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Feel Free To Post Your Fishing Reports from
our Surrounding South Jersey Inlets & BackBays.
Striped Bass,Weakfish,Bluefish & Crabbing etc.
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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All I got to say is that this weeks reports take us to October or as I like to say Rocktober :D .. Prime time To Wet A Line Over The Next Couple Of Months in the BackBays and ofcourse the Surf... ;)


Good Luck EveryOne...

[ 09-26-2005, 11:11 AM: Message edited by: NIGHTSTRIKES ]
 

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has anyone seen any action on the banks behind margate or longport?
 

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Fished Friday night in OC to Avalon. Started throwing live peanuts in the inlet and managed 2 weakfish one an 18inch keeper the other a short. Lots of small 6-8inch blues.

Moved to the back in the kayak and caught a few small weaks (no keepers) and 2 flounder to 16 inches. Once the tide started in the wind flipped from south to NW and picked up to 15 to 20 needless to say it was time to pull the kayak.

Moved around a bit after that and hit some dock lights catching 6 small stripers to 22inches. Bait is thick everywhere. Just need the H20 to drop into mid 60's and the big stuff should start eating.
 

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meanbean, there is a ton of bait behind margate, but it seems like the bigger fish aren't really on it. there are a lot of small blues, weaks, and bass around, but i'm talking about 15" or less. i might pop out in the kayak this evening for an hour or so, and see if any of the bridges are holding bigger fish. let's hope.
 

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doyle007...thanks a lot....and good luck. looks like some colder nights are on the way....and hopefully some big fish not far behind.
 

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went out last night behind margate. got one 16" weakfish (released) and a couple of blues. The wind was brutal.
 

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Headed out on friends boat this am. 1 21" striper and a nice blue boated, lost another blue halfway up that took the lure, and missed a few more bites. Done in an hour and back to work
 

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Fished last night in the surf on LBI, the bass are there big time, all of my fish were caught on bombers during the outgoing tide, no keepers for me, mostly small fish from 18 to 22 inches, i did have one nice one at 29 inches, also not a keeper, but there was a guy that i met there where we parked, he was fishing strictly bait, bunker and clams, and he had 3 nice bass on bunker heads, 2- 38 inch fish, and 1-35 inch fish, right at the bottom of the tide, the fish quit for me on the incoming, so i headed south to try for some speckled trout, none for me, one guy i was talking to said he had a small one, we need the water to drop at least 5 degrees, for the specks to become somewhat consistent, i have caught 1 this year, and of course i wasn't even fishing for them, since i have begun targeting them, i haven't gotten any in the last 4 trips!
 

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Is there a trick to catching the specks? I fish for weakfish all the time around now and have never caught one? Do they travel in the same schools?
 

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Jc: Specks and weakfish are very similar, and do frequent the same spots, but are very rarely caught together, the Specks will often make a showing, just after the weakfish leave the back bays, and just before the stripers invade the back bays, they can be caught with the same tackle and lures, unlike weakfish the specks, are often caught in the daytime, and during the full moons, in Sept, and Oct, and even into November, the best color to start with during the day are chartruese and pink, at night i like to fish small swimming plugs along with jigs, and dont forget about the mirro lures, as far as spots, you know how that goes! Just pick a spot where you would usually catch weakies, the best bite occurs at the change of tides, and in my experience the best water temp is between 65 and 55 degrees, give it a shot you will be surprised at how many are around!
 

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Good Stuff Iggy2, Very Good,, Thanks,,,,
 

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Originally posted by IGGY2:
Fished last night in the surf on LBI, the bass are there big time, all of my fish were caught on bombers during the outgoing tide, no keepers for me, mostly small fish from 18 to 22 inches, i did have one nice one at 29 inches, also not a keeper, but there was a guy that i met there where we parked, he was fishing strictly bait, bunker and clams, and he had 3 nice bass on bunker heads, 2- 38 inch fish, and 1-35 inch fish, right at the bottom of the tide, the fish quit for me on the incoming, so i headed south to try for some speckled trout, none for me, one guy i was talking to said he had a small one, we need the water to drop at least 5 degrees, for the specks to become somewhat consistent, i have caught 1 this year, and of course i wasn't even fishing for them, since i have begun targeting them, i haven't gotten any in the last 4 trips!
Where on the beach or rocks?
 

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went out last night behind OC. Boated 1 34". Lost 3 others all on eels. Was home by 930pm. Water temp dropped to 70. get ready they will be here soon.
 

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iggy, thanks for the advice. Hope to pick some up soon. I've caught them in the Keys but not up here. Good eating fish they are.
 

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Originally posted by striperaholic:
went out last night behind OC. Boated 1 34". Lost 3 others all on eels.
Thanks Buddy,Time to get the yak ready for drifting snakes....
 

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Late weekend report.

Got out Friday and Saturday night behind Avalon/Sea Isle. Lots of fisherman out and alright fishing. Found fish both nights on plastics. Keeper size weakies, short stripers, and tiny bluefish. Peanuts were really thick with stripers hanging in the shadow line picking them off. Plenty of stripers but no size.
All fish caught on plastics, bass assasins and storms. No luck on the bomber off the sods.

Good luck, I'm on break next weekend so I'll see ya out there.

RyanF
 

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had such a good night/morning Sat/Sun I decided to go light tackle for spikes again down at CISP. Stopped off & had some Mac & Manco's first. Saw a dude plugging down on the beach at 9th street (Poss barner?) then headed to the inlet. Got there & it was windy & dead. No peanuts anywhere, or at least I couldn't find them. Threw on a purple mirro lure & managed one small blue. Switched to a pink fin-s & had no luck. Called it a night & made the treck back to Philly after 2 hours. With the cooler weather I think it's gonna be strictly jetty/surf time from here on out for me.
 
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