Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Sunday, July 08, 2007: Waves: Persistent 2-4 foot windswell. Water clarity: very slow clean-up; south to north along the beach.
The beachfront did not snap too with cleaner and clear waters, after the hard south winds churned things to hell and back a couple days back. The cleaner water hung maybe 50 yards off the beach in many areas but left the close-in castable waters dingy and…Continue
Added by jaymann on July 8, 2007 at 10:29pm — No Comments
So that's what a 10-pound fluke looks like. Thanks, Blake. Caught recently in west Barnegat Bay.
Saturday, July 07, 2007: Waves: Slight 2-3 foot south swell. Water clarity: Poor but improving.
Kick-ass day out there. One of the nicest this summer. Fishing however is pushing so-so and struggling to manage that.…Continue
Added by jaymann on July 7, 2007 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Thursday, July 05, 2007:
Winds have blown away the fishing potential. Southerly gusts to 30 mph have churned the surf (and dirtied it up) along with dropping ocean temps into the 50s. Some bayside flukers have used sedges as wind blocks but that leaves only the flatties in short drift zones, often small fish.
Winds will gradually go westerly…Continue
Added by jaymann on July 5, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments
PYKRETE IS TOTALLY COOL: It’s been pretty well established that this column likes to roam freely in fringe fishing realms – as in, stuff that has virtually nothing to do…Continue
Added by jaymann on July 5, 2007 at 10:50am — No Comments
Monday, July 02, 2007: Waves: Small.
Thanks to the following reporters for filling in my blog today -- as I write heavily at work.
Have a few fun stories for you about this weekend. Saturday we headed out with the family for a boat trip off BH. Decided to stalk bunker schools instead of fluke fishing. I snagged a pair of bunker and…
Added by jaymann on July 2, 2007 at 10:13pm — No Comments
Sunday, July 01, 2007: Waves: Building to 2-4 feet but afternoon with a strong north to south current.
(Money for winners of Simply Bassin’ 2007 is in the shops. Go to the shop were you weighed in the bass. It was the largest turnout yet for the event, with a touch over 180 anglers, meaning the prize money was close to the 200-entrant schedule. Thanks to all those who joined…Continue
Added by jaymann on July 1, 2007 at 6:43pm — No Comments
Saturday, June 30, 2007:
Just a quick early-day note to say brown sharks are in and large. Mainly water of the South End. Sharkers have landed big fish with the famed and seemingly inevitable unstoppable run-offs thrown in. There’s always the chance of a huge bull being in the mix – and among the unstoppables when maxing out in size. With rays now showing – in small…Continue
Added by jaymann on June 30, 2007 at 10:00am — No Comments
Thursday, June 28, 2007:
Overly clear water getting stirred a bit, as upwelling knocks down the water temps. Westerlies tonight and tomorrow will smooth things out and likely bring back that dramatically clear aqua.
Some folks are tapping bayside South End after dark and jigging up very large fluke, to over 5 pounds. Can’t give more details than that…Continue
Added by jaymann on June 28, 2007 at 9:57pm — No Comments
Wednesday, June 27, 2007:
Some fair fluking early today (Double Creek had a few of those keeper fluke spurts) then the wind played ruiner.
After a period of fine fishing I have to admit things are not so hot. In fact, they’re downright crappy for a few of my regular reports. Here’s a bit of encapsulation of that slowness:
“jay, i just couldn’t bring…Continue
Added by jaymann on June 27, 2007 at 10:58pm — No Comments
Monday, June 25, 2007: Loads of info rushing in so I’ll let it do the talking for me as I prepare for the largest SandPaper issue of the year. For my weekly column I have a un tail of a lost rod, a desperately diving spouse and a jetty that kept a marriage off the rocks.
Added by jaymann on June 25, 2007 at 9:22pm — No Comments
Saturday, June 23, 2007: It gets no clearer – or dingier.
The nearshore water, right up to where the last of the suds dissolves into the wet sand, was so clear that the chances of catching a fish were clearly impossible. OK, so maybe a small fluke was taken near jetties but only predawn offered a serious shot at a striper. In Harvey Cedars, I was watching a fellow casting out…Continue
Added by jaymann on June 23, 2007 at 11:45pm — No Comments
Friday, June 22, 2007: Winds whipped in from the west and made for a beautiful looking day but a challenge on the angling side of things.
There were some fair showings of small bass in the suds but we’re back to a struggle for a keeper. I guess we’re getting into our resident bass set-up, though as long as we have bait pods out there, the bigger bass should be with us – even throughout the…Continue
Added by jaymann on June 23, 2007 at 12:09am — No Comments
Thursday, June 21, 2007: Waves: Small
Decent fishing conditions for the first day of summer. Fluking is astoundingly cellular. The areas where the better flatties are celled up makes for fine catching. Double Creek remains in the doormat zone once fish are found. When off-cell, there is super slowness. While shorts are common they’re nowhere near as packed in the way they were a…Continue
Added by jaymann on June 21, 2007 at 11:10pm — No Comments
SOUND BITES GO FISHING: In lieu of actually catching fish, I often spend bite-free time devising underhanded ways to lure in the likes of mega-cow bass. Since most of my fish-coaxing brainstorms get me nowhere when it comes to mastering those mini-brained gill-wagglers, I also think up ways to simply…Continue
Added by jaymann on June 20, 2007 at 10:35am — No Comments
FINAL STANDINGS – UNLESS THERE ARE ANY OUTSTANDING WEIGN-IN SLIPS: Updated June 19, 2007
Added by jaymann on June 19, 2007 at 8:47pm — No Comments
Tuesday, June 19, 2007: Waves: Small but still some current and rips to deal with.
One of those crazy busy weeks at The SandPaper. Thanks to the following emailists for essentially writing today’s blog.…Continue
Added by jaymann on June 19, 2007 at 8:44pm — No Comments
Sunday, June 17, 2007: Waves: Finally the swell falls off to 2 feet –along with a die-down of the currents.
The switch to straight offshore west winds (midday) invited I some near-torrid air temps – and some black flies. It helped the surfcasters, most of whom were using clams to cash in on the bass that were…Continue
Added by jaymann on June 17, 2007 at 6:45pm — No Comments
Saturday, June 16, 2007: Waves: Rebuilt to about 3-5 feet today; a bit of a surprise increase in the wave action. It lead to my contacting the weather Service to increase rip current warning levels from “low” – that it seemed it would be when I called in at sunrise – to a healthy “moderate.”
I’m not sure why the swell surged so much but it did make surfcasting tough. Also, the rock and roll…Continue
Added by jaymann on June 17, 2007 at 5:00am — No Comments
(Note: I’m getting a lot of info fed me during the day so some daily reports will have updates throughout the day – check back)
In fact: Midday: Fuse found on the beach after the heavy surf in Surf City/Ship Bottom. To be expected, actually. Good thing the beaches were fairly bare -- and it wasn't some toddler playing in the…Continue
Added by jaymann on June 15, 2007 at 12:39pm — No Comments
Updated June 15 – noon.
Standing Time lbs/oz Girth Weighed…Continue
Added by jaymann on June 15, 2007 at 12:27pm — No Comments