Fishing Report

Crabbing remains hot while fluke along the surf grow larger! Yes our rental boats are still cashing in on some large catches of crab along the west side of the bay, and the dock is holding it’s own. Larger fluke in the 3 to 5 lb range have been finding their way to the local scales daily. Gulp seems to be the bait of choice but many tight lipped anglers say differently when you can pry something out of them. For the really large fish are usually taken on natural baits rather than artificial ones or at least a combination of both, some thing to keep in mind when out searching for fluke both along the surf or boat. A live killie and squid combination is only one of many natural baits the will definitely work… John Yac

PS: Our boats don’t start going out till  7:30 AM daily and all must be back by 5:30 PM, so please plan your trips accordingly. Thanks!

Fishing Report

Fluke are gaining in size along our beaches. Small to medium size blues and now with a addition of snappers round out the surf report. Buck tail jigs tipped with gulp is still the top method of catching these larger fluke. Mullet, cut bunker, small poppers and metals all will work on the blues. If you never crabbed before now is the time to give it a try. Crabbing is excellent both from our dock and rental boats. Snappers will fill in your time between soaks of your pots and drop lines… John Yac

Fishing Report

Not much has changed  on the surf, small fluke and blues seems to be the only game right now and the methods for catching them also remain the same. Mullet and cut bunker for the blues, poppers and small metals will also work on these fish. Squid, spearing and live killies are some top bait favorites for the fluke. Small buck tails tipped with gulp or gulp fished alone on a 3-way rig will get these fluke to bite. Remember to take advantage of IBSP,s new 2 fluke at 16” to help put these great tasting fish on your table, just remember to check them in before you leave the park. Crabbing remains on fire on the west side of the bay and our dock catches are improving daily… John Yac

Fishing Report

The heading today should be crabbing report. Our rental boats were hammering the crabs on the west side of the bay again yesterday. Catches of 1 to 2 buckets full (5 gal size) were coming in regularly. Crabbing from our dock has also improved with catches of 2 to 3 dozen crabs not un-common. The surf fishing scene remains the same, small to keeper size fluke and small to medium size blues remain the catch of the day. The bay is still producing keeper fluke mixed in with a bunch of shorts and snapper blues although on the smaller side seem to be all over… John Yac

Fishing Report

Fishing remains a hit or miss affair off our beaches. There are blue fish and fluke feeding along the surf line, it’s just a matter or being at the right place at the right time. Keeping your baits fresh and checking them often is paramount this time of year. You want to be ready when the fish do decide to feed. Buck tail jigs, small metals and poppers will all produce under the right conditions. Fluke are still being caught in the BB and BI buoy areas but you have to weed through all the shorts. Still no word on blow fish in these areas, we are hoping to hear something soon. Crabbing remains good and snapper blues seem to be everywhere… John Yac

 

Fishing Report

Small blue fish in the 2 to 5 lb range have found their way into the surf. Fluke are still providing dinner for the anglers willing to seek them out. As usual less fishing and bathing pressure now that the weekend is over. As far as bait goes for these two species of fish, squid spearing and killies will work well on the fluke. Cut bunker and mullet always is a good way to go for blues. Crabbing remains in high gear on the west side of the bay and snapper blues are gaining in size and range… John Yac

Fishing Report

Real summertime report today. Fluke and small blues in the surf now and then throughout the day. Sharks and rays at night. The fluke bait of choice is gulp fished in many different ways, tipped on a buck tail jig, high low rig with a tipped buck tail for the lead and a plain gulp above, and the tried and true three way rig with a 28” to 30” snelled wide gap hook tipped with gulp and a sinker weight that allows the rig to move with the current and wave action. All of these will produce if fished correctly in the right locations. The small blues are taking cut bunker and mullet. Crabbing is super hot from the boats crabbing on the west side of the bay in the area known as good luck point…. John Yac

Fishing Report

Island Beach State Park is business as usual today after yesterdays terrible mishap. Swimming should be on guarded bathing beaches only and not in arrears dedicated for fishing only. The surf temperature continues to rise daily and the fluke are back on the feed. we are hearing of some king fish starting to show now and their are rumors of a couple of bass being caught just north of us. Crabbing remains hot and snapper blues seem to be everywhere… John Yac

Fishing Report

Surf is still a little slow, water temps are on the rise and once again small fluke are in the surf. I scouted IBSP yesterday to see first hand what if anything was going on. The water was a lot warmer and after checking out some good looking spots along the surf I managed to land (2) 16″ fluke on gulp, the rig was simple, a 3-way swivel with about a 28” snelled wide gap hook. The sinker was just heavy enough to move with the currents, and the gulp was a white 4″ swimming mullet. There was some small bait present but couldn’t tell what they were. Crabbing remains steady in the bay… John Yac

Fishing Report

Another great beach day in the forecast! Fishing remains quiet along the surf due to the drop in ocean temperature caused by the abundance of southerly winds we have been experiencing. As the water temperatures rise with a wind shift so will the bite. Fluke will begin feeding again in all their ambush spots, and small blues will be searching for a easy meal. The bay on the other hand is doing a little better, their are still fluke at the BB and BI buoys although a lot more shorts then keepers and small to medium size blues are still chasing small poppers and metals. Crabbing is more than holding it’s own from our rental boats while our dock is a bit slower. Snapper blues are gaining size daily and keeping the kids interested…. John Yac