Fishing Report

The gale winds yesterday all but shut down surf and boat fishing alike. Winds are forecasted to slow by this afternoon, allowing the shore break to settle down and the water to start cleaning up. We are at the target date for the beginning of the fall bass bite in our area. So as I always say “things can and will change on a dime”, stay alert and ready to go!.. John Yac

 

Fishing Report

Just a quick update! The boat guys trolled up, not a lot, but some really large ladies yesterday approaching the 50# class if not 50 plus. These fish were taken just off our beaches. There were also a few small keepers taken on bait in IBSP… John Yac

Fishing Report

The waiting game goes on! Yes every year around this time with no real bite to talk about, anglers both surf and boat alike start to become impatient to say the least. With every fishless day that passes we start telling ourselves maybe this is the fall run with no fish for me?? But as always the fish will show up! When, where, how many, and how big is known to the fishing gods only. Lets get passed this next weather front and see what happens… John Yac

Fishing Report

The surf seems reluctant to clean up and lay down. The one good thing is that the water temperatures are in the low 60’s. It’s not unfishable by no means, you just have to adjust your lure selections, weights to hold bottom, rod selections, and you’re good to go. Schools of bait remain out front, and if you doubt their presence, whales breaching off IBSP yesterday should change your mind… John Yac

Fishing Report

Surf conditions getting better with each tide. NW winds continue, with bait still present. No great bite to report as of yesterday, but with improving surf conditions along with favorable winds, that should change at any time… John Yac

Fishing Report

Reset day! With the winds in a more favorable direction and the surf starting to lay down, fishing conditions along the surf line will be back to normal. Still plenty of bait out front with schools of large bunker being reported by the boat guys who got out right before the blow. Don’t sit home and wait for the phone to ring! Get out there and be the one who makes the calls… John Yac

Fishing Report

Batten down the hatches today! Strong winds out of the south, with rain mixed in later, will make fishing today uncomfortable to say the least. Bass and small blues are still chasing bait when available out front. The bay is holding small bass around the bridges and some large bluefish are still present, although that bite has slowed down plenty. On the brighter side once this front passes tonight the rest of the week and through the weekend looks great, a little too warm for my taste, but great fishing conditions never the less. We have now added frozen mackerel to our large list of frozen baits. On the live bait scene, we have LIVE EELS, GREEN CRABS, and SAND WORMS for your fishing pleasure…John Yac

Fishing Report

No big blitzes yet, but as usual the pick goes on! Some bait out front but no real bite to report. A few small bass and blues are being taken on bait and swimming plugs fished with teasers in front. These fish are right in tight to the beach, so fish your lures till they are high and dry. The night tides are producing a few larger bass on swimming plugs… John Yac

Fishing Report

No big schools of bait crashing yesterday but several nice bass found their way to local scale never the less. These fish fell to swimming plugs and bait alike. These early catches are only the tip of the iceberg and due diligence should be given by all serious surf anglers. The early bite this time of year will go on and off like a light switch, so stay ready!… John Yac

Fishing Report

Yesterday morning was the start of things to come!! Schools of rain fish, mullet, peanuts and full size bunker appeared from Ortley Beach right through IBSP with whales and keeper size bass hot on their trail. This action was within casting distance at times to allow the few anglers that were lucky to be in the right place at the right time to score a few keeper bass. Snag and drop along with large pensile and polaris style poppers accounted for most of the fish taken. No more excuses! Things will only improve from here on out, so grab a rod and keep a watch out for bird and bait activity… John Yac