Same Old Fluking Story
First, shop news…
For those who have been looking for the Striper Bites Cigar Minnows, we just received a nice restock of them in certain colors. These smaller metal lips are killers, especially when the mullet run starts. Get them while they are available.
We have added some new items from Hogy Lures. First, we the original Hogy soft plastics are back in the shop, and we have added them online. These soft stickbaits have accounted for more striped bass and tuna than most people can count. They also work on tarpon, snook and big redfish. One of the most versatile lures around, you will want these in your bag/box.
We have also added the Hogy Slowtail swimbaits. The dual curly tail on these swimbaits allow an angler to fish these very slow. Great for cold weather and lethargic fish. Also great for big, lazy fish that prefer a slow retrieve, like large striped bass.
Lastly, we added something new from Hogy. The Protail Thumper swimbait tails. Similar to Hogy’s very successful Protail Paddle Swim Shads, but made as a replaceable tail. They can be used on the Hogy Ultra Barbarian Jig Head (coming soon) or any other plain jig head.
We can’t believe it took us this long to get this essential surfcasting tool onto the website. Have all of you been walking around in the dark without telling us? Well, we have alleviated that issue by adding two headlamps from Princeton Tec. We have the Vizz and the Byte. The Vizz is IPX7 waterproof, so if you are tough on your gear and get wet often, go with one of those. If you just need more light at the back of your beach buggy, the Byte is a good choice.
Most of you reading this are going to feel a case of deja-vu, but here goes the fishing report: The fluke fishing off the surf remains excellent. Some nice fish have been taken using bucktails and Gulp!. Fluke fishing has also been good in the back bay, especially south of the shop, and in the ocean on the nearshore reefs.
Bluefish have been taken by those using mullet and/or bunker and/or mackerel in the surf. And for those fishing for blues at night, keep an eye on your rods, as something large has been trying to take them from inattentive anglers.
The crabbing on the local docks has been excellent lately. Grab some frozen bunker and drop lines and give it a go.
Some notable catches:
Our cover photo: Nicole with 24 inch 5.60 pound fluke that she speared off the jetty.
What does Steve from Shore Kayak Fishing do on a July 4th holiday? He forsakes the kayak and catches a nice fluke from the sand.
Sophie and dad with her 1st weigh-in!
Brett with a nice pair of keeper fluke from the IBSP surf.
@dylan_pescatore with a 17 inch 2.05 pound fluke.
Jason with a nice surf flattie.
Ray just purchased a new pop-up camper. Now his camping trips can officially go from “camping” to “glamping”. Here is a picture of the trailer. Ray has already started his modifications on it…