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Jess 06-22-2019 06:57 AM

Fishing Reports Summer 2019
 
Summer is upon us as the Bass head north.:wave:
Thanks for all your reports, lets see what the warmer water brings out.

As always don't be to specific of an area your fishing.

We enjoy reading your reports. Surf, boats, fresh water are all good.. Pictures are even better.
Good luck, have fun and be safe.

Striped Bass or Hybrid Striped Bass
1 fish at 28 inches to less than 43 inches
1 fish at 43 inches or greater

Recreational Marine Fishing Regulations - - > https://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/pdf/2019/maregsum19.pdf

Complete 2019 New Jersey Marine DIGEST - - > https://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/digmar19.htm

New Jersey State Record Saltwater Fish - -> http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/recfish-salt.htm

Operation Game Thief 800-222-0456 - - > http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ogt.htm

NJ Saltwater Recreational Registration. - - > http://www.nj.gov/dep/saltwaterregistry/index.html

Need some excellent bait rigs? - -> http://trophyrigs.com/index.html

yarddog 06-23-2019 08:51 AM

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Moco Outfront. Visited a popular bathing beach during the afternoon with the flyrod. It was low tide, with far to many distractions and obstacles. Wet wading was comfortable with the clear and warm water. Caught one short flat one that drew a crowd. I called it a day at that point......
Summer is here!

Bayyaker 06-23-2019 09:21 PM

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My first trip to the honey hole got me three short fluke, that was almost a month ago. Tomorrow I will try again, only my second fluke trip, I?am slacking. Normally by now I would have 200 shorts:mgun: and 1 keep:dunno:

yarddog 06-24-2019 06:26 AM

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Yesterday I did some wet wading at low tide out front in Moco looking for cuts and holes. I had one micro fluke give chase to an offering in the shallows. More importantly was the abundance of small rain fish/ bay anchovies/ spearing contently cruising the trough. :) Last time I saw any was the friday before memorial day.:dunno:

BassTracker 06-24-2019 06:27 AM

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I drowned some clams and bunker chunks all weekend and only had dogfish and skate to show for my efforts...but it sure was beautiful on the beach!

Joseph C. 06-24-2019 07:19 AM

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I took my 9w out to the lake yesterday morning and limbered it out for an hour. My very first time waving a fly rod and I can only say that 1. I didn't hook myself and 2. It sure looks easier on YouTube. I did get to the point where I could lay it out 30 or 35 feet in front om me without getting tangled up.
Next trip is to the beach!

yarddog 06-24-2019 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Joseph C. (Post 2437992)
I took my 9w out to the lake yesterday morning and limbered it out for an hour. My very first time waving a fly rod and I can only say that 1. I didn't hook myself and 2. It sure looks easier on YouTube. I did get to the point where I could lay it out 30 or 35 feet in front om me without getting tangled up.
Next trip is to the beach!

Keep your rod tip down, mend your line to get the fly moving toward you THEN back cast!

Bayyaker 06-24-2019 09:00 PM

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Fished my honey hole from 430 to 730. It didn?t disappoint :mgun: the flat ones were stacked like pancakes :D 21 shorts and 1 keep just at 18 inches, had 1/2doz Drag screaming fat ones at 17 inches:) 5 inch gulp white swimming mullet was the bait of choice. Fished slow, making that gulp dance.

yarddog 06-25-2019 07:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Bayyaker (Post 2437998)
Fished my honey hole from 430 to 730. It didn?t disappoint :mgun: the flat ones were stacked like pancakes :D 21 shorts and 1 keep just at 18 inches, had 1/2doz Drag screaming fat ones at 17 inches:) 5 inch gulp white swimming mullet was the bait of choice. Fished slow, making that gulp dance.

