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Title: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on July 31, 2007, 09:23:03 PM
So it seems like I'm one of few in the lower portion of the state on this here forum. I'm thinking of starting an Avalon Fishing Report thread and posting my goings on, funny stories, and general bits of sometimes useless info. Would it be well received? I guess I could have just started it without all this, huh?


Last night on the 8th St Jetty ( from here out refered to as "the jetty") Imust have caought a school of small blues just as the tide started to move in. I caught about 6 - hooking 2 in the side as I was reeling - and put them all back. I know it wasn't the same fish 6 times because I caought them on the inlet side and released on the beach side. The hit everything. Bubblegum sparkle Fin-s, spoon, white shad swimmers (I forget them product name-Tsunamis?) I even pulled a Rat-l-trap out and caught on that. I had to, they were eating the tails off my soft bodies. The guy behind me didn't see me catch one fish but his wife, who I think was forced to be there, did. He didn't catch anything and he was changing lures every two casts. At one point he looks at me and says "Man, it's a tough night tonight ain't it?" I just laughed as his wife rolled her eyes and went back to being bored sensless. He was fishing the beach side and the funny thing was, you could see the fish rolling on the surface gorging themselves on baitfish. THOSE fish wouldn't take anything! I would've helped the guy out, but everytime I came over to that side he kept crowding me like I was on HIS jetty. I made sure to keep about 15' between us but I guess he still wasn't happy. It was a good night and for once I got to walk off the jetty with my head a little higher and a bit more spring in my step. I'm going on vacation next week so I won't be able to add anything after this weekend. Hopefully I have some good stories from Wildwood. I'm taking my boy for a few firsts this year-saltwater fishing, on a boat, maybe I'll find a jetty in WW, maybe I'll take him to 8th St in Avalon. Until next time, may your lines be tight and your coolers full!




Title: Re: Avalon fishing report
Post by: IrishAyes on July 31, 2007, 09:27:33 PM
Good report Gregman.  Always nice to hear from our southern brothers.

Keep the reports coming. 

You are right, most people here are from the north but do get down south and fish at times.  When that happens, we can use all the help we can get.    TT^


Title: Re: Avalon fishing report
Post by: mboy on July 31, 2007, 09:29:35 PM
Nicer report grge and god luck in Wildwood next week.


Title: Re: Avalon fishing report
Post by: Hotrod on July 31, 2007, 09:32:28 PM
Nice report Greg.

Yea  that would be cool,  Just keep adding to this same topic.  MAybe a nice picture at the top post.  This will also index well in google and bring others looking for Avalon fishing reports

We will be moving to that one day anyway.. and I like doing it for the little egg area also..

We are indeed lacking south.  but it will come.  word of mouth is or friend TT^

Moved to reports.  and Sticky'd ;D


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Luna Sea 5 on July 31, 2007, 09:55:41 PM
nice report


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on July 31, 2007, 10:28:21 PM
Guess it was well received. ;D I'll figure out how to post a pic someday.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: ped579 on July 31, 2007, 10:37:15 PM
Hi Greg,

When you look at the post page look at the lower leftcorner you will see in blue "Additional Options", click on thet and you will see a Browse button click that and look for the file your pictures are in and click the picture you want to add and BINGO it appears in the box.  You can add up to 4 pictures.

Happy Catching

Paul


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on July 31, 2007, 10:38:10 PM
Guess it was well received. ;D I'll figure out how to post a pic someday.

just hit additional options, then browse your pc.

or hit the pic icon(bottom row 2nd in) and add the link in the middle of it TT^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: twin lights on July 31, 2007, 10:51:22 PM
nice report, thanks


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on July 31, 2007, 10:52:02 PM
Got it, thanks. I'll get some good ones and post 'em later. t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: ped579 on July 31, 2007, 10:52:36 PM
SHOW OFF hehehe

Paul


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Angler Systems on August 10, 2007, 05:44:09 PM
Nice report  t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on August 11, 2007, 04:35:57 PM
Well I'm home. Had a great vacation dispite the fact that the things that finally got me to not hate going to Wildwood are slowly disappearing. The Haiwaiian(sp?) Rumble is gone. Not much sense in ever going back. (This was probably the greatest breakfast place in Wildwood. Torn down to put up more houses for more people.) But, I'm off topic. Didn't get to fishing until Wed. and Thurs. Wed. I took the boy to the jetty in Avalon. Nothing biting except for those stupid strawberry flies. Thurs. we went back to Avalon for the 1pm trip on Miss Avalon II. We almost missed the boat but due to my running back and forth across the dock like a nut, we made it. The ocean was kinda rough and the kids who brought 2 coolers full of beer on the front of the bought spent most of the trip puking over the side. At least they didn't stop drinking. Ahh, to be young and dumb again. Now, I'm just old and dumb. Fishing was less than great. Alot of small seabass and sand sharks. A $2 per man pot was started and I paid for me and the boy. Only three keepers were caught - 2 seabass and a nice hefty flounder. The guy next to me said it had to be 18-19". I was too busy trying to my hook out of his mouth to think about it. That's right, I caught the winner. All told I had the fluke, a small seabass, and the boy got a sand shark. Everything we caught seemed to just be laying there. There was no fight and we didn't know they were there until we pulled them up. All in all a nice time. Alot people were getting sick. Everytime I bent over I got a little woozy but when I sat up and looked out at the water I felt much better. The boy had a blast although on the way in he had to go in and lay down for the last 1/2 hour of the ride. About 3pm the sky got ugly but the worst was light rain. The boat had about 45 people, a little more than I would have liked but not too bad. There was a minimum of line tangles. So for a recap: Two days of fishing, 3 fish, 1 pot winning keeper and a smile from the kid who can't wait to go again next year. By the way, If you get or find The Beachcomber(free newspaper in Avalon, Stone Harbor, Cape May) check out the Shore Shots section. There was a photographer on the jetty taking pictures. She got the kid and I and said it would be in this Friday's edition. One more thing the kid can grin about. Until next time, happy fishing.


It's a hassle looking for that site. I'll see if I can copy and post the pic later.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on August 11, 2007, 05:10:31 PM
 ;D "Smile from the Kid"  Well done TT^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: IrishAyes on August 11, 2007, 08:09:31 PM
Great report Greg.  Congrats on the pool winner.  Not much beats putting a smile on a kids face. t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: newbie14 on August 13, 2007, 05:07:57 PM
I'll be in Sea Isle City tonight...anyone know how the bite is there?


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: mboy on August 13, 2007, 06:31:15 PM
Great Job Greg. COngrats on a fine vacation!


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on August 14, 2007, 07:08:10 PM
Thank you sir! I called the porgy iv but they didn't have a 4 hr trip. After going out on Miss Avalon, I don't think either of us would have lasted all day.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on August 14, 2007, 07:14:07 PM
I'll be in Sea Isle City tonight...anyone know how the bite is there?
I hear they're having luck in the bays with stripers. sounds like later at night. I'll be in Avalon thurs. trying again. Not much happening on Mon. Strawberry flies were horrible on the jetty. Had some nice bites. I watched one guy fight something for about 20 mins. He finally got it close enough to see and it was a ray about 3ft. wide. Looked like a fun fight but he couldn't get it up the rocks(what would he do with it anyway?) so he kept it close long enough for some kids to see it and then he cut his line. Plus, the Eagles were on, so I had to go watch. We have on house under construction that's on the bay with a dock. I'm thinking about mounting a light out there and going for some striper. I'll let you know. Blues are biting when the tides coming in, watch for birds on the water. Depending who you talk to everythings biting, just not for everybody.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: ped579 on August 15, 2007, 12:04:43 AM
 whs


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on August 24, 2007, 08:45:43 PM
sorry fellers, I was too busy this week with work and personnal matters to get out. Actually went to the jetty Thursday but the waves were washing over. I made a small attempt, but I figured out pretty quick I wasn't getting anything. I promise to do better next week. :-\


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: ped579 on August 25, 2007, 12:59:07 AM
Hi newbie14,

Not quite sure about down that way but I hear of small croakers being taken around Cape May maybe they started to filter up in your direction give it a try.

