Fishing Report

The bay continues to keep anglers busy with a mix of all size bluefish. From the sedge islands to Tom’s River blues are being taken on cut baits, poppers and metals. The ocean front is slow to recover, fishing remains a slow pic with no real fluke catches to report. Crabs out back are slow getting started but persistent crabbers are starting to catch some nice keepers. We have some custom tied killer buck tail rigs for fluke in our shop along with Captains Captain Ed’s “Doodle Bug”, the fluke killer! … John Yac

Fishing Report

Great weather but fishing, not so great. I guess we all got spoiled with the amount of fish being taken the past few weeks. But with the recent drop in water temperature the fish went off their feed. Favorable winds like today will surely bring the surf temperatures up bringing the bait within reach and hopefully the fish will be hot on their tails… John Yac

Fishing Report

All quiet on the western front?? The fish seem to have come down with a case of lock jaw. My guess is the sudden drop in water temperature to the low 50’s put them off their feed. This is a temporary situation with the amount of bait still out there a more favorable water temp will kick start things for sure. The boats are still scoring in the ocean with their ability to seek out warmer water in the deeper depths. Small to medium size blues still are roaming the bay taking cut baits and artificials… John Yac

Fishing Report

The bay continues to give up quality fish, case in point the BB and BI buoy areas have been the locations of some big fluke 4.5 lb. class plus. Blues roam the mouth of Tom’s River and Cedar Creek areas. Crabbing is still very slow out back. On the ocean front. 20 lb. class plus bass are falling to clams fished in holes and cuts throughout IBSP… John Yac

Fishing Report

Fluke off to a slow start while blues and bass keep the heat on! Between boats trolling and kayaks snagging and dropping nice size bass are consistently finding there way to the local scales. Mix in medium to large size blues and bass falling to well presented baits and lures from the sand and you have a nice spring run underway. The fluke are slow in starting but that should change shortly. The bay is still giving up some nice blues from the docks and rental boats. Yesterday two of our regular customers took a 4 hour cruse on one of our rental boats and came back with 11 blues weighing up to 11.5 lbs. Crabbing from the dock is slow getting started but with the warmer temperatures forecasted for the up coming next few days thing should pick up… John Yac

Fishing Report

Blues, Bass, and fluke all being caught yesterday from the surf and boat. The spring run of fish seems to be taking hold with the bay and ocean side both producing fish. Just pick your method in each situation and work at it, success will come. Cut bunker, clams, and squid are natural baits doing the trick. Poppers, swimmers and metals are good artificial choices. The boats are once again enjoying landing large bass on the troll with bunker spoons. If trolling is not your thing then finding schools of bunker and using the snag and drop method is deadly! … John Yac

Fishing Report

Things are about the same. Large blues and a few keeper bass are being taken from Seaside Park thru IBSP. Cut bait and clams with popping plugs and swimmers are all scoring on these fish. Fluke season opens Friday the 22nd, 5 fish at 18″ is the daily bag limit per angler. The special 2 fish at 16″ program will be in effect this year again (surf caught only) in IBSP. These fish must hit the check station before leaving the park… John Yac

Fishing Report

Slow pick yesterday in the surf! A couple of large blues and a nice keeper bass fell to well presented lures and baits. Blue fish find it hard to pass up a popper and bass just can’t pass up a clam. This sums up the methods used yesterday to fool a few nice fish. After todays lousy forecast the rest of the week looks good with more favorable winds predicted and fishing will surely improve…John Yac

>>> Remember all you have to do to win a $50.00 store gift card is have the heaviest fish weighed in at our shop for the month. So far a 18.125 lb. bass is in the lead. >>>

Fishing Report

Fishing conditions not so great for the Governors Cup Fishing Tournament, the surf was up and holding bottom was a challenge. Not many fish were caught, too bad for the participants with the excellent blue fish bit we have been experiencing a good catch was anticipated. More bass are starting to show out front on cut bait and clams. The bite has been a night time one as shown to me by a visiting angler over the weekend. The boats trolling for bass out front were experiencing a slow pick with only a few small keepers to show for there efforts. The crabs are finally making a long awaited appearance off our dock, several small ones were coming up in the pots a good sign of things to come!… John Yac

Fishing Report

Governor’s Cup Surf Tournament tomorrow at Island Beach State Park. Registration opens at 5:00 AM, fishing starts at 6:30 AM Good Luck! Blue fish still have center stage and anglers are taking advantage of this heavy blue fish run in many ways. As far as bait is concerned cut bunker is the number 1 followed by mullet and clams. Poppers of all kinds along with swimming plugs and metals are also getting attention from these tackle busters! The shop will be open late tonight and at 4:00 AM tomorrow morning for all your tournament needs… John Yac

Remember our Weigh-Ins Wanted! program where each month the heaviest fish weighed in at our shop will receive a $50.00 store gift card which can be used for anything on the property. 18.15 lbs. is our current leader for May.