I have been reading this thread every day, but this is my first ever post. I lived in northern NJ for 16yrs but a few years back moved to Atlanta. Since moving I have taken up fishing and it’s become a regular family activity/obsession for the kids and me.
I will be in Ocean Grove this weekend and plan to fish Friday/Saturday & hopefully Sunday. This will be my first-time surf fishing in NJ. I’m bringing my 9’ St. Croix travel rod, a few SP Minnows, and some plastic swim bait.
I have a few questions:
-The area I will be in is obviously crowded. I am planning on early in the AM. I only have 2/3 days for this trip and I would like to be as efficient as possible. I don’t want anyone to spot burn, but walking distance from Ocean Grove am I in a decent area or wasting my time?
-When you refer to “Bugs” that is the same as a Sand Flea? And when you fish them, it’s as basic as a 3’ leader 5/0 and then float them?
-Any other tips would be appreciated!
Thank you all in advance. Keep up the posts, it’s been very educational!