Fishing Report

We are hoping like everyone else that fresh bait will arrive some time today. In the mean while salted clams and vacuum packed bunker will have to fill the bill. It’s still a night time surf bit, as far as we know, with Bomber and SP minnow type swimmers taking the few fish being caught. You may want to start throwing a few needle fish style lures to cover the possibility of sand eels being present… John Yac

Fishig Report

Short and sweet or not so sweet at all. What ever bass there is in our area it’s a “in the dark bite” for the surf guys right now. We are hoping this will change soon but without a good showing of sand eels in the wash we don’t have much to hang our hat on…

John Yac

Fishing Report

The large schools of bunker seem to be thinning out and so are the fisherman. Not many guys on the beach yesterday to get a accurate report on what’s happening in our area. With the warmer temps predicted for the next few days a increase in fishing activity is sure to follow. Still hearing reports of sand eels just off shore and as soon as the water temps drop into the mid to lower 50’s, they should move in with the bass hot on their trail. A happier Thanksgiving no surf angler can wish for… John Yac

Fishing Report

A little better today, wind wise that is, but air temps are keeping most surf guys off the beaches. Schools of bunker remain just out of casting range and the few nice bass that have been caught the past few days were mostly on clams and SP minnow swimming plugs. It’s not over yet, reports of sand eels come in daily from off shore boats and birds are diving on something small. So all we need is a push of those little guys in shore and the season will go on through the holidays, lets all hope!… John Yac

Fishing Report

Long Johns a must today before heading out. The winter chill will be with us for the next couple of days but the bass and blue fish are still biting. Boat guys still have the edge as always, finding the schools of bait then using the tried and true snag and drop method to limit out. Trolling is also producing, with large bunker spoons fished on wire accounting for some quality fish in the box. Remember black fish season is here, with a 6 fish at 15″ per angler. We have green crabs, live eels, and sand worms plus our normal clams, bunker and frozen baits… John Yac

 

 

Fishing Report

Hudson River Tournament Day. Seaside Park will be buzzing with hopeful anglers braving the morning chill in hope of a winning fish. Large schools of bait remain just out of casting range with hungry bass on their heels. The bite from the beach is still clams, cut bunker and swimming plugs in that order. Night tides are out producing daytime ones. As always plenty of fresh clams both shucked and in the shell along with fresh bunker, live eels and sand worms…John Yac

Fishing Report

Another banner day yesterday for the boat guys, but what else is new? As frustrating as this may be for us surf jockeys, the one ray of hope from all this, is the fact that a least there is quality fish just out of our casting range. So for now we have to be content with a pick from the beach both on bait and lures and continue the waiting game, while praying for the body of fish to slide a bit west. As of tomorrow around mid day we will be carrying green crabs an will have them throughout the rest of the season… John Yac

Fishing Report

The lions share of bass are still being taken in the dark on clams, cut bunker and swimming plugs. Most of your favorite spots are producing so there is really no one or two locations you must be at. Daytime is a different matter altogether and finding the schools of bait is definitely the key. Thank God gas prices have come down a bit lately, because you will be burning some extra during the day in your pursuit of the striped bass. Weather and wind direction looks great for the next few days, so why not give it a shot. You never know when thing will really break open… John Yac

Fishing Report

The party goes on just out of our reach of the shore bound angler as usual. Surf anglers from Lavallette to Seaside Park yesterday stood and watched boat anglers take fish while there rods remained silent. There is plenty of bait just off shore but for surf bound anglers it’s just out of reach. The bite for us surf guys for the past few days has been all in the dark, clams, bunker and swimming plugs have all been catching keepers. But soon as first light, the party is over…. John Yac

Fishing Report

A huge, “Thank you for your service” to all my fellow veterans today, for without them the freedoms we enjoy and sometimes take for granted in this great country of ours would not exist! “Land of the free because of the brave”.

The weather remains great, a few more bass would be nice, but there is still plenty of bait in close, and the surf anglers are picking away on some nice fish both on bait and plugs… John Yac