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Sunday July 15, 2007 -- Breezy and slowly ... but nice weather

Sunday, July 15, 2007: Waves: Choppy 1-3 foot short-period southerly wind swell.

Winds are kicking up today and seem destined to slow fishing. Yesterday saw decent (not great) conditions that led to some decent (not great) fishing, mainly on the fluke front, which is now fully ¾ of the nearshore fishing direction. Reports and radio chatter had some fair cooler play with the usual load of…

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Added by jaymann on July 15, 2007 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Add-on -- Friday July 13, 2007

Add-to for July 13, 2007:

I wanted to note the proposed development for bayside Holgate. A Holmdel firm wants to build townhouses and a marina on an undeveloped, un-bulkheaded portion of bayside Beach haven Inlet, as Holgate is sometimes called. I’m taking no stance on this proposal at this time – though that could change as various groups get…

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Added by jaymann on July 13, 2007 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Friday, July 13, 2007 -- Friday the 13th a good day to fish, right?

Friday, July 13, 2007: Waves: Small. Water clarity: Very good. Winds: Brisk south.

We’re into a south flow again. This will help the fluke drift early on but could max out if the SE’erlies push things a tad too much as the day goes on. Ocean flattie fishing remains decent. Target water depths are pushing 55 feet and deeper. G.H. emailed after finally having a good day on fluke. “I…

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Added by jaymann on July 13, 2007 at 5:32am — No Comments

Thursday July 12 -- Special alert blog -- Thanks to BHM&TC for reminding folks --

VERY IMPORTANT MEETING TODAY at 4:00PM. PLEASE TRY TO ATTEND.
This is a very important meeting. We need to show our numbers & solidarity. Gather all your fishing…
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Added by jaymann on July 12, 2007 at 10:14am — No Comments

Early Thursday July 12, 2007 -- Dog Days cool considerably

Thursday, July 12, 2007: Waves: Dropping 2-3 foot south swell. Water clarity: Good.

We were definitely into the Dog Days with that sweltering heat or late but starting today things cool-ify. In fact, there’s almost a chill to the air this early a.m. – not to mention 20 mph gusts from the west.

The catching has been ultra-typical of…

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Added by jaymann on July 12, 2007 at 5:46am — No Comments

Fishing Report 07/11/07

Water temps finally bumped up a few degrees this morning and the surf fluke are starting to respond. Got 2 keepers this morning at 4.5lbs. and 3lbs. Had consistent bucktail fluke action for almost 3 weeks before the cold water arrived on the 4th. Then it became a pick. Had been averaging 2-3 keepers a day with the biggest going 5.5 lbs. Been hitting spots from one end of the island to the other. No particular tide because I fish first light anyway. Only the wind has been a factor. Almost keeper… Continue

Added by TJ on July 11, 2007 at 11:26am — No Comments

July 10 -- Weekly Column (Danger -- There might be nonfishing stuff within!)

Seeing Stripers In Situ and Goin’ Buggy

SCOPING LAIDBACK STRIPERS: In response to my recent columns on spearfishing, I had a majorly interesting chat with a highly experienced diver (non fisherman) who has been scuba diving and snorkeling our jetties for years. I won’t say…

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

Monday July 9, 2007 -- Waters looking better -- baitballs to the north

Monday, July 09, 2007: Waves: Small. Winds: Light. Water clarity: Excellent.

A fleet of Barnegat Inlet-based anglers rushed north to cash in on the baitball action (see below). I wish I could say the LBI-based…

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Added by jaymann on July 9, 2007 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Sunday July 8, 07 -- Slow to clear

Sunday, July 08, 2007: Waves: Persistent 2-4 foot windswell. Water clarity: very slow clean-up; south to north along the beach.

The beachfront did not snap too with cleaner and clear waters, after the hard south winds churned things to hell and back a couple days back. The cleaner water hung maybe 50 yards off the beach in many areas but left the close-in castable waters dingy and…

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Added by jaymann on July 8, 2007 at 10:29pm — No Comments

10lb Fluke...

What were you using for Bait.??

