Fishing Report

Well the summer crowds are finely gone and the Labor Day weekend is now in our rear view mirror. The weather this week will make you feel like it’s the middle of summer, but it’s time to put in some serious thinking and preparation for the fall fishing that’s just around the corner. The fluke fishing in the surf is holding up just fine, they seem to like the warmer weather, while the cocktail blues are harder to find. Still a few sharks and rays at night but all this will change in the blink of an eye as we start to getting through September. Crabbing is slowing down now and it’s becoming harder and harder to put a decent catch together…. John Yac

Fishing Report

Summer is sure exiting on a high note, weather wise that is. Ocean conditions are much better as far as rip currents go. IBSP for some reason seems to be the location for most of the daytime fish being caught. Small blues and fluke remain the main targets during the day with sharks after dark. Crabbing remains decent but the amount of shorts you have to weed through to put a catch together increases. Snapper and now small blow fish are daily being taken from our dock… John Yac

Fishing Report

Strong rip currents continue today so stay alert while fishing the surf. As far as fishing goes more of the same, small blues and fluke on both sides of IBSP. Cut baits and small metals for the blues while live killie and squid combos also buck tail jigs tipped with gup will take the fluke. We have live killies and fresh bunker and expect a shipment of fresh clams today. Crabbing is sill decent from our boats and dock while snapper blues and now some blow fish are keeping dock anglers happy… John Yac

Fishing Report

If you are headed out to due some surf fishing today make sure you bring the big sticks and a few heavy sinkers. Large swells and strong rip currents will be with us today due to the tropical storm Cristobal making it’s way on a slow northeastward track. Remember to always use extra caution with this type of surf condition, but the pounding wave action and white water it creates will entice game fish to feed. Crabbing has been improving daily both from our dock and rental boats. Snappers and now blow fish are also being taken in the bay… John Yac

Fishing Report

Enjoy the next few days before the weekend crowds arrive for the traditional end of season bash. Cocktail blues are in and out of the surf during the day, with sharks and rays at night. This tipical summer pattern should have only a few weeks left till the mullet run starts. Larger blues and striped bass will start to appear and thus the fall run begins!… John Yac

Fishing Report

Really not much new to report on the surf fishing front. You know the drill. Small blues and fluke by day mostly on cut baits and sharks and rays at night all on bait. Crabbing and fishing in the bay also remains the same, you have to weed through a bunch of shorts to put together a decent crab catch. Fluke when you can find them are mostly “just short” but you will be rewarded with a few keepers if you just hang in there and keep trying different spots. Snapper fishing is good and a ” few” nice blow fish are being caught both from the dock and boats that are seeking them out…. John Yac

Fishing Report

Summer is winding down, two more weekends left, so lets take advantage of this good weather and get in some fishing and crabbing. Cocktail blues and fluke are still in the surf while snappers and now the addition of blow fish are being caught off our dock. Crabbing is decent but you have to weed through some small ones to put a nice catch together. Live killies are back in stock and don’t forget we carry sand worms all season… John Yac

Fishing Report

A bit of a wet day, not a lot but just enough to keep the crows down and the swimmers out of your favorite spots. Cocktail blues have taken a good hold in the surf with mullet and small metals being the baits of choice. Fluke are still present but finding keepers is another matter. The shark bite at night continues with those pesky rays mixed in. Crabbing remains steady…. John Yac

PS: LIVE KILLIES are back in our shop!!

Fishing Report

Cocktail blues at the south end of IBSP the past few days are taking all kinds of cut baits but mullet seems to be their number one choice. Short to the occasional keeper size fluke are still around chasing gulp and natural strip baits. Crab catches from our dock and rental boats are increasing daily. Still plenty of snappers to go around and the dock is always good for the different fish of the day. Yesterday a just short black drum was taken by one of our younger dock anglers, the look on his face while fighting that monster was priceless…. John Yac

Fishing Report

When blue fish are taking mullet in the surf (Florida frozen that is) although cocktail size and the evenings are getting cooler how far away can the start of fall be? The boat anglers just north of us out of Belmar are really pounding the fluke but for us in this area it’s not so much. The areas both inside and outside the Barnegat inlet has been the spot for catching keeper fluke, while the surf is producing mostly shorts. IBSP is still the best bet for anglers trying to place tasty filets on the table, 16 ” fluke are available in the surf as long as you check in your 2 fish catch before leaving the park… John Yac