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Tuesday, June 28, 2016: Just put out the largest SandPaper in the publication's illustrious 50-year history ...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016: Just put out the largest SandPaper in the publication's illustrious 50-year history. Hey, I’ve been telling everyone all along that we’ve never been busier in these-here parts. So, here’s hoping you enjoy the entire NY Sunday Times-sized issue. It’ll be on the streets late Wednesday. Since so few fit into our distribution boxes, I’m betting they empty quickly – before rapidly being refilled by our crack team of delivery guys, under Big Al’s leadership.

Soon to be found at http://thesandpaper.villagesoup.com.

SKY-EYE: I haven’t been able to crunch the weather computers the way I usually do – before adding forecast nuances only LBI’ers might know. However, a quick look-see has the skies still aligning for a stellar four/five-day holiday weekend. Yes, many a crafty 9-to-5 worker finagles a five-dayer -- late Wednesday through sometime on Monday.   

Getting localized with the forecast, first I look at projected winds, which can often go off on their own between the forecasts and here. That’s just what I’m thinking this week. On the up side is the general lightness of the winds. Flukers take you marks.

While forecasts have upcoming winds going west a bit, I see that as only a very little bit, more like earyl a.m. We’ll be in a full south flow right into Sunday. That means the late-day SE’erlies could crank pretty good. We’ve all been through the drill: Get out early and grab the kinder a.m. winds, then gear to handle what arises from early afternoon onwards.

Along with the afternoon south wind syndrome comes the thunderboomer threat, always a bit more mainland- and bayside-oriented.

With all the radar apps out there now, it’s a breeze to see long-range storm cells. However, we’re now in the prime season for dangerous pop-up T-storms. I’ve seen more tragedies from sudden short-term storms than long-duration cells.

Nothing is better at seeing pop-ups than an eye to the sky. Don’t give me that ear-to-the-horizon crap. If you’re hearin’ thunder, you’re already knee-deep in electrical currents.

 One other important radar note: I’ve seen thunderboomers form before broadcasted radar signatures catch up to them. I’m not sure why but I’m right as rain on this. In other words, just because it hasn’t shown on your radar app yet doesn’t mean that ugly thunderhead now looking down on you isn’t for real.  

While no radar or forecast map can top a well-trained eye for the immediate sky, utilizing all available assets – radar, forecasts, sky-eye -- offers the safest journey possible, be it atop water or on the beach.

The most insane storm-related comment ever made to me was, and I quote, “I know it’s bad when I pick up this feel of electricity in the air.” Hey, the guy is now in his 80s and has pretty much boat fished his entire life. Talk about dancing through a lifelong minefield. He’s in Florida now, undoubtedly picking up all kinds of electricity in that thunderous air.

Ocean water temps didn't change much today, generally 65 to 67. Somewhat inexplicably, we're again seeing swell after swell. It is still 2- to 4-feet out there. That's kinda rough when surfcasting for fluke, though low tides allow near-beach holes to be jigged for flatties -- with the wave power being dispersing over the sandbars. 

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The family is complete! Squid needle, metal lip, and the latest addition (drum roll....) the 2-1/2 oz calamari popper!

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"Found some nice bluefish action at the end of the above water portion of the north jetty. Caught and released two or three in the 5lb range.  WP" Below: Archive. 

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EEL~GRASS teaser was working big time this morning , LOL

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Recent catch: David Darcangelo caught this 9 pound weakfish off of the #LBI surf. He got it on a Gulp Shrimp. 

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 The business end of a biggun that fell for my cloud darter proto.
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Sometimes things just come together. On Saturday crazy Alberto gave me a popper. Yesterday after work I took a trip a few hours south and two casts later landed this fish from a river where no keepers, much less a twenty pounder have been caught this season. She took what felt like ages to revive but swam off strong. S/o to Cody Ruby for sacrificing his phone to get awesome underwater shots.
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Here's a shot of me releasing the shark from Sunday morning. A fun way to kick off shark week!

Andrew DiMatteo's photo.
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The Cobia have been feeding incredibly hard on large Mantis Shrimp pre spawn so I decided to design a bucktail to imitate one. This was the end result and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!
This is a custom @magictailbucktails Cobia jig and as always it has our beastly 10/0 hook.
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At least our guys do it legally ... Not like the other numbnuts around the world. 
Final rule: 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Implementation of the Shark Conservation Act of 2010 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: This final action updates agency regulations consistent with provisions of the Shark Conservation Act of 2010 (SCA) and prohibits any person from removing any of the fins of a shark at sea, possessing shark fins on board a fishing vessel unless they are naturally attached to the corresponding carcass, transferring or receiving fins from one vessel to another at sea unless the fins are naturally attached to the corresponding carcass, landing shark fins unless they are naturally attached to the corresponding carcass, or landing shark carcasses without their fins naturally attached. This action amends existing regulations and makes them consistent with the SCA.

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