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I just moved my boat to great bay from wildwood. Any tips on locations for shark fishing or inshore trolling to get me started?
 

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in the spring inside the bay is great at night for sharks. look for areas that produce for other fish and you'll find the sharks. right around the inlet, not in the inlet but both the north and south insides are good. look at a chart and you'll get some ideas. do you trailer or are you at a marina?
 

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Bill Cline, George and Linda are good people at Allens. I was there for the last probably 7-8 years and I think my uncle will be there this year. Keep in touch and we will set you up right. Bob
 

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I go out each year on blowout low tide in march or april,ride around to get changes in sandbars & broken off clam bed stakes,& mark up my chart.
Great Bay is good fishing if you know where the holes are.
 

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Great Bay is awsome because it has so much shape and contours. It could take a lifetime to learn it all. Just outside the inlet is a very close artificial reef that can hold some nice fluke.
All the above being said why? do so many guys from great bay always end up behind Brigantine crowding the Brig locals?
Barrell
 

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Brown Shark, Black Drum, Stripers, weakies all come into little egg inlet and into the two bays spring season/early summer.
 

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Hi Bill welcome to the area. Great Bay has some great fishing as do the local reefs. Talk to George or some of the others at the dock. George and Linda are great people. My big boat is across the river at Viking. And I keep my Parker behind my house on the Bass River

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River Ghost, if you keep your boat behind your house on bass river you probably know my family. Only so many places up that way. Know any Hills?
 

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Originally posted by barrell:
Great Bay is awsome because it has so much shape and contours. It could take a lifetime to learn it all. Just outside the inlet is a very close artificial reef that can hold some nice fluke.
All the above being said why? do so many guys from great bay always end up behind Brigantine crowding the Brig locals?
Barrell
Find them weakfish back there , then you will have answered your own question :D :D .....and thats the only place you will find 20-30 foot of water. Fished outta Mystic Ilands my whole life till a fews yrs ago. House is for sale right now, and its on the good side of radio rd bridge.

[ 03-23-2006, 01:05 AM: Message edited by: ChristyBM ]
 

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The two species of shark that are most commonly mistaken for the Brown Shark witch actually does not exsist are the Sandbar and the Dusky. Both sharks are very similar in apperence especially as juveniles when they become older the Sandbar has a larger dorsal fin kind of like it's name also that is wear they inhabit along with offshore.

[ 03-23-2006, 11:41 AM: Message edited by: nacote man ]
 

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Originally posted by Bill Cline:
Hey bottom bouncer I didnt see your e-mail to find out about the area
Sorry Bill I forgot I removesd it because some idiot wouldn't stop emailing me about real estate.

CM linked you to a great B&T for that area. They will give you good advice. They willl even tell you the fishing hasn't been good when it isn't.

You may also want to check out Jmanns site for LBI info. http://www.webspawner.com/users/jmann2002/
 

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Originally posted by nacote man:
The two species of shark that are most commonly mistaken for the Brown Shark witch actually does not exsist are the Sandbar and the Dusky. Both sharks are very similar in apperence especially as juveniles when they become older the Sandbar has a larger dorsal fin kind of like it's name also that is wear they inhabit along with offshore.
Shark, Sandbar/Brown
Carcharhimus milberti

Color varies slightly, generally grayish brown along the upper body, creamy to white below. Strongly resembles the bull shark(not listed). High dorsal fin place forward on body, hatchet shaped second dorsal close to the tail. Hatchet shaped pelvic and anal fins placed close to tail. Generally found in 10-40 fathoms, this fish prefers the shallows, but the males range out to 100 fathoms. Females tend to stick to the shallower feeding/breeding grounds. The Sandbar shark grows to about 8 ft., averaging 70-85 pounds, with some as large as 200 pounds. They are abundant throughout the warmer parts of the Atlantic Ocean. Best bait to catch them in the New Jersey area is chunked bunker, on 7/0 to 9/0 hooks. Best fishing is during the full moon, at high tide(night fishing only). Edible
 

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Hookin-Up is the brown shark another name for the sandbar are they the same species? Also I have caught a shark that looks very similar to the Sandbar without the very pronounced dorsal. I think they are Dusky sharks but was wondering if there was a posibility they are something else like maybe a Bull?Can you clear this up for me?

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