there but it’ll take the smaller surf (beginning today) for angler to retrack them. There is the surf fishing upside to any stir like the one we just had: It gets the bigger bass in close, going for clams and crabs displaced by the wave action.



Added by jaymann on June 6, 2007 at 9:26am — No Comments

Weekly column for June 6, 2007 -- A long and leisurely read

Big Bolts and Subway Cars Resurface

UNMELLOW YELLOW: I’ve seen yellow skies, yellow rain, yellow snow but early Tuesday morning I saw deep yellow lightning, the hue of lemon peel.

While doing my dawn patrol wave report for…


Added by jaymann on June 5, 2007 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Rules -- Simply Bassin' 2007


1. Participating Shops:

- Barnegat Light Bait & Tackle, Barnegat Light 609-494-4566

- Fisherman's Headquarters, Ship Bottom 609-494-5739

- Jingle's Bait & Tackle, Beach Haven 609-492-2795

- Surf City Bait & Tackle, Surf…


Added by jaymann on June 4, 2007 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Sunday, June 03, 2007: Storm slow to honk; some fiesty fluking

Sunday, June 03, 2007: Waves: 3-5 feet out of the south (not nearly as large as predicted). Water temps: Frigid 40s, though forecasted easterly winds could warm water very rapidly – if those winds actually develop.

Talks of crappy weather had many anglers calling off fishing trips or even heading back home before the weekend’s end. I have to admit that the reports…


Added by jaymann on June 3, 2007 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Saturday June 2, 07 -- Winds whip things around

Saturday, June 02, 2007: Waves: Choppy 2-4 feet out of the south; cold dirtying water; upwelling lowering water temps back into the 50s, potential low 50s if winds persist.

Winds were a serious factor today, though a load of boats were plying the nearshore water. I hung out at a secret beach near B. Inlet and saw a modest flow of angler traffic heading out for fluke.

Smiler of…


Added by jaymann on June 2, 2007 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Friday, June 01, 2007: Winds were testy late but the bassin’ continues to rock. The hooking is north to south, though far from every street. Some super hot stops and some dominated by skates and dogs…

Friday, June 01, 2007: Winds were testy late but the bassin’ continues to rock. The hooking is north to south, though far from every street. Some super hot stops and some dominated by skates and dogs. However, below will give you a sense of a hot site. Thanks, Joe, for the fine write-up of the action. More on the big bass as I get info.



Added by jaymann on June 2, 2007 at 12:10am — No Comments

Bass Alert -- June 1, midday


June 1, midday -- I have to officially issue a bass alert. I’ve been heavily alluding to honking bassing beneath the bunker pods, particularly nearshore, South End (though wherever the bunker are so trail the super stripers). Now, that boat bite is showing so many carousing cows that it qualifies as a full-blown alert event. However, that alert heightens when you add the fulfillment of one of predictions that the cows will come toward the beach after dark. Last night… Continue

Added by jaymann on June 1, 2007 at 11:03am — No Comments

j-mann -- Thursday, May 31 -- Big bass beneath bunker.

Thursday, May 31, 2007: The fishing was good in the surf and remains huge nearshore for boaters chasing the bunker. More and more weigh-ins of boated cows over 30 pounds – with some grumbling over the keeping major fish just for a shop photo. There were also upwards of half a dozen bass of over 40 pounds. Some folks are trolling for the bass.

As blackfish season drops to…


Added by jaymann on May 31, 2007 at 10:50pm — No Comments

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