Fishing Report Update 2/22/18

Nice record breaking warmth as of late got the island buzzing. But today we snapped back to reality with a wet chill. While it was nice, we had anglers buying bait and heading out to go fish. No reports back. Most were hitting the fresh water haunts at the local lakes. Right now that’s one of the best bets… But soon things will kick off! Let’s hope this warming trend continues.

With only one week away everyone is itching! March 1st is the official opening of striped bass in the rivers and backwaters. Winter flounder also opens 3/1. Keep in mind tog season closes Feb 28th!

Right now we have no plans of stocking live bloodworms. Once demand calls for it we’ll bring them in. Until then we’ve got a solid supply of Dyna Bait Bloodworms. For those who are not aware, Dyna Bait offers anglers quality freeze dried sea worms which are convenient and super effective. Over the past couple of years they have account for quality bass. They are a great substitute when live worms are too expensive or hard to find. All bloodworm lovers gobble these up; striped bass, winter flounder, perch, spot, weakfish, etc. Try them out! Dyan Bait Freeze Dried Bloodworms

It has been a long winter and lots of local anglers have been picking (catch and release) at the linesiders all winter long. The winter hold over spots occasionally producing some nice. Like this one from local angler Ryan Degraw. He caught this bass the other night.

March Madness Is Almost Here!!!

Every year March means one thing to big game anglers… Big bluefin tuna fishing down off the Outer Banks (and college basketball of course). Captain Pat Butera of Forever Two Worlds has been down in OBX and put a lot of time in. He’s reaping the rewards. When the weather has allowed the boys to fish they’ve got meat. Word is Valentines Day was a massacre with the crew putting their new personal best 109″ on the deck. A couple days later they get this fatty! In the photo below rocking their Bomber Eye Wear Tyron Sperling (left) and Captain Pat(right)! Anyone looking for top quality sun glasses with modern style at a great price should check out these… Bomber Eye Wear At Fisherman’s Headquarters Best of all they float!

Fish Head Alumni Jonni Weidenhof was recently down in Florida enjoying some vacation time on the Florida waters. Here’s a photo of his buddy and local LBI angler Ryan Fredrickson with a golden tilefish. Not sure what looks better the golden or the Fish Heads performance long sleeve. You be the judge.

Surf Day 2018 Will Be One You Don’t Want To Miss

Beautiful unseasonably warm weather has got all thinking spring!!! That darn ground hog must be wrong? With that said there’s snow in the forecast so we can’t put the cart before the horse. Anyhow winter will inevitably fade.

Our sights are set on spring and preparation! It is time to clean up and organize all tackle because rods and reels need love too! Our factory trained service techs are busy but ready for your fishing rods and reels. Now’s the time to fix the broken line guide on your levelwind as well as the cracked guide on your rod.

Surf Day 2018 – Sat. Feb. 17, 2018

Surf Day 2018 is this Saturday February 17, 2018 from 8:30-4:30pm at Brookdale Community College located at 765 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738

Anyone who has attended any of past Surf Day shows knows this is the BEST one day show out there. With pin point focus on surf fishing, it’s the surf rats show! Attracting surfcaster’s from far and wide. If you are a surf angler this show is a must! The seminars are top notch!!!

So… What’s going on at the Fish Head’s Booth at Surf Day? Stop by to check out all of our show special promotions and say hi to the crew. Fred and Pete from Comanche Surfcasting will be on hand spilling the beans, talking about their top tackle and how/why they fish what they do.
While we can’t give it all away, we have to share this… We will have lots of surf fishing rods, reels, tackle and apparel on sale. For their first time to the public, the New Lamiglas GSB Series Rods , the Guy Cotten’s New High Efficient Surf Top ,the Tsunami Airwave Elite 12′ 8+Bait Rod and the Van Staal VF Fly Reel will be on display and available for sale. Don’t miss out on this industry first. Also the new hot selling Van Staal VR50 will be on display. Fish Head’s shop branded apparel (hats, beanies and sweatshirts) will also be there. We’ll have lures, lures and more lures BUT only our top selling ones and our staff’s top producers. We got shorted two tables this year so ten pounds of tackle will be packed into a one pound bag!!! Be sure to stop by and say hi!

Souther Regional FFM

For those that want to get out this weekend but can’t make the drive up to Surf Day… The Southern Regional Fishing Flea Market is also Saturday Feb 17th. For the second time in two consecutive years, these two event coincide. Being a Ram’s alumni it is sad to miss out another year. Hopefully next year the two shows can iron out their schedules.

More details on the SRFFM… The event will be held in the Southern Regional Middle School cafeteria in Manahawkin from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. New and used fishing gear and services will be available at 100 vendor tables. Food and beverages will be on site for purchase. There will be hourly door prizes. Admission is $4. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. All proceeds benefit the Southern Regional High School Fishing Club. Southern Fishing Show Morning Seminars: 1) Bob Massa “Spring Run Early Season Striped Bass” 9:00 a.m. 2) Josh McGilly “Trolling Mojos”
9:45 a.m. 3) Alex Majewski “Doormat Strategies for Back Bay and Inlet” 10:30 a.m.


Fly Eagles Fly

The readers of this blog are more than likely not all Eagles fans but I’m willing to bet a large percentage are. The Giants got their win over the Pats ten years ago. Now it was Philly’s turn!

From Under Dog to Top Dog! The Eagles faced all sorts of adversities, took on tough competition and conquered. Rocky lost his first fight against Apollo Creed but won in the end. Ironically the rematch with the “Brady Bunch” played out the same way. The Birds didn’t go out to Minnesota for an ice fishing trip! They went to close the deal and brought home the trophy! Thank you to the entire Philadelphia Eagles for making it happen!!!

It was a great season, a great Super Bowl and a well deserved win for the players, fans and city!

Late last night (about midnight) I layered up with warm clothes, packed a back pack with essentials and headed towards Philadelphia (picking up Dan D. in route). First stop, the Camden Water Front for a quick night time Center City Skyline photo. Then straight to get some steaks! Who do you pick, Pat’s or Geno’s? See our poll…

After fueling up with a “provie with” the thermos was topped off with hot coffee and the hunt was on for the best Super Bowl Parade vantage point. At 2am everywhere was fair game. We picked the Art Museum’s front row barricade which turned out to be the best mud trench in the house. We hunkered in and held our ground all day as the crowds packed in. Maybe you were on social media and followed along with our live feed. We tossed up various posts from the mud pit front row.

We all witness history! The first of its kind with unknown expectations, the magnitude was off the charts. More than anyone’s wildest dreams could have imagined. The city and fans waited a very long time. It’s no wonder that 3-4 million fans came out to party.

The parade, fighter jet fly over, fireworks, music/dancing, speeches were all really special. But what was most memorable to me was the stoke of Brotherly Love in the crowd. It was on another level. It’s miraculous how sports bring together so many walks of life no matter gender, race, income or who they wanted for President. The Eagles brought the entire City of Philadelphia and all of the fans together, unified as one Proud Eagles Nation.

I’m so happy I got to enjoy this celebration and can’t wait for the next one!