September 16, 2014
"Snappers on spearing and crabs on bunker in the bay. In the surf there are a lot of fluke, bluefish and some stripers," reports Grumpy hisself from Grumpy's Bait & Tackle. Mullet are beginning to pour out of the inlet and are showing along the sands, and bluefish to five pounds and better are right on them as are the bass. Keeper fluke are pouncing S&S bucktails tipped with a four inch Gulp! Swimming Mullet. Grump is happy to announce that Frankie Z is now a certified ZeeBaas reel technician and repairs and cleanings can now be done at the shop! Just one more way they can be your total one stop shop. You already are Grump.
September 9, 2014:
The Fluke Fandango continues at a fevered pace along the Seaside and Island Beach State Park sands, with flatties in excess of seven pounds inhaling bucktail/Gulp! and Gulp! teasers. "Outstanding fishing along the beaches, and don't forget the 'Two at 16 Inches' regulations in the state park," reminds Grumpy hisself from Grumpy's Bait & Tackle. Mike Jasinski worked a Deadly Dick to seduce a voluptuous 7-3/4- pound lovely lady, and it was fluke of 23 and 25 inches for Gerry Fabiano. Jeff Pierce had pair measuring 21 and 23 inches, with 22- inch flatfish going home with Ken Welshman and John Setzer. Blues from two to five pounds are on the suds line mullet and menhaden munch and as daylight fades to dusk and the late summer darkness settles in, the brown sharks go surf savage. Crabbing is good to very good in the bay, and the marauding mobs of snappers are being caught on Zappers and spearing under a bobber.
September 2, 2014:
"Only a few weeks left in the season, so take advantage of the two at 16 Inches fluke regs. in Island Beach State Park," suggests Grumpy hisself from Grumpy's Bait & Tackle who says that surf fluking is good right now. Also joining the flatfish are mullet munching bluefish, car hood cownose rays, and after dark bunker chunk chomping four to five foot brown sharks. Bayside is crabbing crazy and there are snappers and cocktail blues galore. Don't be too surprised by a Gulp! grabbing keeper fluke around the BB and BI buoys.
August 26, 2014:
Over at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle da Grump told of a continued good shark bite after dark on bunker and mackerel. In addition they gave us a good report on the snapper fishing which is supplying some excellent light tackle fishing through out the bay and off the piers. Miss Christie from the shop enjoyed a good day on the ocean boating a 4-1/2-pound fluke and a 2.45-pound sea bass while fishing Gulp! on the BNR. Here to we were told of excellent crabbing through out the bay.
August 19, 2014:
Grumpy hisself from Grumpy's Bait & Tackle tells of brown sharks to five feet as well as keeper fluke and varying sized bluefish running the Island Beach State Park and Seaside suds. John Gabrielski used killies to catch flatties measuring 20 and 25 inches, and Da Grump reminds all to take advantage of the "Two Fluke at 16 Inches" regs in Island Beach State park. Bayside action is dominated by the rapidly growing snappers, some of which are now between eight and nine inches. Also bayside are cocktail blues.