Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Here’s Ship Bottom this a.m.: http://youtu.be/nDzVSQLoIVg. Bass were going for clams.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012: Busy helping clean-ups and trying to handle the tedious paperwork and estimate-seeking for my own place.
It seems many anglers are trying to get in some holiday angling time. In fact, I’ve gotten half a dozen emails asking where the surf fishing is good. I can honestly say just about anywhere you can get down a cliff and onto the beach. Hell, worry about getting back up the cliff when that times comes. I watched yesterday as a couple fellows dug a stairway up the sheer dune face. I also watched as the first guy got almost to the top and had the last step crumble. He slid down, taking out all the other steps below. In the finest LBI spirit the two were laughing their asses off. Where’s a GoPro when you need it most?
I filled the tires on my semi-retired graphite mountain bike – one of the best bikes you could get when I first bought it. I’m taking at least a jot of personal time to peddle the Pines tomorrow. I do have a lot of helping out to do first – including one family going into their bayside home for the first time -- but I need some of that fresh forest air beyond badly. No better way to boot out any mold spores that have taken up opportunistic residency within my pleural cavity (lungs zone). This is living mold -- inside:
I’m learning quickly that there is sure no fast cures for a disaster. I remain fully discombobulated -- and see no way to smooth myself out for months to come. And I’m one of those locals recovering fairly quickly. I now relate all too much with the concept that a single storm can be a life changer. I’m also resilient enough to admit that when all the storm stuff is said and done, things might be better than before. Way back in the day, an old-timer told me, “You need a big storm every once in a while just to keep things from getting stale.” Well, Sammy H (wherever you are), consider thing extremely swell-stirred.
Best wishes to my fishing/picking buddy Stan C., who’s recuperating over at SOMC after a spooky pass-out episode last night. I hear they have pretty good turkey at the hospital, Stan.
Some of the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are planning fishing trips over the next few days.
The “Miss Beach Haven” plans to sail on Thanksgiving Day to find some striped bass. The boat will leave the dock at 6 am. and return at noon or earlier if they should limit out again. In addition Captains Frank Camarda and Brant Whittaker are planning blackfish trips on Black Friday and Saturday. Check with the boat’s website to see what the actual hours of sailing will be.
Captain Fran Verdi has the “Francesca Marie” in the water and ready to sail. He is putting together some open boat trips for Thanksgiving, Friday, and Saturday. Get in touch with him if you want to do some striper fishing.
Additional information on the association can be found at www.BHCFA.com or by calling 877-524-2423.