6/10 Lighthouse Sportfishing Reort

The Debbie M finally splashed this week after some minor medical conditions held that up but I’ve been on the water the last three days, both salt and fresh. Lots of fluke around especially around both sides of the tide. Some days shorts dominate others you can get enough keepers for a good meal. Cocktail blues are still around the bay but throwing poppers before the sun gets to high is best. Bigger blues around the inlet. I have a hunch blowfish are showing up. Crabbing is good.

While still available most days for trips this summer I willing doing a few days here and there as a naturalist for Ocean County Parks system, but free most days for fishing and nature tours. Can you imagine living two of life’s dreams at once!!!! Spending the last several winters as a park ranger at Everglades National Park, as a county naturalist, and having won the World Series of Birding you will not be disappointed on one of my nature tours.

As I get more salty I find myself getting less enjoyment out of catching fishing and more out of teaching our youth how to fish. I so love my summer family trips. About 20 years ago I became a Hooked on Fishing – Not on Drugs instructor I carry those lessons to this very day. Today I met up with my friend Marty and his three year old grandson Jack Kelly. He slayed the bluegills/sunnies. He caught a nice pickerel but would not pose for a picture without even knowing about their teeth he said “its to big”.

Screaming drags,
Capt. Alex

Author: Lighthouse-Sportfishing

Fishing Barnegat Bay for close to 40 years, Capt. Alex runs Barnegat Bay's premier light tackle and fly fishing service with his custom 203 Dusky Center Console (Debbie M). He knows the back bay, inlet or inshore like no other. 609-548-2511

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