Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Thursday, August 02, 2007: Waves: Small – we got virtually nothing from that fast-moving Tropical Storm Chantal (or something like that). Yes, there was a T.S. out there with pretty hefty winds. It went extratropical in nothing flat and maybe produced some waves for Halifax.
How about that water!? After a summer marked by unusually cool –…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 2, 2007 at 5:48am — No Comments
Well, for some odd reason we really have to talk full-blown fishing in here this week since someone went and secretly named this column “The Fish Story.” That name change caught me by surprise since it took place so suddenly – something like 20 years ago.
This week, I’m up to my proverbial gills in angling energy, having spent four consecutive…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 1, 2007 at 5:20am — No Comments
Wednesday, August 01, 2007:
Some technical stuff as I finish my weekly blog – with tons left over.…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 1, 2007 at 12:43am — No Comments
Of the nearly two dozen fluking reports I picked up via emails or by calling around today, all talked of huge takes of flatties, with a very decent keeper count.
I’ve noticed that anglers don’t maintain keeper-to-throwback percentages as much when they’re getting adequate take-homes material. When fluking goes sufferingly small, as it had been earlier this summer, I get a calculator-esque…Continue
Added by jaymann on July 30, 2007 at 2:59pm — No Comments
Added by Dave Hershberger on July 30, 2007 at 10:30am — No Comments
Sunday, July 29, 2007: Waves: 1 to 3 east swell. Water clarity: Very good. Water temps: 70-ish.
During my daily close-coverage of the Beach Haven White Marling Invitational Tournament I also got to talk nearshore fishing with quite a…Continue
Added by jaymann on July 29, 2007 at 2:58pm — No Comments
Saturday, July 28, 2007:
Well, another Beach Haven White Marlin Invitational Tournament is under the fighting belt – thought the banquet is still going on as I type this entry ince I had to break away to blog in a timely manner.
Added by jaymann on July 28, 2007 at 10:20pm — No Comments
My 6 year-old nephew has expressed an interest in learning how to fish (in the surf). He will be down on LBI for the next 6 days or so. Normally this time of year, kingfish are a pretty good bet near the jetties in the surf with bloodworms or gulp bloodworms. I've heard that the kingfishing has been slow recently. Does anyone know if this is true?
Added by Art L on July 28, 2007 at 4:38pm — No Comments
Friday, July 27, 2007:
I had another fair night behind the rod, not so much the size of things but the fact darkness brought blues, weaks, a wayward 24-inch bass, herring and (you won’t believe this) a fish I simply couldn’t identify – it had a huge mouth, darkish splotchy markings on a tan background, was no more than 8 inches long and healthy as all get-out. My guess is a juvenile…Continue
Added by jaymann on July 27, 2007 at 9:55am — No Comments
Thursday, July 26, 2007:
As expected, a huge percentage of White Marlin Invitational Tournament entrants went out this very-calm way-early a.m. The weather did throw in a nearshore ripple when winds switched to the NE in response to some storms to the south. Overall, the southerlies will kick in – late-day 10 to 15 mph -- to about 20 miles…Continue
Added by jaymann on July 26, 2007 at 1:57pm — No Comments
Added by jaymann on July 26, 2007 at 1:52am — No Comments
Follow the Bouncing Blogs
(last segment can be nixed for this week)
Wow, I have a ton of stuff to blog about this week. I guess I’ll just put it in five-pound bags and throw in as many as I can.
Let’s go small first.…Continue
Added by jaymann on July 24, 2007 at 10:12pm — No Comments
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Sunday, July 22, 2007: Winds were more the spoiler today that yesterday – which ended up perfect. Not perfect was the bassing, despite quite a few folks casting for stripers. Baits are finding a here/there keeper in the suds but no regularity. Far better odds given when fishing west side of IBSP and out the north side of the inlet.
There is a notable upturn in weakfishing, mainly…Continue
Added by jaymann on July 22, 2007 at 9:26pm — No Comments
Saturday, July 21, 2007: Waves: Small. Winds: Could play spoiler as day goes on. Water temps: Still unseasonable at mid-60; ocean temps will warm rapidly with NE winds.
There is a feel of fall in the air this early a.m.. I kid you not. I was watching some boats being trailered to launch points and I noticed hoodies being worn. The main weathery things is gusty north winds that may…Continue
Added by jaymann on July 21, 2007 at 5:22am — No Comments
Thursday/Friday, July 19/20, 2007: Waves: Small. Winds: Light SE early then turning brisk and variable with storms.
Update: They are already shocking the water at Stafford Forge in an effort to remove the…Continue
Added by jaymann on July 20, 2007 at 10:38am — No Comments
Saxton Asks National Marine Fisheries Service to Justify Flounder Proposal
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jim Saxton called on the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to explain why it plans to cut fluke quotas below reduced levels it itself helped set only last year.
"These are not good numbers to see, and they threaten our fishing industry," Saxton said. "The people who rely on summer flounder for a living have already seen severe cuts from 2005 and 2006 levels. Only…Continue
Added by jaymann on July 20, 2007 at 12:26am — No Comments
AND TASTE GREAT, TOO: While it’s proverbially suggested that we pick our own poison, I’m inclined to believe it’s the poison that picks us.
Hell, a few years back I heard a mild rap at my front door, opened up and there on the front stoop perched this frightened and forlorn little can looking cute as a button – it’s hair all spiked…Continue
Added by jaymann on July 18, 2007 at 10:19am — No Comments
BEWARE OF THE BOG PIRANHA: Sport editor Rick Mellerup first alerted me to wild and wacky things being caught in Stafford Forge lake. Check his story in this issue.
Seems piranha – or at-least piranha-type hard-biting foreign fish – are now being caught in “The Forge,” as the main lake is…Continue
Added by jaymann on July 17, 2007 at 5:42pm — No Comments