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Sunday, November 29, 2015: There was a beloved blues song ... Possible world record tog

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Possible world record tog: More below.

Yet another brilliant cat move:

Sunday, November 29, 2015: There was a beloved blues song, just before my time, called “What a difference a Day Makes,” by Dinah Washington. It’s a little known fact that she was singing about having a gorgeous fishing day followed, the very next day, by a cold and raw fishing session.

OK, so maybe all the words in the sing don’t match that theme but where I was literally short-sleeving it yesterday, it is multilayer raw-cold out there this a.m. The winds are brisk north, blowing down a New England feel. It’s raw, awaiting a clearing later today.

The overnight rains ended early on, allowing an impressive number of surfcasters to bundle up and hit the sands. I drove the beach and saw plenty of anglers hand-holding rods. Considering the cold, they were either highly dedicated to the last day of the holiday weekend or had already taken a couple decent hits.

Here’s a video look at this a.m.’s surfcasting conditions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLiKT6HN9H8&feature=youtu.be

I saw skates being fought. I know that before they’re even brought in since anglers see me watching from my stopped truck and give me the international sign for a skate on the line: flapping arms.

Below: Universal "skate-on" signal. 

There are still some surf stripers coming to light today. See Classic update down below. In fact, this overcastness and switch to north winds might even spark the bite a bit as the day wears on – though maybe not in time for folks who have to head home this afternoon.


Last week for the LBI Surf Fishing Classic: 

BASS MAN: I had a very dedicated fall angler say he has never seen so many fall skate. I must also note this same angle has also had uncanny luck nabbing bass in the surf this fall, so he’s not sweating the little stuff, i.e. garbagefish.

He attributes his success to a switch to KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) rigs, including smaller circle hooks dangled off a simple dropper loop tied on unleadered, off-the-spool line. He then just ties a sinker to the tag end, no clip.

There is no doubt he’s now catching bass when others, even nearby, aren’t. However, I think it’s far more his insane care and handling of fresh bait. He’s one of the only angler I know who gets fresh bunker, goes home with it and, in the kitchen sink, meticulously prepares chunks and donuts. It’s like he’s preparing sushi. He has this thing about razor sharp edged on the prepared bait.

He’s also one of the many who believe human hand smells must be washed off, which he does using – you ready for this? – a “veggie wash” cleaner. He not only washes his hands with the veggie wash before handling the bait but he even sprays it on the bunker now and again, then rinses it off. Hey, the veggie wash is organic, usually containing citrus, coconut, corn, and other plant-based essences. Oddly, instead of then bagging his prepared pieces, to allow the bunker essence to ooze forth, he dried the bait. He swears this allows the oils to stay inside the bait until it hits the water. Who am I to argue?

By the by, he chucks the head. Doesn’t use them.

While this angler obviously knows his bunker, he still refuses to openly recognize my irrefutable theory that female bunker catch more fish than male bunker. It all has to do with the oil egg, dude. Dude?

BUGGYIST ALERT: For mobile anglers, there remains some tough drives on skinny beach areas. It’s the ongoing waves and full-moon high tides riding high up certain unreplenished beach sections – and even some replened areas of Brant Beach. Afternoon drive-abouts shouldn’t be as bad with dropping tides.

Here's the latest look at the Classic weigh-ins. I see where Roman W Onyszczuk Jr nabbed a very nice 30 lbs. 2 oz. 43 in. 23 3/4 in. in Brant Beach yesterday. Shows some cows are still out and about. 

Event Time
Weigh-in Time
Angler
Catch
Weight
Length
Girth
Catch Location
Bait
Today, 3:00 PM Today, 4:30 PM Lynn L. Shallcross Striped Bass 12 lbs. 2 oz. 33 in. 17 in. Barnegat Light Bunker
Today, 1:10 PM Today, 1:35 PM Steve Warren Striped Bass 10 lbs. 8 oz. 32 in. 16 3/4 in. Surf City Bunker
Today, 11:00 AM Today, 1:30 PM Rick Zanes Striped Bass 17 lbs. 13 oz. 38 in. 18 7/8 in. Barnegat Light Bunker
Today, 10:45 AM Today, 12:12 PM Brian Schmidt Striped Bass 16 lbs. 13 oz. 34 1/2 in. 21 in. Harvey Cedars Bunker
Today, 9:30 AM Today, 12:00 PM Gary S. Deanley Sr. Striped Bass 12 lbs. 14 oz. 33 in. 18 3/4 in. Harvey Cedars Bunker
Today, 9:00 AM Today, 11:28 AM Mike Gowen Striped Bass 12 lbs. 10 oz. 33 1/2 in. 18 in. Surf City Bunker
Today, 8:15 AM Today, 8:40 AM Christine Johnson Striped Bass 16 lbs. 2 oz. 33 7/8 in. 19 3/4 in. Surf City Bunker
Today, 8:00 AM Today, 1:30 PM Patrick Phillps Striped Bass 19 lbs. 9 oz. 38 3/4 in. 20 1/2 in. North Beach Bunker
Today, 7:45 AM Today, 9:00 AM Robert Braack Striped Bass 13 lbs. 12 oz. 32 3/4 in. 18 1/4 in. Loveladies Bunker
Today, 7:00 AM Today, 11:00 AM Rich Astor

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NEW PENDING WORLD RECORD. This black fish or tog was caught today on the Fish Bound by Kenneth Westerfeld with Captain Kain Bounds and mate Kevin Twilly. Was just official weighed at Sunset Marina 28.8lbs. If confirmed it will be the new world record.

