Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Friday, August 31, 2007: Waves: Building 2-3 foot easterly ground swell; smaller northerly wind swell. Water clarity: Very good. Water temps: Mid-70s, highest yesterday was 77.
Warmest water of the year has moved in. North winds will keep the water balmy. Waves could pick up today as groundswells from a couple offshore disturbances mix with…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 31, 2007 at 8:35am — No Comments
Don’t you just hate time warps?
The cosmos does a belch and just like that the time period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, which is supposed to run something like 14 weeks, is over in just under a couple weeks.
Sure, to the untrained eye it looks like we had a full summer, based on inaccurate measuring tools like clocks, calendars and…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 30, 2007 at 12:05pm — No Comments
Wednesday, August 29, 2007: Waves: 1-3 feet out of the north. Water clarity: Excellent.
Sorry reports were sketchy for a couple days there. I was actually writing my butt off for the Labor Day Weekend issue of The SandPaper. In my weekly…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 29, 2007 at 9:39am — No Comments
Monday, August 27, 2007: Waves: 2-4 foot swell, generally easterly but touch of north windswell. Water clarity: Good.
The fishing has been very much to the liking of the Slowskys, those tortoises that work for Comcast -- and like everything comatose or slower. Our angling slowness harkens back to the after-age of the long storm of last week.…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 28, 2007 at 8:28pm — No Comments
Saturday update: Early Afternoon. The combining of scalding hot air and a cool ocean created some very trying times for boats that zipped out early today then ran into water-top fog so thick at least one boat ran aground on LBI. Fortunately, most boat anglers started out the inlets, saw the zero visibility ahead and discretely headed back in. later inn the day much…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 25, 2007 at 10:41pm — No Comments
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Waves: Very persistent wave action via a 4-foot (larger sets) easterly long-period ground swell. Yesterday was honking out there , wave-wise. I was doing volleyball on the beach in Harvey Cedars and the combination of large swell, days of onshore winds and astronomical conditions had set waves…
Added by jaymann on August 25, 2007 at 6:29am — No Comments
Friday, August 24, 2007: Waves: Still very sizeable. Water clarity: fair. Winds: Around to the south – where they’ll stay parked for the entire weekend.
Well, the sun broke through late yesterday and since then it hasn’t wasted any time…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 24, 2007 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Special World Record Fluke Blog-about:
In the face of a potential world-record fluke, the opinion mill is spitting out splinters left and right. I did an internal debate on whether or not I should let my sites even go there.
I soon decided to let…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 23, 2007 at 12:15pm — No Comments
Duct Dollars, Worldly Fluke and Big Busts
IF IT WALKS LIKE A DUCT: Garett Croft Stenson, an Oregon native, is one of those annoying people who doesn’t just think up creative moneymaking concepts but actually follows through with them -- unlike folks like myself, who come up with…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 23, 2007 at 10:52am — No Comments
Wednesday, August 22, 2007: Waves: Still huge. Water clarity: Good -- but who’s checking?
If you look into the skies you’ll see a big…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 22, 2007 at 10:15pm — No Comments
Tuesday, August 21, 2007: Waves: 5-7 feet with some larger sets. Water clarity: Good but seriously churned.
Erin is impacting us – time-wise, more than…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 21, 2007 at 5:52am — No Comments
Sunday, August 19, 2007: Waves: 2-3 feet out of the south. Water temps: 70. Water clarity: fair but not where it should be; very dirty stretches.
Wind played the spoiler yesterday. Morning gusts to 25 had many folks hanging close to port.…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 19, 2007 at 9:42pm — No Comments
Saturday, August 18, 2007: Waves: Small groundswell out of the south is holding at 2-3 feet; still not sure where those waves are coming from but it’s the first far-south wave action of the summer. Water clarity: Fair – it had gotten pretty murky yesterday but cleared up late-day. Water temps: had dropped but inches back up top near 70.…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 18, 2007 at 6:00am — No Comments
(Above: It’s as weird and foreboding a creature as I’ve ever dug outside the tropics. This three-inch long caterpillar/larvae-like monsters was just under the ground in…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 17, 2007 at 6:34am — No Comments
Noodling Nutcases and Bad Crossings
NO, YOU GRAB IT: I…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 16, 2007 at 1:36pm — No Comments
Thursday, August 16, 2007: Waves: Small. Water clarity: Very good.
The winds are still in the picture, as they may continue to be, as a moderate push of cool northerly air moves in. However, it should be fishable to highly fishable through the weekend providing you time the trips to lower winds periods. T-storms loom large – and…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 16, 2007 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Wednesday, August 15, 2007: Waves: Small. Water clarity: Very good (though honking south winds later today could stir things up). Water temps: Bayside: Upper 70s (actually a bit cool). Ocean: Mid-70s – and could drop with upwelling from south winds.
Thanks to H.H. (Scranton/BHW) for dropping off immaculately filleted and trimmed bluefish meat for my jerkying. He and his boat…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 15, 2007 at 7:06pm — No Comments
RUNDOWN:The weakfishing in west Barnegat Bay is semi-sizzling. There is that know-how knack needed to pull sparklers out at a rapid-fire rate but the odds are in the favor of anyone dropping lots of chum over. And the chum-line doesn’t have to be only grasshrimp. Some crushed shedders mixed with clam or mussels can achieve a nice attraction level.
Here’s a pro report from…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 14, 2007 at 2:55pm — No Comments
Sunday, August 12, 2007: Waves: dropping to 2-3 feet out of the north; small south wind swell starting.…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 12, 2007 at 8:53pm — No Comments
Friday, August 10, 2007: WAVES: Choppy 2-4 feet out of the south. Water clarity: Fair but getting cleaner; that could change back to poor if the winds blow too hard from the south.
Weakfishing decent at BI. Some stripers in the nix; North End and along the beachfront; mainly clam eaters. Weather is very unpredictable, looks almost tropical…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 10, 2007 at 2:59pm — No Comments