Happy Catching

paul


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on August 25, 2007, 05:04:34 PM
I'm using bubble gum sparkle fin-s bodies on a white bucktail for blues. What's good for croakers?


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on September 18, 2007, 10:10:51 PM
Sorry I haven't checked in lately. There's a guy work ,used to be my old boss, he came to work with us for a while when we were swamped. helped us out for about 9 mths. He thought he was going to get let go so he went and found him some work. Turns out he wasn't getting let go but was getting hired full time. Now he has this other project which needs to be finished at night after working for our company all day. Like I said he was my old boss and he taught me most of what I know, so I'm trying to help bail him out. So, to get to the point, that's why I haven't been fishing for the past couple of weeks. Looks like I might get out there soon. Stay tuned.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on October 07, 2007, 10:19:40 PM
Okay I'm back to fishin! TT^ I've got a light set up behind one of the houses were building. I was out Thursday night and had some fun. I had a SMALL striper (maybe 16-18") on the line but I didn't set the hook very well and he spit the hook out about 5' from the dock. I played with everything in my bag of tricks. Snappers (I hear this term alot. are these blues or another fish altogether?) ate the spit out of my fin-s, the baitfish followed everything I threw so would these snapper things but they would only hit certain colors. I have pink, green and blue fin-s bodies-they would only hit the pink. I was throwing my bomber (4" clear body w/ black stripe on back)-nothing. Yozuri lure-nothing. Maybe it's too soon, or maybe I'm too far in from the ocean. I've heard the stripers in the bays of Avalon are on the small side. Any how I promise to spend more time with my line in the water now. I gotta get me a striper again.

I saw something this year that made me laugh and I never got around to saying anything. I will post this somewhere else, so everyone can read it. With all that I've seen on this board about rods and reels-what's the best one and what kind of line should I use and all that goes along with that...One day about 2 months ago I was walking out onto the 8th St jetty when I came across three men. A grandfather, father, son. All were fishing to gether but granpop was sitting on the rocks holding nothing more than a bamboo pole with a peice of string tied to the end. Both his son and grandson told me that the three good sized fish laying next to him were his and he caught them on his "rig". Maybe it ain't the gear we use after all.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on October 07, 2007, 10:33:54 PM
 ;)  I use to use a bamboo when I was younger too t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: IrishAyes on October 07, 2007, 11:42:10 PM
Nice report Gregman.  Snappers are small blue fish, around 6 inches or so.

Good luck in getting your striper.  I hope you get it soon.   t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: ped579 on October 07, 2007, 11:47:02 PM
 TT^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on October 09, 2007, 08:35:57 PM
Well I went into Hodge Podge and got a little info. It seems the stripers aren't here yet. Once the warm weather breaks we should be in good shape. They keep looking at me like a nut asking for lures and such. I had to explain that is hard for me to keep bait. So they understood and gave me some "Fishbites". Any body use these? I think he gave them to me for Kingfish.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: bross243 on October 11, 2007, 05:17:00 PM
I'm going fishing this weekend in Avalon.  Anyone know if the stripers are hitting yet?  I have a boat but probably will go at night off the bulkhead at 80th street.  Should i try the jetty first?   


Every time i go to Hodge Podge and ask for advice i dont catch a thing.  I think they purposely send me in dead spots.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on October 11, 2007, 06:36:57 PM
Hi Bross.  Welcome to the site..  Right now for the action. I'd target Blues.

  I heard of some nice stripers being caught down there.  But these are just resident fish.

Clams on a fish finder rig can get you both t^

It won't be long.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Capt Craig on October 12, 2007, 08:15:44 AM
Hopefully with this off shore wind the water temp will drop and things will get better.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: cachalot on October 12, 2007, 05:56:10 PM
new to thread. gregman - your fist post - lol - real funny - I'm still smiling - I'll join the thread once in a while - Me and ny kids, 9 & 11 caught a lot of fish this summer but very few keepers.  I need to learn everyones' secrets.  Been fishing a long time but still can't seem to catch the big ones.  I'll try anyones advise for catching flouder, black sea bass and stripper keepers.  If lures are suggested please post a picture of it if possible.  whale of a tale - cachalot.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on October 12, 2007, 06:08:46 PM
Hey Cach!!>  Welcome Aboard t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: cachalot on October 12, 2007, 06:14:11 PM
thanks for the welcome.  forgot to say, were at exit zero, cape may, boat in the harbor.  if weather gets better will try to fish tomorrow.  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/zone/east/phimz.htm


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: IrishAyes on October 12, 2007, 07:31:32 PM
cachalot, welcome to the site.  Any questions you have, just ask.  The more direct the question the better the response.  Everyone here is friendly and willing to help.
Also, anything you have to offer will be appreciated.  


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on October 12, 2007, 11:03:22 PM
Hello and welcome to my thread. oh yeah and also NJSWF. Believe the hype-this place is pretty cool. No B.S., no attitudes, just a bunch of fishin folk who like to share stories and trade tips and help each other out. Most of us are from North Jersey but I'm trying to represent the South as best I can. Nice to have your boys along too, I took mine for the first time this year and he loved it. Got a little guy too-3 yr old-He loves to take his rod to the creek and bang it around in the water. I'm not ready to bring him to the big water yet. Look forward to talking with ya- Welcome here!


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on January 18, 2008, 09:18:46 PM
Hey guys! Happy New Year and all that. Hope you had a fine holiday. Just wanted to say I'm still here. The rods have been put up till the weather gets nicer. Got a lot going on my oldest is in scouts and I'm a Cubmaster, the girl is cheering for the first time and the little guy is hanging around too. I'm still checking in from time to time and hope to have a good story soon.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: ped579 on January 20, 2008, 12:57:24 PM
 TT^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: IrishAyes on January 20, 2008, 02:03:27 PM
All them activities will keep you busy over the winter.   t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on April 06, 2008, 10:18:19 PM
Heeeeeeeeeeellllloooooooooooo NJSWF!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just wanted to check in and say hey...HEY! Okay that's done, see ya soon. HA-HA! I'm not out on the jetty yet but I'm getting ready. I got a good story for ya. I'm working the other day and I go over to one of our houses where the framing crew is. One guy with three Honduran guys as his crew. One guy is giving me the business about not catching much and his buddy is out everyday and is catching more than he knows what do with. I say "Good for your buddy. Tell 'em I said(insert finger jesture of your choice here). He points to his lunch and starts laughing. I look at his dish and he's got a striper al nice and hot and buttered. YUM! THE FREAKING THING WAS 14" LONG!!!! I told him I'd catch fish everyday too if I kept the illegal stuff. He looks at me like "What's the matter" I said he better eat it and get rid of the bones. He better hope no one finds out about it and if I see him with another little fish, I'll call whoever it is I would have to to bust his friend.(If it would even be possible.) When the other guys actually saw what he had, they started giving him crap about it too. I honestly don't think he knew about size limits and he is generally a good guy but man that ain't right. Oh well, that's the only story I have right now, hope for some more later.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: IrishAyes on April 06, 2008, 10:31:22 PM
Good story, keep them honest Gregman.  t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on April 07, 2008, 02:40:36 AM
I'm sure many People are ignorant to the limits.. everything else is in Spanish  but not our fishing regulations..


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: seanr8w on April 13, 2008, 07:33:22 AM
Hey Greg,

     I am new to this forum, but I also am a South Jersey boy with a need to fish. I would love to hear about some spots to try that you think a worth a shot. I read your prior postings. It sounds like you and I are in the same boat....which , Ironically enough, is "no boat". Keep in touch and tell me some hot spots, I would surely appreciate it!


