Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report

Wed. Sept. 26, 2007 -- South winds factoring in; LBIFC tourney upcoming

Wednesday, September 26, 2007: Waves: 2-3 foot short-period southerly wind swell. Water clarity: Holding on to cleanness but could be going south with the southerlies.

Note: Weed (seaweed and grasses) is in the surfcasting picture and also within the inlets. Also pestering casters is the jellyfish forth now made up of small (dime-sized) clear balls of jelly.

The wind is into its second day, becoming a steady 15 mph by late day. The swells are picking up, especially at high tide when the full moon affect has a lot of shorebreak stir. Fishing pressure has been lowish for fall but that will change dramatically starting tomorrow, as regular anglers arrive for a long weekend. Also, the Long Beach island Fishing Club will have it annual surf casting event this Saturday. See details below.

Croakering has picked up in some areas. Better catches have been nearing half a dozen take-homes. Not everyone is targeting them – most folks are mullet-rigging for blues – so there may be a better showing of croakers than meets the eye.

Some more jumbo kingfish have been caught in boat (near inlets) and in Holgate. It is almost impossible to find them on demand. In fact, the usual hot spots for kingfish (like in Town and along the Holgate frontbeach) have been dead.

Broken record-ish but bluefish are thick near the inlets with passages along the beachfront. The beachfront is inconsistent.

Junkfish are very present. Rays are increasingly being hooked in the suds and even at the tip of Holgate where Stan C. landed one today.

Here’s the info on the LBIFC tourney:

Our 61st annual ‘WORLD SERIES OF SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT’ is scheduled for Saturday September 29th, 2007. We will again, this year, be offering both team and individual competition.

Registration: Will be held from 5:30am to 6:30am in the meeting room at our club in Harvey Cedars, NJ. Coffee and donuts will be served during registration.

Beach Buggies: We will be using North Beach, Surf City, and Ship Bottom beaches again this year. A limit of two (2) vehicles per team will be permitted and a $5.00 per buggy one-day beach driving permit fee will be charged.

Fishing Time: 7:00am to 9:30am and 10:00am to 12:30pm

Entrance Fee: $50.00 per team or $15.00 per individual (lunch included). The $5:00 per beach buggy fee will be collected at registration

Food: A hot lunch will be served at our club after the conclusion of fishing, followed by our awards ceremony and numerous door prizes. Six (6) meal tickets per team and one (1) per individual will be in each registration packet. (No guests can be accommodated.)

Please send registration checks payable to the Long Beach Island Fishing Club, and mail to the following as soon as possible:

John Castrati, 520 Bowling Green, Moorestown, NJ 08057-1617

or notify Bob at (267) 994-7423 prior to the tournament date.


Only the first 40 teams and a limited number of individuals will be accepted, so register early. ***Remember to practice Catch and Release


Important meeting:

Featured speaker:

New Jersey Senator James ‘Sonny’ McCullough


United Methodist Church of Absecon

100 Pitney Rd

Absecon, NJ 08201-2009

Monday October 1, 2007


Issues to be discussed:;

Artificial Reef Bill

Summer Flounder


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