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07-19-2004, 08:00 PM
Any suggestions for what flies I might want to tie up to fish Corson's Inlet the 2nd week of August? I'll be casting an 8wt rod, so size will be a limiting factor. I usually don't have the opportunity to fish the salt more than 3 or three times a year, and last year I was limited by a broken shoulder, so I have some catchin' up to do.
07-19-2004, 09:25 PM
I would use a chart and white clouser on an intermediate fly line there may be weakfish and blues that time of year Jay
Fly Ty R
07-20-2004, 09:40 AM
Yep, what Jay said. Try some black deceivers along the shellbeds and sodbanks too.
Also, I'd suggest going well after dark, as the jetskiing idiots will drive you nuts during the day.
07-20-2004, 09:51 AM
Thanks for info...I already know how to tie those, so I'm gonna whip up a few. Any suggestions for size?
As for those jetskis, on the lakes and rivers I usually fish, we call 'em Lake Lice. I do most of my fishing as the sun comes up.
Fly Ty R
07-20-2004, 02:54 PM
A size 1 or 1/0 hook should be fine. Makes about a 3" fly. Tie 'em up bigger or smaller if you want, too, as there are some tiny baits out there now.
07-25-2004, 07:17 PM
Keyman: Fished the OC side at point first week of July with some success. Two hours before and after high tide. Good rip at point could see striper feeding in clear water close to beach. Used clousers and top water flies but could not get stripers to hit. Bottom fished later and caught kings and (4) undersized flounder. Jet skiers were not bad mostly on Stratmere side. Good luck!
07-25-2004, 07:37 PM
For someone who knows very little about the place(like myself), would you recommend starting at the point and working back towards the bridge? I fished there late yesterday afternoon for the first time, and had one quick hit on a jiggy. I would have syayed well into the evening,but the wife was with me.Looks like a great place to flyfish, but I need to learn much more about the lay of the land.
[ 07-25-2004, 05:40 PM: Message edited by: Jim B ]
Fly Ty R
07-25-2004, 08:21 PM
There are no secret spots (at least accessible by foot) at Corsons, so I'm not worried about giving away anything (not that I usually am anyway smile.gif ). Get there on a night outgoing tide. You can effectively work the OC side of the inlet with an intermediate or floating line. A heavy sinking line will help around the deep water at the point, but isn't really needed at night. Clousers, jiggies, deceivers, and maybe some specialty flies (like crabs or baby angels or something) is all you need. To start, fish the sodbanks on the west side of the bridge from the unpassable creeks downtide, on either bank. The north side is better as there is deeper water closer to the edge. As the tide drops, work further downtide under the bridge, to where it turns to all sand (on the north side). Fish around the ramp as the fish tend to hold in the back eddies. Then work further downtide along the bend, which is called the shellbeds. At lower water you'll see why. Fish this area heavily, but you might have plenty of company. It's not as good as it used to be, but still holds fish. Further downtide to around the point where the shellbeds end it gets pretty deep, so the sinking line is good here. At the point a nice ripline forms, fish that heavily. Some very nice stripers have been caught there in past years. Work down the inlet proper until you hit the waves, then fish it like you would any open beach. Some nice gullies and bars are in that area.
Corsons is great for fly fishing, but I stay away in the summer. Look for schools of peanut bunker and mullet to hug the inlet shorelines later in the summer and early fall.
08-14-2004, 08:11 PM
Just got home from a week in Avalon with the whole extended family, and want to follow up on my question with a report and a thank you. I hit CISP nearly every morning, and on weekdays durn near had the place to myself. I had some fun with the snapper blues there. Down to Townsends Inlet, I had better luck, hitting blues, flounder, and one stripper. All of them took a white streamer with lines of silver crystal flash down the sides that I tied up to match the baitfish I was seeing. Best week of fishing I've had all year, given the raging condition of my home rivers. Thanks for the advice. Maybe next year I'll bring the kayak and explore a bit more.
One last question...are there coyotes in CISP? I saw several grey foxes, and one critter that was just too long legged for a fox, but still bushy tailed. It was at first light, so I could have been mistaken, but it sure looked like the coyotes I've seen in the mountains.
08-14-2004, 08:53 PM
We have plenty of coyotes in South Jersey,very possible.I often hear them before daylight while bow hunting.
08-14-2004, 08:56 PM
BTW coyotes eat foxes that might be why he was there.
08-15-2004, 11:05 AM
Hope SJCFA members are taking this thread in. Good information for this weeks fishing after the meeting. No excuse for not being ready with the proper flys.
Fly Ty R
08-16-2004, 09:19 AM
There are coyotes on most of NJ's barrier islands, and Corsons is no exception. But there are many more fox, as of right now. That may change in the future, though, as coyotes are quickly spreading. And our eastern coyotes can get about twice the size of the western variety, so don't be surprised to see some big ones out there. I once mistook one for a feral German Shepherd before I saw it clearly.
08-16-2004, 10:05 AM
As the fishing is alittle slow, what is the bag limit on coycotes? What kind of fly? What weight rod? :D
Fly Ty R
08-16-2004, 01:54 PM
Take a natural hare's ear mask (common fresh water tying material), knot it to 100lb fluro, twitch it a few times, and wait. You must wait, then wait some more, for coyotes are wiley bandits... Once you hear the clicker on the reel start whizzing, strip-strike three times to embed the mask into the coyote's teeth. Use only a 12wt rod or more. Anything less is just uncivilized... :D
Oh yes, and there is no limit on coyotes. Just bring along a large 150-qt cooler and fill it to the brim. tongue.gif
[ 08-16-2004, 11:55 AM: Message edited by: Fly Ty R ]
08-16-2004, 04:58 PM
Don't forget the bang stick. They get pretty nasty up close and personal.
08-16-2004, 05:52 PM
:D :D Ron
08-16-2004, 09:22 PM
I noticed the foxes were a little bold. I was walking out and caught one sneaking up behind two anglers, checking out their bait. Caught one hint of me and vanished into the dunes. The anglers didn't have a clue he was there. It was 8:30 in the morning.
Fly Ty R
08-17-2004, 09:50 AM
Saw one gray standing out at the point along the water at Corsons during the middle of the day last year. I forget if it was the spring or the fall, but I remember I had a coat on over my waders, so it was chilly out there. As I walked, it kept about a 50yd buffer between us, but never ran back into the dunes. It didn't see me as a threat at all. With all the bait chuckers out there, they are used to being fed.
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