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Good to see a few nice fish survive the boat attack and hit the beach. Two at 17 to 20 pounds in five minutes.

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Moles Sportfishing Charters  with Matt Haluska  

Hit the water for our annual Thanksgiving fishing trip. A true gentleman's trip, left late, came back early. Caught 7 nice bass in the 33"-39" range and kept 5 of them for the table. Today I made my last trip of the season. Made a right hand turn and should of stayed right around the inlet. Either way, after our southern detour we made our way back to the inlet and boated 10 or 12 bass, putting 5 in the box. Had the pleasure seeing a whale surface a few times for us on the way in. Sometimes you wish the fishing was better, but mother nature never disappoints when you are on the water.

Moles Sportfishing Charters's photo.
Moles Sportfishing Charters's photo.

Continued to score well on bass. Saturday was snag n drop for Ryan Miller and his uncle Jeff. Amazing amount of bunker in front of northern LBI. Sunday was hardcore with rain and a cold north wind. Did not have to venture past the inlet for all out blitz conditions. Peanut bunker spraying, adult bunker all balled up next the the north jetty with no place to go but over. And a feeding whale my client saw but I missed.

Lighthouse Sportfishing's photo.
Lighthouse Sportfishing's photo.
Lighthouse Sportfishing's photo.

I have been trying to make a trip happen with this this client for (no lie) 4 months!!! Every time we had to cancel due to weather. Well he earned yesterday! Debtosh and his friend Brian treated their sons Chris and Devon to a day out striper fishing. We broke the little egg inlet at 6:30am and cruised north looking for the conditions we had the day before. Found the bunker and began the snag and drop. While many boats went right to the troll, I prefer my clients get the "in...

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Darren Dorris's photo.
Darren Dorris's photo.
Darren Dorris's photo.
Darren Dorris's photo.
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Striper for dinner!!

Jean Deery Schaum's photo.
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What an epic bass bite early!! I had a charter with a telecommunications group on a 5hr Striped Bass trip, we only needed about an hour and a half. We had our 4 man limit by 9am, and released another 14 fish with our 2 biggest at 37 inches. We went solely to artificials and still had some fish on the jig and slow retrieve. The S&S rock hopper bucktail tipped with Uncle Josh, Hogy Soft plastic sand eels, and Bass Kandy Delights were the baits of choice. Nice job by the crew, and way to fight those rough ocean conditions. The bite today was EPIC!!

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William Savage

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Leslie Houston
Bermuda Fish Chowder....made with fresh Striped Bass ! Thanks to my fishermen friends 
Nick Perello and 
Dan Arnold. Labor intensive, but will be so worth it 
Leslie Houston's photo.
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Mary Lee has been spotted at SwellColors Glass Studio in Surf City. Now open daily through Christmas. Shop Small, Local, and Hand crafted for the holidays. Local art is great for your heart.

SwellColors Glass Studio's photo.

Below: "Turkey Lives Matter!" protest march after Thanksgiving. 

Sunday, November 29, 2015: There was a beloved blues song, just before my time, called “What a difference a Day Makes,” by Dinah Washington. It’s a little known fact that she was singing about having a gorgeous fishing day followed, the very next day, by a cold and raw fishing session.

OK, so maybe all the words in the sing don’t match that theme but where I was literally short-sleeving it yesterday, it is multilayer raw-cold out there this a.m. The winds are brisk north, blowing down a New England feel. It’s raw, awaiting a clearing later today.

The overnight rains ended early on, allowing an impressive number of surfcasters to bundle up and hit the sands. I drove the beach and saw plenty of anglers hand-holding rods. Considering the cold, they were either highly dedicated to the last day of the holiday weekend or had already taken a couple decent hits.

Here’s a video look at this a.m.’s surfcasting conditions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLiKT6HN9H8&feature=youtu.be

I saw skates being fought. I know that before they’re even brought in since anglers see me watching from my stopped truck and give me the international sign for a skate on the line: flapping arms.

Below: Universal "skate-on" signal. 

Below: helping the skate blight: Skate Fishing on the F/V Viking Rose

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Tom Gordon
 
 with 
John Kirby
 and 
2 others
.

Long day, few fish, a lot of fun and one epic battle with a stargazer that had to be 20lbs lol!! smile emoticon. Wicked undertow today. Kids were able to use my cool Ideal Striper Sand Spike to fight fish (see picture pretty cool)

Tom Gordon's photo.
Tom Gordon's photo.
Tom Gordon's photo.
Tom Gordon's photo.
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A wise man said " if little Richie Southwick texts you at 5:30 in the morning and asks you to go fishing, you go" thx Todd we had lots of fun today!!
 — with Todd Elsasser and Jill Elsasser.
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William Savage

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Tim Woodstock ... and his sushi-grade tasting pup ... 

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Bill Griffin

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Before unhooking and releases ...

Joseph H. Giberson III A double triple hookup. Six stripers at one time.
 
 






A double triple hookup. Six stripers at one time.

Darren Dorris added 4 new photos.

I have been trying to make a trip happen with this this client for (no lie) 4 months!!! Every time we had to cancel due to weather. Well he earned yesterday! Debtosh and his friend Brian treated their sons Chris and Devon to a day out striper fishing. We broke the little egg inlet at 6:30am and cruised north looking for the conditions we had the day before. Found the bunker and began the snag and drop. While many boats went right to the troll, I prefer my clients get the "in...

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Darren Dorris's photo.
Darren Dorris's photo.
Darren Dorris's photo.
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John Parzych



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