Saturday, October 22, 2011
WOW is all that can be said. What a blow. The wind just wanted to make a stance down on the bay, but what a day today will be. A bit cool but what do you want it is late October. Dress for this mess and catch some of the tog and rock that are moving in. This weekend is looking good.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Great day today, It was one of those late summer days that just make you sit back and , well enjoy. We had a nice turn out today with this fine weather, I just wish that we were able to keep more of these fine fish. The tog fishing was ok, not hot but ok. Mr Adams won the pool again with his toothy critter and none of us can figure out how he keeps doing it. Great job Harry. After the tide started to ebb of at a good pace it was off to the home of the rat. The action was nice, the big rat of the day belonged to Mr. Bill Hearing of Millville with his 25" fish. Over the weekend it was decant as well. On Saturday we had John from Wenonah N.J. win the pool with his 20lb. drum , nice. Well I hope this keeps up until the rock take off . Over the next week or two we will start to look in the normal spots to see were they may be hiding . Do not wait for a latter date, the time is great,come on down on the next available date, these fish taste great. Just a small rhyme for you to enjoy.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
This past Monday was just one of those days. The boys came down as they have all year, THANK YOU, and we went fishing. What a day, anchored up at some structure and then game time. It all started with some rats being caught and released, then some toothy tog were found to be hungry, what a mistake on their part. It was just about non stop action all day. Mr. Harry Adams from the enema capital of the world caught a 75lb drum to win his 7th or 8th pool of the year, but if you ask him he will tell you it was his first of the year. Good Job Harry not bad for a 87 year young man.
Then you have our next nice fish of the day, I am a bit leery about this one for two reasons, first because of who caught it, second because of what it is. Well this is it. Our great, wonderful, kind, courteous, knowledgeable, and lets not leave out talented mate Chris caught the first nice striper of the year on his bunker head. What a nice fish to see this time of year. I hope this is a sign of the time of year. The next nice surprise of the day was a great fly over by some helo that may or may not have known someone on board, that was nice to see, thanks. Give us a call to see how things are and what the weather is like, The weather man has really thrown us some curve balls lately. This is the BEST time of the year to go fishing.
The big storm of 2011 was Irene . Most of the boats were either removed, or the bigger ones moved up the river to Fairton for safety. Some boats did stay at Fortescue to ride out the storm. In all it was not that bad and all fared well. We started fishing again on the Tuesday after the storm. A lot of debris were found all along the bay shore from trees and pilings, to lawn chairs and 55 gal drums.
I know before all the why so long stuff starts, lets just say it has been a long and different few weeks. Their is no fault but my own. With that being said lets move on. The last part of flounder season was a bust. Some days it was good and others you just wondered why are we doing this again. The Old Ground trips were ok, not great but ok. The first trip the fluke bit but the keeper ratio was off, we also had a mixed bag of blue fish 1 1/2lb - 2lb range, some ling cod, and some medium size croaks. Some nice sea bass were also put in the box. The second Old Grounds trip was NOT as successful, The fluke just had lock jaw, thank goodness that we caught all those smooth dog fish because if not it may have been a real slow day. Great fish and chips. After the Old Grounds we went into the king fish, blue fish, small croaker, and yes the weakfish mode. You heard correct weakfish. It was as good as you can get on the kings with average daily catches around 100 keepers a trip. On some days the trout catch was in the 20 keeper range. It is great to see the trout around again. Now it is not like it has been in past years but nice to see. I will try to keep up on the last part of the year reports , and pictures will follow this report.