Hope everyone's enjoying this beautiful weather that seems to be making an appearance just in time for the weekend. Maybe that awful winter is finally behind us and we can get on with the fishing season.
Just a quick update for everyone. There are already mixed sized bluefish and striped bass being caught in the bay, and I'm thinking we may be primed for an excellent spring bay fishery this year. There's no doubt in my mind that these are resident fish that spent the winter in the warm water outflow from the power plant, but there just seems to be a lot more of them this year. If that's right, not only will we be able to get started on blues and bass a bit earlier than normal but when the big migrating schools arrive it could be spectacular. Let's keep our fingers crossed, but I'm planning to be in the water and ready to go by the 16th this year.
For those of you that are Facebook users, I'm also going to try something new this year in keeping everyone up to date on what's going on. While I still plan to send out my weekly fishing reports by email, I've also set up a Facebook page for Barnegat Bay Fishing Charters at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Barnegat-Bay-Fishing-Charters/198634417502
and plan to post quick updates several times a week there. I'm still figuring out how best to use it, but if you have a chance stop by and become a "fan". Since I'm pretty new to this, suggestions from experienced Facebookers(?) on how to make it more useful to you would certainly be appreciated.
That's about it for now. Dates for the spring striped bass fishery are starting to fill in, but there are still quite a few good dates available. Give me a call or shoot me an email and we'll get something set up.