Great evening!

yarddog 06-25-2019 09:49 PM

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Moco Out front west wind at the high tide. The ocean was a lake with zero movement and barely noticeable chop and a small shore break. Water had a brown stained tinge to it.:nervous: No gamefish but the calm water gave away the presence of minute rain fish cruising comfortably along the trough.

Made an evening check on the back RB, and the water was clear, and several of the usual suspects were into large choppers!

billwrubel 06-26-2019 12:12 PM

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IBSP this morn; no action in the Bay; out front water was clean and clear....with no fish....at least for me; small birds random diving close in but bucktails and gulp and small metals did nothing; prob my last trip thre until Fall; stay ;ocal now for fluke

Joseph C. 06-26-2019 03:25 PM

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I'm invited out on a buddy's boat for a ride around Barnegat Bay tomorrow morning. We will also try to aggravate some fluke and whatever else is willing.
Any suggestions?

lakeside1 06-26-2019 10:10 PM

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Joseph, last year I rented a pontoon boat and did well drifting the bay around Barnegat light. https://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/12324.shtml Zoom into Barnegat Light and look for 18 20 20 17 27...Good luck!

Bayyaker 06-26-2019 10:20 PM

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I went back to my honey hole today from 5-8. The sea robins were relentless :burn. Tough time hooking up with fluke with the birds flocking.:bash: I did manage to pick threw the flock and end up with 14 short fluke:). Only 1 worth measuring at 17, the rest were cookie cutter 14-15 inches. Ended up with 10 birds. Highlight of the afternoon was a whale pounding pods of bunker.

Nature 06-26-2019 10:41 PM

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Hit the surf in SoMoCo the last two nights from about 7:30-9 for a swim and to wet the line for a bit. Last night was great and the water was noticeably warmer with larger waves but less turbulent waters. Started last night off with what I think was an oyster cracker but it was lighter in coloration than I have ever seen and seemed to have wide stripes thatcame to a point and were slightly darker. Hit a white unadorned bucktail right at the lip. Thought I snagged something at first then it came up to my feet in seconds. Finished yesterday off with two short fluke one on the bucktail the other on glow swimming mullet on dropper. Tonight I started with the same rig and got a 14 inch fluke on the bucktail. Then switched to sand crabs because the fluke spit one up and got a lively 17 inch striper.

RobS 06-27-2019 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Nature (Post 2438016)
Hit the surf in SoMoCo the last two nights from about 7:30-9 for a swim and to wet the line for a bit. Last night was great and the water was noticeably warmer with larger waves but less turbulent waters. Started last night off with what I think was an oyster cracker but it was lighter in coloration than I have ever seen and seemed to have wide stripes thatcame to a point and were slightly darker. Hit a white unadorned bucktail right at the lip. Thought I snagged something at first then it came up to my feet in seconds. Finished yesterday off with two short fluke one on the bucktail the other on glow swimming mullet on dropper. Tonight I started with the same rig and got a 14 inch fluke on the bucktail. Then switched to sand crabs because the fluke spit one up and got a lively 17 inch striper.


this the type of fish?



Bayyaker 06-28-2019 07:01 AM

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I did a boat trip yesterday, I had 6 shorts 1 keep. 9 total for 4 guys.

RobS 06-28-2019 07:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Bayyaker (Post 2438032)
I did a boat trip yesterday, I had 6 shorts 1 keep. 9 total for 4 guys.


9 total keepers? That's outstanding for this season... if you were down here it would be 20 or 30 to 1 ratio :mgun: The bottom is paved with 10" fish.

Nature 06-28-2019 07:22 AM

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[quote=RobS;2438021]this the type of fish?

Don?t think so. After a little research I think it might have been. A stargazer

RobS 06-28-2019 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by RobS (Post 2438021)
this the type of fish?

