Fishing the Long port Jetty
Posted July 12 2010 - 4:48 PM
An hour or so into the day a boat stops 10 yards off the jetty and they anchor right there. Two guys put on scuba gear and one of them has a spear gun. So they start swimming right along the rocks, up and down both sides of the jetty.
So 20 minutes after them being in the water I look down to the far end of the jetty and see a guy that seemed to have a pretty big fish on. But then I realized that he actually had the guy spear fishing. The guy kept on swimming, not realizing he was hooked up. He must have went 50ft down the jetty before he heard everyone yelling at him. It was pretty funny, he came up out of the water pretty pissed off. He couldn't get the hook out of him so he just cut the line and let the guy reel it back in.
The guy spearfishing said there were a ton of fish down there, big fluke, tog, and a few stripers, but none of us seemed to be getting any bites.
Now my question to you all is how stupid is it to go spear fishing along a jetty when there are 15 hooks in the water. Honestly if you stay long enough your bound to get caught. It just doesn't seem to make any sense.
During my few hours there only one guy caught anything. One nice sized tog, but it didn't matter since it wasn't in season and one king fish, both were caught using clam.
I tried all kinds of bait, but nothing seemed to get any bites at all. The only thing that got eaten was minnows, but It must have been crabs because they were shredded apart and I didn't have any bites.
Anyway it was a pretty interesting day on the jetty.
Posted July 12 2010 - 4:51 PM
Posted July 12 2010 - 5:10 PM
I've tried to explain this to a few of them and I have found that it's better to just tell them to keep an eye out for a big thresher I saw a little while come cruising by.
Posted July 12 2010 - 5:13 PM
Posted July 13 2010 - 7:25 AM
People are unreal. The F'n jetty is small as it is.
Posted July 13 2010 - 7:52 AM
Posted July 13 2010 - 9:58 AM
that is ridiculous.
Posted July 13 2010 - 1:04 PM
then theres always one guy there sying "shoulda been here yesterday, tons of fish"
but ive never seen any scubadivers there
but just the other day i saw a scuba diver diving from the jetty in atlantic city in front of the flagship