Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report

Sunday, March 04, 2018: Quick flooding update; Midday:

Below: Mark Temme surfing ... in the bay!! 

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Sunday, March 04, 2018:

Quick flooding update; Midday: Flooding is an ass-pain on the Boulevard, which is bubbling forth the worst drive-ruining waters yet, relating to this nor’wester.

The west winds have backed off, allowing the bay to fill with riled up ocean water. Today’s high water gives a minor indication of just how insane the flooding could have been had we gotten on the bad side of the storm.

This storm will go down locally as, at most, a five-year storm. However, had it detonated a mere 100 miles further south of where it intensified, we could have easily felt a 25-year storm … or greater.  

Today, the worst flooding is again from south Ship Bottom, southward. It is necessary to use Beach Road when at a number of places. In fact, just set your cruise control to 25 mph and take the high road south. There is the usual road flooding at the Surf City end of Barnegat Avenue.

I got caught in a Beach Road back-up in Brant Beach, due to the let-out of my 10 o’clock mass at St. Francis. That exodus instantly added at least 50 vehicles to the back-road load.  Then we all had to mess with the aforementioned south SB road inundation. Check it out:


The flooding pattern is a bit odd of late. The incoming Causeway area, around Central Avenue (Wawa), is bone dry. In fact, most of easily-flooded Central is fine … until you reach the south end in Ship Bottom, where it becomes wholly impassable.

Flooding will remain a drive ruiner until mid-afternoon. It sure seems likely to persist into tomorrow.

A quick note that once the waters recede on the Boulevard and backroads, there could be debris left behind. Yesterday, I jumped out of my truck and de-streeted a two-by … with upward-facing nails in it. You’re welcome.

Always keep full moons in mind ... 

This is when full moons will occur in 2018, according to NASA:

Date Name U.S. East UTC
Jan. 1 Wolf Moon 9:24 p.m. 02:24
Jan. 31 Snow Moon 8:27 a.m. 13:27
Mar. 1 Worm Moon 7:51 p.m. 00:51 (3/2)
Mar. 31 Sap Moon 8:37 a.m. 13:37
Apr. 29 Pink Moon 8:58 p.m. 01:58 (4/30)
May 29 Flower Moon 10:20 a.m. 15:20
Jun. 28 Strawberry Moon 12:53 a.m. 05:53
Jul. 27 Buck Moon 4:21 p.m. 21:21
Aug. 26 Sturgeon Moon 7:56 a.m. 12:56
Sep. 24 Harvest Moon 10:53 p.m. 03:53 (9/25)
Oct. 24 Hunter's Moon 12:45 p.m. 17:45
Nov. 23 Beaver Moon 12:39 a.m. 05:39
Dec. 22 Cold Moon 12:49 p.m. 17:49


Sherwood Lincoln Sr.

A Common Loon, eating a very invasive Green Crab. Green Crabs have been attributed to many bad things, including destroying Eel Grass, and clam and mussel beds This species changes the balance between species in the ecosystems and impacts their diversity. I have seen and photographed many birds Including; Ducks, Grebes, loons, and Gulls eating them.
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Science Saturdays at the LBIF
Striped Bass Bonus Program
Loveladies, NJ, March 2018. The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences (LBIF) once again presents its Science Saturday series, weekly through April 28. The public is invited to take part in these interactive, informative, and sometimes hands-on presentations in an informal atmosphere. The LBIF is located on Long Beach Island, 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies, NJ.
Now in its 12th season, Science Saturdays at the LBIF continues to partner with local experts to tackle today's most pressing scientific, environmental, and sustainability issues that directly affect our shore community and the Barnegat Bay. The programs are free to LBIF members, and are $5/person for non-members. All Science Saturdays run 11:00am - 12:30pm. No registration required.
On Saturday, March 10, join Brendan Harrison, Fisheries Technician, NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife, Bureau of Marine Fisheries for his Striped Bass Bonus Program
Striped bass is one of the most sought-after recreational fish species in NJ. Join us for an overview of the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife's Striped Bass Bonus Program, which allows anglers to participate in the management process while enjoying their favorite pastime. Learn about the program, its history, and how you can participate. Brendan will also discuss the other programs and fieldwork conducted by Division staff that help conserve one of NJ's most prized fisheries.
Visit the LBIF year-round for other great science programming! Self-guided tours of LBIF's marsh are open daily, with guided tours available June through September every Wednesday and Friday at 10:00am. Science summer camps are available for children ages 7-12 June through August. Other upcoming annual science events include the 12th Annual Barnegat Bay Day on July 11, the 5th Annual Honey Harvest and Pollinator Potluck on September 14, and the 5th Annual Shellfish Soiree on September 28. Other environmental experiences, including private tours and outings are available afternoons in the summer by appointment.

To find out more about the sciences and other programming at the LBIF, call the main office at (609) 494-1241 or visit www.lbifoundation.org. Stay up-to-date with all of the LBIF's happenings by joining the Facebook Fan page at www.facebook.com/LBIFAS and by following the LBIF on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.


Daniel DiPasquale added  with Gene Quigley 
Berkeley...Arsenal, GRS, TB Swimmer haul!
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