Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Monday, December 29, 2014: Vacation has me realizing how tired I had gotten in recent months. I slept in this a.m. until 10:10 a.m. I can’t recall ever sleeping that far in. Of course, I stayed up late last night – humming the words of Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz, “Around here we stay up very, very, very, very late.” I watched three…Continue
Added by jaymann on December 29, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Below: Final days of pluggin' 2014; Tom W's artwork to be retired ... before I lose 'em.
Sunday/Saturday, December 27/28, 2014:
(Below: One of Alfie S's wondrous plugging creations -- …Continue
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014: T’was the night before … blah, blah, blah.
The days of nothing stirring on Christmas eve are gone, sucked into the perpetual whirlwind of spinning madly around on Christmas eve. Hell, even the mice are manically trying to ready the final touches for the big day.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014: Well, the days are getting noticeably longer now. I guess the worst of winter is over. It seemed like it would never end.
Despite a lack of serious wind with this storm system, so far, the surf is riled from the outside, as in out at sea, meaning the…Continue
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Monday, December 22, 2014: A couple bass were taken in the swash late today. I’m not sure if they went for bait or plugs but IL guessing the later. One of the stripers was 27 ¾ inches. I will note here that a striped bass is…Continue
Added by jaymann on December 22, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments
1) New speckled owl, all the way down near the Rip.
2) New dark snowl, around 8,000 feet.
3) Old Whitey has moved -- or has been…Continue
Added by jaymann on December 22, 2014 at 5:23pm — No Comments
Sunday, December 21, 2014: Now, I’m being told Christmas is this coming week. The last time I heard, it was still a week and a half away. I wish it would quit moving around like that.
Oddly, I’ve only gotten a couple emails asking about the perfect gift for that angler in the family. I usually get a load of them. I think I…Continue
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Below: Herring are a possibility to explain the crazed splashing.
Friday, December 19, 2014: I checked the beach at closing today and was shocked to find it absolutely alive. There was something bustin’ all over the place – and as far out as I could see.
I took this (poor) video so you…Continue
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December 18, 2014: A mere week from holiday touchdown. The odds of a white Christmas are incurable low. I had called for mildness for mid- and late-December and that is lining up to play out. At the same time it shouldn’t be so mild s to eve the mountains of New England snowless – providing the machines are…Continue
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014: And isn't it a lovely morning? That line always reminds me of the Blazing Saddles black-humor scene … https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=blazing+saddles+lovely+morning.…Continue
Decent nose/tail ride ... and dismount.
Added by jaymann on December 15, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Got into some schoolie bass at sunset. Since it was my locale – and there wasn’t a surfcasting soul in sight – I can disclose that most of my action was at “tombstone” jetty, just south of the drive-on point at 34th Street in the Terrace. There’s one stone on the south side of that jetty that must not…Continue
Added by jaymann on December 13, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
What the hell's wrong with this thing?
December 12, 2014: Quite nice day. I felt both the beach and the woods calling, but knew I could only put serious time in one or the other, as we fall under the influence of some of the shortest days of the…Continue
Added by jaymann on December 12, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments
"Uh, anyone got a clue on who this guy is?"
Thursday, December 11, 2014: Schoolie alert: Look for decent surfcasting-for-schoolie potential through the weekend. Today the ocean has calmed down even further. What’s more, there is a clean-line not…Continue
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014: What a difference a wind shift makes. Yesterday’s wild wet-out, similar to a white out but wetter -- has petered out in the face of brisk westerlies. The hard offshores knocked the surf down to one/tenth of what it had been yesterday; a…Continue
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Monday, December 08, 2014: It continues. And once again I feel no pain at work as there’s nothing to do outside, as the day dishes out rain showers here on the Island and a layer of snow on the mainland, places like West Creek.
The north winds are not all they were knocked…Continue
Sunday, December 07, 2014: In case you hadn’t guessed, there’s no fishing today; at least no sensible fishing. In fact, you can’t even write “fishing” in the sand. By the time you get to “g” the “f” has already been blown smooth. The north winds are honkin’ gale-force. You can add to that a very large and powerful northerly swell, pushing 6- to…Continue
Added by jaymann on December 7, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Damn, it's a good thing this gal has covered her head against the cold.
Saturday, December 06, 2014: Today offered a midday fishing window of opportunity – right when I was MC’ing…Continue
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Anglers: Doris Mae IV
sea bass every tuesday thursday friday sat nights leave 11:00 PM fish the next day - reservations only. 18th Street Boat Basin 1801 Bayview Ave
Barnegat Light, NJ 08006
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