Haven’t been out since the blow came through on Sunday. We did sail Saturday with a full boat. I had some good intel from friends up north that Deal and Long Branch were giving up nice stripers so we got an early start and made the left out of Barnegat Inlet. Thirty miles later we put the lines out and we trolled for hours without a hit. The radio echoed the same sentiment of “what happened?”. There’s nothing worse than getting there to hear that. We went as far as the Shrewsbury Rocks and then we headed back to Barnegat. Stopped at the North Barnegat Inlet jetty and did really well casting light spinning rods with soft plastics for 2 to 4 pound bluefish. Fortunately the guys I had on board were having fun doing that.
What does that mean for this week? Absolutely nothing. Whether you are new or seasoned, you have to know that the bite doesn’t stay off for long. The only way to see those epic days is to chalk up a few slower ones. Sure there are trends you can exploit if you have the luxury of being able to leave the real world behind at a moments notice, but that isn’t always the case. The reality is the fish are still here, things got screwed up by the funky weather systems for a few days and now it’s time for the next round. You can either be there or read about it.
The long term weather and marine forecast looks great. We will be fishing for stripers on the oceanside and fluke and blues in the bay if everyone wants.
Sailing Open Boat or Charter: Wed (tomorrow), Thurs, and Fri, June 6, 7, and 8, Noon to 7PM.
Sat, Sun, and Mon, June 9, 10, and 11, 6AM to 1PM. $175 person, 4 people max, all fish are shared.
Everything is provided. You can call me on my cell right up until we leave to see if there is room.
Capt. Dave DeGennaro
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