Fishing Report

It’s been a unpredictable fall run so far to say the least. Yesterday was a case in point. The surf guys were scratching to find fish and when they did find them they were lucky to get a keeper. The boat guys on the other hand were having a great day. I received a call from my friend Walt Dudley late morning yesterday, he told me that him and his friend trolling large bunker spoons were having a banner day out of Barnegat Inlet. The count was 12 fish with the largest one going 48 lbs. All fish were released except 2 for the table. The big girl slipped back into the water unharmed and if she makes it to next season 50 lbs. should be in her future. Now only is us surf guys could get a shot at some of those fish. So stay diligent you never know!… John Yac

Fishing Report

VETERAN’S DAY! The official day we take time out of our busy lives to thank all veterans, old and young alike for their selfless service to our country. For without their dedicated service we would not be enjoying the freedom and happiness we have in this great country of ours. So from the management and staff hear at the Dock Outfitters we say, “thanks for your service”. >>> The fishing remains a hit and miss right now from boat and surf anglers alike. Fishing today may be a good idea, for the bite usually heats up with a approaching weather front… John Yac

Fishing Report

Bring a extra layer today, below normal temperatures will add a chill to you fishing for sure! Meanwhile the bass bite remains the same for the surf and boat fisherman alike. Find the bait and if the bass are on them your in! If not, it will be just another frustrating fishless day. The number one artificial in the surf remains any slim looking presentation that can be taken for a sand eel, this selection will increase your odds of hooking up by a long shot. For those anglers who bait fish only, cut bunker and clams is the way to go. As for off shore, the sharpies I have been talking to all have been saying trolling bunker spoons in conjunction with mojo rigs is the way to go. Not a troller? Then finding bunker schools and snag and drop is your ticket to sucess… John Yac

Fishing Report

With plenty of bait and a good amount of just short bass in the surf, the fall run is so far going in the right direction for the surf angler. November is the usual big fish month in the surf. The boat guys however have been into these 30 to 40 lb. plus fish for several days now trolling bunker spoon and mojo rigs. Jigging, and when possible, snag and drop, has also accounted for some trophy size fish for these “off shore” anglers. So with a little luck this body of larger fish will swing in closer to beach and give the “surf bound” angler a shot at some really nice fish. The back side of IBSP around the area known as the sedges, is also producing small to keeper size bass on swimmers, poppers and metals alike… John Yac

Fishing Report

Daylight may end as early as 4:30 PM this time of year, but as of late the bass bite is just beginning! Yes keeper bass have been chasing sand eel looking presentations under the cover of darkness for the past several days. Any thin looking presentation will do be it plastic, metal or rubber. Fish your favorite lure with a sand eel looing teaser out front and you’re in business. While the big girls remain off shore during this fall run so far, the surf bite of bass is increasing both in numbers and size daily… John Yac   

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Light winds and clear skies today will bring a few more anglers to our local beaches. There were a few nice keeper bass taken in IBSP on bait yesterday with one going 50″ on a salted clam. Not a ton of fish by any means, but definitely a good sign that there is some life in close. The back side of the park is still producing some just short bass on swimmers and poppers alike… John Yac    

Fishing Report

The surfcasters favorite month is finely here! November sparks fond memories in the surfcaster’s mind, many personal best catches have been taken in the month of November. Will this November continue the trend? Or will our dwindling coastal migrational stocks of striped bass take it’s toll on many a hopeful surf angler. This answer only time will tell. So lets stay vigilant and keep the faith. The strong winds today should have minimal effect on your surf fishing efforts due to it’s westerly direction… John Yac