Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
ABOVE: Going back a couple thousand years, this was the olden-day answer to an eel spear, what we call a gig. Once attached to a wooden pole, it could stab eels and pike with the best of them. It could also be called into immediate and devastating service if a barbarian hoard swooped in…Continue
Added by jaymann on March 28, 2023 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I yawningly see the two leading whale-killer suspects remain ship/boat strikes and global warming. Oh, please.
Global warming might be coming on like gangbusters, but the seven-some…Continue
Added by jaymann on March 21, 2023 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Monday, October 24, 2022: Sorry for the dim stuff further below but it has been an awful stretch on the local roadways and highways.
Rapid weather shifts are in full swing. While bouts of rain will have its days, temps…Continue
Added by jaymann on October 24, 2022 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Someone has to get bait for the Miss Beach Haven ...
Below: Photo by John Reading, Peahala Park "What a weekend. I was able to get this…Continue
Added by jaymann on October 10, 2022 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Below: There's resilience then there's RESILIENCE.
How Holgate was boat fished back in the day…Continue
Added by jaymann on October 4, 2022 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Below: Like me, you likely got this photo wrong at first glance, thinking it was the March Storm stranding of a military vessel. Nope. This boat is much smaller and went hard aground before '62.Continue
Added by jaymann on September 13, 2022 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Beginning with some Beach Haven looks ...
Below: This look rings a bell or two. Any pin-pointers in the crowd? …
Added by jaymann on September 1, 2022 at 5:00pm — No Comments
While any photo of you is in the past, some are paster than other ...
Below: I was doing a sunrise surf session at Wooden Jetty but just had to stop and grab this seemingly serene shot. Oh, it was serene enough for the angler but that surf was in board-breaking form, much bigger than this pic shows. …Continue
I think its easier to nostalgically relate to the recent past -- as opposed to times so far gone they're freakier than they are relatable.
I was president once -- Maui -- Mauna Olu College. …Continue
Added by jaymann on June 12, 2022 at 2:00pm — No Comments
ABOVE: Barny facelift goes on.
Below: A profound phobia of mine. I once got a vest wetsuit stuck on my head in a surf shop in Hawaii -- I…Continue
Added by jaymann on May 31, 2022 at 7:30pm — No Comments
ABOVE: Ran into an old friend ... Sammy Cicindelidae. He greeted me with open fangs.
Below: Another friend, Jose, offers me season's greetings ... …Continue
Added by jaymann on May 24, 2022 at 8:30pm — No Comments
MEET THE NEW ISLAND: In my weekly column, I wax poetic about the new island off Holgate, dubbed Horseshoe Island due to its initial shape. That shape will not persist. Within months it will become a mainly rounded island, based on currents.
As expected, there are…Continue
Added by jaymann on April 19, 2022 at 6:30pm — No Comments
A new jetty in the making ...…Continue
Monday's Barnegat Bay snow squall: …Continue
Added by jaymann on March 29, 2022 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Coyotes might not be the only thing devouring feral cats -- There are always those dreaded land groupers. …Continue
What does the above have in common with the below?
Tuesday, March 01, 2022: Of…Continue
Added by jaymann on March 1, 2022 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Tuesday, February 22, 2022: Quick end to the month a-comin'. No day-long Leap Year.…Continue
Added by jaymann on February 21, 2022 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Below: I need to look at things from a new angle ...Continue
Added by jaymann on February 15, 2022 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Below: I had a bit of an issue when somebody brought up my use of this photo with my "Jay Mann Archives" beneath. They somewhat implied it was what might be called public domain. Not so. I purchased the sole rights to this March Storm photo. I absolutely do not mind folks using it but…Continue
Added by jaymann on February 1, 2022 at 7:00pm — No Comments