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November 20, 2017:
Dave Showell over at Absecon Bay Sportsman's Center tells of another solid week in Brigantine's waters with striped bass caught daily. Monday saw Blake and his grandpop out on the and they braved a little rain to get Blake on a nice 30-incher for the pan. Tuesday, Capt. Dave found nice bass for his crew by heading over to the I.C.W., tagging two. Wednesday, it was young Jake and his dad finding success with Capt. Dave, and Thursday saw a solo trip with Maurice and Dave putting two 30-inchers and a couple slots into the box. Friday, it was Keith and Josh putting a pair of liners on ice, and Dave certainly had a full week of finding fish for folks. Dave had some more action on Saturday and in the meantime, Capt. Dan Ponzio, Dave Pharo and the invincible Jay LeVance reported that they won the Stafford P.B.A. bass tournament, pocketing a cool three grand! Congrats to the team on a great win.



Previous Reports

  • November 13, 2017 Open or Close

    Dave Showell over at Absecon Bay Sportsman's Center tells of a great week in the river once again, and Dave and the were on the fish. Dave had Brian Roger and dad William out early week and they caught a mess of shorts, keeping a slot for the dinner table. Tuesday, it was Capt. Dave and Mike Shepard out for a little drifting, and the duo had a dozen or so schoolies, and another slot for Mike to take to the fry pan. Bigg Matuson had a nice day on the sod mid-week as well, tossing Yozuri plugs to whack a keeper and some shorts. Friday saw Dave and Ed out on a chilly morning and finally got bass to respond later in the day, with Ed and Dave catching a half dozen fish with two slots going on ice. Sunday morning, Dave had action right off with three bass on the first drift, and kept a couple for the table once again, filling those slot tags. Dave has fresh bunker, live spot and plenty of eels, with the bass action expected to be solid again this week as bass push their way south.

  • November 6, 2017 Open or Close

    Dave Showell over at Absecon Bay Sportsman's Center tells of a great week on the river and anglers onboard went home with a few striped bass. Last Wednesday was Bill, Kris and Nick hopping board with Capt. Dave, and Bill had a limit of two with a 31-inch striper and a bonus slot, and Kris and Nick both limiting out on what turned out to be a banner trip. Jay LeVance headed north again with Capt. Dan Ponzio on Wednesday and Dave Pharo had a bruiser at just over 40 pounds! Thursday, it was Eric, Joe Jr. and Joanne out with Dave on a calm, day in the back waters, and Joanne had her keeper at 28 inches, the crew putting several fish on ice for dinner. Capt. Dave tells of spot being the primary bait this week to entice the eater sized liners. Keith and Greg had a few nice bass on Saturday, and Nick fished with his Grandpa and got his first ever bass while Grandpa had a keeper as well. Congrats to Nick on his first bass! Dave will do it again this week, the is on the water and ready to rock and reel.

  • October 30, 2017 Open or Close

    Dave Showell over at Absecon Bay Sportsman's Center tells of a couple anglers heading out front last week as weather allowed for trips to AC reef and some nice humpbacks were lifted from the structure. Chris headed for the snags early week and came back with 15 keepers between two on board, and had a nice trigger that hit an empty hook on the way up. The pair reported that the fish were hitting green crabs, mullet and squid. Capt. Dave had our own Nick Honachefsky on board on Wednesday as they hit up the back waters and caught a mess of short bass on poppers, but a fun day for the local legends all around. Friday brought about a bite on keeper fish once again as Dave had Mark and his dad out, and the trio had two 30-inchers, three slots and a keeper sea bass to take home. On Saturday it was Joe and Dan with two fish at 27 inches and a mess of shorts tossed back for another productive day in the back waters of Absecon. Dave expects another solid bite as cooler weather rolls in this week.

  • October 23, 2017 Open or Close

    Dave Showell over at Absecon Bay Sportsman's Center tells of a really solid week in the river and he had several trips with anglers onboard taking home some bass fillets. Early last week it was Rob and Lois on the bass, with a mess of shorts and Rob securing dinner with a 27-inch slot. Wednesday Capt. Dave had Frank and Pete out there, and they all caught nice fish, with two slots and three fish going from 28 inches to 31, tossing the deadly Nemesis by Gulp! Thursday, it was the TFO team catching some nice fish, releasing a 15-pounder from the back; Dave and Keith Marnell also whacked a few for the pan as well. Friday saw Mike come out and whack a nice bass at 32 inches, and Frank Defeo and Stephanie May had some bass to get in on the action as well. Jay LeVance wasted no time in getting out with Joe King and his cousin Dave, but these die-hards headed north to the big bass, limiting out with Tony Maja spoons on some bruisers. The weekend was no different as Larry fished with Dave Rickel and Dave O and they put three slots on ice. Sunday, it was Young Jake and his Dad Brady having some success hooking bass and Capt. Dave tells of scores of bunkers moving into the bay, which should kick the bite off in a big way this coming week.

Absecon Bay Sportsmen

Absecon Bay Sportsmen
Absecon Creek
81 Natalie Terrace
Absecon, NJ 08201
phone: 609-484-0409 | fax: 609-228-7543


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