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.
August 12, 2014:
"Fluke on bucktail/Gulp! and bluefish on metals and mullet in the surf, and the brown shark fishing is good with bunker chunks in the suds from dusk into the night," remarked Grumpy hisself from Grumpy's Bait & Tackle adding that the crabbing is excellent in the bay as is the fishing for snapper blues. Blowfish are being picked at and hopefully this action will improve during the upcoming weeks. Remember, the "Two Fluke at 16 Inches" special program is still going on at Island Beach State Park.
August 5, 2014:
Not so nice weather cut into the number of anglers prowling the beaches or combing the bay late in the week and into the weekend, but "There are fluke and blues being caught in the surf and plenty of crabs and snappers in the bay," says Grumpy from Grumpy's Bait & Tackle. Bayside baby blues are hitting spearing under a float and are chasing Snapper Zappers and small Kastmasters. In the suds, it's the mullet munch by one to two-plus pound yellow eyes, with bucktail/Gulp and squid spearing taking flatties. It was the latter offering that took a 3-3/4- pound fluke by Ronnie Fecak. The two at 16 inches fluke regulation at Island Beach State Park is popular with anglers of all skill levels.