Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Thursday, November 25, 2010:
I had mainland duties the last couple days but got word of some fair bassing on the front beach, though nothing at all like the recent bouts of serious-ass bassing. Still, there were some Classic weigh-ins of bass and I got a couple fairish boat reports.
Of course, both the holiday and the weather were issues working against peaceful fishing. I ran into some thick snowfall up in Burlington County. At one point, huge flakes were coming down like they meant it, then things turned over to rain and finally dried out. Still, it was the first flakes of the season. Hopefully, it’s not a sign of wicked whiteness to come. May your mountain destinations get snow – keep it up there, please.
We’re into the final phase of the truly wild and cow-laden Classic. It sure seems as if bass plenty big enough to qualify for weigh-in will hang around right through the final weekend. Keep chunking – but also get the plugs, Avas and teasers ready for what follows, i.e. schoolies out the kazoo.
Wreck fishing remains a huge attraction, per a couple sources.
Email: “Hi Jay,
Do you have a reccomendation for a portable air compressor for filling my tires???? Now that I have a house in Beach Haven West instead of on the island, I need to fill up each time I finish fishing and head back to the house. Or..... do ya think it's it ok to drive the couple of miles with the low air pressure???? Thanks in advance, Jay”
I often drives weeks on end under low pressure, i.e. 22 psi. I can see even going as low as 20 psi for your haul. I use a Sears compressor but many small compressors are pretty much the same -- slow but steady. Do not rely on a small air compressor's settings to cut-off the pump at the poundage you're trying to reach. Always use your hand tire pressure gauge, even when filling the tires at a snails pace, i.e. lighter-based air compressors. I actually think it's better to drive on evenly low tires than to drive around with four tires at different air pressures. J-mann)
This time of year I always make a fully sincere appeal – on my own volition – that you do your fishing-related shopping in local tackle shops. Not only is the variety far beyond anything Dicks and Marts have but the service the after-buy helpfulness and most of all the gift card potential of our very own tackle shops makes them the only smart choice. I realize that gift card angle seems tired and uncreative, yet it truly is one of the best-received ands duly appreciated presents out there. It not only gives on Christmas Day but it gives again when the card is being chased in. And don’t be afraid to ask around the shops as to what’s hot this year. In fact, some of the shops might know the angler you’re shopping for.