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Hello everyone,

I am heading to Lavallette in mid-late August. Would this be considered a dead time on the surf for fishing? Too late/early for stripers? What about fluke?

Also, I will have a couple kids with me - any inlets/bay area I can hit where the kids will catch some porgy's etc. Anything to give them a bit of excitement ?

thanks guys

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Dog days of august

You'll have a shot at kingfish and fluke in the surf. The possibility of a small bass.

For the kids, the back should be loaded with snappers and crabbing should be good

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Lavallette, spelling counts.  :)  Due east/out front: fluke, kingfish, perhaps croakers, sharks too.  Due west/out back is the bay front all along Lavallette and surrounding towns: crabs & snappers.  Nearest, easily accessed, inlet is north in Point Pleasant Beach.  Have fun.  

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46 minutes ago, vmcmahon said:

thank.... I will look into IBSP.....whats needed for crab fishing - never tried..

String, a raw chicken leg, and a landing net.  Stop at any of the B&T's in Seaside for bunker as bait and crab traps if you want to spend more money than string costs.

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There are a few piers you can crab from a few miles south of there, 10 minute drive at most obeying the speed limits..... ;)

The tackle shops can tell you, not sure what kind of stickers are required to park at a few of them.

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Oh, and lose the chicken :dismay: , spend the few bucks and buy the cheap frozen bunker with a few of these:

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I'll be there late August, I plan on trying it all....fluking - biggest from surf 2 years ago was a 19" and I'm going to try to specifically target sharks one night too. I'm bringing my kayak too maybe be able to take that out one morning.

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For the kids, the snapper blues will keep them most occupied. Kingfish/croakers in the surf will work too. Fishbites, small pieces of clam, or small pieces of squid will work. They're fished on a "kingfish" rig, or if you have porgy rigs already, they'll do fine. You catch them on the ocean front.

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For crabbing and snappers, Lavallette has two piers on the bay.  There are a number of bait and tackle shops in the area for bait and supplies.  You may be lucky enough to get Fluke in the surf.   Rays are abundant now.

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4 hours ago, vmcmahon said:

Hello everyone,

I am heading to Lavalette in mid-late August. Would this be considered a dead time on the surf for fishing? Too late/early for stripers? What about fluke?

Also, I will have a couple kids with me - any inlets/bay area I can hit where the kids will catch some porgy's etc. Anything to give them a bit of excitement ?

thanks guys

 

Snapper blues in the bay and maybe out front, along with fluke, dogfish, skates, rays, sea robins all should be easy.

Late AUgust is a good time of the year for fishin with the kids

 

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