No fish weighed in at our shop yesterday. Our area was slow, just a couple of shorts in the Ortley Beach area caught by Phil “Dirt” is all I have to report. Still plenty of sand eels around and a keeper or two were taken just to the north of us is enough reason to keep fishing before our long winter rest. I feel there will be one more shot of some quality fish before the run is over. John Yac
No better way to work off that big Thanksgiving day meal than to hit the beach and make a few casts. Fishing has been slow the last few days and the bad weather conditions didn’t help much, but a better forcast for today and still plenty of bait in the water may yield better results. Avas, and Sp minnows fished with teasers or any thin metal and small swimmer presented in the same way will also do. Bait fishing always remains a option with clams and cut bunker being two of the baits of choice. We also have live green crabs and live eels. Remember our Black Friday sale on some great items is now underway and will last till year’s end. John Yac
It was a little slow yesterday with the weather conditions on the surf but maybe things will change today. If your going out bundle up. We have fresh clams,eels, and green crabs as well as an assortment of frozen baits for your fishing needs. We have sales on many items in stock so stop in and check it out.
Happy Thanksgiving from the staff at the Doock Outfitters.
I expect only the hardy souls will be out today fishing. There were a few keeper bass in the 30″ range taken in IBSP yesterday on, yes you guessed it, Avas and SP minnows. We’re hoping after this mess moves out tonight that we will get another shot of fish before it ends. Still pleanty of sand eels in close so why not? Our shop will be open tomorrow at 5 AM. Come on in and check out our Black Friday Sale now in progress! Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. John Yac
Slow slow pick! Just a week ago we thought how many fish are out there and how can it possibly get better than this? Boy what a difference a week makes, ocean conditions still look good but no fish to speak of or at least were weighed in the past two days. Today with a little better air temperatures and a front approaching maybe things will pick up a bit. Still sand eels are the predominant bait out there so keep the avas and teasers flying. SP style minnows also fished with teasers will work when the fish are in close and the wind permits. John Yac Our BLACK FRIDAY SALE! starts now and runs till the end of the year with some great deals just in time for Christmas. 8′ Star surf spin rods med. 1/2oz – 3oz $69.95 ea. – 10% to 30% off selected premium brand surf rods – 10% off premium rain tops – 25% off all wooden plugs in stock. Hurry don’t miss out on some great deals!
Despite the conditions yesterday with the wind we had a few fish come in to the shop. Metal and teaser did the trick. If your going out today bundle up. We have fresh clams and live eels as well as an assortment of frozen baits for your fishing needs.
Keeper bass are still being caught along our beach fronts, but just not the numbers of earlier in the week. The majority of fish are on avas or just about any skinny metal fished with a teaser. SP style swimmers also with teasers are producing when the fish are in close. A couple of nice fish were taken on clams, also a nice fresh bunker chunk doesen’t hurt either. You can always fish live eels a all time favorite of striped bass.
The last two days bass fishing in our area has been off the charts! Fish have been spread out from Lavallette to the north down to Island Beach State Park to the south. 10lb to 15lb fish are the average size with upper teens to 20lb plus mixed in. All the action seems to be on Ava’s in several colors. John Pizzuto of Toms River weighed in the largest fish for us so far, 29.5 lbs taken on metal with a rubber tail at 10:00 AM. The bait fisherman are picking away also with clams, cut bunker and a few live eels mixed in. John Yac
Plenty of keeper sized bass taken today from Lavalette thru IBSP… We had blitz conditions to the north with fish from 28-36″, with some larger fish mixed in, caught on metals and teasers… I got to the party late and fished with Ray Linn and Mike the Trooper and had a personal best from the sand of @30# on a metal, that was released, to go with plenty of keepers. Those guys were there at sunup and had fish consistently right thru 10:30AM.. Look for things to heat up again this evening and again in the AM… Now is the time so get out there and fish!!!… John P.
If you have been waiting for things to get started, well wait no more. We have been enjoying a nice body of keeper bass on our local beaches the past couple of days. They have been taking thin metals with teasers, needle fish with teasers, small swimming plugs with teasers, note the two constants here thin lures and thin teasers. The bass that have been cleaned at our shop were all stuffed with sand eels. Clams and cut bunker are still scoring well and you know that lazy cow that may be learking out their just can’t pass up a well presented piece of bait. We have live green crabs and live eels also. Just got a shipment of Trail Head tire deflators in so why not shorten your time it takes you to get on the beach! This is a quality product that works well. John Yac