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THIS A SKATE MEAL -- JUST IN TIME FOR FLUKE SEASON 

Thursday, May 17, 2012: Briskifying NE winds have ocean-bassing smaller craft ducking back into the bay, midday. There are/were real nice bass in recent days – though “rcent days” and “today” never

 

The fluking inside has been spotty with the stick-with-it folks bringing home some decent meat. L.M. had four fluke around the 20-inch mark. “It was two drifts nothing then a nice hookup. The odd part was how few smaller fish we caught.” He was fishing Little Egg Harbor using good old minnow/squid combos.

As for surf fishing, it’s getting close to ideal out there. The slight surf building via the winds has roiled the LBI beachfront waters. Clams are improving on the hookup front, though bunker chunks seem to coax better bass and open things up for blues.

It’s not the worst time of year for a pompano rig, with floats. Using pompano rigs on a couple rods, you can put different baits on each hook. Bloodworms still face being

Plugging will really pick up from tomorrow through Saturday. The arriving south winds will likely discolor the water by weekend’s end.

John M. is successfully taking fluke in the surf, using a fluke rig with white bucktail and a red glass bead. He’s also using a beaded sinker, one of the finest sinkers to use when casting and retrieving in the surf. For bait, he “caught” some large spearing in the bay. That beaded sinker seems to allow for slightly further casts with the spearing.

Blowfish seem to have focused on the spawn.

Very freaky showing of numerous hatchling diamondback terrapins, bayside. Bizarrely early. That would mean the egg-laying terrapins came ashore (bayside) in March or April. There must have been enough sun since then to incubate them, despite some very cold night mixed in. It could actually lead to population boost for the species. The hatch is so early that predators that usually gather to feed on the hatchlings (June or July) aren’t in place. 

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SIMPLY BASSIN' 

Entrant      Date      Weight    Length            Site        Bait         Date          Shop

Standing                   lbs/oz       Girth                                        Weighed

                (Of catch)

1) John Parzych

5/12

31/1

44.75”

23”

HC

Bunker

5/12

Fisherman’s HDQ

2) Martin Supsie

5/10

24/6

41”

21.5”

BL

Bunker

5/10

Surf City B&T

3) Blake Griffiths

5/12

22/2

39 ”

21 .5

BB

Bunker

5/13

Jingles B&T

4) Steve Wolfschmidt

5/6

21/11

39 ½”

20 .5

 

Bunker

5/6

Surf City B&T

5) Fred Strausbaugh

5/16

20/10

40”

20”

BL

Bunker

5/17

Fisherman’s HDQ

6) Richard Sherman

5/11

15/4

34.75”

18.5

BHG

Bunker

5/11

Jingles B&T

7) Marcella Friedman

5/12

15/2

34.5”

19”

SB

Bunker

5/12

Surf City B&T

 
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News:

 

by John Sackton

An expected negative piece on farmed shrimp has been delayed until tonight, according to NFI which is tracking the show. The piece is expected to try and stigmatize farmed shrimp over the use of unapproved antibiotics.

The show that was supposed to air yesterday has been recast as a segment on ABC's nightly news show with Diane Sawyer, reportedly for this evening. 

 

GABT FOUNDATION, INC.

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS” 

P.O. BOX 1633

ABSECON, NJ

www.gabt.com

             The GABT has set Saturday, June 2nd 2012 as the date for their 25rd annual Greater Atlantic Bluefish and Fluke Tournament. This is one of the longest continually running tournaments on the east coast. The tournament, which was founded in 1988 as a fund-raiser for the fight against cancer, has been growing larger and more successful each year and will again be offering a fluke division for those contestants wishing to fish inshore or in the back bays. 

 

            For bluefish, up to $10,000 in cash prizes will be awarded (based on a 75 boat entry). Prizes are awarded based on the three heaviest bluefish totals on each boat (1st through 10th place), the single heaviest fish at each port, and the single heaviest bluefish of the tournament.  The entry fee is $250 per boat, which includes a free tournament tee shirt for the captain and two free tickets to the awards banquet on Sunday evening, June 5th. Additional shirts and tickets may be purchased for a nominal fee. Those who have fished the tournament in previous years know that it is very worthwhile attending the banquet just for the good fellowship, and many valuable door prizes that are awarded.    

 

            For the fluke (summer flounder) division up to $2,000.00 in cash prizes (based on a 100 boat entry) will be awarded.    Prizes are awarded based on the single heaviest fish per boat.

The entry fee is $75.00 per boat which includes a free tournament tee shirt for the captain and one free ticket to the awards banquet on Sunday evening June 5th.

 

            The tournament has three weigh-in stations, Kammerman’s Marine in Atlantic City,  Sheltered Cove in Tuckerton and Seaview Harbor in Longport.

 

            For the convenience of contestants from distant ports, transient berthing may be arranged at the State Marina at Trump’s Castle, in Atlantic City, directly across the basin from the Atlantic City weigh-in station at Kammerman’s Marine.

 

            Entry forms and sponsorship forms may be obtained from the Greater Atlantic Bluefish Tournament, P.O. Box 1633, Absecon New Jersey 08201 or visit the GABT web site at: www.gabt.com. Captains can also sign up at the Captain’s meeting which will be held on Thursday 31, 2012 at the Brigantine Elks Lodge located at 400 W. Shore Dive starting at 7:00PM..  All checks should be made payable to GABT

 

The members of the GABT Tournament Committee, along with the GABT Foundation Board Members, are dedicated to the cause of helping your neighbors fight the effects of  cancer and catastrophic illnesses. This is done through financial aid, and service to cancer patients and others suffering from life-threatening illnesses and their families. With the help of the dedicated volunteers of the GABT, and those who support these events and efforts, we can all make a difference in the fight against cancer to those in need. This year, get out and spend a great day on the water with family and friends, and fish for a cause, fish for life.

 

The Greater Atlantic Bluefish Tournament is a non-profit, 501.C. 3 tax-deductible charity. New sponsorships, which are the lifeblood of this organization, are always welcome, and are fully tax deductible. If you, or your company, would be interested in becoming a sponsor of the GABT, please contact us via the website.

 

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