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on April 13, 2008, 08:34:20 PM
Welcome to you sir! I'll be happy to share my hot spots with you ... just as soon as I find some! Keep checking back. I'll try to get my lines wet soon and hopefully I'll have something to share. At the very least, it may be a good story.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on April 13, 2008, 11:41:50 PM
Great work guys with this thread.  loads up #2 and 3 in google..  Note the 2545 views t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on April 15, 2008, 09:34:12 PM
Thanks Rod. Just think what could happen if we said something worth reading!!!! rofla


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: ped579 on April 15, 2008, 11:52:03 PM
You will just give it time.  No one is doing anything to speak about yet.

I was out at IBSP today and I got skunked but conditions will only be getting better, hang in there

Paul


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Joe D. on April 16, 2008, 10:42:41 AM
I'll be in CM this weekend fishing the rocks for tog. Hopefully I'll have something to report.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: ped579 on April 16, 2008, 11:00:51 AM
Good Luck, keep us posted.   TT^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Joe D. on April 21, 2008, 04:17:05 PM
Fished with a buddy at the rocks in CM on Saturday. Caught about 10 tog with 6 being keepers. The keepers were all around 3-4 pounds. All caught on green crabs. We would have had our limit, but our sacraficial weight that was anchoring us out of the back of the boat came undone and we lost it so the boat was swinging too much. They all had tiny mussels and asian shore crabs in their bellies.

Also caught a fluke to 15" on green crab and all the spiny dog fish you wanted on clam  >:(.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: seanr8w on April 21, 2008, 08:09:25 PM
Well, I hit the beach for a little surf fishin on Saturday, but to no avail. I stuck it out for a couple of hours, and then shot down to Longport to see if I could pick something up from the Jetty. Once again, I got nothin but some fresh air. This time however, there was company. There were about a dozen or so guys on the Jetty, all havin the same luck as me. So Far
       Fish.....4
       Sean.....0      bngh 5hrug


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: IrishAyes on April 21, 2008, 08:23:28 PM
Just an early season slump that you will soon be out of.  TT^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on May 06, 2008, 10:00:22 PM
Whatcha gonna do brother when the blue are runnin wild on you? The 2008 gregman fishing season is off to a BLUE start. Let's go back about a week. I'm at work on Tuesday setting a front door that's worth only slighty less than my truck. My boss and the investor are right next to me when I get beeped on my two way. One of the guys from the other crew is telling that "they're catching some big ol blues over here. Just thought you might like to know." This was about 10 am. My boss and the investor look at me like I have a dOck on the end of my nose. I'm way too busy right now for fishing. So I work till about 8 pm fixin stuff the other guys messed up. I've been doing this for about two months. Thursday our tile guy beeps me and says (read with a HEAVY Puerto Rican accent) "Hey boss, we go fitchin?" This was at 9:30 am. While the other guys were hinting at going after work, I think Juan actually wanted to go at 9:30. Can't go, too busy. More fixin. Monday (yesterday) I get more bad news, more for me to fix. I say fork that. 6 pm rods in the truck, over behind one of our houses and don't you know 45 minutes later I'm puttin my bucket with three freshly caught blues in my truck. Now this is where it gets funny. I spent the next hour driving looking for a fillet knife. I have one. A nice one. At home in PA. My boss keeps his in his 15' Boston Whaler. I checked the house where my boss keeps his boat docked. Nothing. They have been there for two years. Now I need them and they're not there. I called my boss. He tossed his over the weekend because they were shot. I sat outside another guy's house calling his cell. Nothing. So I get out my trusty pocket knife and I scaled, gutted, and beheaded my three trophies. They were between 14 - 18", two of them actually being 18". Nice thing about Blues, they're like billy goats. As long as they're biting, they'll take just about anything. So it was a good night that had me laughing. My knife is actually in my fresh water box. I don't really fish fresh water. I've never caught anything in fresh water other than a catfish and some sunny's. And that was year's ago. I thought I'd take my boy and show him how to fish for trout. Only problem is, somebody has to show me first. Oh well now it's on to the stripers!!! chrz


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: ped579 on May 06, 2008, 11:32:39 PM
Good story.  The stripers have been very spotty up here on IBSP but they should be in your area first as zI am hearing of some of the other boards.

Keep that rod handy their on their way.

Paul


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: IrishAyes on May 06, 2008, 11:50:39 PM
Nice read Greg, thanks.  t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: seanr8w on May 07, 2008, 12:05:19 PM
Sounds like a fun 45 minutes! Where were you fishing at?


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: tiwanicki on May 08, 2008, 10:52:07 AM
Good to hear from the Southern End, I also am going to try and report at least weekly from the Townsends inlet area.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on May 08, 2008, 08:58:25 PM
For the new guys, I work in Avalon and fish behind one of the houses we just built. Back in the cul-de-sac on Flamingo. I normally am out on the 8th st jetty or behind one of our houses. I am stuck on dry land. My boss has a 15' Boston Whaler that I am free to use anytime. I don't have my boater safety course yet. Little pricey right now. If I now they're biting, I'll go under the big bridge on Avalon Blvd.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: dapbmw on May 31, 2008, 09:42:42 PM
gregman,

can i go fishing with you when i get there this july. i have not fished in the jersey shore for more than 10 years. see i ended up moving here to toronto, ontario on a company transfer. i grew up in north jersey but settled down in ventnor, eht area in the mid 80's to 2000. i tried fresh water fishing here and it was hard at first as fresh water fish are kinda smart especially pike, trout, salmon and muskies. so i am raring to go fishing when i get there.

dave


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on May 31, 2008, 10:22:01 PM
gregman,

can i go fishing with you when i get there this july. i have not fished in the jersey shore for more than 10 years. see i ended up moving here to toronto, ontario on a company transfer. i grew up in north jersey but settled down in ventnor, eht area in the mid 80's to 2000. i tried fresh water fishing here and it was hard at first as fresh water fish are kinda smart especially pike, trout, salmon and muskies. so i am raring to go fishing when i get there.

dave

Cool Dave!!  Welcome to the site t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: ped579 on June 01, 2008, 11:57:54 PM
Welcome Aboard Dave,  I am sure once you get to be on here more you will become educated where to fish, with what and when.  Good luck to you and welcome back to the states.

Happy Catching

Paul


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: seanr8w on June 02, 2008, 12:24:39 AM
Welcome  t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on June 02, 2008, 10:40:41 PM
Dave
Sorry, I didn't notice your post. I've been pretty busy. I'll be glad to show you around to some of my spots. Keep in mind, I'm no expert but I do like to fish. Only been out once this year but it was a good night. So that makes my average 1000 right? Why mess with perfection. Keep me posted when you'll be around and we'll go lose some lures together! t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: dapbmw on June 03, 2008, 05:50:06 PM
greg

i'll pm you when i get there in july. maybe i should bring some good canadian beer? btw beer here has more alcohol content than our beer i think about 5.5-6%. yeah the first time i drank some, it only took 3 bottles for me to get a buzz unlike drink our beer which took me 5 or 6 bottles to get a buzz.

dave


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on June 04, 2008, 10:09:28 PM
 TT^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: seanr8w on June 05, 2008, 02:33:12 AM
Let me know if you guys are getting together, I would love to tag along. I am always looking for some good spots and good company to get the lines wet!  grtn


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: dapbmw on June 05, 2008, 05:32:19 PM
hey seanr8w,

i'd like to check out the longport/oc fishing pier too. btw what time is the best time to fish there?


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: seanr8w on June 05, 2008, 10:32:32 PM
So far as I can tell, Slack on the incoming. However, I plan to check it out at different times as the weakies start running. I am thinking about hitting up the longport Jetty early tomorrow morning since the fluke were biting there when I went out on th "Fish 'n' Fun last weekend.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: seabo on June 21, 2008, 09:17:27 PM
 slt

Hey everyone, I'm a newbie and this is my first post, I'm really happy to see Cape May county represented!  Please keep the Avalon fishing report going!

