Fishing Report

Water and air temps continue in the right direction, with more and more small bass chasing swimming plugs on the night tides. We’re only two weeks, (I hope) from the start of the fall run according to my predictions?? Black fishing, even though it’s one fish per angler at 15″ till Nov. 6th when the bag limit increases to 6, is keeping many fisherman happy with some great tasting fillets. Small blues seem to be everywhere in the surf by day. Crabbers are still trying out back with some success, but be ready to spend some time… John Yac

>>> FYI – The Dock Café will be closed today due to a death in the family and will reopen tomorrow at 7 AM. <<<

Fishing Report

Very fishable winds forecasted for today! There is some nice white water with clean surf conditions, lending itself to a perfect surf for fish artificial lures. The bite remains a pick of small bass and blues but as we all know that can change on a dime. The dock out back has slowed down plenty, with fewer and fewer keeper crabs being taken, also the nice size blues that we have been enjoying for weeks are just about gone… John Yac

Fishing Report

With gale winds in today’s forecast surf fishing in not high on most angler’s lists. So what can we do? Well if your anything like me and love to procrastinate about tuning up your tackle for the fall run this can be a bonus day for you. Checking, sharpening, and changing out rusted hooks should be number one on your things to do list. Fresh line is always a good thing to have when things heat up, especially for those of you who fish mono. Servicing your reel’s drag will also pay dividends in landing that fish of a lifetime. Last but not least guides and tips on your rods must be checked closely, a crack or cut in either will surely cause a break in your line in the most inopportune times causing you to loose that irreplaceable favorite lure or even worse, that elusive fish of a lifetime!… John Yac

Fishing Report

We still seem to be in a holding pattern as far as the surf bite is concerned. Mid day yesterday one of our customers reported bait blowing up off of 14th street Seaside Park. The school was out of casting range off course so no fish to report. Still this is what we want to see more and more of. A couple of large blues we taken off the end or our dock on cut bunker in the morning. Small bass were taking pieces of clam and sand worms also… John Yac

Fishing Report

The 30 lb. bass taken Saturday in IBSP on a bunker chunk sure raised a few eye brows! But so far it seems to be a one fish wonder. Trying to figure out the fall fish migrations is surly no easy matter. Wind direction, water temperatures and bait patterns all play important rolls. Add to that a well maintained log book of past years data and all you can make is a educated guess at best. So here goes! I’m saying (guessing) we should have fish both from the boats and surf on or about Oct. 28th., let’s see how close I come. As for now, slow is the word, both surf and bay… John Yac

Fishing Report

Warm weather or good fishing?? That is the question! My vote is for the latter! The unseasonably warm temperatures we have been experiencing lately may be stretching the summer season for some but not the surf angler. Water temps need to drop, bait fish need to school up and migrate which will put migrating bass and blues on the feed and hopefully within casting range. Small local bass chasing small swimmers by dark and taking clams by day. Mix in cocktail blues on small metals and cut baits. Just to keep you on your toes the occasional slammer blue will put quite a bend in your rod. This sums up the surf scene right now… John Yac

Fishing Report

With the small numbers of fisherman hitting the surf lately leads me to believe only one thing. The majority of fisherman are sitting at home scanning the local reports and waiting for the phone to ring and until they see some pictures of nice size bass hanging from local scales will they spring into action. With this behavior becoming more and more the norm we’re missing out on what’s really happening. What we do have to report is, small bass taking small swimming plugs at first and last light and also on the night tides. Cocktail blues are still present chasing tiny baits and tog fishing remains good in the canal and off the jetty. Larger blues and small bass in the bay remains the norm. >>> We have FRESH CLAMS, LIVE EELS, and plenty of GREEN CRABS in stock with SAND WORMS do to arrive tomorrow.<<<…. John Yac

 

 

 

 

 

Fishing Report

The fishing report will be a mirror image of yesterday’s. With even warmer temps forecasted for today. Watch out for the sun bathers sitting in the beach buggy tracks in IBSP today in full violation of the “surf fishing only” beach rules. But that’s another story for another day. Crabbing is still a pick for those willing to give it a try. Remember for all your bait and fishing needs stop by and say hello. Along with that you can pick up a delicious breakfast sandwich and fresh hot coffee to go and your all set. Enjoy!… John Yac

Fishing Report

Another good weather day in the forecast! The surf is starting to show signs of life in the striped bass department, not a ton of keepers by no means, but the schoolies are starting to get a little frisky. Small swimming plugs are drawing the attention of these bass in the surf. Cocktail blues are also in the mix with metals and small poppers doing the trick. Remember fall is here, and that means, LIVE EELS and GREEN CRABS in stock thru the end of the season!… John Yac

Fishing Report

This is definitely the year of the bluefish! From snapper blues to teen size slammers, in the inlets, in the surf and back in the bay. Just about wherever you wet a line bluefish were present. The surf right now is the scene of cocktail size blues smashing schools of silver sides (spearing) from the Hights right through IBSP. With more and more cooler nights, causing lower water temps, which will increase bait migrations. On these migrating schools of bait you will find big bass and slammer blues in hot pursuit marking the start of the fall run!… John Yac

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