Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Saturday, November 10, 2007: Waves: Powerful 4-7 foot north groundswell -- near unfightable north to south current. Water clarity: Good. Plugabilty: Excellent. Water temps: Low 50s.
As many of you know I’m a weather hound. I have science background, including meteorology, but I’m still a mere amateur. I sometimes wish I wasn’t such a sky-watcher. Take today for instance. I was all but biting the heads off frozen bunker because of the total maliciousness of the junk weather. Above is the Doppler radar, midday. Check out the only frickin’ place with heavy rain. LBI. I mean is that a joke, or what!? And the crap just hung on for literally hours while elsewhere in NJ was dry – albeit chilly-dry. The black cloud of LBI.
I’m doubly mad because I had quite a few folks coming down for some fishing and what-not.
Oh, well. By the time you read this it’ll likely have finally cleared – better part of the day all but pissed to pieces.
I want to confirm that there is a growing – and soon to be glowing ? -- bass action; not to the hilt but a bit wider spread than I first reported yesterday. I had half a dozen messages (after getting very few for days on end) from folks finally taking home some filets. A number of surfcasters and boat-anglers ook their daily limit and used their tag for the first time this year. In the suds, it seems that bunker chunks have the edge over clam gobs, though clams are also finding taker. However, the use of bunker allows slammer blues to also enter the rod play zone. With nearly a thousand folks in the Classic, nobody is kicking a daily/weekly/segment-winning bluefish out of bed. Blues are mainly in the 10-pound rnage.
Check the Classic website http://www.lbift.com/2007week5.htm to note the way entered fish are from north to south on LBI.
I’m always looking for an odd and/or great fish or nature tale, as my winter writing begs extra input. Per usual, I always like questions to seek for.
Late update: Waves have all but ruined surfcasting in many areas. If there are still bass out there, it's mighty hard to kepp bait on the bottom to attract them. plugging migyht be the bettre choice -- if you can take the windchills in the 30s.