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Wildfire goes wild again - further north of Route 72 -- massive smoke problem

IMPORTANT: TRAVEL IN MANY AREAS OF MANAHAWKIN IS IMPOSSIBLE -- AVOID

Wednesday, May 16, 2007: Fishing is tough with winds to 40 mph along the beach and across the bay.

2 p.m. – Winds have gone gonzo with the wildfire following in its…

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Added by jaymann on May 16, 2007 at 3:18pm — No Comments

J-MANN : Bigger Bass and Fluke Bellies Allowed

Monday, May 14, 2007:

Bigger bass are showing. Here’s an interesting email: “Jay, I was fishing late afternoon Sunday with all the guys on my street. We had been getting shorts and as it usually goes one of the guys caught a 31"er. Great. Then he hooks and loses another big one in the wash after getting caught up in another’s line. Then he caught a 33"er then a 35'er and finally a…

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Added by jaymann on May 16, 2007 at 12:05pm — No Comments

May 15 Forest Fire blog --

(Above: Vehicles think twice before proceeding west on Route 72. This is right as the fire races across the road. That Fire Service truck was the only emergency vehicle on-scene.)

EMERGENCY…

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Added by jaymann on May 15, 2007 at 9:02pm — No Comments

J-mann -- Breezes, bass and The Dike

Saturday/Sunday -- May 12, 13

Breezes played the spoiler for some boat fishermen today (Sunday).

I have reports of nonstop hooking on the beach toward the south. Clams attracted bass after bass, all small but as plentiful as it gets on a couple beaches. Big bass also as hard to come by as it gets. Still, a few keepers came to light.

Emails and reports:



“Another weekend of decent striper fishing despite the high winds. Clams are the ticket although most of the fish…

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Added by jaymann on May 13, 2007 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Wind and Blues

Between the wind and the bluefish carnage my bass bite has gone to a pick each day, although I broke 450 bass for the year yesterday and hit 453 this morning in the rain, then the cocktail blues woke up. Zero weakfish for the last week. Got a nice 18" fluke on a zoom, it was hard to release, probably won't see any that size once the season opens.

Added by TJ on May 13, 2007 at 10:12am — No Comments

J-mann blog :: Friday, May 11, 2007: Blues to clams, bass to pass --

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…

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Added by jaymann on May 11, 2007 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Thursday & Friday

Bass were a pick yesterday, only 4 on plastic, all small, no weakies, lots of blues of varied sizes. This morning no weakies, 11 bass two of which were 29" & 30" on plastics and poppers, Then the HUGE choppers showed up and the bass went into hiding. Saw some spearing, but no big baits around. I wish bluefish stayed away until the 4th of July. Might head back out for the afternoon high tide. When the wife's away, ya fish all day!

Added by TJ on May 11, 2007 at 11:22am — No Comments

J-mann May 9 -- Winds backing down and my find of the day

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.

Rogue weakies…

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Added by jaymann on May 9, 2007 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Wednesday Morning Report

Dropped a decent Weakie at my feet in the dark this morning, only one. Schoolies turned on to poppers after sunrise in the fog at dead low, nailed 15 and at least as many Blues. Water temps back up near 60.

Added by TJ on May 9, 2007 at 12:41pm — 1 Comment

Hey Jay

I really love your new site! Cool.
Frozenbay

Added by frozenbay on May 9, 2007 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Hey Jay

Hi,
Love your new site. Keep me posted.
Frozenbay

Added by frozenbay on May 9, 2007 at 12:17pm — No Comments

J-Mann: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 Touchy Tog Issue

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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Added by jaymann on May 8, 2007 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Saturday

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.

Art

Added by Art L on May 8, 2007 at 12:46pm — 3 Comments

friends

finally i have friends! how about a name change for lbi ? windy island!!!!!!!

Added by brian dalton on May 8, 2007 at 8:37am — No Comments

Shake there hand and say thanks

Just A personal comment. I've noticed A lot of big spawn ready Weakfish being brought to the scales .When you meet one of these guys shake thier hand and thank them for helping in killing off the spiecies . Most of these guys are usually the first to complain year after year that thier are no Weakfish around. Last year I caught two Weakfish over 10# both swam free the only regret I have is I didn't have A camera to take A picture of such A beautiful fish. If you must keep it may it be the only… Continue

Added by John Parzych on May 7, 2007 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Monday May 7, 07 -- Bass slowdown to beat the band -- Plus blueness



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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Added by jaymann on May 7, 2007 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Sunday, May 06, 2007: Wind -- but "wild" just waiting to happen

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…

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Added by jaymann on May 7, 2007 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Weakfish or lack thereof...

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…

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Added by brian dalton on May 6, 2007 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Friday, May 04, 2007: Nearly a bass alert --

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…

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Added by jaymann on May 4, 2007 at 12:44pm — No Comments

big blues

[ Draft ]got a call from friend ray s,bluefish to 12 lbs, 1 had whole 15 inch striper inside,another had herring all south end surf late afternoon going fishing tonight for weakfish, hopefully pictures to follow, these big girls are spawning now so its a catch and release thing ! anybody listening?

Added by brian dalton on May 4, 2007 at 8:56am — No Comments

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