Possible rain gear day! Only 20% chance but better safe than sorry. Still some small blues taken cut mullet and small metals. More and more short bass are being reported, while clams during the day seems to be the ticket, swimming plugs are catching them on night tides right up to first light. Also live eels fished in likely bass haunts during night tides will at times surprise! Crabs are still being taken off the dock by those willing to put in the time. Live eels, sand worms, fresh bunker and clams, mullet and soon live green crabs are just some of the baits available at our shop… John Yac
The big girls are starting to make their appearance! Yes striped bass up to 28 lbs. were taken just off shore the last couple of days. Yes, you guessed it, snag and drop was the method used. The surf on the other hand is producing small to medium size blues on cut mullet. Metals and poppers will also work on these blues. They are still picking keeper crabs off our dock along with small blow fish. Looking for live eels or really nice sand worms look no further, we also have fresh frozen mullet, fresh bunker and clams. So for all your fishing needs stop in and see us… John Yac
Just about back on track! The water has cleaned up some, the surf is manageable, now and all that is needed is a little more sand on some of our beaches. For the fisherman that have ventured out, short bass on clams and some small blues mostly on mullet was the rewards for their efforts. We have fresh and salted clams, live eels, frozen mullet and vacuum packed bunker. Some keeper crabs are still available from our dock and small blowfish are being taken now and then… John Yac
Much better fishing day! With each passing tide the water will become more and more fishable. Things will go back to normal we hope, with the bait fish running the shore line and hungry fish hot in pursuit. Instead of waiting for a phone call saying the bite is on, get out there and see for yourself, it’s much more rewarding when you blaze your own trail… John Yac
Believe it or not it looks like we dodged a bullet! With Joaquin on a track not to make landfall anywhere on the east coast we can have a sigh of relief. Our beaches are taken some what of a beating never the less with all these strong NE winds and higher tides but no where near the damage we would have experienced if the storm had made landfall in or near our area. The long range forecast is for sunny skies and temperatures in the 70’s. While we wait for better fishing conditions this is a great time to go over our gear in anticipation of the fall run. On that note we still have a few Penn reels left at our blow out prices and just to sweeten the deal we will load the reel with the line of your choice for free! … John Yac
No Joaquin yet! Still time to slip into your rain gear and get a few casts in. With the storm somewhat stalled off the Bahamas and forecasted not to be in our area till the end of the week. The surf fishing although challenging but not impossible is still there for those willing to give it a shot. Small blues and the occasional small bass are the fish available right now. Cut mullet, metals and swimmers will give you the best chance of hooking up… John Yac
You have a small window to get some surf fishing in before things get a bit hairy. There is plenty of mullet out there and you know where there is bait there is fish. Point Pleasant Beach area has been having a steady pick of small bass during the night tides on swimmers and live eels. Closer to home small blues and the occasional small bass are in and out of the surf. Cut mullet and metals along with swimming plugs, when casting one is possible, is the way to go. Blowfish have increased in size some and keeper crabs are still being taken… John Yac
Last day of fluke season! Easterly winds continue to hit our beaches making fishing them challenging to say the least. Still plenty of bait out there in all that mess but finding the fish and being able to get to them is another matter. There is still some keeper crabs being taken from our dock along with small to medium blow fish and snappers… John Yac
Penn Reel blow out sale continues. Great prices on selected models just in time for the fall run!
You have only 5 days left to claim your $50.00 store gift card for weighing in the heaviest SURF caught fish for the month of September!
One of surf fisherman’s favorite times of the year is finely here. Welcome Fall! The strong easterly winds continue making surf fish more than challenging. Heavy metals and buck tails were still taking blues yesterday while trying to hold bottom was just about impossible. There is no relief in sight from these strong easterly winds so be creative when heading out to the beach. The one thing to remember, SAFTY FIRST! no fish is worth risking your life for! Crabbing seems to be hanging on as two of our dock regulars Mat & Carol went home yesterday with 30 nice keepers… John Yac
Break out the big sticks the next few days will surely be a challenge! NE to E winds will stir things up and make fishing miserable for the angler but not necessarily the fish. It will also cut down on the fair weather fisherman leaving more open space for you the hard core angler. Bottle plugs, darters, heavy metals and 3 oz. plus buck tails will shine in these conditions. As far as bait fishing goes, 6 oz. to 8 oz. and at times even higher will be needed to keep the bait in front of you. Fluke season will end Sept. 26th, so you still have a shot at a nice size flatty. Tomorrow at 4:21 AM marks the first day of fall, a cherished time for the surf angler, are you ready? … John Yac