Merry Christmas to all our customers and friends! Enjoy this special day with your family’s and friends. Remember we will be closed the month of January for renovations. We will be post our new winter hours by February 1st. We are looking forward to a good new and exciting year at the dock… Tom and staff.
More of the same, Ava’s with teasers out front fished painfully slow right until it’s high and dry! The only thing that has changed is feeding time for the fish has shifted from PM to AM. It was late afternoon into dusk and now it’s just before first light to sun up. Clean surf with moderate NW winds today spells good conditions for the surf angler… John Yac
The pick goes on! No great numbers to report but rods getting bent never the less! Dress warm, keep on the move, and whatever you throw make sure you have a thin teaser out front. Remember it’s not over yet!… John Yac
The fish are still willing so why aren’t you? Reports from the dedicated surf guys, who never say die was, a lot of fish in close yesterday chasing ava’s with teasers and even SP style swimmers. These fish were at their feet and were from 12″ to 26″ and almost as round as they are long. They may not be keepers but fun to catch never the less especially on lighter tackle… John Yac
You can thank the sand eels for the late season bass action. The bite continues with short to keeper bass chasing Ava’s with teasers out front. How long this action will continue no one knows. Will the sand eels disappear taking the bass with them, or will the surf guys cave in to the cold air temps and inclement weather? My guess is the surf guys will give up first! Judging by the amount of anglers coming into the shop now, many have put their surf gear away for another season. We will be cutting our hours of operation in the shop to Wednesday thru Sunday 6AM to 6PM. I will keep you posted on any future changes… John Yac
The beat goes on!! Short bass chasing sand eels is the word on the beach right now. Ava’s, Deadly Dicks, needle fish or just about anything that resembles a sand eel is getting attention from these fall migrating bass. Sweeten the pot with a teaser up front and your in business. The occasional keeper bass in the 28 to 32 inch class is showing up in increasing numbers keeping many anglers in the game. These fish are spread out from Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet, so pick your favorite location and hit the beach! Good Luck!… John Yac