The Future is Flat
First, shop news…
(Ray is still on vacation, so not much new stuff going on in the shop, but we do have one request. On Monday a Baitmule storage container was lost off the back of a truck between our shop and the north jetty on IBSP. It is one of the large ones and has Grumpys stickers on it. if you find it could you please return it to the shop. Connor would be very appreciative and it will let Scott off the hook for losing it on him in the first place.)
Ok, now that shop news is over, on to the fishing report.
Surf fluke fishing has really heated up. Anglers are coming into the shop claiming catches of fish numbering into the teens for a morning of fishing. Keeper to short ratio is pretty good too. Bucktails and Gulp! have taken most of the fish, but some anglers are fishing sand crabs with good luck.
The striped bass fishing in the surf is still good, but not as good as it has been all spring. Clams are still taking fish, and anglers fishing sand crabs are making up nice catches of smaller bass.
Blues are still in the surf too. Poppers are taking them in the morning, while bunker or mullet are working throughout the day.
In the bay, the name of the game is crabbing. The blueclaws are starting to cooperate at the local docks.
Some notable catches
Legendary Larry strikes again! Good reports off the surf for fluke.
Frankie Z is having himself a strange Monday. First, he found a tarpon hanging out at his dock (yes, his boat is indeed in NJ and no, we won’t tell you where it is) and then he caught a bonito. The bonito asked that it’s identity be protected and for Frank to not show it’s face.
Scott getting it done at the Fish N Paddle Saltwater Slam with a 23 pound bluefish..... oh, wait. There is a decimal point..... Make that a 2.3 pound bluefish. He didn't win, but at least he got his personal best.
Ray will be back in the shop before our next “scheduled” fishing report gets posted. We suspect this is what his first reaction will be walking in the door. (That will teach him to go on vacation for a week and a half).