(NOTE: On March 15, a beachfront remembrance will be held for Ric O Brien. It will take place at 1 p.m. at the pavilion at the ocean end of 5th Street in Beach Haven. Afterwards, light refreshments will be served at the Beach Haven Marlin and Tuna Club.)
Friday, February 29, 2008:
Large bunker are being found along the beachfront. They’re’ not sick, just being hit hard -- by whatever. It is simply too early for large bass to be panicking the bunker onto the beach so you… Continue
Added by jaymann on February 29, 2008 at 7:08pm —
Thursday, February 28, 2008:
The cell-in-hand days are over if you’re driving. It’s now a primary offence, meaning the blue boys will be looking into windows. Recollect the seat belt enforcement days? While a first violation carries no points, it is a nasty $250 fine. I believe that fine can also be coupled with court costs and such. Ouch.
I noticed the store shelves are bare of hands-free cell phone contraptions. This is one time that low-friend folks have it a bit… Continue
Added by jaymann on February 28, 2008 at 7:28pm —
It's The Animals' Fault
This week I need to make a few new foes since many of my past ones are getting too submissive. So I’m going to go paradox in this column. That’s a way of saying I’ll be writing on some you-can’t be-serious issues, from cormorant to coyotes to cod to seals, all of which are getting a bum rap in an all-too-human blame game.
CRY CORMORANT: I’ve had a number of letters asking about the impact of double-created cormorant on fish stocks. The… Continue
Added by jaymann on February 26, 2008 at 3:47pm —
Monday, February 25, 2008: Above: Isn't this amazing? It came up on eBay. I was so tempted to bid on it despite an opening price of $299. It sucks being po’. It sold. Had it not, I would have contacted the seller to arrange a buy. Hey, the one who dies with the most credit card debt, wins. Here’s the information about this piece of fine art. “Hand carved by a world renowned carver Allen Luiz. He carved this for my dad in Newport RI many years ago. It… Continue
Added by jaymann on February 25, 2008 at 7:51pm —
Saturday, February 23, 2008: We slipped by this storm with only a couple inches of snow and very little wind. However, storm clouds hang hard and heavy over the big angling issues.
Here is an update on the Pot Bill:
As most of you know by now, yesterday Senate Bill S336 was passed by the Senate Environment Committee. Opposition was strong but Bill Figley’s testimony, termed "devastating" by Committee Chair Senator Bob Smith, convinced most all members to pass… Continue
Added by jaymann on February 23, 2008 at 6:16pm —
Thursday, February 21, 2008: Here’s a Tom Fote/JCAA press release: Press Release The Senate Environment Committee voted bill S336 (prohibiting the use of certain fishing gear on artificial reefs) and S75 (Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs) out of committee today. We want to thank Senator Bob Smith, Chairman of the committee, for posting the bills and voting for both bills.I would also like to thank Senators John Adler (primary sponsor), Christopher Bateman, Andrew Ciesla, and Robert Gordon for… Continue
Added by jaymann on February 21, 2008 at 10:00pm —
SEAFOOD.COM NEWS [PRNewswire] - February 20, 2008 -
TRENTON, N.J., Organizations representing the interests of New Jersey's seafood lovers, including the Garden State Seafood Association and the New Jersey Restaurant Association, are coming together to oppose legislation which they say would strip people who don't fish of their right to enjoy ocean-fresh New Jersey lobsters, sea bass, blackfish and other species.
On Thursday, the State Senate's Environment Committee will… Continue
Added by jaymann on February 20, 2008 at 9:37pm —
Wednesday, February 20, 2008:
We’re into what I optimistically consider the upbeat days of downbeat winter. We’re starting to actually see a quantitative increase in day length, enough that I get major chunks of outdoor time in after busting away from work in the afternoon.
I’ve been increasing my tracking, having enough time to follow some fox tracks back to an improvised den beneath huge chunks of concrete in a long-abandoned gravel quarry – not far from a working quarry. The… Continue
Added by jaymann on February 20, 2008 at 11:44am —
Sunday, February 17, 2008:
Lots of not-good going on but that’s seems par for the winter course.
The most upbeat thing I can bring up is the growing anticipation – and readying – for this weeks one-more-time push to have the pot/artificial reef bill through the Trenton juggernaut – known as the Legislature.
Here the report from Tom F: “The Senate Environment Committee hearing date to vote Bill S336 (prohibiting use of certain fishing gear on artificial reefs)… Continue
Added by jaymann on February 17, 2008 at 10:00pm —
Thursday, February 14, 2008:
The last few days have seen a number of seal strandings and sightings along the LBI beachfront. A couple of the seals seemed to be a sick. There were also reports of seals likely just basking.
Per usual, don’t mess with beached seals, be they stranded or just pulling out for a breather. It’s against federal law to harass marine mammals.
I read they’ll be doing the annual seal hunt up in Canada. Since we perpetually hear the grim side of… Continue
Added by jaymann on February 14, 2008 at 10:35pm —
Sing a song of ticks; Jumbo stripers to the south
Well, this week I’m going big on bass, as you’ll see below.
I should first note that I’m a tad down this issue. I was sure I’d see a Grammy go to Brad Paisley’s song “I’d like to check you for ticks,” also called “Ticks.”
I’m sure there are a few of you less-than-country folks who think this is just me pulling your gold Italian chains. Nope. There was absolutely a Grammy-nominated song called “Ticks” with the… Continue
Added by jaymann on February 12, 2008 at 9:09pm —
Saturday, February 09, 2008:
I saw a couple guys out giving fishing a try along the beach. No word but, hey, you never know -- same with the Mega-Millions.…
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Thursday, February 07, 2008: Man, am I getting a load of guesses on the human remains found recently at Holgate. It was actually nice to know folks are still out there – and reading my blogs – since it had gotten astoundingly quiet on the email front (for good reason).
One emailer thought the lower mandible might be Amerind (American Indian)… Continue
Added by jaymann on February 8, 2008 at 7:56am —
FILLETING AWAY AT WINTER: This is a reminiscent side note on my part, recalling the days I was a… Continue
Added by jaymann on February 8, 2008 at 7:53am —
Sunday, February 03, 2008:
Congrats to the Giants (and, yes, their fans) for winning one of the most exciting Super Bowls since its invention.… Continue
Added by jaymann on February 3, 2008 at 10:42pm —
I'm trying to figure out whether or not there's a fishing angle to this image.
Friday, February 01, 2008:
Needless to say, it’s been amazingly quiet on the local fishing front. At work, I’ve been around a load of issues that could trickle down to… Continue
Added by jaymann on February 1, 2008 at 11:43am —