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Jaymann's Blog – May 2014 Archive (18)

5/30/2014: Check out eight-year-old Liam's 51-pound bass (see below) -- fully hooked and fought by Liam.

5/30/2014: 

Not much to write about at this time (midday) short of the fishing potential for this weekend being through the ceiling -- make that through the perfect sky. There will be some briskish NE winds but nothing SCA worthy. 

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I do want to note, again, the fun and fishing…

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Added by jaymann on May 30, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

5/29/14 Truck overturns and rains back-off ... weekend lookin' decent.

Thursday, May 29, 2014: I came that close to inviting home a 28-incher but, as usually happens, he looked me in the eyes and sent me a message “Don’t do it, dude … please.” I repented and released … then realized that fish isn’t so kind when he’s sucking down begging bunker and cringing crabs.

Lightish winds tomorrow and not-bad winds over the weekend could make this another just-fine fishing stretch.…

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Added by jaymann on May 29, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

5/28/14: It was nice while it lasted. We’re back to the easterlies. They could kinda very testy from the NE tomorrow before calming down for the weekend. The weather should follow suit -- rainy patch…

5/28/14: It was nice while it lasted. We’re back to the easterlies. They could kinda very testy from the NE tomorrow before calming down for the weekend. The weather should follow suit -- rainy patches until Saturday when the sun should rain down.

I really enjoy when so many folks have such fine fishing, as was the case for many an angler over the weekend. Via emails and various forms of social media, I saw…

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Added by jaymann on May 28, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Weekly blog-about ... wind mills and Rocky's return ...

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The Fish Story

Windmill Wheels Go ’Round and ’Round; Leadfoots and the Causeway…

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Added by jaymann on May 26, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Monday, May 26, 2014: No holidays in my business but I am enjoying the flood of fish hookups. That said, I do want to point out that none of us could be enjoying ideal fishing days like these if it w…

Monday, May 26, 2014: No holidays in my business but I am enjoying the flood of fish hookups.

That said, I do want to point out that none of us could be enjoying ideal fishing days like these if it weren’t for  the men and women who fought – and too many, died – to keep our freedoms alive and biting, so to speak. Importantly, the folks who serve and have served off the battlefield are absolutely as important as those on the…

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Added by jaymann on May 26, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Saturday, May 24, 2014: I’m out and about today, both on work missions but also to get some angling insights -- above and beyond what I’m getting via numerous hot reports. Doris Mae IV coming home to…

Saturday, May 24, 2014: I’m out and about today, both on work missions but also to get some angling insights -- above and beyond what I’m getting via numerous hot reports.

Doris Mae IV coming home today: http://youtu.be/H6XYmC0KkTI

One up-thing I want to offer surfcasters in the apparent repeat (of last year) as real nice…

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Added by jaymann on May 24, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

IMPORTANT: SALTWATER REGISTRY IS BEING CHECKED. DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT.  Friday, May 23, 2014: You always hear it’s not the heat it’s the humidity, well in angling the saying is “It’s not the ra…

IMPORTANT: SALTWATER REGISTRY IS BEING CHECKED. DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT. 

Friday, May 23, 2014: You always hear it’s not the heat it’s the humidity, well in angling the saying is “It’s not the rain it’s the wind.” OK, so maybe I just made that up but I’m getting hyped for the holiday weekend, which could see drippage but, hopefully, some workable winds, mainly Sunday and Monday. That makes fishing potential fair to good for the weekend; mainly bayside and…

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Added by jaymann on May 23, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

5/21/14: Just a couple videos showing some rock anglers having a great time today with bluefish on the South Jetty, BL. It was incoming tide and metals were far-and-away the way to go. Swimming plugs…

5/21/14: Just a couple videos showing some rock anglers having a great time today with bluefish on the South Jetty, BL. It was incoming tide and metals were far-and-away the way to go. Swimming plugs were either ignored or simply swiped at. No bass but the folks catching the blues couldn't have cared less. …

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Added by jaymann on May 21, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

5/20/2014 ... All kinds of stuff ... including NFL mockery

Fluking begins this Friday (May 23) and will go from zero to frenzy with a fine holiday weekend on tap. The minimum size if 18 inches, with a five-fish bag limit. I’ve already gotten a dozen or so reports of fluke being hooked as bycatch. Many have been legal-sized flatties, all dutifully released. Those nice sizes likely have to do with the larger bait chunks being thrown out for blues and bass.

