Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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(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.)
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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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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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