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August 2, 2007 -- Water's look is hot

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 –…


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Weekly Blog-ism for Aug 1, 2007 -- Tourney talk and serious reg gab

Marlin Tourney Rocks With BFTs

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…


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Wednesday Aug 1 -- New Barnegat Inlet channel??

Wednesday, August 01, 2007:

Some technical stuff as I finish my weekly blog – with tons left over.…


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Monday July 30 2007 -- Reports taking a turn for the better

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…


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Sunday, July 29, 2007: A slow-go but still worth it

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…


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WMIT -- Saturday July 28 -- An end with quiet drama

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.



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Friday, July 27, 2007: early-day report -- I have a lot of blogging today so check back in

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…


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WMIT Blog for Thursday --


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Thursday, July 26, 2007 -- WMIT is away -- bassing is bleakish while weakies offering sparks

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…


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Danger -- Weekly blog for July 25, 2007

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.…


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Time to settle down after quick'easter -- also, Holgate update


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July 22, 07 -- Weaks beginning to shine

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…


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Weekend looks to be a slow-go -- July 21, 2007

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…


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Thursday/Friday July 19/20 -- Forge already getting shocked(?)

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…


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Congressman fights effort to cut back on fluke quota

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…


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Weekly Blog -- July 18, 2007 -- Poison me please

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…


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Piranha found in Forge -- for real

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…


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Monday July 16, 2007 -- T-storms and some fishing

Monday, July 16, 2007: Waves: 1-3 foot south swell. Water clarity: Fair at best; still churned up after south winds and very cold, some 50-degree temps taken in the suds. Warmer water not far off as winds go to the north.

An odd weather day. Despite forecasts for clear and hot, it was mainly cloudy with winds from the north -- fairly brisk but backing down to light during the afternoon.…


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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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