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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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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

Wednesday June 26, 2007 -- Slowing to a halt

Wednesday, June 27, 2007:

Some fair fluking early today (Double Creek had a few of those keeper fluke spurts) then the wind played ruiner.

After a period of fine fishing I have to admit things are not so hot. In fact, they’re downright crappy for a few of my regular reports. Here’s a bit of encapsulation of that slowness:

“jay, i just couldn’t bring…

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Added by jaymann on June 27, 2007 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Monday June 25 -- a little Help from the reporters

Monday, June 25, 2007: Loads of info rushing in so I’ll let it do the talking for me as I prepare for the largest SandPaper issue of the year. For my weekly column I have a un tail of a lost rod, a desperately diving spouse and a jetty that kept a marriage off the rocks.

Hello All,…

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Added by jaymann on June 25, 2007 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Brown sharks have arrived!!!!

Anchored up in great bay Saturday night in search of the brown shark with a buddy of mine. Arrived right at dark, chum overboard, within 5 minutes zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!! Gotta love it. Fish was big 15 minute fight 30lb test with 140lb wire leader and 9/0 hook, Whole fresh bunker as bait. Fish went back and forth under boat and snagged on my floating chum pot. Snapped of course!! My guess is fish was 6 foot long. I was pissed we didn't land that fish!! We had plenty of other…

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Added by FishFinder on June 25, 2007 at 10:46am — No Comments

Saturday June 23 -- I can see clearly now -- and that ain't so good

Saturday, June 23, 2007: It gets no clearer – or dingier.

The nearshore water, right up to where the last of the suds dissolves into the wet sand, was so clear that the chances of catching a fish were clearly impossible. OK, so maybe a small fluke was taken near jetties but only predawn offered a serious shot at a striper. In Harvey Cedars, I was watching a fellow casting out…

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Added by jaymann on June 23, 2007 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Friday June 22 -- Winds are brisk but bassing ain't

Friday, June 22, 2007: Winds whipped in from the west and made for a beautiful looking day but a challenge on the angling side of things.

There were some fair showings of small bass in the suds but we’re back to a struggle for a keeper. I guess we’re getting into our resident bass set-up, though as long as we have bait pods out there, the bigger bass should be with us – even throughout the…

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Added by jaymann on June 23, 2007 at 12:09am — No Comments

Thursday June 21 -- A bit slow but bass potential building

Thursday, June 21, 2007: Waves: Small

Decent fishing conditions for the first day of summer. Fluking is astoundingly cellular. The areas where the better flatties are celled up makes for fine catching. Double Creek remains in the doormat zone once fish are found. When off-cell, there is super slowness. While shorts are common they’re nowhere near as packed in the way they were a…

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Added by jaymann on June 21, 2007 at 11:10pm — No Comments

June 20 Weekly Blog -- Tuning Into Freaky Fishing

SOUND BITES GO FISHING: In lieu of actually catching fish, I often spend bite-free time devising underhanded ways to lure in the likes of mega-cow bass. Since most of my fish-coaxing brainstorms get me nowhere when it comes to mastering those mini-brained gill-wagglers, I also think up ways to simply…

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Added by jaymann on June 20, 2007 at 10:35am — No Comments

Simply Bassin' Final Board --

FINAL STANDINGS – UNLESS THERE ARE ANY OUTSTANDING WEIGN-IN SLIPS: Updated June 19, 2007

Entrant Date Weight Length Site Bait Date Shop…

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Added by jaymann on June 19, 2007 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Tuesday June 19, 07 -- Helping hands

Tuesday, June 19, 2007: Waves: Small but still some current and rips to deal with.

One of those crazy busy weeks at The SandPaper. Thanks to the following emailists for essentially writing today’s blog.…

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Added by jaymann on June 19, 2007 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Anchored Up... 06/18/2007

Well, We anchored up last night @ the mouth of Little Sheepshead (Holgate) in 20 feet of water from 9pm to 2am. Bait was fresh clam, clam chum, bunker, eels. Nothing but doggies. Couldn't even get a break from them. It was fun but that only last so long. I was hoping as the water temp was a bit cooler. No such luck!!!!

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Added by FishFinder on June 19, 2007 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Kayak fishing 6/17

Took my kayak out to some bunker pods on the south end. Only about 4 other boats in the area. Lots of bunker and seemed to be big fish on them as well. Snagged some bunker and dropped them on the snag hook. I was using a 7' Ugly Stik so when a big fish hit I knew it. First fish I had on, broke my line. Then I landed a bluefish probably about 10-12 pounds. Chased the same pod for maybe a half hour but then I went back north and realized there were plenty more of pods heading south with fish on… Continue

Added by Dave Hershberger on June 18, 2007 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Sunday June 17, 2007 -- Surf calms but clams don't step up

Sunday, June 17, 2007: Waves: Finally the swell falls off to 2 feet –along with a die-down of the currents.

The switch to straight offshore west winds (midday) invited I some near-torrid air temps – and some black flies. It helped the surfcasters, most of whom were using clams to cash in on the bass that were…

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Added by jaymann on June 17, 2007 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Saturday, June 16, 2007 -- Waves persist and Bill Figley's letter

Saturday, June 16, 2007: Waves: Rebuilt to about 3-5 feet today; a bit of a surprise increase in the wave action. It lead to my contacting the weather Service to increase rip current warning levels from “low” – that it seemed it would be when I called in at sunrise – to a healthy “moderate.”

I’m not sure why the swell surged so much but it did make surfcasting tough. Also, the rock and roll…

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Added by jaymann on June 17, 2007 at 5:00am — No Comments

Friday June 15: Waves drop a tad; lead is still order of the day

(Note: I’m getting a lot of info fed me during the day so some daily reports will have updates throughout the day – check back)

In fact: Midday: Fuse found on the beach after the heavy surf in Surf City/Ship Bottom. To be expected, actually. Good thing the beaches were fairly bare -- and it wasn't some toddler playing in the…

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Added by jaymann on June 15, 2007 at 12:39pm — No Comments

June 15 update --

Updated June 15 – noon.

Entrant Date Weight Length Site Bait Date Shop

Standing Time lbs/oz Girth Weighed…

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Added by jaymann on June 15, 2007 at 12:27pm — No Comments

June 14 -- Wind splits in nothing flat

Thursday, June 14, 2007: Waves: Large.

Talk about hitting the brakes. The wind made what amounted to a panic stop late in the afternoon. The skid marks could be seen across the bay surface as glassiness set in toward dark, with fast-moving north to south currents from the earlier winds making snakes on the water’s surface.

The surf remains majorly…

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Added by jaymann on June 14, 2007 at 10:49pm — No Comments

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