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Feel Free To Post Your Fishing Reports from
our Surrounding South Jersey Inlets & BackBays.
Striped Bass,Weakfish,Bluefish,Tog & Seabass.
As Much or As Little Information as you like
Even Skunk Reports are Ok...
But Please No Exact Spots,,,Thanks NS




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Wow, March is here already... I hope everyone had a great winter and I am looking forward to reading some fishing reports again...
Well after a record warm January with water temps holding in the 40's you just knew Old Man Winter was going to show up,and show up he did..
It seems that the coldest nights of the year have just been felt leading up to the opening of the BackBay & Inlet Striper Season tonight at Midnight and water temperatures took a hit because of it.. I could not find any water temps up and down the coast both out front and the backbays that were any higher then the mid-30's. But that being said I am sure a few fish will be active especially as we head into the weekend..
Marine forcast along the shore calls for NW Winds 10-15kts with sea's 2-3ft. Overnight lows will dip just below freezing along the coast. Sunset is at 5:50PM and High Tide at CISP is 8:21PM..Percentage of Moon Visible 0%

So Good Luck To The Bridge Runners Tonight Along Ocean Drive and to the Bait SurfCasters on the Sods of Gr.Pt. Tomorrow...

Can't wait to hear about the first backwater Bass of the season being caught by boat or off land...

*Also I Forgot - NEW SB Regulations -
allows anglers to take two striped bass each day, each equal to or greater than 28 inches.
No More Small Slot or Tweeners.......

[ 03-01-2006, 11:34 AM: Message edited by: NIGHTSTRIKES ]
 

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Hey Steve ...Good to see ya...It's been awhile for me as you know...My spring time scences are coming alive slowly but surely..Good to see everyone and man i thought we were in for an early and good spring...Wow..What happened..That doesn't mean were not in for a good one which i beleive we are its just that why this so so cold weather now?I think were going to see alot of action this spring boys:)...I have caught alot of flounder just under limit...Alot of weakies from 10 to 18"..And alot of bass around the 28" mark... All last yr...If these fish i mean a good percentage of them ..survive the netters they will be back and bigger...Can't wait to see how it all plays out:)...Even know this isn't a report it is TIME FOR ACTION ...GO GET E"M...PAZMAN :D
 

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Steve great to see the fishing reports back, hope you got alot of rest this winter, there's alot of fish to be caught this spring, I'm heading out in about an hour, not expecting much but i just want to check some water temps in different areas and see if there is any bait around, i am going to fish the bottom of the tide, i will have the digital camera with me just in case, look forward to all the reports this spring, and don't forget about our jetty trips this spring. Jim
 

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Met up with Eelball tonight and gave it a shot for an hour or so south of OC. No bites on clam. Something was chewing on the bloodworms. Probably just perch. Started to get real cold and windy all of sudden around 2 AM so we called it a night just before it started snowing.
 

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Went out last night just before 12. H2o behind oc was 37-38. way to cold for any good action. I wont venture out till it hits 43-44deg. Last year I got my first on march 15th. Eelball at least we ventured out. I'll buzz later today.
 

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That wind came outa nowhere. Did't expect much with the sudden temp drops. forecast doesn't look much better in the near future.
Gonna go thro a plug for a bit now :D
 

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I feel warmer already.


Who's gonna be the 1st to report a catch (or for that matter A SPOT :eek: ;)
 

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Was out in south Jersey lastnight looking around for some signs of life but there was nothing anywhere, took water temps in 5 different spots and the highest i came up with was 37 degrees, ran into a couple of barners Far26 was out and about with a couple of his buddies, when i saw them around 12:30am they hadn't had any fish as of yet, then i ran into Longcast talked to him for about a 1/2 hour until the winds turned West and started howling the air temp felt like it dropped 20 degrees in 5 minutes, it was nice meeting Frank and his 2 buddies and Jeff, by the way Strikes Jeff says Hi, he was going to one of his skunk breaking spots when we left him, hope you found some fish Jeff, it may be March first but it felt like the dead of winter lastnight when that wind picked up, hopefully the water temp will improve by next week and get into the 40's i will be back out next tuesdaynight.
 

