Nice steady pace continues in the surf! Plenty of mid size blues with small to keeper size bass mixed in. Fluke are still showing their faces along with the blues and bass. Cut bunker and clams are the baits of choice. Poppers, metals and buck tail jigs tipped with gulp or squid are all good casting choices…. John Yac
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Blue fish, striped bass and fluke are keeping the surf angler busy, not a all out blitz but a nice steady pick. The boaters are doing a bit better trolling large spoons and using the snag and drop method when the schools of bunker are present. The back bay is a slow pick of small blues and some nice keeper fluke. Not much happening on the crabbing front but possibly after this warmer weekend things should begin to pop… John Yac
Looking for a Grand Slam in surf fishing? Now is a great time to give it a try. Blue fish, keeper size bass and keeper size fluke are all in the surf right now. The fish are being taken on all the usual cut baits, bunker, clam and squid. Poppers, metals and buck tail jigs tipped with gulp or gulp fished alone cover the artificial scene. The bay has a few 2 to 3 lb blues being taken on small metals and small chunks of bunker. Keeper size crabs are starting to find their way into the pots but not in any great numbers. Some nice softies were scooped from the pilings yesterday, always a pleasant surprise… John Yac
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Things remain pretty much the same and for once thats not a bad thing. Blue fish and striped bass remain the main targets in the surf. Keeper bass and all size blue fish are being taken on cut bunker and clams. Large poppers and a assortment of different metals will work on the artificial side….
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It sure was a great weekend for the Jersey Shore, great weather and good fishing! Sunday afternoon a 47.5 lb bass made its way to our scale, the fish was caught out front by boat on bunker. With less of a crowd and a decent forcast, today should be a great one to be at the waters edge with a fishing rod in hand… John Yac
LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE. Happy Memorial Day! The weather is great and the fish are cooperating what more can a angler possibly want? Small to teen size blues continue to roam the surf along with keeper size bass. We can now add to that mix a few nice size fluke that are starting to show up in the surf, so you might want to add some Gulp to your bait selection before heading to the beach. The shop has fresh bunker and clams along with our full line of frozen goodies. Still not much doing out back, some small blues were taken off our dock yesterday…. John Yac
And the beat goes on!! Blue fish and bass in the surf from Lavallette to Island Beach State Park. Boats are still taking the lions share of the larger bass being cought. The bay out back behind our shop produced a few nice blues taken on cut baits and metals yesterday. Still no real crabs to speak of as yet, but we expect them to start any day. Small catches of keeper size crabs are coming from lagoons just off the bay in overnight traps. We have plenty of fresh bunker, clams and all kinds of frozen baits. Large Gibbs Pro Series pencil and polaris poppers are now in stock… John Yac
The largest bass being cought during this spring run are still coming from the boats. Trolling large bunker spoons or using the snag and drop method, case in point, Al Siegel weighed in a 35 lb and a 25 lb bass taken from a kayak. Blues from 4 lbs to 14 lbs are still being taken from the beaches with keeper size bass mixed in. Fresh bunker and clams on the bait side of things, metal, poppers and swimmers on the artificial side…. John Yac
Welcome to fluke season! Remember the new limit is 5 fish at 18″ and the new 2 fish at 16″ for IBSP has not yet started. Yesterday there were some nice bass caught just off the beach, snag and drop was the way to go. James Blandino weighed in a 31 lb bass that he caught from his kayak using the snag and drop method. The blue fish are still tearing up the beaches taking anything in their way, cut bunker is their first choice but metals, poppers and swimmers will also work. Our crab boats, jet skis, and pontoon boats are in the water and ready to go!… John Yac
Large blue fish have dominated the surf bite in the past couple of days. They are being caught on fresh cut bunker and metal which ever suits your fancy. The fish seem to be stretched out from Lavallette to Island Beach State Park. The boat and kayak fisherman are getting a extra bonus, along with the large blues, bass up 48 lbs have been landed on the snag and drop method and also on the troll with large spoons and stretches. The bay out back has been giving up some small to mid size blue fish on cut bunker and small metals. Crabbing has been slow with only a few keepers here and there mostly in the overnight traps…. John Yac