The gale winds yesterday all but shut down surf and boat fishing alike. Winds are forecasted to slow by this afternoon, allowing the shore break to settle down and the water to start cleaning up. We are at the target date for the beginning of the fall bass bite in our area. So as I always say “things can and…

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Just a quick update! The boat guys trolled up, not a lot, but some really large ladies yesterday approaching the 50# class if not 50 plus. These fish were taken just off our beaches. There were also a few small keepers taken on bait in IBSP… John Yac

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The waiting game goes on! Yes every year around this time with no real bite to talk about, anglers both surf and boat alike start to become impatient to say the least. With every fishless day that passes we start telling ourselves maybe this is the fall run with no fish for me?? But as…

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The surf seems reluctant to clean up and lay down. The one good thing is that the water temperatures are in the low 60’s. It’s not unfishable by no means, you just have to adjust your lure selections, weights to hold bottom, rod selections, and you’re good to go. Schools of bait remain out front, and if…

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Surf conditions getting better with each tide. NW winds continue, with bait still present. No great bite to report as of yesterday, but with improving surf conditions along with favorable winds, that should change at any time… John Yac

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Reset day! With the winds in a more favorable direction and the surf starting to lay down, fishing conditions along the surf line will be back to normal. Still plenty of bait out front with schools of large bunker being reported by the boat guys who got out right before the blow. Don’t sit home and wait…

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Batten down the hatches today! Strong winds out of the south, with rain mixed in later, will make fishing today uncomfortable to say the least. Bass and small blues are still chasing bait when available out front. The bay is holding small bass around the bridges and some large bluefish are still present, although that bite has…

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No big blitzes yet, but as usual the pick goes on! Some bait out front but no real bite to report. A few small bass and blues are being taken on bait and swimming plugs fished with teasers in front. These fish are right in tight to the beach, so fish your lures till they are high and…

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No big schools of bait crashing yesterday but several nice bass found their way to local scale never the less. These fish fell to swimming plugs and bait alike. These early catches are only the tip of the iceberg and due diligence should be given by all serious surf anglers. The early bite this time…

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Yesterday morning was the start of things to come!! Schools of rain fish, mullet, peanuts and full size bunker appeared from Ortley Beach right through IBSP with whales and keeper size bass hot on their trail. This action was within casting distance at times to allow the few anglers that were lucky to be in the…

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