Home

 
     HOME     ARTICLES     Frank DAIGNAULT     TROPHY RIGS     CONTENTS     FAQs     FLY FISHING     OFF ROAD 4 X 4     STRIPED BASS    SURFCASTING
 
Go Back   StriperSurf Forums > Main Forums > Off Road 4 X 4 - Beach Buggies

Off Road 4 X 4 - Beach Buggies SUV's, "Beach Buggy" Vehicles, Equipment and Getting Stuck

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-16-2015, 06:29 AM
Wildbob's Avatar
Wildbob Wildbob is offline
NJBBA, Capt. Team SS, SS/Insider, SS/Platinum
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Howell NJ
Posts: 3,602
Default Brigantine 2015

Get 'em while they're hot. $165 until 2/28. $175 after 3/1.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-16-2015, 07:28 AM
RobS's Avatar
RobS RobS is offline
SS / Curmudgeon / SSc Storm Watcher
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: living near the least productive waters of the NE
Posts: 16,604
Default Re: Brigantine 2015

$160 until 2/28

Already got mine, and if it wasn't for the fact that with it I can my wife down to the water once in a while, I'm not sure it's worth it LOL.

Fishing has GOT to be better than last year.

It's GOT to.
__________________
-- Rob Switzer
~~~~~ ><((((?> ~~~~~
http://stripersandtrout.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-16-2015, 01:42 PM
RobS's Avatar
RobS RobS is offline
SS / Curmudgeon / SSc Storm Watcher
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: living near the least productive waters of the NE
Posts: 16,604
Default Re: Brigantine 2015

Bob... I think you seniors can get the pass for $80.

Just sayin'
__________________
-- Rob Switzer
~~~~~ ><((((?> ~~~~~
http://stripersandtrout.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-18-2015, 09:26 PM
Wildbob's Avatar
Wildbob Wildbob is offline
NJBBA, Capt. Team SS, SS/Insider, SS/Platinum
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Howell NJ
Posts: 3,602
Default Re: Brigantine 2015

I remember when the full price was $75. Not too long ago.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-20-2015, 02:48 PM
RobS's Avatar
RobS RobS is offline
SS / Curmudgeon / SSc Storm Watcher
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: living near the least productive waters of the NE
Posts: 16,604
Default Re: Brigantine 2015

yeah, well, until they can't sell as many buggy passes as they can print, the price will just go up.

I don't think it's the anglers, it's the shoobie sun worshipers who buy most of the passes, if the 2 and 3 deep, door to door vehicles from the cove to the end of the surfing beach on the weekends is any indication.
__________________
-- Rob Switzer
~~~~~ ><((((?> ~~~~~
http://stripersandtrout.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-10-2015, 06:17 PM
042801's Avatar
042801 042801 is offline
SS/Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Blackwood,NJ
Posts: 1,235
Default Re: Brigantine 2015

All veterans get senior price. Just bring copy of DD214 with you.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-02-2015, 12:14 PM
robertmedina robertmedina is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: NJ
Posts: 22
Default Re: Brigantine 2015

Sorry for my ignorance on the subject but have been looking into a few beach 4x4 locations. Sandy Hook is way too far. IBSP is close to 2 hours and is packed with people.

Holgate is close but can be shut down at any time and the access impassable on tide changes.

That leaves me with Brigantine. How is brigantine? Crowded- not crowded? How's the fishing there? Do the inlets get jam packed with vehicles?

Are you allowed to bring your 4 legged fishing buddies?

Sorry for all the questions, just trying to find a spot.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-02-2015, 01:27 PM
RobS's Avatar
RobS RobS is offline
SS / Curmudgeon / SSc Storm Watcher
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: living near the least productive waters of the NE
Posts: 16,604
Default Re: Brigantine 2015

Brigantine is a strange place.
First, the permit is a 4WD permit, not a fishing permit, so sunbathers, surfers and anyone else can purchase the permit.

Access: there is a southern area which is set aside for surfers and jetskiis, you can fish and swim there, but you share with those other crowds. the northern area is used by some RV types up to a point, and 4 legged creatures can be in both areas up to the beginning of the Natural area, signs designate the point after which no pets are permitted.

The north end does have access problems during high tides, so depending on the structure and sand it can be a timing thing to run up to wreck inlet.

During the spring and fall, RIPTIDE B&T gets approval to run fishing tournaments which give you access to the entire beach to fish, otherwise you cannot run the front beach from end of May until mid/end of September

Third: when fish are reported there, it gets crowded, especially weekends (duh) but anytime, other than night. Brigantine is the king of the dawn patrol and if you fish at night you can find space almost anywhere except at whatever hotspot was reported during the day.

During an asac tourney, I won't venture onto the island. And during the late spring/summer/early fall, the southern end gets filled up on weekends (again, duh) 2 rows deep with 4WD vehicles from the sign all the way around back to the cove.

Third, the fishing has absolutely s u c k e d there the past several seasons. I am not joking, there have been very short runs, a couple of days, and then the fish move on, with a random fish caught here or there otherwise. It is F L A T except after a few storms when some cuts form until the beach replishment sand comes back in to fill it up.

Sharks come in late summer, and can be fun. Flounder, a few blues, kings come in and out, some stripers in the spring and fall. If the spot make a comeback that will draw in some decent fish. Small blues have dominated the late summer/early fall surf.

Skates are available anytime, never saw a searobin or a puffer caught anywhere on the island.

It's reasonably priced, you can find space, you might find fish.
__________________
-- Rob Switzer
~~~~~ ><((((?> ~~~~~
http://stripersandtrout.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-04-2015, 07:01 AM
robertmedina robertmedina is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: NJ
Posts: 22
Default Re: Brigantine 2015

