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manasquan inlet weakfish

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Other then spike weakfish, haven’t seen anything decent out of the inlet or squan in a long time 

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I remember summer nights on that jetty catching Blues, Bass, Fluke and Weakies all night.  And bouncing shads and finesse on the bottom at the rail catching weakie after weakie.  Fishing was so much better in the 90s.

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Use to do great as a kid in the 90s in the squan during late summer. Sand worms on a high low, cut spot or snapper, or finesses in bubble gum always produced. 

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The inlet was the first place I caught them. the 90s were good. Old pros said the 80s were better. I'll say the average during my hey day was 3lbs no spikes.. Most guys were using lead heads with rubber worms which were productive. A live snapper was the best. I'm sure many people have done it but I'm the only one I ever saw catch a bass on a snapper at the end of the squan side. One year in the fall (I witnessed it) at the beginning of the rail (at night) guys were catching loads of 3-5lbers. What happened!

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15 mins ago, jetty eddy said:

The inlet was the first place I caught them. the 90s were good. Old pros said the 80s were better. I'll say the average during my hey day was 3lbs no spikes.. Most guys were using lead heads with rubber worms which were productive. A live snapper was the best. I'm sure many people have done it but I'm the only one I ever saw catch a bass on a snapper at the end of the squan side. One year in the fall (I witnessed it) at the beginning of the rail (at night) guys were catching loads of 3-5lbers. What happened!

Netters going into Delaware bay before the big girls spawned and wiped them out.....for pet food.  To me there was no more beautiful a fish or special than a double digit Weakie.

I remember fishing the jetties in AC in the summer and having triple digit nights with fish from 1-5 lbs. I even remember slaying them in early November. 

And every once in a while a big resident bass would eat your jig on your light rod and you'd be in for a battle.  I got a 45" bass on a real light rod on August night when the water was over 75 degrees, and it wasn't the only bass I got that night.  It didn't survive so in the cooler it went.  Fishing isn't nearly what it was back then. 

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1 hour ago, ridenfish said:

Netters going into Delaware bay before the big girls spawned and wiped them out.....for pet food.  To me there was no more beautiful a fish or special than a double digit Weakie.

I remember fishing the jetties in AC in the summer and having triple digit nights with fish from 1-5 lbs. I even remember slaying them in early November. 

And every once in a while a big resident bass would eat your jig on your light rod and you'd be in for a battle.  I got a 45" bass on a real light rod on August night when the water was over 75 degrees, and it wasn't the only bass I got that night.  It didn't survive so in the cooler it went.  Fishing isn't nearly what it was back then. 

It’s a shame but the fishing is definitely not what it was.  When you bring up commercial fishing people always say Recs take more.  What they don’t realize is that the decimation by commercial fishing has been going on for decades.

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use to do good their is the early 90s out on the tip with jigheads and rubber worm or rattletraps. miss those nights!

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