I fish Avalon too and spent much of Friday morning on the water.  There was a lot of fluke still around and boated 8 -- all shorts!  Two would have been legal last year at 17".  One last drift through a deep hole produced a striper on a shedder.  I was fishing the north channel just north of Paddy's Hole on the outgoing tide.  Sorry no pics, forgot the camera.  I won't let that happen again.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: IrishAyes on June 21, 2008, 09:21:00 PM
Seabo, welcome to the site. Nice report. Keep them coming.

We are a friendly crew here. Any questions, ask away. Anything you can add, please do so.  t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: seanr8w on June 22, 2008, 03:24:07 AM
Welcome to the site Seabo...keep the reports coming in...we need as many as we can get from down south here!


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on June 22, 2008, 09:47:28 PM
Welcome seabo. Please feel free to add to the thread anything that may be useful, profound, or witty. Sounds like you were on the water. Myself, I'm land locked. Usually at the 8th St. Jetty though. One of my "Info Guys" has been riding me for not getting out in the early morning. THAT WILL CHANGE THIS WEEK, I PROMISE. I'm getting me some bunker and I'm hitting the jetty bright and early! Reports from the jetty last week were lots of kingfish and skates. And apparently there have been a rash of monster stripers that can't be pulled up on the jetty before they jump off the hook!!!! One guy told me "That SOB had to be 40"".  ::) I'll check back next weekend. slt


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: EAGLE AYE on June 23, 2008, 08:24:57 AM
hey guys, I also fish the avalon/sea isle area and will try to contribute to this section as much as I can.  I was out friday, saturday, and sunday this weekend fishing back by Townsend sound.

 Had my cousin and uncle out on friday A.M. and we hoooked 25 fluke to 17 inches everyone had a good time even without catching any keepers. 

Saturday had me out with my mother, aunt and my neighbor Cheryl.  Ended up with 23 fluke to 17.5 inches.  Tons of fun and laughs, especially since some of them don't like to bait their own hooks and are afraid to touch any fish. 

Saturday P.M. had another cousin and a couple of friends out, winds kicked up and we could only find 4 fluke to 15 inches. 

Sunday my father finally got away from work to wet a line and one of my cousins joined us.  we caught 5 fluke to 16.5 inches before the wave runners and skiers got to be too much. 

All in all, it was a lot of fun but just couldn't find anything to put in the cooler.  For bait we tried just about everything, minnows, spearing, squid, mackeral, bucktails, gulp, etc...

i'll be back out every friday, saturday and sunday, weather permitting for the rest of the summer and will try to post reports every monday a.m


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: seanr8w on June 23, 2008, 12:53:10 PM
Sounds like a fun weekend. Keep the reports coming. Hopefully that cooler will start filling up soon as these fish get bigger and better!!!  t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on June 25, 2008, 11:02:20 PM
Welcome eagleaye. Let's take time now for a "Don't it just forkin' figger". Remember when I proclaimed to get me some bait and hit the Jetty bright and early? From the house I'm working at on 9th St. I watched the crew set up all the pipes for the beach replenishment on 8th St in Avalon. I didn't think much of it other than I'm going to have to jump over that thing to get out to the point. I head over to the Hodge Podge to chat and get some clam. I ask Tammie how she thinks the dredging will affect the fishing. Tammie is as knowledgable as you could want your tackle shop owner to be. She is always eager to give advice and knows what's been happening around the Island. So she tells me with all the sand they're pumping, that the bait fish will leave/die off around the jetty and fishing there could be stymied for a while. This stinks because I now work one block away from the jetty. So I leave thinking maybe I got a little time-a day or two- before they start. NOPE! Showed up the next morning full tilt boogie on the pumps. I could have spent more quality time fishing without running all over the state of New Jersey. I was also told that the tales of large stripers were true. They weighed quite few monsters from from the jetty. So it just freakin figures that the day I decide to hit the jetty full bore, the Army Corps of Engineers stops me in my tracks. Reports are they should be done by the 4th of July and i guess it will take a couple of weeks(???) for things to get back to normal. I'm told by a friend that Stone Harbor point is producing very well if not better. The only problem is...that's at 123rd St. They also have a crew working on the bridge on Avalon Blvd that I usually hit. But I think they have the access roads blocked off so getting under there is a problem too. The one house I used too fish behind has gone to settlement so that's out too. What, oh what shall I do ?!?!?!?!


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: EAGLE AYE on June 26, 2008, 06:54:01 AM
Gregman, I don't know if this helps but I've heard that they are catching stripers and blues at corson's inlet at sunrise and at night


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on June 27, 2008, 08:26:22 PM
Thanks for the tip Eagleaye,  but I'm thinking that's up in Ocean City. I'm trying to stay in Avalon/Stone Harbor. I still see the 8th St jetty jammed everyday but I don't notice anybody catching much. Your times match up with what I hear in Avalon. I'm also told outgoing tide is good too. My wife and kids are coming down to stay with me at work this week and I'd like to take them out fishing. It's gonna have to be productive though. At least for my wife. ;D


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: EAGLE AYE on June 30, 2008, 07:42:53 AM
didn't make it out this weekend due to engine trouble.  I was at Gibsons B&T in SIC on sunday when a guy brought in a huge flounder to be weighed.  It tipped the scales at 8.06 LBS. and was caught at the TI reef on a mackeral strip/squid strip combo.  Hopefully I'll be back out next weekend and can find a fish like that one.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: ped579 on July 01, 2008, 11:01:17 AM
Just a FYI guys the dusk and dawn thing really works especially this time of year.  1 1/2 hours either side is the magic hour so to speak.

Give it a try I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

Happy Catching

Paul


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Joe D. on July 01, 2008, 11:14:06 AM
Fished a little further North out of Somers Point on Saturday. Caught throw back flounder in the back. Caught my first 'gulp' flounder on a 3" shrimp. I guess they do work. We then headed out to the OC reef which produced one keeper flounder and a small ling. We were hoping for sea bass, but I think they are in spawning mode so they have other things on their minds.

I'll be fishing SIC from the 16th thru the 26th of July.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on July 01, 2008, 11:06:58 PM
Thanks for the report Joe..t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: ped579 on July 01, 2008, 11:17:34 PM
Good report Joe, thanks keep em comin... TT^

Paul


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: stat4u on July 03, 2008, 12:28:59 PM
Fished in wildwood around the grassy sound a few days this week. Alot of action but VERY few keepers. I have never seen so many little ones. Went out wed and caught 35 fluke all throwbacks. Most were caught on gulp 3 inch squid in new penny. Some were on pearl mullet 3" nothing on gulp shrimp. So far gulp has outfished all live bait I used.   WHERE ARE THE KEEPERS?


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: dapbmw on July 13, 2008, 06:17:58 PM
sean, gregman,

i'll leaving toronto for south jersey tomorrow monday. so i hope we can all hook up and teach me again how to fish salt water fish. i'll be staying tell next sunday. can you guys pm me?

cheers,
dave


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: EAGLE AYE on July 17, 2008, 08:06:34 AM
Late report for 7/11 and 7/12 behind SIC.

Had 2 cousins and an aunt out Friday afternoon.  Pulled about 15 fluke in a couple of hours.  No keepers.  Plain minnows were the hot bait.  They wouldn't hit anything else, not even bucktails.

Had my dad and cousin Ryan out Saturday A.M.  Same as Friday, no keepers and everything was caught on plain minnow.  Wanted to head out to the ocean and fish some wrecks off of Avalon but it was a little to rough for my 20 ft.

