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Old 07-22-2006, 12:15 PM
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Default Surfcasting Ocean Beach N.J. late August- HELP!

I'm going to be staying at an oceanfront cottage in Ocean Beach (LBI) N.J. from the 19th to the 26th of August. I've never been down there before. Want to do some surfcasting but don't know what I'll catch at that time. I'm pretty certain the stripers are up North. Don't know if there might be some blues lurking around. I just want to catch something, prefrably edible (doesn't matter that much). If anyone has advise on species and method please help! My entire vacation (early morning & evenings) depends on this! ha ha...
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Old 07-22-2006, 01:13 PM
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You can still get stripers, but best bet is night, or just before dawn. Try clam on a high low rig, or claico crabs, if you can rake them. Blues are around, but it's hit or miss. Last year I hit a blitz a little south of there, around that time of year, the blues were all over 10 lbs, and it was only myself and another guy fishing it. Got them all on poppers and metal. Fluke might be around, try a bucktail, or a fluke rig with a squid strip and live killie (some B&T's carry them, or you can catch your own with a pot on the bayside). Good luck, enjoy the trip!
BTW, dont know if they have lifeguards there, but usually fishing isnt allowed on the lifeguard protected beaches when they are on duty...
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Old 07-22-2006, 03:05 PM
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You can also use small 1.0 circle hooks with clam and catch Crokers when the sun is not out. They are a blast on lighter tackle and are good eating too so they say.
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Old 07-22-2006, 03:32 PM
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Is "Ocean Beach" a town (municipality) on LBI??

I've been along the whole strip from Barnegat Light to Holgate
and don't remember it.

I guess it really doesn't matter.

If you're staying on Long Beach Island (LBI),
every town has a BEACH on the OCEAN.
Don't know what the fishing rules are with each.

You can also head up to the Barnegat Lighthouse
and fish the inlet South Jetty.
Just be careful if you're on the rocks....

Rags and Jess hit the nail on the head.

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You can also use small 1.0 circle hooks with clam and catch Crokers when the sun is not out. They are a blast on lighter tackle and are good eating too so they say.
Have fun.
I have gotten them on 6/0 circles, baited with clam, around sunset. Dont be mislead by the size of their mouths...
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I have gotten them on 6/0 circles, baited with clam, around sunset. Dont be mislead by the size of their mouths...
I have too Bob but I've found the hook up ratio increases big time with smaller hooks.
Instead of the Croakers being bait stealer your now the Croaker catcher
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I saw a guy catch a bucket full one evening on the 8th ave jetty 2 years ago.
of course, I tried last year, but nothing doing when I went

but I'll give it a go again this year...they come in with the weakies late august early sept up here (then again maybe they're around earlier, but that's when I've seen them get caught)
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Old 07-22-2006, 06:28 PM
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I agree with crawdad flipper. I can't remember any town of "Ocean Beach" on LBI. The advice given is good from any of the area beaches though.
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Ocean Beach is a section of Dover Twp, between Normandy Beach and Lavallette...
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If tou are lucky there may be some kingfish around. They are fun on very light tackle bur excellent to eat. Small hooks tiped w/ small piece of blood worm. Don't cast too far, right in the wash.

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Old 07-23-2006, 12:07 PM
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Thanks for all the info everyone. I could be wrong, is the Lavallette area part of LBI? anyway, I suppose I'll try for some Stipers on my Hi/Lo's and do some plugging. I'm interested in the kingfish too. Maybe come up with dinner one night.
Nothing better than stepping out of the house and on to a beach.
If anyone comes up with anything else, let me know.
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Old 07-23-2006, 12:34 PM
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No lavalette and Ocean Beach is well north of LBI
croakers are good eating, blues like them, bass like them, I like them.
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Thanks for all the info everyone. I could be wrong, is the Lavallette area part of LBI? anyway, I suppose I'll try for some Stipers on my Hi/Lo's and do some plugging. I'm interested in the kingfish too. Maybe come up with dinner one night.
Nothing better than stepping out of the house and on to a beach.
If anyone comes up with anything else, let me know.
Thanks
Caddyshack,
Lavallette isnt part of LBI, but is on the barrier island north of it. I and others figured out where you would be. Its about 15 miles north on the northen part of LBI as the crow flies. Being right on the beach, you have it made! Just have to get out there before the bathers. The high lows and plugs might work, but the best time is at night.Cant help you with the kingfish, never attempted to catch them. Jess brought up a point with the croakers. Use a small hook, baited with clam, and you should be able to get some, best time around sunset. If you are using large hooks, you can still get them, but it's better with the small. If the family enjoys crabs, dont miss heading over to the bayside! A bunker on a drop line or a box trap should provide plenty of them, that time of year, they are usually large also. Dont forget, get a female with eggs, they have to be returned and not kept. Enjoy!
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:08 AM
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Around that area from Dover to Seaside, it's hard fishing during the day, cause of surfers. I would fish from the early morning to around 9 o'clock when I was at Normandy beach, then the surfers would kick in, and it's hard avoiding em. Usually around 5 o'clock the beach would be yours. We use a lot of salted clams, whole squid, and bunker. At night, I've used surface poppers, metal, and 6" storms, and have some success. But for the most part, you'll get your fare share of sea robins, skates, and dogfish, especially at night. We've caught stripers all through the summer season, anytime of day. Ya just gotta get some luck. I'll be down to PtP from the end of July thru August 24th fishing. I always have two rods at the beach, one for bait and the other rigged with metal in case they come in close. The high-low rig is your best bet with a hatteras weight or a sputnik if really rough surf. Patience and perseverence are the hardest part of summer fishing. We put in a lot of time, with limited quality success, but I wouldn't trade it in for anything else when I on vaca. (although hitting the little white ball is a close second). Good luck, and if I happen to come across any good fish, I'll let ya know.
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.....but I wouldn't trade it in for anything else when I on vaca. (although hitting the little white ball is a close second)....
YEAH.......4 ounce sinker or a 4 iron........tough choice.... ...

But a dozen clams and a couple of bunker are still less money than the summer twilight rate at most courses......even for old timers like me

enjoy your vaca...

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