Big blues off our dock!! >> Late yesterday afternoon was the start of the spring bluefish run out back off our pier.The long awaited yellow eyed slammers are out back! Blues in the double digit weight class were being taken on cut bunker. It’s sure is good to see these tackle busters in our part of the bay once again. I’m sure the bite will last a bit, for the bay is loaded with adult size bunker, one of the items high on their favorite foods menu. The size of the bass in our area is also increasing. Fish in the mid to upper 30″ class range both in the surf and bay have been taken yesterday. The tried and true surf clam along with the well proven SP minnow were responsible for these larger fish. With the warmer weather forecasted for this up coming week, I’m feeling things could just bust wide open! So make sure you have all your ducks in a row, it’s almost game on!! … John Yac
The bluefish finally made a hello call yesterday in both our inlets, Manasquan and Barnegat alike. No blitz by any means but a fair showing by these yellow eyed tackle busters never the less. Action on small bass is starting to heat up out front on the night tides, this action is coming mostly all on bait… John Yac
All the small bass you want is the cry coming from the anglers putting in their time in anticipation of the spring run. These fish are showing up both out front and back in the bay. Clams, bunker and blood worms will cover your natural bait choices, while small swimmers, rubber jigs and poppers will work on the artificial side. Still waiting on the blue fish in the bay to appear, a few anglers fishing off the end of our dock have been cashing in on the small bass the past few days… John Yac
Great weather forecasted for today! Bait is starting to appear out front and that’s always a good sign. The bay is still producing small to keeper size bass on both bait and lures alike. We’re still waiting for the spring run of slammers to arrive in the bay, any day now for sure, “we hope”… John Yac
Small to keeper size bass seem to be spread out in the back bay in all the usual spots. The number one bait for these spring bass is blood worms by far, with small swimmers and rubber jigs also doing the job. No bluefish action as of yet but that should change real soon… John Yac
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Fresh bunker are finely in along with nice size bloodworms and fresh clams. No blues yet. The bay is giving up small bass mostly on blood worms and black fish fever as of April 1st. 4 fish per man at 15″ is drawing some attention.
SPRING SALE!! >>> SP Minnows size 13 and 15 are now 3 for $25.00!! with plenty of rod and reel blow outs also available… John Yac
Finally some warmer weather! We have sand worms at $13.50 a doz., large surf clams at $7.00 a doz. and fresh bunker will arrive today! No real news on the spring bluefish run yet, but that should change any day. The bay is loaded with bait and small bass in all the usual spots…John Yac
This is my first hello for the new season! Feels good to be back! Small bass are spread out in the back bay, with the bridge areas, the mouth of Toms River and the back of IBSP all being good early season spots. Adult bunker are in the bay in the area of Oyster Creek and have been spotted in many other locations. Blood worms and small rubber jigs are doing the trick on the small bass. We are in the process of getting the shop ready for the new season with some great BLOW OUT SALES! on rods and reels. Blood worms are in stock! We will be open at 7AM Wednesday thru Sunday for now. Hours will be expanded shortly!… John Yac