Added by Chris Rich on July 8, 2007 at 9:47pm — No Comments

July 07, 07 : Great dayin the morning -- now where's the fishing to match?



So that's what a 10-pound fluke looks like. Thanks, Blake. Caught recently in west Barnegat Bay.

Saturday, July 07, 2007: Waves: Slight 2-3 foot south swell. Water clarity: Poor but improving.

Kick-ass day out there. One of the nicest this summer. Fishing however is pushing so-so and struggling to manage that.…

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Added by jaymann on July 7, 2007 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Thursday, July 05, 07 -- Wind a ruiner -- but due to lay down

Thursday, July 05, 2007:

Winds have blown away the fishing potential. Southerly gusts to 30 mph have churned the surf (and dirtied it up) along with dropping ocean temps into the 50s. Some bayside flukers have used sedges as wind blocks but that leaves only the flatties in short drift zones, often small fish.

Winds will gradually go westerly…

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Added by jaymann on July 5, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Fluking on the 4th

We went fluking in the ICW from Holgate to BH on the 4th of July. Winds were cranking first out of the SW then to the SE. The ride there was OK till BHYC when we had 3 - 4 swells right on top of one another (Not Fun). We started our drift in holgate. On the first drift I nailed a 13' flattie that went back....I thought it was going to be a good trip, However the fluke stopped biting or we could of been drifting a little fast even with the parachute out.... The drifts were near perfect. Only…

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Added by FishFinder on July 5, 2007 at 11:03am — No Comments

July 5 (After short July 4 break) Two weekly blogs to check out

PYKRETE IS TOTALLY COOL: It’s been pretty well established that this column likes to roam freely in fringe fishing realms – as in, stuff that has virtually nothing to do…

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Added by jaymann on July 5, 2007 at 10:50am — No Comments

BFT @ Cigar

07/03/2007 we boated 2 bft @ the cigar. Also tried the 28 mile wreck and the 750 square. Both fish were smaller then 27''. Alot of radio chatter of keepers and MAKO And Brown sharks too for the chunkers.......

Added by FishFinder on July 3, 2007 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Fluking the ICW

Fluking the icw in BH Sunday 06/30/2007, Bouy 110 and south. Nice Keepers in the 19-20 range. All on new penny peeler crab and 2'' shrimp.

Added by FishFinder on July 3, 2007 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Monday July 2, 07 -- Reporters take over

Monday, July 02, 2007: Waves: Small.

Thanks to the following reporters for filling in my blog today -- as I write heavily at work.

Jay,

Have a few fun stories for you about this weekend. Saturday we headed out with the family for a boat trip off BH. Decided to stalk bunker schools instead of fluke fishing. I snagged a pair of bunker and…

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Added by jaymann on July 2, 2007 at 10:13pm — No Comments

Sunday July 1, 2007 -- Winds of bass change?

Sunday, July 01, 2007: Waves: Building to 2-4 feet but afternoon with a strong north to south current.

(Money for winners of Simply Bassin’ 2007 is in the shops. Go to the shop were you weighed in the bass. It was the largest turnout yet for the event, with a touch over 180 anglers, meaning the prize money was close to the 200-entrant schedule. Thanks to all those who joined…

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Added by jaymann on July 1, 2007 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Saturday June 30, 2007 -- Happy Holidays -- or is that next weekend?

Saturday, June 30, 2007:

Just a quick early-day note to say brown sharks are in and large. Mainly water of the South End. Sharkers have landed big fish with the famed and seemingly inevitable unstoppable run-offs thrown in. There’s always the chance of a huge bull being in the mix – and among the unstoppables when maxing out in size. With rays now showing – in small…

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Added by jaymann on June 30, 2007 at 10:00am — No Comments

Thursday JUne 28, 07 -- South winds stir things a bit ...

Thursday, June 28, 2007:

Overly clear water getting stirred a bit, as upwelling knocks down the water temps. Westerlies tonight and tomorrow will smooth things out and likely bring back that dramatically clear aqua.

Some folks are tapping bayside South End after dark and jigging up very large fluke, to over 5 pounds. Can’t give more details than that…

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Added by jaymann on June 28, 2007 at 9:57pm — No Comments

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