Some exciting news. Tsunami has announced a price reduction on their SaltX reels. Starting September 12th, the price on all SaltX reels will drop down to $299. To help promote this, Tsunami gave us a SaltX 6000 in silver to give away. So how do you win this reel? Go to our Instagram or Facebook account, find the video Scott made about the giveaway and follow the directions. It’s simple and there is no purchase necessary. Good luck everyone.
And another way to win something, Nick Honachefsky’s Barrier Island Beach Brawl fishing tournament is taking place October 7th trough October 8th this year. This is a fun tournament dedicated to the memories of Mike Malek and Ronnie Bala, two legends of the NJ surf that left us too soon. Registration for the tournament is open now. For information on prizes, rules, awards ceremony, etc, or to register for the tournament, go to Saltwater Underground.
We have restocked (again) on the very popular Bait Lockers. Both in-store and online. If you haven’t picked up one of these leak-proof containers, grab one. Perfect for storing Gulp! without getting Gulp! juice all over your car, boat, house, clothes, hair, etc. (Yes, hair, there are some clumsy people out there. Obviously, we are not referring to Ray this time😊). The larger one will also be great for holding green crabs when you are standing at the rail on a party boat while blackfishing this winter, as it is wide and hard to knock over.
As far as the fishing goes, it’s hard to say. The day after Labor Day we had a nor’easter blow through and it has lasted until today. No one has been out fishing as far as we know, so there have been no reports. Prior to the blow the fluke fishing remained good off both the boats and especially the surf. The smaller bluefish were in and out of the surf on mullet, poppers or small metals. Some bonito and Spanish mackerel were taken on epoxy jigs, and the cow nose rays were running strong.
In the bay, snapper bluefish, spot and blowfish were all putting in a good showing.
Will that remain true after the weather moves on? That remains to be seen. But, if you want to try fishing this upcoming weekend, those are all good places to start.
The mullet run should be starting any day now. When the ocean calms down enough to let the mullet netters get to them, we'll have fresh mullet in the shop.
Ray is back, and he says he is feeling much better. Honestly, we think he may be feeling a little too much better…