The weekend crows are gone so getting your favorite spot to fish with little to no company becomes a reality. Keeper bass and large blues continue to be taken by shore bound anglers both with bait and artificial lures. Cut bunker and clams remains the go to baits, while poppers, swimmers and metals are the lures of choice. Crabbing off the dock remains a pick and blues of mixed sizes roam the bay its just a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Fluke are being taken in the inlets by no word about the surf yet. Looking for live killies? We got them… John Yac
Yesterday there was some nice action in the Seaside Hights and Seaside Park areas. Today seams to be same, add Ortley Beach to the mix. Just weighed in a 24.5 lb. bass taken by Alan Kunze on metal from the beach. These are all mid day fish so no excuses guys… John Yac
The fun begins! Official kick off of summer at the jersey shore. Lets not forget what Memorial Day weekend really stands for. Just take a few minutes out of your weekend fun to remember all the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our great country.
On the fishing front things have slowed down a bit from the wild bluefish bite we have been enjoying in our area. Reports of some keeper fluke showing up in the inlets. The boats out front trolling bunker spoons are still enjoying a nice bass bite with fish in the upper 30’s… John Yac
Short sleeves are in order today finally! Now we can enjoy summer weather while you battle those large blues and just to sweeten the pot a bit nice size bass are finding their way to the scales among all those bluefish. Baits remain cut bunker and clams. On the artificial side, large poppers, SP minnow style swimmers and metals will serve you well… John Yac
Don’t let a little rain stop you, grab your rain gear and head for the beach! Big blue fish are attacking just about what ever passes their nose. The number one lure seems to be a large popping plug and the larger the better. Metals and of course cut bunker will always work. There is a few keeper bass being taken but the blues have the spotlight right now. Fluking is just underway and no real reports as of yet. The bay behind IBSP is still producing large blues and the dock out back has a few keeper crabs being taken. We have live killies and sand worms which we will be carrying the rest of the season… John Yac
Fluke Season begins! Our shop is ready! All kinds of rigs, Gulp, buck tails, striped baits and of course LIVE KILLIES! Large blues with some bass mixed in continue to chase schools of bunker from Ortley Beach to IBSP. These blues are hitting just about anything you toss at them. The number one bait right now is cut bunker but clams and mullet are also working. Keeper crabs are being taken off our dock, it’s a slow pick but nice keepers are being taken… John Yac
Blue fish yesterday south end of IBSP. Cut bunker, large poppers and metals accounted for some double digit blues being taken. Schools of bunker are in and just out of casting distance from Ortley Beach to IBSP. The trick is first to get out there and second to be in the right place at the right time, that’s surf fishing… John Yac
Find the bunker schools find the fish! Blues and bass continue to feed heavy on bunker and there seems to be no end in sight, that’s a good thing. These bunker schools are coming within casting distance of the beach so have your bunker snag rod ready! Large pencil poppers fished around the schools of bunker are also scoring… John Yac
P.S. >>> Remember our new shop hours Monday to Friday 6:00 AM to 8 PM. Saturday and Sunday 5:30 AM to 9 PM.
Slammer blues just a 15 min boat ride from our dock! Yes bluefish in the 10 plus lb. range have been crashing poppers and metals off the 23rd street pier area in Seaside Park for the past few days. Just a short ride on one of our rental boats will put you into the action! The surf has been producing blues and some bass from Lavallette beach to IBSP. These fish are taking poppers, metals and a variety of cut bait and clams… John Yac
P.S. >>> Remember tomorrow is the Annual Governor’s Cup surf tournament in IBSP. The shop will be open at 4 AM for all you fishing needs including LIVE EELS!!
The new shop hours starting Monday 16th. >>> Monday thru Friday 6:00 AM to 8 PM. Saturday and Sunday 5:30 AM to 9:00 PM
The scale at the shop was busy yesterday! The highlights were John Padone trolling bunker spoons out front with his son Matt and landing 3 nice bass in the mid 30’s. Rocky Cierro in his boat behind IBSP, casting poppers took 5 slammer blues in the mid teens! The fishing both out front and in the bay yesterday was quite productive! If these fish stick around and no reason they won’t, the Governor’s Cup Tournament Sunday May 15th in IBSP should be a huge success!.. John Yac