Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Sunday, August 31, 2014: Man, did the wind do a dance all over this day. Despite earlier forecasts of low winds for today, it honked one good, but not enough to lose any humidity. I had a v-ball tournament in Al V’s yard in BL and it was humid enough to cut with a hard serve.
Had a 30 knot SW gust, late afternoon.
It was not the stuff of fishing, though folks were…Continue
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Thursday, August 28, 2014: I promise I’m not trying to jinx it but this could be one of the finest Labor Day weekends in the history of New Jersey -- though some Lenape Indians once told me about one they had maybe 800 years ago. For some reason they didn’t call it Labor Day weekend.\ua
I’ll first mention the ocean water temps are in the mid-70s. Then, the bonus for…
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Sunday, August 24, 2014: Quite a looker, this Sunday before the final summer Sunday – windblown sunshine. Tough sledding for surfcasters, made tougher by 5- to 6-foot-plus surf.
Summer does not officially close on our calendars until Sept. 22 but there are two real-world things that supersede mere calendar concepts, namely school start-ups and Labor Day. While those two might mark the mere unofficial end of…Continue
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Saturday, August 23, 2014: The winds have stuck a fork in this near-the-end Saturday, more so than the a.m. showers. The winds were expected but it still feels kinda crappy when it actually happens.\uap>A larger-than-usual Saturday-exit swarm is leaving the Island. The thing that makes it a tad more significant is the massive number of collegiates heading out for a lengthy stay away from the Island. And don’t go getting all… Continue
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014: Boy, that dark-of-night storm was a kick in the ass. It did the floodalooza thing, which isn’t hard to do around here. But the 51 mph wind gust I recorded came as a surprise, as did the drop-and-cover backyard lightning. The lightning was a bit odd because it came during honkin’ ENE winds, rarely a T-storm producer. It looks like something near 5 inches of rain soaked us, though I got an island report of closer to six inches falling…Continue
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014: This is a very unusual stint of direct east winds. It has blown in mighty warm water (75 in some locales) but is blowing angling opportunities to hell and back.
This afternoon’s rain was yet…Continue
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This is not the type shark you want bodysurfing with you ...Continue
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\uap>Wednesday, August 06, 2014: The Bertha swell factor is a bit lower today but there are still 4- to 5-foot set waves on occasion, making inlet transits a tad tricky. \uap>As is the always the case with cyclone swells, they pulsate. There could be periods of larger waves, especially right at the change to rising tide. \uap>Unfortunately,… Continue
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Tuesday, August 05, 2014: The swells from Bertha have moved in very quickly – and largely. Waves are a solid four- to six-feet.
That size alone spells trouble for any mariners messing with Little Egg Inlet or even the Beach Haven cut. Things could pick up a bit by…
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