A FISH IS TOO VALUABLE TO CATCH JUST ONCE

Fishing report 6/25

I got an invite from my fishing buddy for many years “THE GENERAL” and we left dock around 4:30 looking for bass. We worked a normally good area on last 3 hours of the outgoing but could only find one bass,missed 2 others . We were throwing poppers…We decided to make a run to one of our favorite spots and there we found some hungry fish and landed another 11 on poppers….NOW these bass were not big by any stretch of imagination BUT they were angry when the hook stuck in them ,several came completely out of the water after the popper. Again nothing big …We were done by 7:30,,,It was interesting to note we never saw another boat .  I would bet there were bigger fish around if we put on an eel but there is nothing like a bass on a popper

SAT JUNE 22ND STRIPED BASS

SAT JUNE 22ND  AT 7AM  I WILL BE ON RADIO ON    “SHEP ON FISHING”  WITH MIKE SHEPPARD  …. WE WILL HAVE JIM HUTCHINSON EDITOR OF “THE FISHERMAN”  MAGAZINE AND TOPIC WILL  BE THE  POTENTIAL UPCOMING CHANGES TO STRIPED BASS REGULATIONS      WOND AM     OR YOU CAN FIND IT ON THE WEB AT WOND AM

iF INTERESTED IN STRIPED BASS YOU SHOULD TUNE IN AS WE COULD BE SEEING SOME SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN REGULATIONS NEXT YEAR

FISHING REPORT

Well ,got out on a  Whale Creek pontoon boat Sunday with 3 grand kids under   5 along with their parents . Got little over an hour actual  fishing before kids had enough…We did get 7 fluke with maybe 2 that were close to or little over 18″….No ruler so just stuck a yellow tag in them all   for another day.  Based on what I have been hearing from  some decent fluke fishermen  guess I should not complain..In any event it  was nice to be back on water…This will be first year in last 63 years I did not have a boat in the water beginning in April t hrough Nov.

 

 

JUNE11TH

As mentioned before I sold my boat but have been checking reports and talking to fishermen I know on regular basis AND reports are not good .Legal fluke are very few and shorts nothing like years passed.  Short bass are numerous in early morning and evening but the typical run of large bass that typically has taken place between 15th of May through end of June since to be absent…Few Bluefish still around but not the size of earlier.

I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM ANYONE WHO HAS HAD BETTER REPORTS IN CORSON INLET AREA 10 MILES NORTH OR SOUTH

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Fishing seminar

I will be having a fishing demonstration on  Sat JUNE 1st at Whale Creek Marina   in Strathmere NJ at 8:30am …I will be passing on my techniques used over past 50 years to catch fluke and striped bass from inshore waters.   Seminar is Free and free coffee and donuts will be available . I will cover techniques I have used to catch and release over 21,000 fish for American Littoral society

BLUEFISH

if you want Bluefish ,?,now is the time to go out and get them as they are in all South Jersey inlets in big numbers and 18-35″…Schools are moving in hungry and moving around fast…Almost any bait or lure will work if you are there when they show up.  Lots of small stripers also AND big OUT OF SEASON FLUKE….BAD NEWS IS next 3-4 days look ugly for weather

 

This Day had to come sooner or later

After 21 years using the same Boat with several engines over the years and catching and releasing well over 25,000 fish with over 20,000 tagged and released with a American Littoral society tag my 19 ft Mako has been sold and I am currently “boatless”   Tough decision but boat just got too tough for me to deal with in my elderly age…Been one thing medical issues after another since July,not all that serious but a real pain in the A@#

So today I said goodbye and wished the new owner all the best. Told him to listen carefully to the boat as she could find fish on regular basis

I may  look around for a smaller center console  but in mean time I will be land based .It has been a helleva right.

There are a lot of short stripers  being  caught in usual places AND few big bluefish..Fluke are moving inshore and will be found in the shallow bays on outgoing tides and sunny days

Water Temp is just about normal for first week in May so get out and catch some fish… I will be reporting off and on as to what I find and what I hear is being caught and how

FISHING REPORT 4/2

Not a lot to report and my fishing days will be numbered this year,, Boat is up for sale if anyone interested with a good price. I have been finding some nice white perch and a couple of short bass fishing Tuckahoe and Great Egg  rivers from shore … I have heard of some decent catches up in the rivers of both  short bass and white perch . Bloodworms seems to be the bait of choice with grass shrimp second choice

Boulavard Bait and Tackle on Sea Isle Bvld  in Ocean View has some EXCELLENT blood worms and always has the lasted information along with everything you would need to catch fish .. IF I hear of anything getting hot I will post but for me I will be land based for most part as old age is catching up to me after tagging and releasing 20,000 plus fish

 

Slow fishing Feb 27th

I have tried to find a fish  4 out of last 6 days,weather isn’t cooperating…. All I can report is 2 pickerel and 1 yellow perch. Today was the worse day as I made 9 stops in spots that have produced in late Feb in the past and never had a touch.

My boat is up for sale if anyone is interested in a 19ft 9″ Mako Center Console with full T-top  and trailer with power winch and more

2018 STRIPED BASS SURVEY RESULTS

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