“CRABS ARE IN” Yes finally, nice keeper size plus crabs off our dock and from our rental boats over the past couple of days. The ocean is showing plenty of life in the bait department, full size bunker in snagging range, schools off small rain fish size baits moving up and down the surf line, both making surf fishing conditions very attractive! The bite remains the same cast of characters, small blues, small bass, black drum and fluke… John Yac
The bite has slowed down a bit yesterday both out front and back in the bay. The bad weather definitely kept most anglers at home. There is still some black drum, small to keeper bass, and some short fluke in the surf. The bay has some small blues and small bass along with some fluke. Crabbing remains very spotty out back. The forecast for the weekend looks great! We have plenty of fresh clams in the shell, fresh bunker and sand worms, along with frozen mackerel fillets for your nighttime shark adventures… John Yac
We are finally going to start out our report today with keeper crabs taken off our dock out back! The report comes from two crabbers on the early AM shift, they started around 4 AM and had a dozen keepers, most of them scooped off the pilings and a few in their pots. This is very encouraging to us for prior to this there was really not much happening. Another newcomer on the fishing scene. King Fish in the IBSP surf in decent numbers yesterday were taking small pieces of clam on small hooks. So while your chasing those black drum and striped bass put out a rod rigged for King Fish and in crease your chances of putting food on the table… John Yac
The invasion of the black drum continues along the beaches of IBSP. Add to that, a increase in the number of keeper bass landed in the surf over the past few days. Bait choices remain clams for the drum and cut bunker for the bass. Fluke are also starting to make there presence know in the surf, chasing small bucktail jigs tipped with gulp. Remember 2 @ 16″ is ok in IBSP from the sand or jetty only… John Yac
Nice to see a few more keeper fluke coming up in the surf. These fish were mostly taken on bucktail/gulp combos. Some large black drum also found their way into the surf bite yesterday and as usual they were taken on clams. There was also a nice, 20 lb. plus keeper bass that found it’s way to a local scale. This fish was taken on a bunker chunk in IBSP… John Yac
We now have blood worms! They are catching nice bass and flounder in the bay and river. Flounder rigs tipped with blood worm or clam for the flatties and a fish-finder rig, with a 2/0 bait holder hook, on a 18″ to 24″ leader, baited with 1 or 2 blood worms, is the way to go for these hungry spring bass… John Yac
Missed our first weekend back?? >>> Your next chance to come check out our new look and enjoy our delicious breakfast and lunch menu will be Thursday March 7th at 7AM to 2 PM. The Dock Side Café’s early spring hours are as follows >>> THURSDAY – SUNDAY 7AM to 2PM. We will keep you posted as soon as our hours of operation increases… Thank You for your loyal patronage!… The Management.
Yes our new look at the Dock is complete! We are here to serve you breakfast and lunch once again! The shop and café has a new up beat look for your shopping and eating pleasure. So come on down and check us out. We can’t wait to see our loyal customers and friends once again!… John Yac
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.