Docked by 9:40 A.M and started making shuttle runs to the sand bar inside of TI.  10 kids and one rottweiler had a good time running around catching hermit crabs and swimming in the bay.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: ped579 on July 17, 2008, 10:50:16 AM
 t^ Sounds liked a fun day...  grtn

Happy Catching

Paul


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: IrishAyes on July 17, 2008, 07:50:39 PM
Nice report Eagle Aye. Kids really enjoy running around on the sand bars checking out the aqua life. Keeps them entertained for hours.  t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: EAGLE AYE on July 22, 2008, 10:12:34 AM
7/18 got out for a couple of hours in the afternoon with my uncle and cousin.  Temp in TI was 77 degrees and there was lots of weed.  No fish caught.  Moved a little north and further into the back bay.  2 throwbacks about 16.5 inches each and very thick. 

7/19/08 had my brother and a couple of friends out who never went fishing before.  Didn't want to chance any sea sickness so we headed back to where I finished the night before.  2 hours and 15 TB's later they want to know how much my boat cost, how much for a slip, etc.  All in all a good day.  Took a cruise down to Avalon for some sight seeing.  What a zoo.  There were probably 60 boats fishing between TI bridge and Avalon Point Marina and another 60 heading in or out.  This is only about a 1/4 mile stretch of the ICW.  The lack of etiquette and common sense was amazing.  Boats were literally passing each other within a rod's lenght at WOT. I got the hell out of there and headed back to my slip at Larsen's.  There were quite a few flounder being caught in this stretch on the outgoing but I don't know how they could fish there. Had to have your head on a swivel the whole time.

7/20 headed out at 6:00 AM with dad to fish between TI and  APM.  We were the only boat there.  Water temp was 64 degrees on the incoming.  By 9:00 water temp was down to 56.  We had a couple of TB's and had two large blues(?)on for a second.  Snapped the line each time and one of the rods, my dad's, had 50 LB power pro on it.  Traffic started to pick up so we headed in for breakfast and cleaned the boat.

All flounder were caught on plain minnows or minnow/mackeral combo.  Maybe a switch to Gulp shrimp would improve my keeper to TB ratio?


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: ped579 on July 22, 2008, 10:23:51 AM
Thanks for the good report EAGLE AYE.  Try using squid strips and the minnow, that combo seems to work great up north.  It might not give you more keepers but it is a deadly combo on the charters and works.

If you have trouble getting squid try Shop Rite they have 3 lbs squid in the frozen section of the fish counter for $6.99.

Good Luck.

Happy Catching

Paul


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: IrishAyes on July 22, 2008, 09:06:28 PM
Get the squid that Ped mentioned from Shop Rite, but use them WHOLE on a two hook rig. Place the top hook on the top of the mantle and the bottom hook between the eyes.  TT^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: ped579 on July 23, 2008, 12:11:02 AM
I can't believe what the B&T's are getting for frozen squid.  One frozen mental about 7" long and 3 - 4" across flat for close to 3 bucks.

And the guy that bought it did not bat an eye.  Man I know some places are high but that is ridiculous.

Like I mentioned Shop Rite has 3 lbs for $6.99.  I an going there tomorrow and picking up a couple boxes just to have them for strips.

Happy Catching

Paul



Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: IrishAyes on July 23, 2008, 07:25:48 AM
Paul, don't hesitate to use the ShopRite squid whole. It is amazing how many fluke we have cut up and had whole squid in them. Been using them whole for years and usually do good with them.

The $3 squid bodies you talk about are good for strips. They are thicker and longer than the boxed squid and stay on the hook much better. Buy them by the flat and the price comes down considerably.  t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: EAGLE AYE on July 23, 2008, 07:59:16 AM
thanks for the advice.  I'll be putting to use this weekend.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on July 27, 2008, 11:11:10 PM
Hey guys. I'll be on vacation next week in Wildwood and am looking to get out.I'll also post in the open boat section. Anybody in the Wildwood/Cape may area lookin for a company? Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. Lots of stuff going on right now. Hope to get my lines wet soon! Nice to see more contributers here! TT^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: EAGLE AYE on July 29, 2008, 07:50:16 AM
Went out on Friday, 7/25 with mom and an aunt and uncle.  Fished between TI bridge and Avalon Point marinafor the last hor of the outgoing and the start of the incoming.  We had a few TB's to 17 inches on squid and minnow.  We also hooked into at least 5 large stingrays, all at least 4 feet across.  One of them snapped in half the Daiwa bait casting rod that my uncle was using.  The rays all seemed to be sitting at one spot in the ICW and if we didn't reel up and move before we hit that spot someone would be hooked into one of these monsters. Funny thing was, there were 10-12 other boats making the same drift as us and they never hooked one of these rays.  Strange.  Water temps ranged from 74 on the outgoing at around 7:30 AM to 61 on the incoming at around 11:45.  A lot fun was had by everyone since none of the crew, except me,  had ever hooked anything larger than a 4lb fluke.

Saturday, we headed back to the same area to start.  Fished the last of the incoming again with 1 TB to 17 inches and 1 cocktail blue.  Decided to try our luck out in the ocean.  Stopped real quick in TI since there was a huge school of fish splashing just outside of the bridge.  I think that it was small blues but it could have been bunker. They took up the entire length of the inlet for about 100 yards.  I didn't have a snagging hook with me so we started throwing plugs and jigs and dropping some bait to the bottom.  Nada.  Saw that the party boats were about to come under the bridge so we headed out off of Avalon and found 1 small ling.  Moved out to the TI reef and again only one small ling.  Water temp in the bay on the outgoing was 72 degrees and out at the reef it was 66 degrees.  Used squid and minnows for bait again in the bay.  Switched to plain squid in the ocean because it was gettin more hits.  Also tried Gulp 3 inch glow squid in the ocean.  Nada.

Canceled fishing on Sunday due to the thunder storms.

Paul/Joe, I did finally get the squid from Shoprite on Sunday and will give it a try this coming weekend.  Would these work best on a Boa rig by Owner? I could probably tie something similar myself. Thanks again for the advice.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: ped579 on July 29, 2008, 10:41:01 AM
The Boa rig looks great for that type of bait.  I have not used them but being adjustable it looks like a good rig for different types of bait.  I would love to see the knot they use to make it a sliding rig.

Paul


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: EAGLE AYE on August 06, 2008, 03:19:47 PM
Went out from 6:00-9:00 on friday night 8/1.  Found a large school of bunker next to the Avalon Yacht club.  I didn't have a weighted treble for snagging with me so I threw plugs, bucktails, and Storm shads along the edges of the school and hooked nada.  I did see some crazy operators out at TI. One guy cut off the Miss Avalon party boat.  Ran right in front of her, maybe 25 ft at WOT.  Don't know what some people are thinking.

Saturday stayed in and hid from the thunderstorms in the A.M.  After lunch, took my brother and sister-in-law and their dog out to the sandbar inside TI for some fun in the sun.  Sunday was a wash and wax the boat day. 

I got some of those Boa rigs and will give them a shot this weekend with some whole squid. and will post the results next week.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Pfishingruven on August 06, 2008, 04:50:20 PM
Good luck!  I had never heard of the OWNER Boa Rigs before, so I looked them up.  Look kind of neat.  Very innovative and modern.  If they work they way they say they do, sounds really good.  Looking forward to your report on them!!

 TT^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: IrishAyes on August 06, 2008, 10:31:20 PM
The Owner boa rigs do work good. I have been making similar rigs for a while to use whole squid.

There are squid in the ocean now and whole squid should give you a good catch.  t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on August 09, 2008, 05:41:49 PM
Went out from 6:00-9:00 on friday night 8/1.  Found a large school of bunker next to the Avalon Yacht club.  I didn't have a weighted treble for snagging with me so I threw plugs, bucktails, and Storm shads along the edges of the school and hooked nada.  I did see some crazy operators out at TI. One guy cut off the Miss Avalon party boat.  Ran right in front of her, maybe 25 ft at WOT.  Don't know what some people are thinking.

Saturday stayed in and hid from the thunderstorms in the A.M.  After lunch, took my brother and sister-in-law and their dog out to the sandbar inside TI for some fun in the sun.  Sunday was a wash and wax the boat day. 

I got some of those Boa rigs and will give them a shot this weekend with some whole squid. and will post the results next week.

