Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
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.
Added by jaymann on June 12, 2007 at 9:12pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by jaymann on June 9, 2007 at 10:31pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by jaymann on June 8, 2007 at 7:45pm — No Comments
Thursday, June 07, 2007: Waves: Small.
Ocean has calmed and just like that the bass are bouncing back. Not that they went far. They just weren’t heavily fished during the blow and subsequent groundswell. Well, not only were three new names added to the Simply Bassin’ board but a goodly number of non-tourney fish came to light. Nothing huge,…Continue
Added by jaymann on June 7, 2007 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Wednesday, June 06, 2007: A serious swell and those fierce swings in water temp have left the surf-front bassing very wanting. The fish are there but it’ll take the smaller surf (beginning today) for angler to retrack them. There is the surf fishing upside to any stir like the one we just had: It gets the bigger bass in close, going for clams and crabs displaced by the wave action.
Added by jaymann on June 6, 2007 at 9:26am — No Comments
Big Bolts and Subway Cars Resurface
UNMELLOW YELLOW: I’ve seen yellow skies, yellow rain, yellow snow but early Tuesday morning I saw deep yellow lightning, the hue of lemon peel.
While doing my dawn patrol wave report for…Continue
Added by jaymann on June 5, 2007 at 4:07pm — No Comments
1. Participating Shops:
- Barnegat Light Bait & Tackle, Barnegat Light 609-494-4566
- Fisherman's Headquarters, Ship Bottom 609-494-5739
- Jingle's Bait & Tackle, Beach Haven 609-492-2795
- Surf City Bait & Tackle, Surf…
Added by jaymann on June 4, 2007 at 1:25pm — No Comments
Sunday, June 03, 2007: Waves: 3-5 feet out of the south (not nearly as large as predicted). Water temps: Frigid 40s, though forecasted easterly winds could warm water very rapidly – if those winds actually develop.
Talks of crappy weather had many anglers calling off fishing trips or even heading back home before the weekend’s end. I have to admit that the reports…Continue
Added by jaymann on June 3, 2007 at 4:56pm — No Comments
Saturday, June 02, 2007: Waves: Choppy 2-4 feet out of the south; cold dirtying water; upwelling lowering water temps back into the 50s, potential low 50s if winds persist.
Winds were a serious factor today, though a load of boats were plying the nearshore water. I hung out at a secret beach near B. Inlet and saw a modest flow of angler traffic heading out for fluke.
Added by jaymann on June 2, 2007 at 6:17pm — No Comments
Friday, June 01, 2007: Winds were testy late but the bassin’ continues to rock. The hooking is north to south, though far from every street. Some super hot stops and some dominated by skates and dogs. However, below will give you a sense of a hot site. Thanks, Joe, for the fine write-up of the action. More on the big bass as I get info.
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Thursday, May 31, 2007: The fishing was good in the surf and remains huge nearshore for boaters chasing the bunker. More and more weigh-ins of boated cows over 30 pounds – with some grumbling over the keeping major fish just for a shop photo. There were also upwards of half a dozen bass of over 40 pounds. Some folks are trolling for the bass.
As blackfish season drops to…Continue
Added by jaymann on May 31, 2007 at 10:50pm — No Comments
Wednesday, May 30, 2007:
Another fine day though winds got testy late. I’m a bit stuck between a rock and an off-the-record spot. I have a few very upbeat reports of cow bass all but packed under the bunker pods. Try bass over 50 pounds. I know of two but heard there were more. One very dedicated bassers said he’s had three fish over 40 pounds, all catch-and-release. The technique is…Continue
Added by jaymann on May 30, 2007 at 11:04pm — No Comments
Tuesday, May 29, 2007:
Even with the passage of a cold front, the weather remains profoundly cooperative. In fact, today was the nicest day in the past week, which is saying a lot. Crystal clear conditions with a slightly testy north…Continue
Added by jaymann on May 29, 2007 at 9:27pm — No Comments
Jamison Stone, 11, poses with a wild hog he said he killed near Delta, Ala., on May 3. His father said the animal weighed 1,051 pounds.
Monday, May 28, 2007:
I take it back. In my last blog I…Continue
Added by jaymann on May 28, 2007 at 12:50pm — No Comments
Sunday, May 27, 2007: What a fishing day – what a fishing weekend. Low winds, ideal surf and bay conditions and a fair showing of quarry, though many folks would have liked better takes on the bass front. Still, the angling pressure was through the roof, especially boat-wise – though it was not anywhere near the record-breaking numbers I had thought after seeing all the traffic coming on the…Continue
Added by jaymann on May 27, 2007 at 9:15am — No Comments
Friday, May 25, 2007:
What’s catching out there?
You tell me. (Actually I have some hot-ish striper news below)
In the past 36 hours I’ve seen a ton of fishing folks arriving for the holiday weekend.…Continue
Added by jaymann on May 25, 2007 at 1:23pm — No Comments
Tuesday, May 22, 2007: I have word that the Surf City beaches could open by tomorrow. The DEP has sighed off (i.e. agreed with) the Army Corps assertion that the beaches are safe.
Here’s how the beach thing will play out this summer.
First, the impact of the beach will blow away beachgoers. The Surf City sands are huge, wide and perfectly…Continue
Added by jaymann on May 22, 2007 at 10:08pm — No Comments
Wildfire Well Dones and Slow Lane Insane
Like many appreciative folks, I want to profusely thank the firefighters and police officers that did an outstanding job in fighting the Pinelands blaze – and the related traffic nightmares in Stafford.…Continue
Added by jaymann on May 22, 2007 at 8:27pm — No Comments
Sunday, May 20, 2007: Despite wholly honking west winds, many folks were fishing, primarily surfside – boating had its proponents especially west bay where the land knocked the winds down a bit.
For the umpteenth day in row, the surfside hooking was amazingly pop-up in nature. A beach would shine one day while nearby beaches go comatose, then, the next day, the comatose beach would offer…Continue
Added by jaymann on May 20, 2007 at 10:25pm — No Comments