Fishing Report

Adverse weather conditions have kept surf and boat fisherman at home. The high winds and rough seas of the past several days have been the cause of this inactivity. So until these conditions change we don’t have much to report on… John Yac

Fishing Report

Milder weather for today in the forecast should bring more anglers to the water. The fish are also cooperating both for the boat and surf fisherman alike. Trolling the big bunker spoons are at the top of the list for these jumbo fall run bass. Case in point, check out Greatkills Bait and Tackle on Staten Island. The shop weighed in a 67.55 lb. bass yesterday on a bunker spoon! Closer to home, trollers are hooking up on bass to 40 lbs. also on spoons. The surf scene is seeing more keeper bass each day taken on sand eel looking presentations. These sand eels are quite large in profile so large Avas and Deadly Dicks will work nicely as far as metals go. SP minnows and Yo-Zuri LC minnows also matchup nicely with the sand eels… John Yac

Fishing Report

It’s been a unpredictable fall run so far to say the least. Yesterday was a case in point. The surf guys were scratching to find fish and when they did find them they were lucky to get a keeper. The boat guys on the other hand were having a great day. I received a call from my friend Walt Dudley late morning yesterday, he told me that him and his friend trolling large bunker spoons were having a banner day out of Barnegat Inlet. The count was 12 fish with the largest one going 48 lbs. All fish were released except 2 for the table. The big girl slipped back into the water unharmed and if she makes it to next season 50 lbs. should be in her future. Now only is us surf guys could get a shot at some of those fish. So stay diligent you never know!… John Yac

Fishing Report

VETERAN’S DAY! The official day we take time out of our busy lives to thank all veterans, old and young alike for their selfless service to our country. For without their dedicated service we would not be enjoying the freedom and happiness we have in this great country of ours. So from the management and staff hear at the Dock Outfitters we say, “thanks for your service”. >>> The fishing remains a hit and miss right now from boat and surf anglers alike. Fishing today may be a good idea, for the bite usually heats up with a approaching weather front… John Yac

Fishing Report

Bring a extra layer today, below normal temperatures will add a chill to you fishing for sure! Meanwhile the bass bite remains the same for the surf and boat fisherman alike. Find the bait and if the bass are on them your in! If not, it will be just another frustrating fishless day. The number one artificial in the surf remains any slim looking presentation that can be taken for a sand eel, this selection will increase your odds of hooking up by a long shot. For those anglers who bait fish only, cut bunker and clams is the way to go. As for off shore, the sharpies I have been talking to all have been saying trolling bunker spoons in conjunction with mojo rigs is the way to go. Not a troller? Then finding bunker schools and snag and drop is your ticket to sucess… John Yac