Saturday, June 16, 2018
The "Shoobie"" invasion has begun. The " one plater's " have all the parking spots full along the Jersey shore. We tried fishing our favorite beach spot yesterday and had the skunk for the first time this season. The water was clear, but had a dingy look to it, maybe fresh water from all the rain. There were bait fish around, but the fluke we were catching the past few weeks must have moved into the back bays. We will give it one more try before the beach gets too crowded for the next ten weeks. Now it's time to start looking for those blue claws.
Monday, June 11, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018
An early start on a cool morning was rewarded with an empty beach yesterday. On the third cast, my rod bent with a good fish, and then it was gone. That set the tone for the day, as the fluke would hit the jig but would not commit. A bunch of bites but only two shorts made it to the sand. Even a little striper that Evelyn brought to shore shook off. Just one of those days. With no fish for dinner, we have to hope the Yankees hit a bunch of home runs so we can go to Poppa John's.
Friday, June 1, 2018
The sea bass bite remains strong. Some days are better then others, but everyone goes home with fish. Yesterday, Evelyn and I headed to the beach for some more fluke. It was very foggy and there were only a handful of anglers and we had the place to ourselves. Fishing from land is a little different then boat fishing, as you get up close and personal with the fish. The first one to hit the sand was a nice 22 inch boxer. More shorts and a bluefish came out to play before adding another 20 incher for the cooler. The excitement for the day came in the form of a 30 pound cow nosed ray that had me running down the beach to keep me from getting spooled. After along battle, I pulled the beast to the beach and got my bucktail back from his wing. And I did all this with the "dinky" pole, ten pound fireline on a 100 sized reel and 6 to 12 lb rod. Good fun and home before noon for a delicious fluke dinner.