Avalon is notorious for it's drivers-both land and sea. I think "Little Johnny" comes down to daddy's house and takes his boat out with no clue of how to operate it. Of course dad could be a real @#$%^&* too. Got back from vacation today. Didn't get rods out-extended family is having issues and it kind of took over my week. I did get out on the Starlight for dolphin watching. Very successful. It was everyone's first time for this. Kids loved it. Capt Chris let all the kids "drive" the boat for a bit. Very cool. I didn't want to do the party boat thing. We need to get some private charters on here for down here in the south. I'm hearing all this talk about squid. Can I use it off the jetty? Would much rather use that than clam or bunker.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: EAGLE AYE on August 11, 2008, 04:14:18 PM
Gregman, I agree it's crazy out there some days. 

Only got to fish on Saturday this weekend.  Drifted outside of TI from the bell buoy south to Avalon.  Tried the boa rig with a whole squid.  No takers.  I'm pretty sure that I rigged it right. I held it a couple feet below the surface and the bait wasn't spinning there.  I'll give it another shot next week.

We did catch some short fluke and ling on minnows in 36-45 feet.  I even caught a couple short fluke on some bunker chunks that we dropped down in case the stripers were around. Bunker were all over outside of the inlet.

Water temp was 72-74 degrees on the surface but it must still be cold down below if we're catching ling, right?


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: EAGLE AYE on August 18, 2008, 01:06:05 PM
Got out fishing yesterday(went crabbing on Saturday).  Started out drifting inside of TI near the Avalon Yacht club.  Pulled 4 fluke to 16 inches on plain minnows before boat traffic got too bad(including 2 avalon police boats and 1 NJSP boat). 

Headed out the inlet and found about 40 boats fishing.  Marked a lot of fish but nobody was catching anything.  We caught 1 skate.

Headed down in front of avalon and picked a few ling in 40 feet.  Heard reports of blues working in close to the beach in Strathmere. 

Got back to the dock at 2:30 and found a guy cleaning 6 keepers that he caught on the OC reef.  Looks like the keepers are further out than I thought. 

Gonna try and get at least one trip in each day this friday, saturday and sunday if the weather looks OK.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Pfishingruven on August 18, 2008, 01:08:16 PM
Nice report!  Good luck thi coming weekend!!

 TT^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: EAGLE AYE on August 25, 2008, 02:41:55 PM
Had a b-day party to attend on Friday afternoon, so I didn't get out until Sat. morning.

Inlet and ocean were too rough to fish in my 20', so my uncle, who is prone to sea sickness, and I fished inside of the TI bridge to Avalon Point.  Managed to pull some shorts to 17 incheson the incoming along with some small sea bass.

Sunday fished with my dad, mom, and brother.  Mom is prone to chum in snotty seas so we fished in the same spot as Saturday.  10 minutes into the first drift, up comes a nice 18.5 inch, 2LB 10oz fluke.  First keeper in 2 months!  Caught by Mom, of course.  Finished out the incoming pulling shorts to 16.5 inches and tons of 6-8 inch sea bass.  Fluke would hit minnows but they really liked mackeral chunks. 

Looks like it's going to be a tough end of the season with east winds blowing every day this week according to the weather man.

I'm off Friday and hope to be out friday - monday


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Pfishingruven on August 26, 2008, 12:26:44 AM
Nice report!!

 TT^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Greg7 on September 05, 2008, 02:30:40 AM
t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: FINITALIA2 on October 01, 2008, 05:53:07 PM
great report t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: clamhead on October 06, 2008, 11:28:26 AM
Hey Eagle,
South Jersey does have a few ppl on the forum. I'm up here in Margate (Absecon Island). I think maybe we're the only ones here from the south. Not to sure  ;) I went out last week with no luck and everyone that I spoke to had the same results. I'll be heading out to Longport Jetty, in coming tide, some time this week. I'm told, sand eel, bunker and clam are working well. Kings, small Striper, ect.  rgmn


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Pfishingruven on October 06, 2008, 04:04:42 PM
Good report!

 TT^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on October 06, 2008, 05:05:15 PM
Hey Eagle,
South Jersey does have a few ppl on the forum. I'm up here in Margate (Absecon Island). I think maybe we're the only ones here from the south. Not to sure  ;) I went out last week with no luck and everyone that I spoke to had the same results. I'll be heading out to Longport Jetty, in coming tide, some time this week. I'm told, sand eel, bunker and clam are working well. Kings, small Striper, ect.  rgmn

Sounds like you guys need to be handing out our Cards t^

Pm me if you would like to t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: MarshHawk on October 07, 2009, 02:33:09 PM
I'm the 3rd member who lives in the better half of the state.  I fished Brigantine Wednesday Night.  Water was real clear, wind building out of the south. It was incoming tide that the full moon put into over drive.  Walking out to the jetty tip was a question of your life or catching a fish....catching the fish always wins!!  Any way fished the beach from the north end down to the jetty. I caught 1 25" striper on a danny plug.  A lot of bait in the surf. Mullet are still running and I had seen a gull with a sand eel squirming in its' mouth.  007 worked well at the governors tourney Sunday but produced nothing for me.  Those ubiquitous little blue fish seemed to disappear Wednesday as no one on the beach seemed to be catching. 


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on October 07, 2009, 03:06:49 PM
Thanks MArsh.. This is a hot topic.. I'll re-sticky it.. it's been dead for a while t^

Tahnks For the report


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Bucktail on October 07, 2009, 03:28:20 PM
Nice report Jerry! t^ 

Next time, when you're out on the end of the jetty, on the slippery rocks, in a hard south wind, as you unhook a squirming striper, with the ocean about to swallow you up, take a picture for us! ;)


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Pfishingruven on October 07, 2009, 03:40:23 PM
Nice report and catch!

 TT^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: seanr8w on October 07, 2009, 05:34:20 PM
How great it is to see someone reporting on Brigantine!!! Sounds like a good day for ya. I just moved to Brigantine and I look forward to alot of Surf Fishin this year... Do you fish this area often? I will look forward to seeing your reports!
I'm the 3rd member who lives in the better half of the state.  I fished Brigantine Wednesday Night.  Water was real clear, wind building out of the south. It was incoming tide that the full moon put into over drive.  Walking out to the jetty tip was a question of your life or catching a fish....catching the fish always wins!!  Any way fished the beach from the north end down to the jetty. I caught 1 25" striper on a danny plug.  A lot of bait in the surf. Mullet are still running and I had seen a gull with a sand eel squirming in its' mouth.  007 worked well at the governors tourney Sunday but produced nothing for me.  Those ubiquitous little blue fish seemed to disappear Wednesday as no one on the beach seemed to be catching. 


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: MarshHawk on October 07, 2009, 11:20:39 PM
I fish there a lot in the spring and fall and back on great bay during the summer.  I am usually out at least once a week but will fish a lot more often during the fall and spring as it is easier to fish the surf without all the boat clean up.  Do you drive the beach?  I am out there with a black Xterra with a cooler rack. 


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: seanr8w on October 08, 2009, 04:13:40 PM
Yessir. I am out there as often as possible and will be out there alot this fall I am sure! I am driving a tannish gold 95 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Got the NJSFW sticker on the back window! Stop by sometime if you see me. Or give me a shout when you aree going out. Call or text 856-673-6930. Look forward to meeting you sometime!  chrz
I fish there a lot in the spring and fall and back on great bay during the summer.  I am usually out at least once a week but will fish a lot more often during the fall and spring as it is easier to fish the surf without all the boat clean up.  Do you drive the beach?  I am out there with a black Xterra with a cooler rack. 


