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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2007, 06:42:57 PM »

We had 4 keepers and many many did I many searobins and shorts. Tomorrow is another day. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2007, 10:14:41 AM »

Little Egg Reef was producing Fluke this week although there have been logs of throwbacks in the mix.   By the way, if you are coming up with half a Fluke, it is probably a brown shark.   They are all over the place.   Snapper blues and nice blues in the 5-7 lb. range are also cruising the reef sites. 

Father and son team Ed & John Hunt, or should we say John “Shark-Hunt-er” had a nice day Saturday with a 40lb. Thresher Shark weighed in at the marina which was caught on a top/bottom rig with a minnow.   Nice job guys.   Last week John brought in a nice brown shark also (see photo gallery) caught on his fluke rig.   Had a few reports over the past week or so of Hammerhead sharks cruising the waters.   

Bay fishing remains rough but there are still keeper Fluke in the mix of the smaller fish.   Reports of weakfish found in front of the Coast Guard Station.  Kingfish still haven’t really found their home in Great Bay yet but we are expecting them to show up any time now.   Crabbing remains slow.   
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2007, 06:20:16 PM »

Good report Debiomara.  Keep them coming.   thumbs up
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2007, 01:16:04 PM »

LE Reef continues to produce Fluke.   Most guys are catching close to their limits when conditions are right.   Gulp shrimp and swimming mullet have been doing very well.   Sea Bass have hit the coolers also.   Slammer blues continue to crash the bunker schools.   Inside, the Fluking is getting harder but if you drift deep water, your chances of bringing home some keepers increase dramatically.   Kingfish still spotty but should be here soon.   One rental boat did manage catching two croakers which is a welcome sign.
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2007, 03:36:43 PM »

Date: 08/11/07
This morning’s weather was pretty nasty and only a handful of anglers got out into the ocean who probably shouldn’t have even but out with the small craft in effect.  Even heard of several distress calls.  Seas were extremely rough until the winds died down early this afternoon.   The others who stayed in the bay also faced some rough waters foe the first part of the day   but it was a tough fast drift.   On the happier side, king fish have showed up with a little more force with one customer landing seven while chumming. Loads of snapper blues all over.  Crabbing is still tough but should make a good recovery by the end of the month.
 
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2007, 06:44:59 AM »

Fished the Towers yesterday off LBI (R&W) not much tehir, moved over to the GSS, had 3 nice Sea Bass 19, 22, 23, no fluke keepers all shorts.
No drift and pleanty of junk fish.
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2007, 05:02:22 PM »

Started early today, got to the reef (LE) fished on the eastern side of the research buoys, had 6 throw backs and 5 keepers 17 1/2' to 22', it was a little rough in the AM, used 10 ounce sinkers to reach the bottom, wind slowed a bit before noon, dropped to  6 ounces, a couple of more throw backs so I called it a day. thumbs up
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2007, 05:06:41 PM »

Good report jarhead,

Always good to know what is happening all around.  Your report will help and maybe get some others to start posting and stop lurking.

Happy Catching

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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2007, 05:38:55 PM »

Fished just NE of LE Reef today, had about a dozen throw backs, the usual skates and sea robins thrown in. Had 7 keepers to 21 in. 4 blue fish. Seas where around 2 ft, light drift. thumbsup2
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2007, 05:42:41 PM »

Nice Jarhead.  I was heading out this morning but the rain held me back.
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2007, 08:48:48 PM »

Nice catch Jarhead.  The drift this morning was almost nonexistent.
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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2007, 06:42:52 PM »

Good report jarhead,

Always good to know what is happening all around.  Your report will help and maybe get some others to start posting and stop lurking.

Happy Catching

Paul

In reference to Paul, fished GSS right on the marker. 1 keeper fluke, dozen shorts, and a nice sea bass. was only out about 3 hours in the morning due to famliy obligations.
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2007, 06:47:23 PM »

Hi Relentless, thanks for the report and welcome to the site.   thumbs up
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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2007, 06:53:50 PM »

Hey.  Welcome to the site relentless!

Nice to have you aboard
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« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2007, 12:35:35 AM »

Welcome Aboard relentless,

Glad to have you on deck.  Thanks for the post it is always good to get your feet wet right off the bat. 

This site has many things to offer the fisherman/women.  Please feel free to wander as there is so much here.  But I have to warn you it is addicting, so please take the time to fish. Ah, you might want to wait till it stops raining though.

Happy Catching

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« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2007, 07:49:45 AM »




When I grow up I want to be an Osprey. Grin Fished the LER area on Saturday. We had 11 keeper fluke. 9 were over 20 inches. Had a mix of little blues also. They make good bait.


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« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2007, 05:42:11 PM »

thank you to the people that welcomed me to the site. now i am gonna ask some advice of the great bayers out there: i'm new to great bay, have some family in mystic, came up from southern nj in search of a different type of fishing.(those who have fished the southern waters will understand) I'm trying to find a "shortcut" if you will from the mullica to the stink house without having to follow the channel markers on the northern part of the bay. Followed a few through on sunday with a low tide and no problems except i don't own an accurate plotter, yet, or i would have marked it, i know the channels are pretty tight. so any hints or help i can get i would greatly appreciate the little bit of time and gas savings.
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« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2007, 06:20:21 PM »

There is an orange ball at the stakes just behind the stink house, most boaters that run from Great Bay Marina go that way, best advice would be to follow one out and save it as a route on your gps, I come out of Round About creek, and head for the danger marker just south of it, then follow the ICW out to the inlet,it's about the same time as going to the ball, just my opinion.

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« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2007, 05:13:32 AM »

Fished over the Labor Day w/e had 3 nice fluke on Sunday with a dozen croakers, all caught at the Rutgers Research Buoys.

Monday too many boats at the same site so I fished a little further south, had 2 keeper fluke, one was 22 in, and 18.

A few blue fish.
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