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1st boat trip

Shakedown cruise today, Trolled around holgate and BH in 20-30 ' with stretch 20's, nada. Went out to L/E Reef and checked for sea bass, but the spiny dogs were a problem; everywhere....returned to the L/E Inlet, trolled around and nada. Boat runnin like a champ. Weather was awesome, saw like 8 boats the entire day. reef temp on surface was 55 in 60'

JM

Added by John Mason on May 24, 2007 at 12:22am — No Comments

J-mann -- Tuesday May 22, 07 -- Surf City to open, maybe tomorrow

Tuesday, May 22, 2007: I have word that the Surf City beaches could open by tomorrow. The DEP has sighed off (i.e. agreed with) the Army Corps assertion that the beaches are safe.

Here’s how the beach thing will play out this summer.

First, the impact of the beach will blow away beachgoers. The Surf City sands are huge, wide and perfectly…

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Added by jaymann on May 22, 2007 at 10:08pm — No Comments

J-mann : Weekly Blog -- Tuesday May 22, 2007 -- lots of read-age

Wildfire Well Dones and Slow Lane Insane

Like many appreciative folks, I want to profusely thank the firefighters and police officers that did an outstanding job in fighting the Pinelands blaze – and the related traffic nightmares in Stafford.…

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Added by jaymann on May 22, 2007 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Bass Pick and Blue Carnage

Picking at the bass around the inlet and surf on plastic when you can get it past the blues. Haven't seen much in the way of baitfish.

Added by TJ on May 21, 2007 at 12:59pm — 7 Comments

J-mann -- Sunday, May 20, 2007 -- wind and bass to boot

Sunday, May 20, 2007: Despite wholly honking west winds, many folks were fishing, primarily surfside – boating had its proponents especially west bay where the land knocked the winds down a bit.

For the umpteenth day in row, the surfside hooking was amazingly pop-up in nature. A beach would shine one day while nearby beaches go comatose, then, the next day, the comatose beach would offer…

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Added by jaymann on May 20, 2007 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Saturday, May 19 -- Blues back again -- with emphasis

Saturday, May 19, 2007

The bluefishing has fully exploded again. The channels, be they in the inlets or bayside (Grassy and such), are holding cocktails (2- to 4-pounders) to exhaustion. Some fishing folks are literally tiring out. Boat fishing is far better than surfside or bank fishing, though the suds are still seeing passage after passage of bluefish. I’m not sure why the bluefishing had disappeared for awhile but the massive biomass is an eye-opener.

Bassing in the surf is a bit… Continue

Added by jaymann on May 20, 2007 at 2:26pm — No Comments

J-mann Blog Friday May 18, 2007 -- Windblown -- but bass anxiously waiting

Friday, May 18, 2007:

Weather things are actually a tad worse than the forecasters had pegged. The winds are a solid 25 out of the NE and the rains were pretty steady last night, though they’ve been reduced to spits by midday. I’m wondering if the cleanup of the surf will happen by…

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Added by jaymann on May 18, 2007 at 1:17pm — No Comments

J-mann: Flame is out, bass cruising about and Wes in a mess



Thursday, May 17, 2007:…

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Added by jaymann on May 17, 2007 at 11:53pm — No Comments

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

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