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July 2009 Blog Posts (23)

July 4th, 09 -- packed but no angling fireworks

Saturday, July 04, 2009: waves: Small east swell. Winds: hard west.

Well, if you're one of the 19 people who aren’t on Long Beach Island this weekend, be thankful. It’s as shoulder-to-shoulder out there as I can recall – back years, even decades. All of Friday and Saturday, the Causeway was stop-and-go. The number of anglers was equally congested.

I listened to radio chatter and got quite a few fluke reads, mainly goodly numbers of hookups and very poor keeper rates. As… Continue

Added by jaymann on July 4, 2009 at 9:25pm — No Comments

July 2, 09 --

Thursday, July 02, 2009: Waves: Choppy 2-foot south swell. Water clarity: Good.

As we gear for the biggest shore weekend of the year, I can’t say the fish are over-ready. There are beach and boat bass occasionally at a decent clip (north end) but the action is very sketchy, even more so than normal. Who knows, you might be the sketcher-catcher. Think early and change bait often. Bunker or clams. Plugs are getting the occasional suicidal striper. There is often one hookup per jetty.… Continue

Added by jaymann on July 2, 2009 at 9:33pm — 2 Comments

July 1, 09 -- Weekly blog-about

NEW RAY IN TOWN: Oddity of the season (to this point): a new ray is in the house, as in stingray.

(Hey ever wonder what happened to Raymond J. Johnson, Jr., i.e. “Now you can call me Ray, or you can call me Jay, or you can call me Johnny, or you can call me Sonny, or you can call me ...”? He’s doing fine. Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoYsfbq3vMc.)

I first got a look at one of these extra-large rays via a digital picture emailed me by Nick H., who landed one while… Continue

Added by jaymann on July 1, 2009 at 10:16am — 1 Comment

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