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on February 21, 2010, 08:02:50 PM
Hey guys. Just wanted to let you know I'm still lurking about. Didn't get much fishing done in the last year-had alot of issues that needed attention. Among them my grandfather passed away this fall. He was the one that got me fishing as a wee tot. It was cancer and he's home where he belongs now. No doubt he's catching the big ones now. RIP Pop. One question I have is-are you now supposed to get a license to fish saltwater in Jersey? One of the guys at work was telling me about it the other day. Apparently there's a website to get one free. Anybody know about it? Wrong forum, I know, but it's been a while.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on February 21, 2010, 08:07:38 PM
Hey Greg.  Nice to hear from you again.  So sorry to hear about your grandfather. 

Look here on our front page www.njswf.com and there is a tab to walk you through getting your registration Card.

Again. nice to hear from you.



Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on February 22, 2010, 11:45:39 AM
Hey Rod thanks for the help.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on March 16, 2010, 09:48:58 PM
Got my NSAR card today. Guess that means I'm legal. Bring on the Stripers!!!!!!! clp


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on March 16, 2010, 09:49:43 PM
 t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Cappyjoe08527 on April 17, 2010, 02:56:21 AM
 t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: ped579 on April 18, 2010, 12:29:58 PM
 TT^ grtn


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: seanr8w on April 19, 2010, 09:39:10 AM
 slt Let me know when you are comin down
  t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: JuniorB721 on August 26, 2010, 09:33:40 PM
Hey Greg,

I know it's been awhile since anyone posted on here but since I just got back from Avalon I thought I'd see if we can get it going again.  I was there monday to wednesday fishing the mouth of the inlet, which was a total bust, and various other places on the south end of the island.  It wasn't a real productive trip for me, but seeing as I actually caught stuff it was far better then any other I left happy.  I was getting allot of hits on the sea wall leading up to the mouth of the inlet but I couldn't hook up on anything but once I changed to smaller hooks it was game on.  Tons of dogfish, a small blue, and a small sea bass there, then down around 80th st picked up more of the same plus a few robins and an eel.  Squid seemed to be working the best but they would eat clam, minnows, and live bunker.  I was going for fluke but I just can't seem to find them.  This old guy, who called himself Santa Clause, was pulling them out left and right, even a 15lbs cow nose ray, only feet away from me.  I was using the same bait, he would give me bunker and I'd give him minnows, and casting within two feet of where he was but still nothing.  They'd occasionally hit it but only as a tease because they were always short strikes.  Anyone else been down to the big A lately?


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on August 26, 2010, 09:43:58 PM
Thanks Junior,,

Great report t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: nascarwarren on August 27, 2010, 11:19:57 AM
Well how's everyone doing, I have'nt been on lately been real busy but finally got down the shore last weekend. Took my little 12ft. boat out to Townsends inlet and caught about 14 Fluke but all throwbacks, hopefully I will get to Tuckerton or back to Sea isle this weekend. Well GOOD LUCK all chrz grtn


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: OceansBlue on September 03, 2010, 08:51:29 AM
I was in Avalon from Aug 19th to the 23rd. I can honestly say that I was the sandshark king out of the surf. I caught at least three a day. I had my young son with me, so I could only fish from the surf. I'm not sure how the jetty was doing by Townsends inlet. I had heard reports that guys were catching kings cause the water had warmed up.

Doug


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on September 03, 2010, 09:52:45 AM
 ;D

Thanks for the report Doug


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: eindecker on September 16, 2010, 10:20:24 PM
Just got back from hitting one of my favorite striper haunts in Avalon. It's a grouping of lit docks about a half mile south from the mouth of the inlet. I was there Mon. evening and got one schoolie on a 3/8 white bucktail with a green back rain fish from Vision. I normally do pretty good with 4" pink or chartreuse Storm Shads there, but they had lockjaw on them Mon. evening. Tonight was a different story. Got there and within ten mins. of starting up a pretty heavy little storm rolled through chasing me and my buddy back to the truck for awhile. We started back up as soon as the lightning slacked off. There was loads of bait in the water, and they were getting smashed, but we couldn't get anything to bite. I threw the tackle box at 'em to no avail. Normally when the pressure drops and a storm whips up, it's hard to keep 'em off the line, but not tonight. Speaking of which, got another storm rollin through. Gonna shut the computer down for a bit.
 Tight lines to ya. 


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on September 16, 2010, 10:24:36 PM
Great report  t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: IrishAyes on September 16, 2010, 10:52:49 PM
 whs  t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Bucktail on September 17, 2010, 12:37:28 AM
 t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Pfishingruven on September 17, 2010, 11:34:12 AM
 clp


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: eindecker on September 18, 2010, 10:29:28 PM
Just got back from my aforementioned spot. Got there right at sundown. The tide had already switched out, but hadn't picked up full steam. Picked up another striper around 22" on a Tsunami 5" split tail in Mullet/Black back, not five minutes after I got there. Wasn't a heck of a lot of bait in the water, not nearly as much as earlier in the week. I stuck around for another hour or so and got my lure smacked a few more times, but no more bass. I stopped by the public dock at Smuggler's cove on the way off the island to cast a few there. A couple of guys that were there had reported picking up some Sea Bass and one guy had caught a Sea Robin while I was there. No bait to speak of in the water under the lights there, and a couple of throws in the cast net yielded only a few peanuts and yearling blues.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on September 18, 2010, 10:38:08 PM
 clp t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Dloat on March 27, 2011, 04:49:41 PM
Went out back in Avalon on the incoming high tide with bloodworms and got skunked. Moved to the jetty with clam to see what was around...nothing. haha just had to get out though. after that 70+ friday my fishing bug started acting up. oh well, few more weeks...


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on March 27, 2011, 04:55:30 PM
Nice try man t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: SurfJockey on March 27, 2011, 05:02:36 PM
Won't be long now.  Just gotta pray for sunny skies.  Nice try today.  Bet it felt good to just get out there and toss.  t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Tacklebox Joe on March 27, 2011, 07:22:23 PM
Went out back behind the main bridge in to Avalon on the incoming high tide with bloodworms and got skunked. Moved to the 8th street jettey with clam to see what was around...nothing. haha just had to get out though. after that 70+ friday my fishing bug started acting up. oh well, few more weeks...

the drastic water temp (about 38*) drop in recent days put a damper on things. The good news is there are reports of a big school of bass down in cape may making there way up. A buddy was out today on a charter and everyone limited out.

A tip for you:  Try the outgoing tide next time  t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Dloat on March 27, 2011, 11:56:17 PM
Thanks for the tip, I'll definately give it a try. I have some friends down by the point, might have to give em a call!


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Scott G. on March 28, 2011, 07:35:51 AM
Won't be long now.  Just gotta pray for sunny skies.  Nice try today.  Bet it felt good to just get out there and toss.  t^
t^ whs t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Coach G on March 30, 2011, 01:47:52 PM
Hi Greg,

Great post.  clp  Thanks for the interesting fishing report.  t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: patopwater on March 30, 2011, 02:21:51 PM
finally managed to get a weekend off work and couldn't think of a better way to spend it than some fishing. weather has been rough but headin down the 8th and 9th hoping to hook up to a little something in the area. hopefully put out a good report


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on March 30, 2011, 02:39:30 PM
Good luck.  let us know.. and wa


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Dloat on April 04, 2011, 12:51:54 AM
2 skates off the jetty yesterday on bloodworms. Hey, they're fish right?!?


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Tacklebox Joe on April 04, 2011, 08:42:50 AM
2 skates off the jetty yesterday on bloodworms. Hey, they're fish right?!?

Yes, they are! Good Job!
Any sign of life is a good sign  t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: fryedbeans on April 09, 2011, 06:32:08 AM
thats right,a po mans scallop!


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Dloat on April 24, 2011, 10:44:30 PM
Tog are on the jetties, green crab!


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: downtheshore on June 20, 2011, 04:19:39 PM
Hello All, New to the forum.  Found this site looking for Avalon reports.  I'm heding down July 1st through the 10th and a few more times throughout the summer.  Any reports for the Jetty?  Also wondering about chances for catching kingfish or other fish in the surf in early July?  Thanks in advance


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: downtheshore on July 13, 2011, 02:37:48 PM
Got out on the Fourth of July from 9 pm until 2 am on the jetty and also tried a jetty in Sea Isle.  Fished the incoming  to outgoing high tide for kingfish.  Managed 2 very small sand sharks. 