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Let the fishing reports start & the nonsense end!
Great to see the thread again Steve!
It won't be long!
A couple more weeks and we'll be fishing!
 

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Thanks Guys,,

Believe it or not this is actually the 7th Season now that I have been running a fishing report thread here in NJ..Started way back in 2000 with the Weekly Cape/Atlantic Reports with Jeff/Longcast by the way... Hi Jeff...

Jim, I figured the usual cast of characters would be out and about last night and if all those guys hadn't found anything up until that point then they were just not biting.Alot of Good Fishermen There Including Yourself...

And Yes, I Can't Wait To Hit The Jetty...
 

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Jim, it was good meeting you and your buddy Jim last night. Stayed about another 1/2 hr and nothing. Get a couple of warm days and things should start looking up.

Jeff
 

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Ran out behind OC, just to check out the motor(s)
38.7 degrees everywhere I went, with the exception of the warmwater discharge plume, that didn't have much in the way of life.

Boat ran great- good to be out there, although fishing was futile- no hits, no misses, no one left on.

Had it all to myself, me and the conch guys.
 

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I want to FISH! Does anyone here fish the Susky Flats in the Spring? I tried it last year off the VA Hospital in My Kayak but no luck. Was out about a mile or so and it looks great if the fish were there. The water goes from 25ft to 3ft. I usually fish the flats once a year with a fishing guide (Pete Dahlberg) but unlike the 1st few years on the flats the past 3 seasons has been a big disappointment. On a good day it was 100 fish between 22 and 45inches but with the cold winters and heavy spring rains the h20 gets dirty fast. May give it a shot again in the kayak this year.
 

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If your gonna go yak that area again and want some company, let me know. I did it before and got some nice bass. same area you were. We had a camp site nerby(5 min away) and made a long weekend of it. When herring are running they are the ticket, alive or dead. Although we didn't do bad plugging.
jc,
Was looking at your profile. My wife was from Harleysville and her Maiden name is cattie. Her first name is Carolyn. Ring any bells?

[ 03-02-2006, 11:57 AM: Message edited by: eelball ]
 

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INLAND SUSSEX-DELAWARE BEACHES-WESTERN MONMOUTH-EASTERN MONMOUTH- OCEAN-ATLANTIC-CAPE MAY-ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY- COASTAL ATLANTIC-COASTAL OCEAN-SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GEORGETOWN...REHOBOTH BEACH... FREEHOLD...SANDY HOOK...JACKSON...HAMMONTON... CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE...OCEAN CITY...ATLANTIC CITY... LONG BEACH ISLAND...WHARTON STATE FOREST 341 PM EST THU MAR 2 2006
...MINOR TIDAL FLOODING EXPECTED AT HIGH TIDE THIS EVENING...

LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE OFF THE COAST THIS EVENING FOLLOWED BY AN EAST TO NORTHEAST WIND ALONG THE OCEAN FRONT. THIS WIND WILL RAISE THE TIDE LEVELS TO AROUND ONE AND HALF FOOT ABOVE NORMAL OR AROUND SIX AND A HALF FEET ABOVE MEAN LOWER LOW WATER. AS A RESULT, MINOR TIDAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED AT THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE THIS EVENING.

ALONG THE OCEAN FRONT, THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE WILL BE 930 TO 1030 PM, AND AN HOUR AND A HALF LATER IN THE BACK BAYS.

ALTHOUGH WE ONLY EXPECT MINOR FLOODING, THE MORE VULNERABLE AREAS SUCH AS WEST ATLANTIC CITY, AND PARTS OF NORTH WILDWOOD MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING AT A LOWER TIDE LEVEL, OR AROUND FIVE AND A HALF FEET ABOVE MEAN LOWER LOW WATER.

PERSONS ARE REMINDED TO MOVE THEIR CAR TO HIGHER GROUND PRIOR TO THE OCCURRENCE
 

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STRIKES,, good to see the report up and running ,, still in vermont ,, pretty chilly
here all week , skiing at its best ,, can't wait to get home and give it a try ,,
 
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