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jbw252 12-18-2018 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by DonLBI (Post 2436388)
Just got off the beach, walking the dog-not fishing, steady N wind 20-23 mph w/gusts to 30. Yes it has knocked down the large swell we've had but the water is like chocolate milk. Tomorrow looks good, even better Thursday.

Thanks, you saved me a trip. I wait a few days.

Joseph C. 12-19-2018 09:29 AM

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Me too. I'm feeling work pressure anyway, so an excuse to hold off is welcome.


Question: What do you think of activity on the Hook at this time of year?

I would love to make that my likely last hurrah for the season just for the beauty of the place. I'd be even happier if I believed there were maybe fish to be caught. I sort of figure that if there are short stripers anywhere they'd be hanging around that tip where the tide brings them a smorgasbord. I'd throw a bucktail and maybe an Ava.

basstard 12-19-2018 10:59 AM

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My last 3 trips to the hook were skunks. I moved further south and had some success. Gonna try SS, SSP area for sundown later today. Small sand eel imitator has been working. I use a 3/8 oz sinker at the top of my leader to assure my lure is dragging the bottom

NJ Dave 12-19-2018 11:40 AM

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A friend of mine had a shorty at the hook on Monday but he said he was getting a lot of little bumps. I would imagine small fish are still around.
He was on the North Beach throwing small diamond jigs.

I have my annual December 28th (my birthday trip) weather permitting , that's how I usually in my year but I am usually way South this late into the season aroud Lavallette and the park
This year I might just stay north / local at the hook as the only reports down there have been shorts as well

jbw252 12-19-2018 03:36 PM

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I'm going tomorrow. I'll let you guys know what happens.

NJ Dave 12-19-2018 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by jbw252 (Post 2436399)
I'm going tomorrow. I'll let you guys know what happens.

Good luck!!!!

DonLBI 12-19-2018 06:51 PM

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Like lake Atlantic today and very clean. Hopefully out in the morning 👍👍

basstard 12-19-2018 11:29 PM

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1 dink in So OC. Saw 2 others caught, all just before dark Maybe tomorrow morning, last chance before the blow and probably the end.

basstard 12-20-2018 10:39 AM

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Beautiful morning in the Long Branch area ((I don't think we have to worry about spot burning at this point) 2 dinks at dawn and saw 3 others caught.

jbw252 12-20-2018 01:46 PM

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Fished IBSP 7 AM to 10 AM. Ocean was flat & calm. My brother-in-law got one short & I got the skunk. We fished teaser/metal rigs. Beautiful sunrise to start the day. I stopped at the office & got my 2019 MSF permit. I'm done for this year. Hopefully 2019 brings everyone some great fishing. Stay healthy & happy. Enjoy your holidays.

DonLBI 12-20-2018 02:25 PM

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Got a late start, didn't get on the beach 'til 7:30. One fat little football and a beautiful morning.

basstard 12-24-2018 01:38 PM

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MERRY CHRISTMAS to all. I hope Santa brings us some bigger fish in the year to come.

RobS 12-24-2018 01:52 PM

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Merry Christmas!

(.. and the only way I could catch smallet fish next year is to catch none at all :D :wave:)

billwrubel 12-24-2018 04:37 PM

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ditto to all on the Merry Christmas message; may Santa bring bigger bait into the surf; bigger bait,,,bigger fish; and hope Santa puts whatever lures, etc that you asked him for under your tree; and the days are getting longer

jbw252 12-25-2018 07:18 AM

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Merry Christmas to all.


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