captnemo58

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  1. I've been fishing the RB beaches the last couple of days. Obviously tons of bait this time of year. More than once I've seen the bait being harassed . Other fishermen telling me its snappers and small blues. Sometimes they are right. I use my snapper rig to catch a snapper and live line for big fluke. Other times I work the flare up and no snappers. Then I know what is harassing the bait. Believe it or not many times it is fluke. I caught a lot this week in knee deep water working these small blitzes Very successful with snagged peanut. Sometimes bait is too small to snag. I've been doing well with a just a gulp on a circle hook trailing about 18inches below a bobber with a very slow retrieve. Just slow enough to keep the tail moving and gulp down a little in the water column . A Larger bopper enables me to cast 20 feet which is all you need. I need to get a weighted one that they sell at Walmart. I've been using my small fresh water bass pole. Lots of fun. Nothing bigger than 24 inches and a ton in the 15 inch range. Video is of fluke working bait. So next time you see those small flare ups close to shore give it a try and you'll be surprised. D34CE8E8-D51F-4E66-844E-8C4EDE1295E7.MOV
  2. Fun fishing today NoMC bay beach. Catching live snappers and live lining. Fatties to 24 inches. Amazing how they inhale 6-7 inch snapper. Glad I use circle hooks
  3. I was at a RB beach last Fall and saw blitzing fluke on Peanuts. Tried to get it recorded but no luck. I think I reported it here. Not sure how to look up my old post. It was something special .Caught a ton of fluke that day.
  4. Crazy story but guy in NJ may have his limbs amputated. Infected while crabbing in South Jersey https://patch.com/new-jersey/oceancity/man-got-flesh-eating-bacteria-nj-waters-family-says
  5. Yesterday afternoon spent a few hours yakking around central RB. Small fluke and flair ups on scattered bunker every once in awhile. Nothing exciting. I'm very new to yakking there is a learning curve. Driving home I stopped at my usually back bay location to eat my Wendy's chili and fries dinner. Nice sunset location. Huge blues crushing adult bunker against the rocks.. No love on metal or poppers. Snag and live lined worked. Lost three trebles. I was too lazy to walk back to the car for wire. Called it quits after third lost set up Finally wrist breaking fish
  6. Based on photos of Facebook from RB fishing piers it appear that there are a lot of fish around
  7. Read this part: C. Limitations to Public Access The following limitations to public access in Monmouth Beach currently exist: 1. Temporary Restrictions Under the state approved beach maintenance plan, access to certain areas of Monmouth Beach public beach is restricted at certain times (March 15 to November 30) due to the identified nesting area of piping plovers. Didn't know that the piping plovers nested for 9 months. Temporary Restrictions do not apply basically during the winter. The remaining 9 months are restricted????? Would like to know what areas ( or where in prior years) are closed. I'm sure most areas of public access are restricted. I'm for protecting the plovers but not for a blanket excuse to block access
  8. And some of the fish. Size 11 snow boot to relate to perch size
  9. Ice fishing has been great in northern NJ. Lots of fat Perch and Chain Pickerel. A pair of foxes came by to visit us. I see them often but this was the first time that they approached us as a pair. Ran off with a nice fat 12 inch perch. I guess we all have to eat
  10. Never saw so much ice this early in the season. Small icebergs floating on the river/bay (Spot burn)
  11. I had better years and a lot worse. Fall striper fishing was one of the worse when looking for size. Last year 150 keepers ( all but 1 released) this year not even 1. Highlight was a September day witnessing a fluke blitz for the first time in my life and I have been surf fishing for over 45 years. Fluke 20-26 inches flying out of two feet of water crushing peanuts. They looked like frisbees coming out of the water.
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  13. For me 1:30 -6:30pm . It got better as the tide went out. 2nd half of out going better than 1st. Only one blue on a popper. Snag and drop worked. Lots of blues. Hint.:There are many spots to pull over along RB. Find the peanuts and you will catch lots of blues and nice size fluke just feet off the beach. No bait.... no fish!! Last week small bass in the mix but not today. I may have lost a bigger bass today. Nice strong hit, brief run and it came unhooked. Peanut bunker still on the hook and it had a crushed look with no teeth marks. In my logs keeper bass start to show the first week of october As wind picked up from ESE it was hard to spot the peanuts, big splashes gave them away
  14. RB beaches same for me Largest blue was only around 4# i only had 3 fluke but much bigger 22,22,24
  15. Follow up to my post Conditions look the same tomorrow. I know some don't like snag and drop but we had fish from 12-4, All on lite tackle (we used a fresh water bass pole most of the day). Lots of fun