Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Wednesday, March 24, 2010:
Wind is honkin’ like all get out so it’ll be at the backs of Graveling Pt anglers. While this tends to knock the bite down there should be a fair residual bite after some very decent action. Here’s a report I got:
“Graveling Pt was hot with the overcast/rain and south wind on Monday afternoon. One fish pushing 20lbs was taken along with a few other keepers and there were a bunch of shorts. Spring has sprung. Finally.”
On LBI, I can’t be overly specific or the wrathmongers will flip but I had two reports of very nice bassing bayside – and I’m not just talking the bridges. There are keeper fish mixed in. A two-fish cooler, hosting very fat fish taken by a couple savvy striperites, helped me out with a huge filet to do with as I pleased. I’m still a full-blown simplist when it coems to cooking small bass: salt, pepper, baked and a nice brush with an olive oil based “butter.” When I eat leftovers, I do it cold and just hit the bass with a few shots of worcestershire sauce.
It sure seems the cold winter has not slowed the usual arrivals, even though the ocean remains a chilly mid-40s.
You probably got this news already. Scotty’s B&T’s first keeper of the season has become a very cool rite of spring fishing:
Monday, March 22, 2010 /\/\/\ 5:45pm
It was one heck of a surprise to see Tom Daly walk around back this afternoon to weigh in a TWENTY ONE pound bass! He cought that fish from Graveling Point at 2:00 this afternoon. Another anger walked onto the point while Tom was walking off with his keeper and stayed three hours and had six shorts before calling it a day. It was a good day at the point.
The report from Clarks Landing, up the Mullica River, was quiet on Saturday when the anglers were catching at Graveling Point and when the action was slow on the point on Sunday, the catching was much better up the river.
The bait report looks good with both clams and bloodworms looking to be available on Wednesday morning.
News note via FHDQ: The NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has received notice that the federal government has agreed to give New Jersey until July 30th to implement regulations necessary to avoid a shark fishing moratorium. The state faced the moratorium this season due to non-compliance with regulations required in the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Atlantic Coastal Sharks Interstate Fishery Management Plan. For more information, visit the NJ Fish & Game web site page... http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/news/2010/shark_extension.htm