Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report

Monday, August 12, 2013: Weekly slow down then a cool down.

Monday, August 12, 2013: Man it quiets down fast when weekends end. We’ve gone back to the olden days when summer weeks were based on dayhoppers and weekend end warriors. (Below: Returning home on Rte 9 -- a while back.)

 Spot are so thick in the bay near HC that it's five at a time of using a sibiki. First timer trying spot meat said he BBQ'ed them whole and folks loved them. "Had to get the meat of the bones for the kids but they loved them, too."

He then asked if spot make good bait. I told him that it's rather astounding the differecne between swimming live spot and using spot chunks. The former is close to an ultimate live-line bait while the latter, for whatever reason, is barely shark fare chunks. 


The Queen City is the first LBI town to bring up the subject of beach buggy permits.

Here’s a Fisherman's Headquarters release:

The Borough Beach Haven will be issuing Fall Beach Buggy Permits, pending beach conditions. For more information, contact the Beach Haven Police Department, 609-492-0505.”

(Below: Ship Bottom beach conditions shortly after Sandy.")

Please note the “beach conditions’ notation because that is part and parcel to virtually all towns’ beach buggy permitting systems, even those with beach replenishment.

The places with beach replenishment must also have the buggy entrances in place. That grading of the dune entrances – for public and buggies -- is ongoing and might be running late in Surf City, which currently has no entry points ready for public buggying.

The fluking remains site-specifc, though I’m getting downbeat reports from folks fluking the surf. That should changes significantly in coming weeks, as air temps drop and the first migratory forage fish muster, prior to moving out next month.

Below: Rainfish (bay anchovies) and size grades of spearing (Atlantic silversides). 


Not for nothin’, but I don’t like seeing this cool down, which will show as highs in 70s later this week. Despite all the planetary warming woefulness going on, I worry about a nasty winter, sometimes signaled by unseasonable cool downs in late summer. We need no more stormage in this current storm cycle. 

John Lewis 
Nice inshore yellow fin.

Inshore yellow birds on Willy Hits custom lure.

Double hook up on inshore yellow fins 45lbs and 65lbs. One caught on naked bally and other on Willy Hits custom lure i was prototyping.
  • Brook Borroughs with her 15 lb mahi caught on her dads boat Big Dog. They also had some long fin.
    Brook Borroughs with her 15 lb mahi caught on her dads boat Big Dog. They also had some long fin.
We had a good day of fluking. I had a couple of nice ones, 5.1 and 5.5 lbs but my friend Kyren Dooley caught the biggest of the day at 5.65lbs.
We had a good day of fluking. I had a couple of nice ones, 5.1 and 5.5 lbs but my friend @[1169992050:2048:Kyren Dooley] caught the biggest of the day at 5.65lbs.
Now that's a thresher -- note the tail. 

Inshore Thresher

My Girlfriend and her sister have been bugging me to get them out to see a shark. So decided to see if I can catch them some browns or maybe a thresher. Called Joey to see if he had 
any suggestions, as last time I headed to the Cholera I had like 6 or 7 Browns. He suggested a place, and off I went with my girlfriend, her sister, and my buddy Max...all of whom were eager but inexperienced.

I pulled back on the throttle and the water was pretty clean, and there was a nice drift. Once we setup it was 3 hrs before we got our first bite, however did have a Brown Shark and some Mahi in the slick. My new Talica setup got bumped. I pick it up, and 5 seconds later the fish is peeling line and I setup on him. He shot right under the boat and I saw it was a thresher, and it was game on. Fish went airborn a few times, and during the madness a Brown Shark picked up one of the other baits, so doubled up. 20 minutes later we had a 120lb Thresher fly gaffed, tail roped, and tied off to the cleat.

It was my first landed thresher after losing about a dozen over the years from 50-300lbs, so this felt extra good. The 3 first timers had the time of their lives and I'm sure are hooked. Again thanks to Joey for the intel!!!..
Now that's surf fishing ... Must be released. 
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS: an huge 175 lb GT caught from the rocks. Read more at: <a href=
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GALAPAGOS ISLANDS: an huge 175 lb GT caught from the rocks. Read more at:

Conn. man snags striped bass records over and over

John Christoffersen, 

NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) -- When Greg Myerson heads out in his boat, some fishermen will follow him. The famous want to fish with him. He's the Warren Buffett of the fishing world, giving seminars in which he'll tell some but not all his secrets.

