A Storm is A'Coming....

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A Storm is A'Coming....

Good news everybody!  With Tropical Storm Elsa coming up the coast, it is a good time to announce this.  We finally got in our new batch of Grumpys SandStorm surf rods.  If you have been waiting to grab one of these 9 foot, ¾ to 3 oz rated rods, now is your chance.  But wait, we added a new player in the Sandstorm line.  Besides the  9 footer, we added a 10 foot 6 inch, 2 to 8 oz rated rod to the SandStorm line up.  Come on in and check them out.  They are pretty sweet.

As far as fishing goes, the fluke fishing remains really good.  Our own Jenni was out on IBSP this morning before work catching shorts and “IBSP keepers” on S&S jigs and Gulp!.  She also reported that there was a school of bunker being absolutely brutalized by a pod of dolphin (the mammal).  It was an incredible site. 

The fluke bite has been good on the nearshore reefs too.  Boats have been doing well bouncing S&S Fluke Nukem jigs tipped with Gulp! on a teaser rig. 

One of the stranger things we heard yesterday about the fishing, fluke fishermen, both on boats and in the surf, have been catching striped bass.  And not just one or two, it has been pretty consistent.  Imagine if they were targeting bass?

Tuna have made a good showing too.  Capt Jeff Crilly of BNR Charters sent us these photos of a recent trip where they did well on a mix of bluefin and yellowfin on poppers, jigs and the troll.  It was an epic day.  If you want to go yourself, we have Nomad Jigs, Madd Mantis Poppers, and a nice selection of offerings from Chatter Lures, including side trackers (which unfortunately for now are in-store only).  If you don’t have the boat for it, but still want to get in on this, book a charter with Captain Jeff at BNRSportfishing.com

If Blackcloud Bob seems a little off, or a little extra Grumpy lately, it is likely because he is in the middle of some dental work that is making him, well, not quite himself.  I assure you, he shall be smiling again soon enough, just like below: