Yest Another Mid-Week Fishing Report????
Yeah, we have stuff to say…
We have added some bucktails exclusive to our online store. S&S Bucktails John Skinner Fluke Series V2 bucktails are now available in 4 different colors in sizes from ½ oz to 6 oz, so you can use them anywhere from inshore, shallow water fluke fishing to jigging for fluke on deepwater wrecks. You have seen these catch big fish on YouTube, now you can do it too. Pair them with Gulp Grubs or Swimming Mullet. These are only available online, but you can use the local pickup option if you want to pick them up in the shop.
Today we loaded up the Brick-and-mortar store of Grumpy T-Shirts and Hoodies. We have had requests for some bigger size hoodies, and we listened. For those who like their cookies, pizza and beer (and don’t we all?), we have size 4XL hoodies. We received a few in a new color, dark charcoal gray, in the brick & mortar store. We don’t expect them to last, so if you want one, don’t wait too long. If you need one shipped to you, contact us here, as they are not yet in the online store.
We also added some Tsunami Round Nose Swimmers. They are a nice budget metal lipped swimming plug. Come down to Seaside and pick a few up. If you don’t want to show up (we get it, Scott can be kinda intense) and you cannot wait for us to get them into the online store, contact us here and we will ship some to you.
We loaded up on Frogg Togg Waders (“waiters” or “waiders” for the cacographers using the search functionality). We have just about every size in the Hellbender Bootfoot Chest Waders, Hellbender Stout Bootfoot Chest Waders, and Rana II Bootfoot Chest Waders. These are an in-store only purchase, and we have a couple of reasons for that. The main reason is we want you to try them on before you buy them to make sure you are getting a pair that fits you correctly. Its sucks to fish in a pair of waders that are too small or too big. Also, waders are our most often returned item. It’s not because they are bad waders either, its just that, well, honestly, we don’t know what they heck some of you guys (and girls) do in these things. For example, you are not supposed to use them when you are changing the oil in your car in the rain. Whatever it is, our return policy covers it, but doing so online would put a large burden on both us and you for shipping stuff back and forth, so for those reasons purchases and returns of waders are in store only.
Now for the fishing report. Well, we will start out with the weather. Locally, it seems the furnace broke, because it got chilly again. And windy. The strong west winds seems to have kept some of the tog fishing boats in, as we didn’t get any blackfish reports in the past 24 hours. The fishing for stripers in the bay is still very good, though mostly smaller fish. The bluefish have not yet shown their toothy faces yet either. The best news is the fishing on the oceanside beaches seems to be getting better despite the weather. We have been hearing a lot of reports of schoolie bass in the surf with the occasional keeper mixed in, mostly on bait (clams, worms, and bunker). Those fishing lures have been getting their fair share too though.
And we got a freshwater report too. For his own protection, I won’t reveal the identity of the angler. He wouldn’t fess up the location, but it was likely a pond in the Toms River area. He was fishing senkos and had about a dozen fish hit, but missed...
Ok, the angler was Ray Kerico….