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Likeacrow on April 17, 2012, 03:53:35 AM
reports are good.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: popps on July 23, 2012, 11:22:33 AM
Im new here , I too am in Avlon  ( really Swainton) just outside Avalon. but I go to Avalon to the Public fishing wall at 80th st. every Wed. , so far all I've gotten there is small bass , a couple crackers  and last week I must have gotten at least 6 sand sharks , so whats up with that.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Pfishingruven on July 23, 2012, 04:26:09 PM
Not bad for the bay!  Sure they are sand sharks 5hrug?

 TT^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: HookedupND14 on November 19, 2012, 12:47:26 PM
So it seems like I'm one of few in the lower portion of the state on this here forum. I'm thinking of starting an Avalon Fishing Report thread and posting my goings on, funny stories, and general bits of sometimes useless info. Would it be well received? I guess I could have just started it without all this, huh?


Last night on the 8th St Jetty ( from here out refered to as "the jetty") Imust have caought a school of small blues just as the tide started to move in. I caught about 6 - hooking 2 in the side as I was reeling - and put them all back. I know it wasn't the same fish 6 times because I caought them on the inlet side and released on the beach side. The hit everything. Bubblegum sparkle Fin-s, spoon, white shad swimmers (I forget them product name-Tsunamis?) I even pulled a Rat-l-trap out and caught on that. I had to, they were eating the tails off my soft bodies. The guy behind me didn't see me catch one fish but his wife, who I think was forced to be there, did. He didn't catch anything and he was changing lures every two casts. At one point he looks at me and says "Man, it's a tough night tonight ain't it?" I just laughed as his wife rolled her eyes and went back to being bored sensless. He was fishing the beach side and the funny thing was, you could see the fish rolling on the surface gorging themselves on baitfish. THOSE fish wouldn't take anything! I would've helped the guy out, but everytime I came over to that side he kept crowding me like I was on HIS jetty. I made sure to keep about 15' between us but I guess he still wasn't happy. It was a good night and for once I got to walk off the jetty with my head a little higher and a bit more spring in my step. I'm going on vacation next week so I won't be able to add anything after this weekend. Hopefully I have some good stories from Wildwood. I'm taking my boy for a few firsts this year-saltwater fishing, on a boat, maybe I'll find a jetty in WW, maybe I'll take him to 8th St in Avalon. Until next time, may your lines be tight and your coolers full!

im right there with ya ,  Sea Isle City


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on November 19, 2012, 05:54:02 PM
 t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hunter 2 on November 19, 2012, 07:34:41 PM
 msfsh pcrn


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: HookedupND14 on December 11, 2012, 02:40:36 PM
Nice report , I haven't done much out front on the boat in a couple weeks .   We had at most 3 bass on average per trip.  Mostly shorts 25-27 " .  I thought at least we'd see some blues out there , but none , not much bait either ,    Heard the del. bay has been incredible , 

Non the less good report

Tight lines


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on August 14, 2013, 11:18:27 PM
I'm still heeeeerrrrre!!! Working on 114th in Stone Harbor. Right on the point. The guys at work caught 11 croaker on Monday and put them in a bucket of water. Today one guy decided to cut it up for bait!! In a bucket in the sun for almost 3 days!! PHHHHEEEEWWWW!! Seagulls in New England could smell that!! He swears its still good. Pretty sure there's gonna be an " accident" tomorrow and the rest will end up in the bay! The same nut left a container of squid inside the house with no AC over a 90 degree weekend. He just keeps loosing credibility as a fisherman.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: striperdad on August 17, 2013, 03:51:18 AM
 t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on August 17, 2013, 06:56:11 AM
 t^ grtn


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Pfishingruven on August 17, 2013, 10:24:12 AM
 TT^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: gregman1069 on August 17, 2013, 05:30:51 PM
Caught my first croaker this week!!! Youda thought I was 7 years old when I heard the thing actually croak!! One of the "old timers" who are constantly fishing this spot said we ought to bring in a grill and have a fish fry for lunch one day. I'm all for it! From the water to the grill....you can't get any fresher!!! I guess we just clean them up and and toss 'em on? Thoughts...

What's "too small"?


Title: COREON INLET REPORT
Post by: bucktail8 on August 05, 2016, 12:46:58 PM
Plenty of short fluke in Corson area with occasional keeper .4-5" sea bass will drive you crazy


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: bucktail8 on May 12, 2017, 07:10:35 PM
Only been on this site a few days and not sure I am thrilled with it BUT I fish a little north of Avalon and today in the wind with my friend Pat we got 15 Blues up to 29" but most were 19-22" .Quit on Blues and went looking for Fluke before the tide started out against the wind and found 5 fluke including one over 18 and another 20". Plenty of fluke around and have been catching them since 2nd week of April BUT most of them will be on their way back out to spawn by the time the dumb season opens   Delaware gets a 365 DAY season but this side of Delaware Bay gets little over 100. Can you spell STUPID ?  >:(


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on May 12, 2017, 07:32:24 PM
Thanks For the Report t^  and.. :headscra:


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: EagleAye on May 30, 2017, 01:03:26 PM
Fished Saturday from 7-12 noon.  Water temp was 61-63 degrees. Had 1 fluke right off the bat but it was only 17.9 inches so back in it went.  Thought we were going to have a great day and proceeded to catch nothing for the next couple of hours.  Made couple moves and finally found some willing to bite but only 1 keeper in the bunch and then we got covered up in bluefish.  Ended the day with 1 keeper fluke and 9 blues up to 6 pounds.


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: fluke - u on May 30, 2017, 04:45:33 PM
 t^ ......  chrz


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: EagleAye on June 05, 2017, 04:36:43 PM
Fished on 6/3 for blues in the back bay with my brother. Nice morning out there and great fishing. Caught about 30 and kept 7 fish up to 12 pounds and dropped at least 2 bigger ones next to the boat. Awesome fishing on poppers in as little as 2 feet of water.

Sunday i did a solo trip for fluke and it is was totally different results. Fished from 3-17 feet of water from 6-11:30 and only got 8-10 shorties to the boat. I lost one keeper reaching for the net and a possibly a couple more. Water temp was 66 at the top of tide and 70 at the bottom. Fished mostly bucktails and gulp. The guys that were doing good with keepers seemed to be using minnows on top and bottom rigs. Of course I didn't bring any minnows.

Back at it next weekend. With some minnows on board!!!


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: Hotrod on June 05, 2017, 10:42:39 PM
Thanks for the report t^


Title: Re: Avalon Fishing Report
Post by: EagleAye on July 19, 2017, 11:43:01 AM
Sorry for not posting for a while, but it's been crazy at work.  12 hour days for the last month in a warehouse with no AC.

Anyway, got out for a couple of open boat tuna trips on July 4th and July 9th.  Fishing was really good on July 4th with over 20 bites and 5 yellowfin making the box from 40-60lbs.  We lost 2 boatside as well.  One somehow made a Matrix move and jumped off the gaff and snapped the line and the other broke the hook before we could get a gaff in it. July 9th was slower but I caught my personal best 100 pound bluefin.  What a fight! We had on other bluefin make the box, around 60 pounds.  We broke off 2 others.

Fluke fishing has been pretty slow for me but I did get out solo for a couple of hours this past saturday and put 2 in the box out at the reef. Sunday was just tough fishing for me, my brother and dad.  A couple short fluke and short sea bass was it for us.  Drift speed at the reef was about 1.5 knots so I back trolled to keep us fishing near the bottom. Should have gone to the next reef north as I heard the drift was much slower there and a few fish were caught.  Hopefully I'll be back out there this weekend.
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