The back bay continues to give up some nice size blues both on bait and lures. Not much to report on from out front, for the surf has been unfishable for the past couple of days due to the strong easterly winds we have been experiencing. The winds should finely lay down and start to change direction by late today. Crabbing out back has been slow and our rental boats aren’t doing much better. Reports of better crabbing are coming in from north of the 37 bridge… John Yac
The back bay remains the spot generating all the fishing reports in our area. Bluefish from 7 to 10 lbs. are being taken on poppers and cut baits from our dock out back to the flats behind IBSP. Keeper fluke in the 18 to 20 inch range, although very few, are also being caught from our dock. Crabbing is slow but snapper blues are plentiful. The inlet in IBSP has been producing trigger fish and keeper blackfish. Remember we have sand worms and green crabs in stock… John Yac
END OF SEASON SALE! >>> Killies are $8.00 per pint and $15.50 per quart from today till the end of the fluke season Sept. 5th.
Just a quick update on todays action at the Dock. Crabbing remains a slow pick with snapper blues everywhere, but slammer blues continue to make their unusual presence known. Fred Bartholomew weighed in a 9 plus pounder taken on cut bunker off our dock about an hour ago… John Yac
FYI >>> Looking for nice green crabs? We got a delivery yesterday and we will continue to carry killies till the end of fluke season.
Wow what weather! The next few days should be outstanding! Favorable winds and mid day high tides spells great fluking possibilities. Buck tails tipped with gulp or squid strips and live lining a freshly caught snapper will put the odds in your favor for scoring some great table fare. With the close of the fluke season being just around the corner (Sept. 5th) you shouldn’t pass up days like this one. Crabbing is slow, snappers are all over and just to keep everyone on their toes, Bob Scofield of Piscataway landed a 8.6 lb. blue a couple hours ago on cut bunker… John Yac
Weather only getting better from here on this week! Improving air temperatures and humidity levels coupled with more favorable wind directions spells good surf fishing conditions. Snappers of all sizes are running our shore lines. Aside from some light tackle fun, live lining these great baits just may land you a nice large fluke from the surf. Your chances increase the closer you get to the inlet in IBSP, which is a great food conveyer for hungry fish just outside the inlet. Remember this fluke fishery comes to a hault September 5th this year. Crabbing remains slow out back, with still plenty of snappers around… John Yac
Another hot and humid day! That all should change with the passing of the approaching cold front late in the day. The fall like feel to the weather should jump start those surf guys who are stuck in the summer doldrums. Remember the mullet run is just around the corner marking the start of the fall run. Sharking in IBSP on the night tides remains good with some nice large browns and sand tigers putting you tackle to the test. With 2 weeks left in a tuff fluke season now is the time to turn up the heat on these flatties, for late August into September always brought some nice fish in close… John Yac
Typical August weather, hazy, hot and humid! You will find some relief from this weather at the beach of course. While there cooling off, grab your rod, tie on a 3/4 to 1 oz. buck tail tipped with a 4″ swimming mullet by gulp and give those flatties a try. Remember IBSP fluke regulations from the beach is 2 fish at 16″, dinner for two! Any other location you have to deal with 3 fish at 18″. Crabbing remains a pick… John Yac
The surf is a lot more fishable then it has been for the past several days. Rain gear is in order for today. The fishing report really hasn’t changed, fluke and snapper blues by day, rays and sharks by night. The bay also remains the same, slow crabbing but still plenty of snapper blues… John Yac
The best daytime surf action continues to be in IBSP. Fluking in the cuts and holes in the area of the inlet is producing some nice keeper fluke. Once again gulp leads the way, but fishing live baits like snapper blues will also attract these great eating flatties. You can find these snappers just about anywhere along the surf in our area. The bay report remains the same, crabbing slow, snapper blues with occasional larger bluefish roaming the docks and bulkheads… John Yac
Surf guys are picking some nice fluke, not a ton, but when you find their ambush points you usually hook up with a decent keeper. Buck tails, weights to match surf conditions, tipped with matching color gulp, are out fishing all other methods. The surf is loaded with all size snappers chasing small baitfish. Small metals on light tackle is the way to go. Crabbing is still slow in the bay… John Yac