The Connecticut man has achieved a rare feat: He consistently catches striped bass 50 pounds and much larger. Myerson set the world record two years ago by catching a striped bass that weighed 81.8 pounds off the Connecticut coast. Last year he set the striped bass length record of about 44 inches. Just last month he caught a 73-pound bass.

"I'm just going to go ahead and say it: Greg Myerson is the greatest living striper fisherman," declared Rick Bach in an account last month in The Fish Report.

Chris Megan, owner of On the Water magazine, said he doesn't know anyone who's caught so many large striped bass.

Myerson reached the pinnacle by methodically studying his prey and developing devices to lure the fish to him and, perhaps, change how people fish.

"I've gotten it down to a science," Myerson said. "That's what all these great catches are attributed to, knowledge of the fish. You gotta think like them."

The 45-year-old electrician from North Branford began fishing at age 2. At 8, he used the feathers from his grandmother's dead parrot to make his first fly, catching a rare rainbow trout and realizing the thrill of catching a fish with something he made.

He studied fish, learning that striped bass feed on lobster and are drawn to them by the sound they make along the ocean floor. Myerson began trying to replicate that sound with a rattle he put in sinkers, at one point using discarded crack cocaine vials he cleaned up at work and filled with bearings and BBs.

His methods grew more sophisticated as he listened to crayfish in his 200-gallon aquarium with a stethoscope. He also used a sound meter to determine the decibel and frequency and then tweaked the sound of the rattle to mimic it as much as possible.

"It's the reason why I caught more big striped bass than anyone in the world," Myerson said. "It was my secret weapon for years."

Myerson said he's received patents for his rattling sinkers designed to lure the striped bass to fishermen and formed a company called Fish Call to sell the products.

"We're changing the whole fishing industry. We already have," Myerson said.

Myerson stocked a stream on his property with trout and noticed how the biggest ones take the best spot. He figures striped bass do the same, such as by staying near a boulder that breaks the current so they can conserve energy as they wait for lobster to come out when tides are slow.

He likes to head out in the evening and will fish through the night at times. He insists on quiet, often barefoot on the boat to prevent noise and alert to the slightest disturbance to his line.

Myerson really began to attract attention when he caught three bass in 2010 that weighed more than 60 pounds and won angler of the year.

In 2011, Myerson headed out in calm waters off the Connecticut coast when he snagged a powerful fish that began to pull his boat.

"It was an incredible fight," Myerson said.

The 81.8-pound catch, certified by the International Game Fish Association, broke a 29-year-old record of more than 78 pounds.

Myerson said he's caught more than 25 striped bass that weighed at least 50 pounds, eight or nine over 60 pounds and three more than 70 pounds.

Myerson has become so famous in the fishing world that others will follow him. Myerson said he didn't catch all the big fish in the same spot.

"No one knows where those spots are," he said. "I'll never tell anyone where those spots are."

Myerson said he has fished with actor Edward Burns, retired ballplayer Wade Boggs, top chef Tom Collichio, Miami Dolphins football player Jim Jensen and even an astronaut.

Myerson is proud of his records but doesn't dwell on them.

"I kind of almost crave that bite that I know is coming," Myerson said. "I don't care about any of the fish I've already caught. The best fish is the next fish for me."

Nice catch!!!!!!
Long fin
Long fin


Why Are Millions Of Fish Suddenly Dying In Mass Death Events All Ov...

Michael Snyder

Activist Post

Millions upon millions of fish are suddenly dying in mass death events all over the world, and nobody seems to know why it is happening.  In many of the news reports that are linked to below, locals are quoted as saying that they have never seen anything like this before.  So is there a connection between all of the fish deaths that are now occurring all over the planet?

If there is a connection, is there anything that we can do to stop the fish die-off?  Sadly, because the big mainstream news networks in the United States have been virtually silent about this phenomenon, most Americans have absolutely no idea that it is happening.  Millions of fish are dying in mass death events every single month and most of the public is totally clueless.