Don?t think so. After a little research I think it might have been. A stargazer

That was my first thought and they bury themselves in the sand, giving the first impression of being snagged.

computeruser 06-28-2019 09:56 AM

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Went fluking yesterday in Raritan Bay with buddy of mine on kayak...6.30am to 3pm...awesome weather conditions with heat being the only bad thing. Water temps went over 80F!!!. By far the best day of fluking in the season if not ever for me...caught over 60 shorts with 4 keepers at 2-22",1-21' and 1-20"...had 4 doubles with fluke and 2 doubles with fluke and sea robin..used killies and white 4" gulp but it seemed that gulp out-fished killies...slowly trolled with two high low rigged rods and a times at least one rod had a fish on....sometimes had fish on both...this is what I call a fluke fishing at its best...if only the ratio of shorts to keepers would be a little bit better but I am not complaining

Bayyaker 06-28-2019 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by RobS (Post 2438034)
9 total keepers? That's outstanding for this season... if you were down here it would be 20 or 30 to 1 ratio :mgun: The bottom is paved with 10" fish.

No, that was 9 fluke for 4 guys. I was just bragging that I had the other 7 fish. I had the one keeper and 6 shorts:hihi: I had the advantage of practicing during the week with 35 shorts and 1 keep off the beach in 2 days. Not bragging, just sayin;)

Bayyaker 06-28-2019 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by computeruser (Post 2438037)
Went fluking yesterday in Raritan Bay with buddy of mine on kayak...6.30am to 3pm...awesome weather conditions with heat being the only bad thing. Water temps went over 80F!!!. By far the best day of fluking in the season if not ever for me...caught over 60 shorts with 4 keepers at 2-22",1-21' and 1-20"...had 4 doubles with fluke and 2 doubles with fluke and sea robin..used killies and white 4" gulp but it seemed that gulp out-fished killies...slowly trolled with two high low rigged rods and a times at least one rod had a fish on....sometimes had fish on both...this is what I call a fluke fishing at its best...if only the ratio of shorts to keepers would be a little bit better but I am not complaining

THAT is a excellent trip, congrats

yarddog 06-29-2019 11:02 AM

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Moco. Dawn Patrol on the fly. There was an outgoing tide and the water has cleaned out. The tea colored tinge is gone. I caught half a dozen micro fluke on a red and white half and half. They ignored everything else I threw at them.

billwrubel 06-29-2019 02:35 PM

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red and white half and half....no idea what that is but maybe I use a 1/2 oz daredevil bounced in the wash

DonLBI 06-29-2019 04:34 PM

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Nothing epic but a solid bite recently to the north. :wave:

Bayyaker 06-29-2019 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by DonLBI (Post 2438050)
Nothing epic but a solid bite recently to the north. :wave:

Glad to see there?s bass around, I was going to test the waters tonight but my weather bug app said TAke Shelter immediately . I listen

DonLBI 06-29-2019 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Bayyaker (Post 2438051)
Glad to see there?s bass around, I was going to test the waters tonight but my weather bug app said TAke Shelter immediately . I listen

Sorry Bay, should?ve been clearer. Waaay north, like 5 hours.

yarddog 06-29-2019 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by billwrubel (Post 2438045)
red and white half and half....no idea what that is but maybe I use a 1/2 oz daredevil bounced in the wash

Bill,
A half and half is: Half Clouser
deep minnow and half Lefty's Deceiver. It can be tied in many color combinations.
You might have something there on the Daredevil. I caught my first fish ever on one when I was ten YOA on a Garcia conolon rod and Mitchell 304....over half a century ago, but you never forget the first one!

RobS 06-30-2019 06:45 AM

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It's funny, I always have an mental adversion to using a red and white anything... it's usually my last resort no matter the style of fishing, even though I've actually caught on { plugs, poppers, flies} that combo.


And Don, you really like to travel :)

Bayyaker 06-30-2019 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by RobS (Post 2438059)
It's funny, I always have an mental adversion to using a red and white anything... it's usually my last resort no matter the style of fishing, even though I've actually caught on { plugs, poppers, flies} that combo.


