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
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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
Small blues remain the number one fish being taken in the surf right now. While mullet and rain fish remain the predominant baits. Cut mullet seems to be out producing whole mullet with small metals are also scoring. Still hearing talk of small to keeper size bass being taken on swimming plugs during the night tides. Crabbing yesterday for the boats was quite productive. Nice size crab with some decent numbers were coming in… John Yac
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Bluefish from good size snappers to nice size cocktails we gouging themselves on the massive schools of small rain fish and mullet yesterday in IBSP. The outgoing tide was producing the most action. A few small to keeper size bass have been taken on swimmers during the night and at first light. Crabbing is slowing down but catches are still possible… John Yac
Along with the small blues and small bass in the surf, albies are chasing schools of bait both in and out of casting range from Ortley Beach to IBSP. Cut mullet is the number one bait right now for the bass and blues. Thin profile metals on fluorocarbon leaders will give you a shot at the albies when in casting range. There is always poppers and swimmers for those not wanting to fish bait. Crabbing hangs on with blowfish, kingfish, and small black drum all being taken from our dock… John Yac
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Great stretch of weather upcoming this week. Uncrowded beaches and mild air temperatures makes for some enjoyable fishing along our beaches. Cocktail blues from Seaside Park to IBSP are keeping anglers busy. Cut mullet is definitely the way to go with poppers and metals in second place. Small bass are still being taken at first light around the north jetty in IBSP, swimmers and buck tails are doing the trick. Crabbing is still doing well off our dock with some nice keepers coming up yesterday… John Yac
Cocktail blues on mullet in IBSP yesterday. A school of small to medium size bluefish were on a school of mullet yesterday in the park. Small bass are still hanging around the north jetty. Reports of brown sharks at first light also are coming in. The bay is giving up some bigger blowfish mixed in with decent size kingfish. Crabbing remains picky with many shorts to weed through. The shop got in a load of FRESH MULLET yesterday, a sign of things to come… John Yac
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