Please share the list posted below with as many people as you can.  This list was originally started by Frank DiMora, but I have edited it and expanded it.  If there were just three or four items on this list, you could dismiss these news stories as coincidences, but taken together this list really is quite startling…

July 18, 2013: 20 acres of fish ponds full of dead fish in Shandong, China

- July 18, 2013: Hundreds of dead Stingrays wash ashore in Veracruz, Mexico

- July 18, 2013: 10,000 lbs of dead fish found in a lake in Nanjing, China

- July 18, 2013: Thousands of fish dead from “lack of rain” in Sugar Lake, Missouri

- July 18, 2013: Large numbers of fish washing up on the shores of Lake Michigan

- July 19, 2013: 2,000 dead fish found in a lake in Vollsmose, Denmark

- July 19, 2013: Hundreds of fish turning up dead in Holter Lake, Montana

- July 19, 2013: THOUSANDS OF TONS of fish have died in Lake Tondano, Indonesia

- July 20, 2013: 3,000 fish found dead in a creek in Madison County, Ohio

- July 21, 2013: Hundreds of fish found dead in a creek in Laille, France

- July 22, 2013: Hundreds of dead fish found in Lake George, Massachusetts

- July 22, 2013: Large fish kill at Grand Lake in St. Marys, Ohio

- July 23, 2013: Hundreds of dead fish in a park pond in Youngstown, Ohio

- July 24, 2013: Massive fish kill washes up in a lagoon in Venice, Italy

- July 24, 2013: Thousands of dead fish in Lake Bulwell causes shock in Nottingham, England

- July 24, 2013: 30,000 fish dying PER DAY in fish farms in Ratchaburi Province, Thailand

- July 24, 2013: Masses of dead fish found in River Lea in England

- July 24, 2013: Hundreds of dead fish found in Provo River, Utah

- July 25, 2013: Hundreds of fish found dead in a park pond in Birmingham, England

- July 26, 2013: Hundreds of thousands of fish dying from “red tide” in South Korea

- July 26, 2013: Thousands of dead fish found floating in River Dender, Ath, Belgium

- July 26, 2013: Mass fish die-off in a river in Moscow, Russia

- July 26, 2013: 25,000 dead fish “is a mystery” in Pittville Lake in Gloucestershire, England

- July 26, 2013: 20,000 fish die along a 5 mile stretch of river in Jiangshan, China

- July 27, 2013: 10,000 dead fish found in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania

- July 27, 2013: Mass death of fish “is a mystery” in a river in Skane, Sweden

- July 27, 2013: Large fish kill in the Bahlui river, “cause unknown” in Romania

- July 28, 2013: 1100 King Salmon found dead in a river in Petersburg, Alaska

- July 29, 2013: Hundreds of dead fish wash ashore “due to pollution” on beach in Veracruz, Mexico

- July 29, 2013: 7 TONS of dead fish recovered from the Keelung river in Taiwan

- July 29, 2013: Thousands of fish die “due to heat and storms” in Handsworth Park, Birmingham, England

- July 31, 2013: 3 TONS of fish die due to “lack of oxygen” in a river in Pilsen, Czech Republic

- August 2, 2013: Thousands of fish dying all over Alaska

- August 6, 2013: Up to 1000 lbs of dead fish washed ashore in Ylane, Finland

- August 6, 2013: 840 dead Salmon found in a creek in Port Coquitlam, Canada

- August 6, 2013: Hundreds of dead fish lining the shore of a pond in Toronto, Canada

- August 6, 2013: 100,000 fish die in the Arkansas River

- August 7, 2013: Thousands of dead fish found floating in a river in Hangzhou, China

- August 8, 2013: Tons of fish washed up on the shores of Karachi, Pakistan

- August 8, 2013: Tens of thousands of fish dying in lakes and rivers all over the U.K.

And remember, the list compiled above represents  less than a one month period.  The truth is that we have been seeing massive fish die-offs all over the globe month after month.

So why is this happening?

Is there anything we can do to stop it?

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