And Don, you really like to travel :)

And my red/white magdarter is the first out of the bag, and I am usually finding that color combo snagged on a rock or piling in a certain location :hihi:

billwrubel 06-30-2019 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by yarddog (Post 2438054)
Bill,
A half and half is: Half Clouser
deep minnow and half Lefty's Deceiver. It can be tied in many color combinations.
You might have something there on the Daredevil. I caught my first fish ever on one when I was ten YOA on a Garcia conolon rod and Mitchell 304....over half a century ago, but you never forget the first one!


Dog...brought back memories of Deal Lake; my 3 fave lures were a Daredevil, a yellow black spots Abu Reflex spinner and a little wobbling metal called a Super Duper; used my Mitchell 300 which I saved all year to buy; still have it....it was the Mercedes of it's time

yarddog 06-30-2019 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by billwrubel (Post 2438061)
Dog...brought back memories of Deal Lake; my 3 fave lures were a Daredevil, a yellow black spots Abu Reflex spinner and a little wobbling metal called a Super Duper; used my Mitchell 300 which I saved all year to buy; still have it....it was the Mercedes of it's time

Catching that first LMB with the Daredevil, while every one else was bobber and worm fishing, put a swagger in my step, and a fisherman was born! Game ON! My grandpa bought me my Mitchel 304.....of course I still have it too!

billwrubel 06-30-2019 01:03 PM

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was that the ultra light one

computeruser 06-30-2019 03:14 PM

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Repeated the trip from Thursday on Saturday...from kayak...solo...Raritan bay ...same conditions...calm with severe heat..had to take a swim at the end to cool myself down...temps in low 90F and ocean went from 76F ( outgoing) to 81F (incoming)...bite was as relentless as last time...caught around 100 short fluke with 2 keepers barely measuring over 18"...ratio 50:1...terrible...could it be that shorts are in shallow water between 5 to 25ft and that larger fish is deeper?...any thought on that?

Bayyaker 06-30-2019 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by computeruser (Post 2438064)
Repeated the trip from Thursday on Saturday...from kayak...solo...Raritan bay ...same conditions...calm with severe heat..had to take a swim at the end to cool myself down...temps in low 90F and ocean went from 76F ( outgoing) to 81F (incoming)...bite was as relentless as last time...caught around 100 short fluke with 2 keepers barely measuring over 18"...ratio 50:1...terrible...could it be that shorts are in shallow water between 5 to 25ft and that larger fish is deeper?...any thought on that?

A few years ago I had 535 fluke for the season with about a doz. keepers. The following year was 300 with maybe 10 keeps. These were mostly off the beach in 5-10 ft of water with about a doz boat trips each year in deeper water.

yarddog 06-30-2019 09:16 PM

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was that the ultra light one

Bill the ultra lights was the 310 and the 410. I was smarter then and only needed one reel!
Here is the 304. It was a lower gear ratio and less line capacity than the 300.

Nature 06-30-2019 09:40 PM

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Hit the Breezy Point beaches last night after the Mets game. Fished sand fleas 90% of the time on a 1/8 oz rubber worm hook sometimes with a crab on a 4o circle hook on a long dropper loop. Ended up with 5 stripes and a sea robin only the bird hit the flea on the dropper. They’re right in the wash. All hits came within 40 ft of shore and all on the beach side of Breezy. Felt good after hitting the beach for an hour Friday night in So MoCo and getting my first skunk in a while

mvsusaf 07-01-2019 08:29 AM

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The red and white Daredevle lure was the go to northern pike lure when I was stationed in the U.P. of Michigan back in the mid-sixties. Kudos for bringing back some fond memories.

computeruser 07-01-2019 10:43 AM

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Impressive numbers Jim...I guess the ratio has been around for a while...It is just frustrating that you have to weed out a lot of small fish to get to a bigger one...but in other hand if you would catch 3 keepers in half an hours it would not be that mach fun


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