Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Wednesday, August 15, 2007: Waves: Small. Water clarity: Very good (though honking south winds later today could stir things up). Water temps: Bayside: Upper 70s (actually a bit cool). Ocean: Mid-70s – and could drop with upwelling from south winds.
Thanks to H.H. (Scranton/BHW) for dropping off immaculately filleted and trimmed bluefish meat for my jerkying. He and his boat…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 15, 2007 at 7:06pm — No Comments
RUNDOWN:The weakfishing in west Barnegat Bay is semi-sizzling. There is that know-how knack needed to pull sparklers out at a rapid-fire rate but the odds are in the favor of anyone dropping lots of chum over. And the chum-line doesn’t have to be only grasshrimp. Some crushed shedders mixed with clam or mussels can achieve a nice attraction level.
Here’s a pro report from…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 14, 2007 at 2:55pm — No Comments
Sunday, August 12, 2007: Waves: dropping to 2-3 feet out of the north; small south wind swell starting.…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 12, 2007 at 8:53pm — No Comments
Friday, August 10, 2007: WAVES: Choppy 2-4 feet out of the south. Water clarity: Fair but getting cleaner; that could change back to poor if the winds blow too hard from the south.
Weakfishing decent at BI. Some stripers in the nix; North End and along the beachfront; mainly clam eaters. Weather is very unpredictable, looks almost tropical…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 10, 2007 at 2:59pm — No Comments
TV Time and Parking Hawks
To wind down from the tension of work, I routinely plop down and watch calming shows, like the real life shoot-‘em-up police adventures on Court TV.
I’m really into this new show during which inner-city cops leave electronically…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 10, 2007 at 1:26pm — No Comments
Thursday, August 09, 2007: Waves: Building (possibly quickly) out of the east as we deal with a small fast-moving storm. Water clarity: Excellent.
There was an interesting showing of stripers today, mainly surfside. A keeper was had in Brant Beach and some near-keeper fish on a couple…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 9, 2007 at 10:04pm — No Comments
Wednesday, August 08, 2007:
You know it’s full-blown summer when its 6 p.m. and the temperature is still toying with the 100-degree mark. Well, the west winds – and they got testy, pushing 25 knots – that are pushing in that scorchiness will eventually bring down temps – for a short…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 8, 2007 at 9:03pm — No Comments
Tuesday, August 07, 2007: Waves: 1-3 feet out of the south; glassy. Water clarity: Very good to too clear. Water temps: 70s.
I have been neck-deep in fishing stuff all day. Nothing overly dramatic, except for the further (and complete) break-up of the old wooden scallop boat that went aground on the shoals off Holgate last week. The pieces…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 7, 2007 at 10:41pm — No Comments
Sunday, August 05, 2007: Waves: Building 3-4 foot short-period north swell. Water clarity: Excllent. Water tmeps: back to the 70s.
What a difference a day and wind shift make. From dank, weedy and cool, the surfside ocean has gone clean, green and mild. Gusty northeasterly wind has ushered in, via downwelling, outstanding water – water that…Continue
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Saturday, August 04, 2007: Waves: 2-3 feet out of the south. Water clarity: Poor; the rains and winds have stirred in some ugly, weedy water that should blow out quickly when the wind shifts west tonight. It was already cleaning up midday as light east winds allowed that great water of a couple days back to move back in.
For most of the…Continue
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Friday, August 03, 2007: Waves: Building 2-3 foot south windswell. Water clarity: maybe Being lost to side-ass winds; water temps could also take a tumble if upwelling takes place.
By midday, wind played the spoiler nearshore. Hard SE winds blew away ocean fluking – too much drift to…Continue
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Thursday, August 02, 2007: Waves: Small – we got virtually nothing from that fast-moving Tropical Storm Chantal (or something like that). Yes, there was a T.S. out there with pretty hefty winds. It went extratropical in nothing flat and maybe produced some waves for Halifax.
How about that water!? After a summer marked by unusually cool –…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 2, 2007 at 5:48am — No Comments
Well, for some odd reason we really have to talk full-blown fishing in here this week since someone went and secretly named this column “The Fish Story.” That name change caught me by surprise since it took place so suddenly – something like 20 years ago.
This week, I’m up to my proverbial gills in angling energy, having spent four consecutive…Continue
Added by jaymann on August 1, 2007 at 5:20am — No Comments
Wednesday, August 01, 2007:
Some technical stuff as I finish my weekly blog – with tons left over.…Continue
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Of the nearly two dozen fluking reports I picked up via emails or by calling around today, all talked of huge takes of flatties, with a very decent keeper count.
I’ve noticed that anglers don’t maintain keeper-to-throwback percentages as much when they’re getting adequate take-homes material. When fluking goes sufferingly small, as it had been earlier this summer, I get a calculator-esque…Continue
Added by jaymann on July 30, 2007 at 2:59pm — No Comments
Sunday, July 29, 2007: Waves: 1 to 3 east swell. Water clarity: Very good. Water temps: 70-ish.
During my daily close-coverage of the Beach Haven White Marling Invitational Tournament I also got to talk nearshore fishing with quite a…Continue
Added by jaymann on July 29, 2007 at 2:58pm — No Comments
Saturday, July 28, 2007:
Well, another Beach Haven White Marlin Invitational Tournament is under the fighting belt – thought the banquet is still going on as I type this entry ince I had to break away to blog in a timely manner.
Added by jaymann on July 28, 2007 at 10:20pm — No Comments
Friday, July 27, 2007:
I had another fair night behind the rod, not so much the size of things but the fact darkness brought blues, weaks, a wayward 24-inch bass, herring and (you won’t believe this) a fish I simply couldn’t identify – it had a huge mouth, darkish splotchy markings on a tan background, was no more than 8 inches long and healthy as all get-out. My guess is a juvenile…Continue
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Thursday, July 26, 2007:
As expected, a huge percentage of White Marlin Invitational Tournament entrants went out this very-calm way-early a.m. The weather did throw in a nearshore ripple when winds switched to the NE in response to some storms to the south. Overall, the southerlies will kick in – late-day 10 to 15 mph -- to about 20 miles…Continue
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