Written by Ron Nuzzolo
Sunday, 19 September 2010 15:20
It?s an amazing time to fish the Jersey shore, from Barnegat Bay to the
Raritan big bluefish and false albacore have been causing havoc on light tackle.
Down south Captain Steve Purul from Reel Fantasea charters in Barnegat is the
first indicator for an amazing fall season about to begin. Captain Steve has
been sitting on a variety of fish, blues, false albies, stripers, blow fish, and
other bottom species he is still trying to identify. Captain Steve said the
abundant inshore false albacore action has been one of the best he has fished in
years. The power and speed of a false albacore is the closest you can get to
fight a tuna this close to shore. Reel Fantasea Charters is in the thick of
things and as Captain Steve said ?these normally offshore species are now
literally within a stone throw from the beach ?. With an amazing season about to
begin don't miss out on some the best action found anywhere. Captain Steve
offers open boat trips for anyone who loves to fish so check him out at www.reelfantaseafishing.com
Allen aboard Reel Class Charters from Pt. Pleasant had a few run-ins as well.
The crew hooked into gator size blues taking bait before a frenzy of false
albies took over and kept them fighting for a while. Great action on light
spinning rods and the crew had fish on most of the day feeding right behind the
boat. All albies took spearing or tsunami soft plastics.
Raritan Bay anglers did well from the Ammo Pier to Sandy Hook and across to
the Verrazano side, false albies and big blues have been in hot pursuit, chasing
big schools of spearing most of the week. Remember these fish are feeding on
spearing so diamond jigs, soft plastics and most metal lures will do well. Stay
on all the action log onto www.njsaltwaterfisherman.com/forums
Albies are powerful and super fast. Usually you only get a few casts at
albies before they out run you. What we are experiencing right now is an
angler?s dream .With big bluefish and albies rounding up bait fish, marinas and
docks all over the shore are starting to swell with bait like spearing, peanut
bunker and sand eels. Bait fish know they are trapped and most anglers see the
signs and can smell it in the air. They are starting to lose sleep at night.
Dreaming about what tackle they need, what days they can take off from work and
even talking to themselves. Some will take the scenic route home from work in
hopes of seeing birds working off the beach, just because they are hooked on
fishing. Bass are coming are you ready?