OK-Then by all means could you enlighten me.When you fish it do you fish by boat or by jetty.what points or areas are more productive.I am aware of the rips in the inlet and the different depths of the water.I would like to know whether you fish with bucktails or bait-what do you perfer.I am not looking for a spot--i know where it is i was just looking for a little more information then "better than you will know"-no brainer that is why i posted in the first place
by boat, I personnally don't fish the rips, leadheads with sassy shads and sometimes eelaccording to time of year). I just ment in easy terms, you try it you won't go offshore or venture into the rough water
In the fall on the out going tide is best. Fish with eels. In the past I've done the best up on the rips. But you need to pick your day. If the bar is boiling to much its not safe. I know a guy that tryed it on a day he should not have been there and got his 22'er dumped. NW wind on the out going is perfect. Good luck!!
hey reelknot I have been fishing the great egg for over 15 years. Not a bad bay as it's good points and it's bad, The spring run for striper can be great I fish the sodbanks lot's poppers of stick baits early morning. Buck tail all the bridges when the tides slows up a bit or is slacking. That has been good for me in the past The great thing about this bay is there are some deep holes that hold fish. I am usualy out all the weekends and sometimes after work, always by boat the only way to fis this bay, Let me know if you have any ?'s on any special area I would be happy to answer in anyway I can........Hope to see you out and about one day .............Capt Brian
I have never actualy fished in the inlet but the marina that we keep or boat in is about as close as you can get to the inlet without actualy being in it. Durring the summer and fall there's stripers all over the place in there. We have also caught weakies in there in late summer and if you fish the rock piles around the sea walls in spring and fall you can catch alot of tog in the 5-8 pound range plus all the sea bass you want.
yes that inlet is very fishable...i have found that the north St. bridge(the new high rise they just bilt, so please correct me if im saying the wrong name) holds alot of fish with all that structure. On a bad day the channel is clearly marked by the breakers. You also know not to venture through there when you see the big boys (like ANDY L fishing inside the inlet)
however as far as running it...its pretty simople. If your heading south you take the channel. If you are fishing off the beaches of Longport, Margate or AC, then you can use the rockpile side.
Oh one more thing...that inlet gets pretty wicked as far as boat traffic right around mid afternoon to early evening because all the offshore guys and sailboats and everone else is coming in so i wouldnt recommend fishing the "bars" during that time of day. Been runnin thru that inlet for as long as i can remember and naturally it changes every year...going to be exciting to see how it is this year.