Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Word has it that big bass are still off Barnegat Inlet. Walt P. sent me this link: http://www.thebassbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276744
Check out all the photos to see just how near the inlet the action is. Add that to the fact the (gale) winds may be laying down enough to make the short trek out the inlet a breeze. West 10 to 15.
I had a kayaker ask me about giving it a go tomorrow. No way. Sure there’ll be diminishing winds but it’ll still be SCA. I’m a pretty powerful paddler and I can assure that you just can’t fight offshore winds like that. If you happen to get in a long fish fight and you might be out half a mile further than when you began. It’s when you TRY paddling back in that you realize you’re in a mighty mess.
Still looking for a freakish warm-up by this weekend – after getting down into the teens tonight.
There is a very good nearby auction coming up this weekend. See http://www.legaciesoldandnew.com.
Though there isn’t a lot of fishing stuff but the few lures being auctioned are hugely sought after. The lower one is a Pflueger 1880s.
There are also a few nice decoys (a Rube Corlis) and a goodly amount of local history items.
The event will be Saturday at the Eagelswood Fire Company, 219 Railroad Avenue, beginning at 9 a.m. That 9 a.m. is the preview time. Take it from a pro, you ALWAYS want to preview as long and hard as possible. It is often not that easy checking out items once the auction begins (10 a.m.) And take notes. In the heat of the auctioneering activity, it’s way too easy to lose track of the items you want to bid on.