Bass And Blues And Drum And Fluke And Sea Bass
But first, shop news…
We have added a new vendor in the shop. We now carry Magictail Bucktails, and our first shipment arrived yesterday. We have the Magictail Hoochies, which are round headed jigs with rubber skirts. Basically, fluke killers. Right now, they are only available in the shop, and are not yet available online. If you want some and don’t feel like showing up, reach out to us at our Contact Us page and we’ll see what we can do.
We received a shipment of Van Staal reels, all VSX2 150 Bail-less in Silver. If you have been waiting, now is the time to get one as the shipment wasn’t a big one.
The fishing this week has been a repeat of last weekend. Striped Bass, Bluefish and Black Drum in the surf. Clams, poppers, and clams respectively for each of them.
The fluke fishing has been picking up all over the place. The back bay, the inlets and the surf have all been producing fish. We expect we will start hearing of the boats running out in the ocean finding willing fluke too. As usual, bucktails and Gulp!
The back bay has still produced some bluefish, but they are not the monsters from early May. Poppers and Z-Man plastics for those. (Other soft plastics will work too, but they won’t survive more than a bluefish or two).
We have been hearing excellent reports for sea bass. Drop and reel fishing from most of the boats that went out. The big difference was the size of the fish. Some boats found nice sized fish right away, while others had to cull through some small fish to get to the good ones.
Some notable catches:
Nice Bass just hit the scale by John Haugh. 35.5” 19.05lb Bass that hit a Clam in the surf.
Bergen county Pete with a nice pair of IBSP Fluke.
After a good month of fishing in May, Ray is ready to fight through a (hopefully) even better month in June. He’s ready for it.