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Old 05-10-2018, 12:12 PM
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Fished north central ocean co last night just after dead low. (only time i could get down there) foggy, pretty strong east, and a rough surf. threw everything in the bad for two hours without a touch. a lot of structure though so ill probably head back in better conditions. next window for me isnt until sunday
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Old 05-10-2018, 02:28 PM
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nice blues in the surf at first light til about 7; plus some bass up to 22in; blues still a little soft in their hits but I'm guessing as it warms up so will they; great to have some early morning surf action
I agree Bill, sumptins up. Had 2 this morning and a few that came unbuttoned. But they weren't smashing the pencil and the fight for decent blues (1- 12#, did not weigh second) was eh. Was told that the water, where I was, is 60
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:20 PM
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Been slacking on the boat pics recently...lol

Chunked for a little while last night and it was hot; lots of quality fish before we lost the tide and the fog rolled in thick.
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Old 05-11-2018, 10:47 AM
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Due to bad weather forecast for this weekend took a day off yesterday and joined Lee and Eddie for a kayak fishing trip in RB...started 6am until 12.30 pm...conditions were favorable with overcast skies and fog..it was calm with air and water in low 60ies...started trolling around but fish were nowhere to be found...swirl here and there but no hits...finally I got a very short bass on x-rap which at least made sure that I was not going to get skunked...Eddie gave up early and Lee and I kept trolling...he got 2 flounder ( one being 21") and I got a sea robin going over the flats in front of the Keyport...go figure...we were hoping to get into blues to shake the rust off but nothing..there were a lots of bunker around...and then after a while we went further away from the coast and in 12-14 ft of water found a nice school of bass...they were breaking the surface so I tried Heddon Zara Spook lure with red head and it worked ...caught 7 bass with one keeper in 34" range ...it was so much fun to see those numerous follow ups with fish getting all the way to the kayak ...it lasted about 30 minutes and it was enough to forget all those fruitless hours of trolling before...good day on the water
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Old 05-11-2018, 11:40 AM
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early morning on the beach down south; my nephew started about 4:40 am and got 5 blues on first 15-20 casts; I arrived at about 5 and the real bite was over; had a few hits; hooked two and landed one; water was a little brown and snotty but I'm happy for him; there is a lesson when he drove over 2 hours and started early and I drove about 8 blocks and was late....there is a lesson in there somewhere
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:34 PM
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late start, but at least was out. 1 short this morning on clam.

nothing on the fly when trying up at the north end Brig.
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Old 05-11-2018, 10:39 PM
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tonite a little cleaner but still some weed; spotty but blues were there; SPs and metals; bite still a little tentative but I expect that to change as things get warmer
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Old 05-12-2018, 01:06 PM
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A short on clam this AM. Very short.
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Seemingly good bite in brig today.


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Old 05-13-2018, 11:30 AM
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Friday mid morning I went on an exploratory expedition to Union Beach. I threw chunks of shad for about an hour and caught one larger than average sea robin, which swam off to make some sea chicks. The tide was wrong and nobody was catching anything more than I was, but I consider it a successful trip.
The cool thing to me was that I was able to get back to my work area and do some of what I'm paid to do, even. The RB shores are an easy shot from Princeton!
Now I need to find a way to try the area some evening after work when the tide's within a couple hours of full...
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:27 PM
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You should have seen that area a few weeks ago, parking lots full people everywhere
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Friday mid morning I went on an exploratory expedition to Union Beach. I threw chunks of shad for about an hour and caught one larger than average sea robin, which swam off to make some sea chicks. The tide was wrong and nobody was catching anything more than I was, but I consider it a successful trip.
The cool thing to me was that I was able to get back to my work area and do some of what I'm paid to do, even. The RB shores are an easy shot from Princeton!
Now I need to find a way to try the area some evening after work when the tide's within a couple hours of full...
Yes you?ll have to choose your time. The Killer Bshore area is mostly sand/mud flats and shallow, most times your fishing will be 2-3 hrs before and after high tide then you?ll run out of water, or you could wade out a 1/4 mile and only be up to your waist in the water. A west wind will push the water wayyyyy out. High tide will give you 4? of fishable water within casting range. Poppers and shallow swimmers work best, bucktail and deep divers will get snagged. It?s best to recon your area at low tide, look for old tires, rusted cars, old burned docks that you might hook into, and a leftover landmine from the 1950 explosion that you might step on Hope to meet you out there
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Joseph C's mention of large sea robins made me remember-- Thursday AM moco bay, fish were swirling, some breaking the surface. Wasn't until I saw a grass shrimp, 3 feet in front of me, hopping on the surface. A very large sea robin gulped him down. Only then I noticed all the other fish breaking were also red/orange.
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Joseph C's mention of large sea robins made me remember-- Thursday AM moco bay, fish were swirling, some breaking the surface. Wasn't until I saw a grass shrimp, 3 feet in front of me, hopping on the surface. A very large sea robin gulped him down. Only then I noticed all the other fish breaking were also red/orange.
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Joseph C's mention of large sea robins made me remember-- Thursday AM moco bay, fish were swirling, some breaking the surface. Wasn't until I saw a grass shrimp, 3 feet in front of me, hopping on the surface. A very large sea robin gulped him down. Only then I noticed all the other fish breaking were also red/orange.
had a robin blitz at sandy hook one year, picked off a bunch on popping flies LOL

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