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Jaymann's Blog – June 2007 Archive (28)

Saturday June 30, 2007 -- Happy Holidays -- or is that next weekend?

Saturday, June 30, 2007:

Just a quick early-day note to say brown sharks are in and large. Mainly water of the South End. Sharkers have landed big fish with the famed and seemingly inevitable unstoppable run-offs thrown in. There’s always the chance of a huge bull being in the mix – and among the unstoppables when maxing out in size. With rays now showing – in small…

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Thursday JUne 28, 07 -- South winds stir things a bit ...

Thursday, June 28, 2007:

Overly clear water getting stirred a bit, as upwelling knocks down the water temps. Westerlies tonight and tomorrow will smooth things out and likely bring back that dramatically clear aqua.

Some folks are tapping bayside South End after dark and jigging up very large fluke, to over 5 pounds. Can’t give more details than that…

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Wednesday June 26, 2007 -- Slowing to a halt

Wednesday, June 27, 2007:

Some fair fluking early today (Double Creek had a few of those keeper fluke spurts) then the wind played ruiner.

After a period of fine fishing I have to admit things are not so hot. In fact, they’re downright crappy for a few of my regular reports. Here’s a bit of encapsulation of that slowness:

“jay, i just couldn’t bring…

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Added by jaymann on June 27, 2007 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Monday June 25 -- a little Help from the reporters

Monday, June 25, 2007: Loads of info rushing in so I’ll let it do the talking for me as I prepare for the largest SandPaper issue of the year. For my weekly column I have a un tail of a lost rod, a desperately diving spouse and a jetty that kept a marriage off the rocks.

Hello All,…

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Saturday June 23 -- I can see clearly now -- and that ain't so good

Saturday, June 23, 2007: It gets no clearer – or dingier.

The nearshore water, right up to where the last of the suds dissolves into the wet sand, was so clear that the chances of catching a fish were clearly impossible. OK, so maybe a small fluke was taken near jetties but only predawn offered a serious shot at a striper. In Harvey Cedars, I was watching a fellow casting out…

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Friday June 22 -- Winds are brisk but bassing ain't

Friday, June 22, 2007: Winds whipped in from the west and made for a beautiful looking day but a challenge on the angling side of things.

There were some fair showings of small bass in the suds but we’re back to a struggle for a keeper. I guess we’re getting into our resident bass set-up, though as long as we have bait pods out there, the bigger bass should be with us – even throughout the…

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Added by jaymann on June 23, 2007 at 12:09am — No Comments

Thursday June 21 -- A bit slow but bass potential building

Thursday, June 21, 2007: Waves: Small

Decent fishing conditions for the first day of summer. Fluking is astoundingly cellular. The areas where the better flatties are celled up makes for fine catching. Double Creek remains in the doormat zone once fish are found. When off-cell, there is super slowness. While shorts are common they’re nowhere near as packed in the way they were a…

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Added by jaymann on June 21, 2007 at 11:10pm — No Comments

June 20 Weekly Blog -- Tuning Into Freaky Fishing

SOUND BITES GO FISHING: In lieu of actually catching fish, I often spend bite-free time devising underhanded ways to lure in the likes of mega-cow bass. Since most of my fish-coaxing brainstorms get me nowhere when it comes to mastering those mini-brained gill-wagglers, I also think up ways to simply…

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Added by jaymann on June 20, 2007 at 10:35am — No Comments

Simply Bassin' Final Board --

FINAL STANDINGS – UNLESS THERE ARE ANY OUTSTANDING WEIGN-IN SLIPS: Updated June 19, 2007

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Added by jaymann on June 19, 2007 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Tuesday June 19, 07 -- Helping hands

Tuesday, June 19, 2007: Waves: Small but still some current and rips to deal with.

One of those crazy busy weeks at The SandPaper. Thanks to the following emailists for essentially writing today’s blog.…

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Sunday June 17, 2007 -- Surf calms but clams don't step up

Sunday, June 17, 2007: Waves: Finally the swell falls off to 2 feet –along with a die-down of the currents.

The switch to straight offshore west winds (midday) invited I some near-torrid air temps – and some black flies. It helped the surfcasters, most of whom were using clams to cash in on the bass that were…

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Saturday, June 16, 2007 -- Waves persist and Bill Figley's letter

Saturday, June 16, 2007: Waves: Rebuilt to about 3-5 feet today; a bit of a surprise increase in the wave action. It lead to my contacting the weather Service to increase rip current warning levels from “low” – that it seemed it would be when I called in at sunrise – to a healthy “moderate.”

I’m not sure why the swell surged so much but it did make surfcasting tough. Also, the rock and roll…

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Friday June 15: Waves drop a tad; lead is still order of the day

(Note: I’m getting a lot of info fed me during the day so some daily reports will have updates throughout the day – check back)

In fact: Midday: Fuse found on the beach after the heavy surf in Surf City/Ship Bottom. To be expected, actually. Good thing the beaches were fairly bare -- and it wasn't some toddler playing in the…

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Added by jaymann on June 15, 2007 at 12:39pm — No Comments

June 15 update --

Updated June 15 – noon.

Entrant Date Weight Length Site Bait Date Shop

Standing Time lbs/oz Girth Weighed…

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Added by jaymann on June 15, 2007 at 12:27pm — No Comments

June 14 -- Wind splits in nothing flat

Thursday, June 14, 2007: Waves: Large.

Talk about hitting the brakes. The wind made what amounted to a panic stop late in the afternoon. The skid marks could be seen across the bay surface as glassiness set in toward dark, with fast-moving north to south currents from the earlier winds making snakes on the water’s surface.

The surf remains majorly…

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Added by jaymann on June 14, 2007 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Wednesday, June 13, 2007: -- Big bass taken, South End

Wednesday, June 13, 2007:

Some fine stripers were taken on the lip of the winds – right before it began crankin’ heavily from the NE. The hooking was led by South End action.…

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Added by jaymann on June 13, 2007 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Simply Bassin' 2007 -- Another 40-pounder signs in (June 13)

Another 40-pounder on the board, June 13.

Entrant Date Weight Length Site Bait Date Shop

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Added by jaymann on June 13, 2007 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Tuesday June 12, 2007:

Tuesday June 12, 2007:



RUNDOWN: Despite overly clear waters, some serious bass are coming to light, fish to 30 pounds with many in the 20s of pounds. More than ever, an emphasis has to be placed on the scattered nature of these better bass. I say that because easily the majority of reports I got over the weekend grumbled about super slow hooking – and an insidious (and steady) loss of valuable clam baits, lost to either crabs or (I’m guessing) arriving kingfish.

While the…

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Added by jaymann on June 12, 2007 at 9:12pm — No Comments

J-mann Saturday june 9, 2007 -- Major bass north end and a half mile of fluke

Saturday, June 09, 2007: I chatted with a few anglers along LBI beaches and none had much luck. Problem could be the over-clear water during the day. There was also baffling bait loss for just about all surfcasters. I told a couple anglers in HC who were rapidly losing bait and suggested it might be kingfish slowly tearing apart clam gobs.…

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Added by jaymann on June 9, 2007 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Friday June 8, 2007 -- Bass rebounding and flukers start your engines

Friday, June 08, 2007: Waves: Small.

Bass are being taken from beach and boat. Small fish are the bugaboo on the beach but amid the smallity are some fine takers-home – and even some weigh-worthy hookups, including a couple more fish past 20 pounds. More bigger bass are going for clam over bunker. I guess that’s to be expected after a storm.…

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Added by jaymann on June 8, 2007 at 7:45pm — No Comments

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