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Sand Eels are here...

No shop update today, we are going right to the report.

If you are one of those anglers who hangs up their gear because it’s after Thanksgiving, go get that $#!+ down from the rafters  There are still fish to be caught.  What is stopping you from going?  If it is the colder temps keeping you home, we have stuff to keep you warm.  Gloves from Glacier Glove and Stormr, jackets from Stormr, socks from Stormr, and for your head, either a watch cap from Stormr or a Grumpys winter hat.  You can also layer a nice Grumpys Sweatshirt under the jacket to stay warm. 

(P.S. - If you are shopping for a Christmas gift for an angler, those all make great gifts...)

We had numerous reports from Seaside Park and Island Beach State Park of fish yesterday on stuff that imitates sand eels. What would that stuff be?  Metals like ava jigs and Charlie Graves tins.  And more specific sand eel imitations like Tsunami Holographic Sand eels and Bill Hurley Sand Eels.  And do not, under any circumstances, forget to use a teaser.  We have them from MaiTai, S&S Bucktails, Fox Lures, Sportfish Products and even mini Tsunami Sand Eels

Most of the fish are small schoolie fish, but there were a couple keepers reported.

Here are some photos from yesterday’s action.


One of many from Travis Coffey on a sand eel lure this morning. 


Shel E Caris did some work on them this morning with a Tsunami Sand eel and teasers. 


One of sixteen striped bass Kyle Basbous caught on a teaser.  It was 36” long and 15.15lb.


Russ from Big Rock lures was in the shop until Ray kicked him out and told him to go fishing.  This was the result of his first cast with an ava.  The rest of his casts ended similarly. 

In keeping with a shorter report today, we are just going to continue yesterday’s avocado theme with Ray.  That will teach him to share…