It’s going to be a hot one today! There is no place like the beach to help deal with the heat, and if you’re like any red blooded surf fisherman, being at the beach means rod in hand and trying your luck. Fluke and small blues are there for the taking should you be in the right place at the right time. But just being there giving it a shot is rewarding in it self for the dyed in the wool surf guy… John Yac
The fluke keeper to short ratio has been on the rise the past few days with shore and boat anglers alike. Reports of some nice weakfish being taken in Barnegat Inlet from the north and south jetty’s. Nights are still filled with large rays and some nice sharks. Crabbing remains a job of weeding through a ton of shorts but some ok catches are possible. Snapper blues seem to be all over right now… John Yac
This could be a no flies beach day! North east winds in the forecast spells no flies along our eastern shore beaches. Cocktail blues along with short to keeper size fluke are in and out of the wash by day, while large rays and sharks are being played with on most nights. A lot of short crabs right now with a few keepers mixed in, but there are plenty of nice size snappers right now to fill in…. John Yac
ATTENTION >>> There will be no FISH FRY tonight Friday Aug 19th due to uncontrollable events. But the tasty fish fry will resume next Friday night Aug 26th.
Cocktail blues in the surf yesterday at IBSP according to a few of our customers. Cut bunker and mullet was doing the trick. Small to keeper size fluke are being taken from the inlet on gulp fished from the north jetty. The bay is loaded with all size snappers hitting just about everything shinny that moves keeping both young and old anglers alike busy. That about sums up the daytime action in our area right now… John Yac
Other than some decent night time action with sharks and rays the days have been a slow pick. Part of the reason I think for the slow daytime bite is the ocean water temps are holding above normal. Once we get passed these dog days and get into a good stretch of southerly winds water temps will drop like a rock and fishing will improve tremendously. But for now we have to take what we can get… John Yac
P.S. >>> Don’t forget to mark your calendar, Thurs. August 18th at 8AM to Noon is “Kids Day at the Dock”. Kids will learn to fish and crab. Rods and crab traps will be provided or bring your own! Brought to you by the Berkeley Striper Club and The Dock Outfitters.
Looking for some relief from the heat and humidity? Standing at the waters edge is one way, and why not fish while you’re there. Summertime spells delicious fluke fillets for dinner. Surf fishing for fluke is simple and relaxing. A small to medium size light weight spinning rod with a buck tail jig tipped with gulp or squid will do the trick. These fluke are in close so long casts are a waist of time and energy. Keep the jig moving and cover as much ground up and down the beach as you can, this will greatly in crease your chances… John Yac
Some times more of the same isn’t all that bad! Sunshine low humidity and average temperatures along with favorable winds for the most part make up one great day for the beach. Fishing for this time of year remains typical in the surf, small to keeper size fluke, small blues and a sprinkle of king fish rounds out the targets for the day. Crabbing is ok for those who are willing to put in some time. IBSP road access to the inlet has been open since Monday morning and that’s a good thing… John Yac
Today’s weather may be not so great but the rest of the weekend into Monday looks just fine. Finding keeper fluke in the surf is no easy task right now, the more ground you can cover the better your odds of connecting. Lets not forget IBSP allows (2) fluke at 16″ only as your bag limit. These special fluke regulations for surf fisherman in the park will cut your bag limit from (5) to (2) but the odds of bringing home those tasty filets increase. Shark fishing at night along our beaches continues with some reel rod benders every now and then. Crabbing in the bay from docks and boats is ok right now, no real blitz but a catch can be put together. Snapper blues increase in size daily keeping young and old anglers busy… John Yac
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No excuses! Today and tomorrow are two days you just can’t miss at the beach and yes bring a rod! Small to keeper size fluke and small to medium size blues are in and out of the surf line. A relaxing day with no crowds is hard to pass up… John Yac
Once we get through today the week’s forecast looks outstanding! The usual low pressure on our beaches mid week lends itself to some quality surf fishing a far as picking a good looking spot goes. Small blues and some short to keeper size fluke are the only daytime targets right now. There are still those pesky rays around so make sure when you spike your rod the drag is on the loose side. Crabbing remains good while snappers seem to be the only fish in the bay right now… John Yac