I can’t officially say…

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Added by jaymann on May 20, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

5/18/14 .....  I had calls about the bunker die-off just to our north. It was big and, at first, unexplainable. Early guesses included algal poisoning -- or lowered dissolve oxygen from algal blooms.…

5/18/14 ..... 

I had calls about the bunker die-off just to our north. It was big and, at first, unexplainable. Early guesses included algal poisoning -- or lowered dissolve oxygen from algal blooms. That didn’t work for me; too early in the algae season. Plus, I knew better – from my years as a keeper of saltwater fish tanks. It was a clear case of hypoxia, i.e. death by suffocation. In fact, suffocation die-offs are fairly common menhaden phenomena, dating back to days of yore.…

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Added by jaymann on May 18, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Busted Flat With Headphones on; How to Fight a Fox Over a Turkey By JAY MANN | May 14, 2014Via thesandpaper.net  So, I’m cyber-exploring for a set of good headphones for the upcoming fishing season…

Busted Flat With Headphones on; How to Fight a Fox Over a Turkey

By JAY MANN | May 14, 2014
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Added by jaymann on May 16, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

May 14 -- Big bass around -- before the winds begin.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014: Winds ran roughshod over the easy angling we had a short while back – when bass were being landed left and right. Still, a sweet striper came through the suds, one to Rob V., 31-lbs 14-oz.  See  below.…

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Added by jaymann on May 15, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

5/12/2014 Weekend had some hot angling action. South winds might muck things up a bit.

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Viking Outfitters reports, “We got fish like there’s no tomorrow.” They’re talking about blues galore in the surf, along with those seasonal smaller…

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Added by jaymann on May 12, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Thursday, May 08, 2014: There is a bite on the beach, fairly hot, per phone messages and Facebook banter. The up side is the onslaught of small bass, way more than we've been seeing, numbers-wise. Th…

Thursday, May 08, 2014: There is a bite on the beach, fairly hot, per phone messages and Facebook banter.

The up side is the onslaught of small bass, way more than we've been seeing, numbers-wise.

This striper showing might align with favorable beach fishing conditions (until today, which is a bit roiled) and also a fairly rapid rise in water temps, reaching that…

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Added by jaymann on May 8, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Fish Story Pine Pollen Gets Things Poppin’; Flip-Flops Making Good Impressions

The Fish Story

Also, see at: http://thesandpaper.villagesoup.com/

Pine Pollen Gets Things Poppin’; Flip-Flops Making Good Impressions

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Added by jaymann on May 7, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

May 5 fish stuff -- and a look at Graveling Point for those who might not have been there.

Graveling Point, photo  via Scott's bait and tackle ... 

May 5, 2014: I was hoping I might have a stellar spring fishing report to offload in here today, after a fairly nice weekend. Didn’t quite happen that way.…

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Added by jaymann on May 5, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

  (Above) Just got sent this pic of a myself and a 50-pounder. It was tourney time or I wouldn't have kept it. That same year, I released 227 bass unharmed. Yes, I used to tabulate. I kinda earned …

 

(Above) Just got sent this pic of a myself and a 50-pounder. It was tourney time or I wouldn't have kept it. That same year, I released 227 bass unharmed. Yes, I used to tabulate. I kinda earned keeping this one -- but still felt a bit bad. I think I could now keep it alive long enough to weigh…

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Added by jaymann on May 2, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

VERY insightful NOAA read by Jim Hutchinson. Take a minute to absorb it. (Use bottom bar to align with page size.)

Jay, read your short Sandpaper blurb about the fisheries economics study from our federal government – while it’s true that I’ve spent much of my life criticizing and ridiculing government efforts (I love my country, I have serious doubts about those annointed to run it),  I have to point something out to you for your analysis.

 

Take a look at the bubble chart below produced by NOAA…

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Added by jaymann on May 1, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

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