Thanks again Rob! Yeah pretty much the fishing has sucked everywhere. Sounds like if I want to obtain an all year round 4x4 permit I should probably just stick with IBSP. Thanks for you advise. Much appreciated!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-04-2015, 07:55 AM
RobS's Avatar
RobS RobS is offline
SS / Curmudgeon / SSc Storm Watcher
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: living near the least productive waters of the NE
Posts: 16,604
Default Re: Brigantine 2015

yeah, sorry to sound negative. If you can put in time there are schools of fish that *do* move through, just the past few years they've not been holding for whatever reason. Straight up, though, IBSP is an overall better place to fish. You have real structure there on a more consistent basis. Doesn't mean that Brigantine has nothing, there are the inlets, some rocks, some other places that are more productive, but IBSP seems to be more consistent year over year.
__________________
-- Rob Switzer
~~~~~ ><((((?> ~~~~~
http://stripersandtrout.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-04-2015, 04:59 PM
robertmedina robertmedina is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: NJ
Posts: 22
Default Re: Brigantine 2015

not negative- just truth- that's the way I like to receive it anyway Thanks again!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-04-2015, 07:13 PM
Captain Ahab Captain Ahab is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: NZ
Posts: 321
Default Re: Brigantine 2015

Can you drive on the beach at Sandy Hook? I thought not
__________________
Always Looking to Go Fishing
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-04-2015, 07:44 PM
Wildbob's Avatar
Wildbob Wildbob is offline
NJBBA, Capt. Team SS, SS/Insider, SS/Platinum
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Howell NJ
Posts: 3,602
Default Re: Brigantine 2015

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Ahab View Post
Can you drive on the beach at Sandy Hook? I thought not
Nope.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-05-2015, 08:16 AM
RobS's Avatar
RobS RobS is offline
SS / Curmudgeon / SSc Storm Watcher
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: living near the least productive waters of the NE
Posts: 16,604
Default Re: Brigantine 2015

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Ahab View Post
Can you drive on the beach at Sandy Hook? I thought not
not unless you work for the park service
__________________
-- Rob Switzer
~~~~~ ><((((?> ~~~~~
http://stripersandtrout.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-24-2015, 06:51 AM
Wildbob's Avatar
Wildbob Wildbob is offline
NJBBA, Capt. Team SS, SS/Insider, SS/Platinum
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Howell NJ
Posts: 3,602
Default Re: Brigantine 2015

I'm thinking about going to the string fence project on Saturday. Just to rub elbows with some Parks and Forestry and DEP people that I haven't seen in a while. I'll know for sure on Friday if I'm going.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crabbing in/near Brigantine Persistence MAIN FORUM 2 07-15-2012 10:38 PM
Brigantine RobS Off Road 4 X 4 - Beach Buggies 5 11-25-2010 10:47 PM
Please Help surf fishing Brigantine jjdbike Fishing - New Jersey 7 07-10-2009 11:44 AM
New to Brigantine SudsMan MAIN FORUM 3 10-28-2007 10:13 PM
Brigantine Fishing???? fishtrek MAIN FORUM 4 10-05-2003 11:57 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2016 StriperSurf.com, All Rights Reserved