JayC

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  1. I saw the fish busting at dusk also. I got 2, then just got back from a late night run in the same spot. Landed 3 more, and of the 3, two were close to 28" mark. Go get-em fellas! Oh Yea...try Jetties tonight!
  2. Well, I managed to get out at dusk, and I landed two shorts, and saw many fish sucking down and swirling on some type of baitfish as the dark settled in. I thought to myself, man it's cold, but I think if I come back out for a late night run, these fish will be waiting here for me. I was trying to decide, do I go back out, or stay in the warm house....I'm a fish-a-holic, and I know I'd be wishing I went back out come this January once it's all over, So, I called my partner and we went out about 10pm and I just got back. I landed 3 more fish, 2 were close to 28inches. I missed a few also, because I had to switch to a new pole, and it was tough getting used to the strike on a stiffer rod. My partner landed 2 and missed a couple also. Lots of fish splashing in the dark, so I'd say go for it! I'm hitting the sack now, Be back out tomorrow, Good Luck to ya....
  3. I think we had a white New Years last year, wasn't it like 12 inches?
  4. Tried a few spots last night that held fish for me the past 6 weeks. Well, they skipped town, Anyone else have the same problem finding our striped friends last night?
  5. A few in the Zone last evening
  6. ClearBlue, Something I found that works well for me is use baitholder hooks that are a little rusty, They hold a fresh clam on very well. Brand new hooks seem to fling the clam off on the 1st or 2nd cast. WHat I do, is let the hooks sit in the bucket for a while before I use them, that way they get a lttle wet and start to rust and tarnish just a bit. I sharpen the point just prior to putting on the clam and send them out there. It works for me. I hope it helps. I don't use rubber bands or any thread. I also fish them in a pounding surf with a 4 or 5oz storm sinker.
  7. Just put your link to your image between the tags. Like this..
  8. Slow day, I had one shad in the SFZ around 20 inches and my partner had one striper. Basically it was a let down today. Oh well
  9. Plugged 4 last night. 2 in a row north of the SFZ, and 2 in a row in the SFZ. Slow night as compared to the past 5 weeks for me, but I'm not complaining. Anytime I can land a striper it makes my night. Too bad we have no bait around, if it's there, I don't see it, and I usually can spot it easily. Maybe some sand eels, but with the ground swell weve had for the past week or so, I doubt if anyone can see them at night. It's a sad state of affairs. Please Santa, send us some bunker for Christmas! Good luck everybody. Jay
  10. Send mine this morning too.
  11. Send mine this morning too.
  12. Man Oh Man, You guys really have me thinking.... Do you think Santa would fulfill such a request..LOL! I've personally never seen any that small, but if I ever do.......
  13. Tried it again. Hope it works
  14. Yup, We brought along a youngster from Pennsylvania, who never went fishing for stripers before.....and look what he did. <IMG>http://www.monmouth.com/~jcaponigro/fish4.jpg</IMG> 32 pounder by drifting an eel. He did it all by himself, it was amazing! That was one happy guy,let me tell ya.
  15. Hey, He'd look great in my fish tank. Sorry....I know, I know, I would never do that..I just couldn't resist. Every since I've seen the ones in the Fly Hatch's tank, I've been dreaming of owning a pet bass. Anybody else share the dream? I guess a hybrid would be legal right?
  16. The key is definitly to get your cast out as far as possible, and then just twitch the lure a bit, I didn't even have to start reeling and I've have a fish slam my plug. I definitly was wading out to a depth of my waist, take the cast and quickly back up before the waves knocked me back. I got pretty wet in the matter of 2hrs of fishing, but I had a blast. It's nice to know where the fish are, I just wish the ground swell would lighten up so I could reach them a bit easier. I've been using my 8,6 St. Croix because I love the fight on the light gear.
  17. Very Nice Picture Striperman. I'd like one also, (No Frame). Send me the details, I'll PM you. Thanks, Jay
  18. Fished the SFZ from 8:20 to 10:15pm. I had 8 shorts, with the largest being 26 inches. I think the key is, "Ya gotta get wet to catch some fish" I was standing in the wash up to my waist, and boy did I get bounced around by those waves. Several times water poured into my waders, but I just didn't care, I was catching stripes! It's not too bad when it's so warm, I'm bnot going to let that happen in 30degree weather unless I find myself in the middle of a BLITZZZZZZ!!!!!! Every fish was hitting me with everything they had. I was surprised at a couple of them, I thought they were going to be larger. Doesn't matter to me what size they are, I just love playing catch and release. Good luck everybody. Jay
  19. I've been fishing the SFZ at night and haven't landed more than 3 fish over 28 inches. I believe the average fish length is about 22 inches. Some nights I've found them on the first cast in multiple locations, and other nights I have to work maybe 3 different spots to land just 1 fish. I've probably landed 30 fish in the past 3 weeks of fishing. Funny thing is they all seem to hit my lure with all their might. I think these fish are very hungry this year. I've released every fish I've caught this year, and that makes me happy to know I'm doing my part. I agree with Gooch, almost every fish is at the end of my cast, sometimes I just cast as far as possible and just twitch the lure till they hit it. The swell we've had this past week has made it difficult to reach the fish. I know they're there, but I just can't reach them. Good luck everyone.
  20. About two weeks ago a fishing net bumped me in the shin while I was plugging near the SR inlet. I was standing in the surf in my waders at the time. It looked pretty new. One time I was fishing in Manasquan Inlet area, and my friend hooked into a fishing line that ended up having around 40 sinkers of asorted sizes tangled in it. I'm set for fluke season.
  21. About two weeks ago a fishing net bumped me in the shin while I was plugging near the SR inlet. I was standing in the surf in my waders at the time. It looked pretty new. One time I was fishing in Manasquan Inlet area, and my friend hooked into a fishing line that ended up having around 40 sinkers of asorted sizes tangled in it. I'm set for fluke season.
  22. Fished briefly last night but didn't connect with anything. With the cold air back, I'm going out tonight to see if I can find them. Good luck to all.
  23. Tried again last night, Nothing happening, but it was low tide and the ocean was a lake. The soon to be here cold weather will hopefully help me out. Last stripers I had were on Tuesday 10/23.
  24. Fished Monmouth County area tonight for a short while. The 80 degree weather must have turned off the little bite I had from last night. Oh well, water looked great, but I had no hits, Hopefully this weekends colder weather will spark up some action.