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Anyone catching fish in RB?

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#1 pressphotog

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Posted August 06 2012 - 10:01 PM

I have been hitting a rough patch and have been skunked on my last two outings.  Today just a chopped off gulp and that's it.  Surface water temp on the FF was 82.5 which tells the story.    


Is anyone else catching fish in the bay or is everyone else out front at the moment. I'd try the ocean but I am a relatively new kayak user and while confident in what I am doing I think I need more time before crossing that road.   


Holler at me ...  where are you fishing in RB.  The back, the deep, the river?



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Posted August 07 2012 - 1:42 AM

My buddy fish closed to the pier the other day on his kayak and caught 20 shorts and about 4 keepers.

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Posted August 07 2012 - 7:37 AM

hmmm...  this is my home turf and I can't buy a fish.  

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Posted August 07 2012 - 8:51 AM


That area is your home turf and you cant find fish?

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Posted August 07 2012 - 9:53 AM

.  Surface water temp on the FF was 82.5 Mike

Bring a bar of soap and take a bath. :D No, seriously, work the night shift with a soft cooler full of eels and voila! ;)

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Posted August 07 2012 - 4:39 PM

I fished the Raritan Bay last weekend with a friend. First time in the bay for me but there were maybe 3-5 other yakkers out fishing the same general area. It was slow. We both got a short fluke and my buddy got a small weakie. There were schools of peanuts everywhere and they were getting sprayed pretty good by small weakies and blues. As soon as the wind picked up a bit and it got choppy those fish disappeared.

It was not the pace of fishing I was expecting. I'll be giving it another go in the fall.


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