Solid reports of fish just north of us last night, not a pick some good steady action for a change with keepers mixed in. The boat guys as usual are having fun when they locate the bait just off our beaches, they have the choice of trolling or casting plugs while we watch and wait. The way things are going we should be into steady fish by the first week of November I hope! We have pleanty of fresh bunker and clams along with live eels.
Fish are being taken by those who are willing to work for them. Not that there is a ton of fish out there right now but you have to be present with rod in hand when they are. Schools of bait have been spotted daily not far off the beaches with birds working them but they are not producing fish. Sand eel style teasers are working on many different type delivery systems. Fresh cut bunker and clams will always work. John Yac
The waiting game goes on! Keeper and short bass are being picked here and there mostly on the evening tides and just before first light. SP minnows or any small style swimming plug along with small to medium size needle fish imitations all fished with teasers seem to be the ticket when the fish are present. Live eels fished from inlet jetties at night are producing some keepers. The best all around bait for anytime of day are fresh clams and fresh cut bunker. We have live eels, fresh bunker and clams along with sand worms. Our frozen bait selection is second to none and we always have fresh salted clams for those who prefer and easy ready to go clam bait. John Yac
A few nice bass were taken this morning on live eels. With the water temps dropping things should start to improve. We have fresh clams, live eels and sandworms as well as an assortment of frozen baits for your fishing needs.
Still a slow pick with most fish being caught on the evening tides. SP Minnows fished with teasers along with any sand eel style metal also fished with a teaser are the lures doing the job right now. As for bait fishing clams and cut bunker, live eels and sand worms will all do the trick anytime on any tide when the fish are present. Good luck today to all the HRFA tournament anglers. John Yac
Slow seems to be the word on the beach, things are just not popping as of yet. A quick look into the record books shows that the 1st week in November seems to be the average starting date for us down here when the fall run really get started and peaking around the third to fourth week of the month. Of course nothing is etched in stone, but where just talking guide lines. Remember the shop will be open tonight till 11:00 PM nd re-open tomorrow at 4:30 AM for all your fishing needs. John Yac
A slight chill this morning but be assured the bass don’t mind it a bit. Just before first light and after dark seems to be a pattern these last few days. Some nice bass in close taking swimming plugs fished with teasers of course are being reported. The day time bite seems to be a little slower but fish are being caught never the less. Clams and cut bait are the way to go while playing the waiting game durning the day. The Hudson River surf fishing tournament is this Saturday Oct. 26th in Seaside Park, Registration will be at the Municipal Court Room at Seaside Park municipal complex, from 5:30 AM to 7: 00 AM. The shop will be open till 11:00 PM Fri Oct 25th and open at 4:30 AM Sat Oct 26th for all your fishing needs. John Yac
Bring your rain gear today just in case! Light rain forcasted for late morning, but the two positives in this forcast are, no fair weather fisherman and overcast skies, both great for daytime fishing. Sand eels are what the bass are feeding on but a nice chunk of fresh bunker or a couple of fresh clams are hard for them to pass up. If you want to break away from the standard baits you can try fishing a live eel on a open beach, they work for one of the largest bass to date this fall was taken this way, 29 1/2 lbs. We have fresh bunker, clams, sand worms and live eels. Remember today is Wednesday and our clams are only $3.75 a dozen. John Yac
Heat up cool down! describes this fall run to a tee so far. Just when you think things are starting to pop we go back to that slow pick where we are right now. There are still some quality fish being caught thought case in point, a nice fat 32″ bass was taken in Seaside on a clam yesterday by Gary Thomas. Metal and swimmers fished with teasers for the artificials and clams, cut bunker and live eels for the bait side of things will do the trick.
There were some nice keeper bass caught yesterday morning along with a bunch of shorts on clams. Dragging an Ava or an AOK T Hex with a teaser slowly also seemed to work . With the cooler temps starting Tuesday things could start turning on. We have fresh clams and sand eels as well as an assortment of frozen baits for your fishing needs.