Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
The Uranoscopidae, or “stargazers,” are a group of stealth predators whose upturned, pug-like faces allow them to hide almost their entire bulk under sand or mud until another tasty fish wanders too close. Popping open its jaws, the stargazer turns itself into a killer sinkhole, capable of swallowing fish almost its own size.
Some species of stargazer are even capable of luring prey with a long, worm-like tongue. Others possess a pair of highly venomous spurs just behind the head, and many also boast an electrical organ between the eyes, capable of paralyzing small prey and delivering a painful shock to the unwary human wader. It’s like a grab bag of fish powers, all rolled into one meat-eating, underwater bear trap.
Another great day on the water. School of Bluefish kept the lines tight all morning
GOOD DAY ~ BAD DAY Good Day If You See Birds Like This in October - Bad
Day if its July / Good Day For Cocktail Bluefish - Bad Day For Peanut Bunker - Good Day For Boaters & Good Day For Divers with Spear Guns - Bad Day If you didn't have big flippers and stuck on the rocks...
July 13, 2014
On this day 10 years ago (12-13 July 2004), heavy rain and flooding occurred across the area. The most severe flooding was in Burlington County, NJ along the Rancocas Creek. The NWS Mt. Holly Forecast Office measured 4.20" of rain while 13.20" was reported a little over 10 miles away in Tabernacle. To see the rainfall reports from this event, go to:
A few picks from our fishing trip yesterday. Found the fish on multiple occasions, but could get them to bite. Great day to be on the water, just wish the finned critters joined us in the fun : )
Hungry shark at work at stern of dive boat.
I love that I live in a town that literally stops traffic for the ducks (and the turtles).