Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Monday, June 30, 2014: Hope you like south winds – I’m talkin’ honkin’ south winds. This entire week is going gust its southerly ass off.
This is absolutely not what the angling and beachgoing realm really needs. Not only will it squelch most recreational ocean fishing – especially the 35 mph afternoon gusts – but it’s going to knock ocean temperatures into the coldest recesses you’ll ever see for a July Fourth…Continue
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Sunday, June 29, 2014: I’d like to rave about the fishing but that would be bogus. I’m getting some serious skunk reports, mainly from fluker having a helluva time finding take-home meat. But, hell, that’s to be expected this time of year – and maybe for many weeks to come. This is not to say some sweet flatties aren’t coming to light, they’re just very much the exception and not the meat of the bite. I even had a bay/sea…Continue
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HOLGATE IS CRAWLING WITH TERRAPIN:
The Holgate end of LBI would seem a nesting terrapin’s dream digs, especially when factoring in the recent erosion -- offering acres upon acres of seemingly…Continue
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It’s something like a doomsday race – with nobody being sure where the starting gun is even at.
Limbering up to the west is the San Andreas Fault. That famed fault line is fully ready – some say it’s champing at the bit -- to crack wide open, orchestrating a multi-state slide into the Pacific. See ya, Left Coast.
Doing stretching exercises to our east is Cumbre Vieja, a…Continue
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014: South winds have things a tad tricky out there – and not ocean-friendly for smaller vessels. Still, there are fluke to be had. Per always, you have to get on the bite and go with the flow. Rarely does a mass of fluke hang in one spot, except when camped near the beach or within a fluke halo around structures,…Continue
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PARKING WITHOUT PUNCHES; As the civil war in Iraq heats up, so does the equally contentious struggle for ocean-block parking on Long Beach Island. And it has already gotten ugly out there, as winter-absent property owners return…Continue
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Saturday, June 21, 2014: A tiny little piece of low pressure threw a stinkin’ chunk of wind at us today. NEs got up to 15 and gusted many a small craft either off the ocean or even back to port. Always a killjoy somewhere. Winds should settle for tomorrow but my beach volleyball was ruint by the wind flow.
I tuned into some radio chatter and short of some shorts (fluke) with a few…Continue
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Friday, June 20, 2014: if you’re not geared up for LBI this weekend you’re in the wrong gear. It’s going to be fine for just about any Island activity, though sailing might be a stretch during slack wind periods.
There should be very good nearshore angling conditions.
Fluke and sharks will dominate the hooking, though there are still occasional seasonal stripers and some cocktail…Continue
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014: It’s one of those ocean days that looks more like further south? Huh? The water is clear and blue-ish, a shade more like the Carolinas. While the water isn’t toasty (mid-60s in some places), the air is starting to sizzle a bit, inching toward 90-ness. With west winds dominating (they might come onshore later in the day), there’s not much temp relief for LBI’ers. Still, you couldn’t ask for a…Continue
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Shark days are here again. A slew of gray-suited species are moving into our rapidly warming waters, led by the perennial brown/sandbar and dusky sharks.
Not far out, high-jumpin’ threshers are already taking trolled offerings. It'll be a while before we know if these highly targetable, long-tailed sharks are as numerous as they were a few years back, when you could easily find them daily. …Continue
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My column is a tad off this week. OK, make that more taddishly off than usual.
Late last week, I contracted a mystery virus. By my reckoning, it was your typical typhoid fever mixed with malaria and complemented with just a touch of the bubonic plague. The body aches were downright Neanderthal, as if a pack of crazed wallabies had just kicked me back…Continue
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Friday, June 06, 2014: Anyone under the weather besides me? Came down with body ache and headachy thing, hopefully passing quickly. Work goes on, though. Thanks to the many folks who have been forwarding me fishing stuff.
It’s always risky to say we’re in for a perfect weekend but I’ll limb it by saying it sure is lookin’ tasty at this time. If I had to pick a perfect fish target for this weekend, it would be fluke,…
Added by jaymann on June 6, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
Sens. Menendez, Booker Announce Over $2 Million for NJ Fisheries
NEWARK, NJ – U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today announced the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will receive $2,352,643 for individuals and businesses in New Jersey’s fishing industries hurt by Superstorm Sandy from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…Continue
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Monday, June 02, 2014: Winds continue to be testy, having swung around from the south, light whitecapping showing at midday. These should decrease slightly and even lay down before a cold front ushers in westerlies by midweek. After that, a nice stint of modest offshores should allow for bay, surf and nearshore angling, mainly surf.
Barnegat Bayside action has been stellar at…Continue
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