Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Waves: Very persistent wave action via a 4-foot (larger sets) easterly long-period ground swell. Yesterday was honking out there , wave-wise. I was doing volleyball on the beach in Harvey Cedars and the combination of large swell, days of onshore winds and astronomical conditions had set waves…
Added by jaymann on August 25, 2007 at 6:29am — No Comments
Friday, August 24, 2007: Waves: Still very sizeable. Water clarity: fair. Winds: Around to the south – where they’ll stay parked for the entire weekend.
Well, the sun broke through late yesterday and since then it hasn’t wasted any time…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 24, 2007 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Special World Record Fluke Blog-about:
In the face of a potential world-record fluke, the opinion mill is spitting out splinters left and right. I did an internal debate on whether or not I should let my sites even go there.
I soon decided to let…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 23, 2007 at 12:15pm — No Comments
Duct Dollars, Worldly Fluke and Big Busts
IF IT WALKS LIKE A DUCT: Garett Croft Stenson, an Oregon native, is one of those annoying people who doesn’t just think up creative moneymaking concepts but actually follows through with them -- unlike folks like myself, who come up with…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 23, 2007 at 10:52am — No Comments
Wednesday, August 22, 2007: Waves: Still huge. Water clarity: Good -- but who’s checking?
If you look into the skies you’ll see a big…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 22, 2007 at 10:15pm — No Comments
Tuesday, August 21, 2007: Waves: 5-7 feet with some larger sets. Water clarity: Good but seriously churned.
Erin is impacting us – time-wise, more than…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 21, 2007 at 5:52am — No Comments
Sunday, August 19, 2007: Waves: 2-3 feet out of the south. Water temps: 70. Water clarity: fair but not where it should be; very dirty stretches.
Wind played the spoiler yesterday. Morning gusts to 25 had many folks hanging close to port.…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 19, 2007 at 9:42pm — No Comments
Saturday, August 18, 2007: Waves: Small groundswell out of the south is holding at 2-3 feet; still not sure where those waves are coming from but it’s the first far-south wave action of the summer. Water clarity: Fair – it had gotten pretty murky yesterday but cleared up late-day. Water temps: had dropped but inches back up top near 70.…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 18, 2007 at 6:00am — No Comments
(Above: It’s as weird and foreboding a creature as I’ve ever dug outside the tropics. This three-inch long caterpillar/larvae-like monsters was just under the ground in…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 17, 2007 at 6:34am — No Comments
Noodling Nutcases and Bad Crossings
NO, YOU GRAB IT: I…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 16, 2007 at 1:36pm — No Comments
Thursday, August 16, 2007: Waves: Small. Water clarity: Very good.
The winds are still in the picture, as they may continue to be, as a moderate push of cool northerly air moves in. However, it should be fishable to highly fishable through the weekend providing you time the trips to lower winds periods. T-storms loom large – and…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 16, 2007 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Wednesday, August 15, 2007: Waves: Small. Water clarity: Very good (though honking south winds later today could stir things up). Water temps: Bayside: Upper 70s (actually a bit cool). Ocean: Mid-70s – and could drop with upwelling from south winds.
Thanks to H.H. (Scranton/BHW) for dropping off immaculately filleted and trimmed bluefish meat for my jerkying. He and his boat…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 15, 2007 at 7:06pm — No Comments
RUNDOWN:The weakfishing in west Barnegat Bay is semi-sizzling. There is that know-how knack needed to pull sparklers out at a rapid-fire rate but the odds are in the favor of anyone dropping lots of chum over. And the chum-line doesn’t have to be only grasshrimp. Some crushed shedders mixed with clam or mussels can achieve a nice attraction level.
Here’s a pro report from…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 14, 2007 at 2:55pm — No Comments
Sunday, August 12, 2007: Waves: dropping to 2-3 feet out of the north; small south wind swell starting.…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 12, 2007 at 8:53pm — No Comments
Friday, August 10, 2007: WAVES: Choppy 2-4 feet out of the south. Water clarity: Fair but getting cleaner; that could change back to poor if the winds blow too hard from the south.
Weakfishing decent at BI. Some stripers in the nix; North End and along the beachfront; mainly clam eaters. Weather is very unpredictable, looks almost tropical…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 10, 2007 at 2:59pm — No Comments
TV Time and Parking Hawks
To wind down from the tension of work, I routinely plop down and watch calming shows, like the real life shoot-‘em-up police adventures on Court TV.
I’m really into this new show during which inner-city cops leave electronically…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 10, 2007 at 1:26pm — No Comments
Thursday, August 09, 2007: Waves: Building (possibly quickly) out of the east as we deal with a small fast-moving storm. Water clarity: Excellent.
There was an interesting showing of stripers today, mainly surfside. A keeper was had in Brant Beach and some near-keeper fish on a couple…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 9, 2007 at 10:04pm — No Comments
Wednesday, August 08, 2007:
You know it’s full-blown summer when its 6 p.m. and the temperature is still toying with the 100-degree mark. Well, the west winds – and they got testy, pushing 25 knots – that are pushing in that scorchiness will eventually bring down temps – for a short…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 8, 2007 at 9:03pm — No Comments
Tuesday, August 07, 2007: Waves: 1-3 feet out of the south; glassy. Water clarity: Very good to too clear. Water temps: 70s.
I have been neck-deep in fishing stuff all day. Nothing overly dramatic, except for the further (and complete) break-up of the old wooden scallop boat that went aground on the shoals off Holgate last week. The pieces…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 7, 2007 at 10:41pm — No Comments
Sunday, August 05, 2007: Waves: Building 3-4 foot short-period north swell. Water clarity: Excllent. Water tmeps: back to the 70s.
What a difference a day and wind shift make. From dank, weedy and cool, the surfside ocean has gone clean, green and mild. Gusty northeasterly wind has ushered in, via downwelling, outstanding water – water that…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 5, 2007 at 2:50pm — No Comments