The blizzard is really just getting started as I write this blog, but I'm already wondering what's going to happen to the millions of dollars worth of sand that was dumped on N. J. beaches last year and ,in many cases, covered productive fishing areas. I probably can't blame that for the historically bad surf fishing last fall, but it certainly didn't help.
My nephews, Bob Correll of Bay Head and Todd Correll of Fort Lauderdale, just finished up two Florida sailfish tournaments. Then they returned to Fort Lauderdale for a yacht club interclub contest that Todd had won last year while his son Connor took the junior angler award.
It actually felt pretty nice along the Shore by the middle of Saturday afternoon, and the snow melted away quickly, but small craft warnings are up for Sunday -- and then it really gets bad late that night -- with gale warnings up for Monday's northeast winds. Friends of Hi-Mar Striper Club pro Bob Kamienski can pay their respects from 2-5 p. m. Sunday in John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Rd., Middletown.
Now Booking Spring 2015 Striper Season Sandy Hook NJ. Posted 24 Jan, 2015 By Capt. Don Well here we are already mid way through our winter Sailfish season and looking forward to the Dolphin Mahi to show up in bigger numbers down in Stuart, FL.
A few folks have called worried about a couple inches of snow so I thought I better post this. Keep in mind Atlantic City and all of south Jersey is only supposed to get ALL rain and maybe less than an inch of snow so shouldn't be a big deal.
It was drop and reel mayhem with multiple big fish coming up at a time, and before we knew it were limited out and everyone was sweating and breathing heavy!Big thanks to Irene from Harbor View for meeting us at the fuel dock to weigh some of these boys and girls in.
A few small red drum have been caught by striper anglers in the Shore surf since then, but last year I didn't get a single such report of a puppy drum from north of Cape May -- and I've never heard of even one of those average 25-pounders here. Party boats from N. Y. were catching vast numbers of sea bass off the Shore before the turn of the previous century, and it was around the time of the Yukon Gold Rush when pioneering N. J. skipper Henry Beebe tried a drift in deeper waters than he normally fished off the northern Shore and found incredible sea bass fishing on rough bottom that resulted in the area being dubbed the Klondike.