Old Man Winter

What started out as an early “spring” from the winter slumber its now bounced back and old man winter reared that ugly head. With winter storm Stella, a powerful nor’easter, bearing down on us thoughts of spring seem so far away. Let’s hope the progress doesn’t rewind too far. The Worm Moon of March will soon have the fish and birds snapping all spring long.

Since all we are left with is that short taste until the real transition comes, here’s some recent reports…

Chris Bender stopped in the shop today and reported having some fun at the recent shows. He said that he scored some awesome tackle at Asbury and Berkeley. Chris said his spring was progressing great, “I just started catching fish outside of the hold over spots. There were lots of smallies holding over. I finally found some better size bass slurping small bait. They were gulping bucktails. Unfortunately the cold snap slowed things down. Hopefully this winter storm doesn’t put the emergency breaks on.”

Cody Schmutz got into some nice fish the other night with his buddy Austin Pounds. Cody posted a photo of a nice bass (see below) and captioned, “Here’s one of many more to come this season!” Austin was in the shop today and said he is looking forward to fishing tonight with the boyz. “We are heading out to try our luck before the storm. We are hoping the linesiders are hungry and on the chew.”


Author: FishHead.Greg

Born, raised and living in Ship Bottom at the heart of Long Beach Island, Greg's surrounded by the Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Greg is an accomplished angler with great knowledge of saltwater fishing from the light tackle back waters to the surf and jetty as well as inshore and offshore big game fishing. Whether you are new to fishing or new to Long Beach Island, Greg wants to help. Questions about knot tying, fishing rods and reels, problems, techniques, locations? Just ask. Stop by Fisherman's Headquarters and say hello.

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