1. Went fishing on the Manasquan Inlet north jetty this evening in the rain during a small craft advisory and incoming tide. Got wet. Only saw one large commercial ...more fishing boat go up the inlet at night. 7 surfers were there before dusk. 7 other fishermen were nearby. I started getting hits late in the day. When I yanked on a hit near the rocks, a small striped bass flew out of the ocean. On my 108th cast of the day at 5:40 PM, I hooked a triple header. After I walked the fish to the beach, a 26” striped bass was on the top teaser made by my brother John, the second teaser made by my friend Jack was missing and my Bomber Long A-16 was missing. 15 lb test leader is too light for striped bass. I tagged the striped bass, then threw it into the inlet.

  2. Caught, tagged and released a striped bass with my friend Jack’s homemade buck tail teaser in the Manasquan, NJ, surf tonight. Lost one that threw the hook. 6 fishermen ...more were in my inlet spot when I left at night.

    1. Nice🤙
  3. Went fishing at Manasquan Inlet, NJ, this evening on the outgoing tide during a 40 knot south wind gale after the rain stopped. > 30 surfers were there. Ocean ...more was rough. Caught lots of weeds. Got second parking spot near the jetty. Saw a common loon in the inlet. Caught, tagged and released a 19” striped bass on my 77th cast of the day at 5:17 PM. Lost a striped bass in the inlet over the fence on my second cast while leaving at night.

  4. Caught, tagged and released 2 undersized striped bass and an 18” fluke on a yellow A-Salt Bomber and my friend Jack’s homemade buck tail teaser at Manasquan Inlet, ...more NJ, tonight.

    1. nice catch
  5. Caught, tagged and released an undersized striped bass with an A-Salt Bomber tonight. Saw a surf fisherman catch and release two stripers with a popper before dusk. ...more Striped bass were south of Mantoloking today.

  6. Only caught and released one white perch in 45 degrees Carnegie Lake this evening. I think that it’s fished out. I may stop fishing there.

    1. Tim Crowley 0
      Little guy 🐟
  7. Caught 2 hickory shad on a teaser in the ocean tonight. Saw a surf fisherman catch a keeper striped bass on a big plug in my surf spot when I arrived at the jetty. ...more I found a squid jig in the parking lot. Caught 49 shad recently.

  8. Caught and released two peanut bunker on a Monmouth County, NJ, jetty, then caught, tagged and released an undersized striped bass on a yellow Bomber A-15. 7 boats ...more were fishing nearby. Lots of surf fishermen caught nothing. After they left, I didn’t get a hit in the surf. Then I didn’t get a hit in the inlet. Windowpane flounder and minnows were under the lights. One hit with 120 casts in 171 minutes is very slow fishing.

    1. Water is too cold. Don’t return until April. I caught 2 shad in the ocean tonight.
    2. Tim Crowley 0
      Got 🦨 fishing one of my best river stretches today
    3. Hypothermia
    4. Tim Crowley 0
      I’m hitting river in kayak today 11 degrees wind chill don’t know what to expect.
    5. Caught nothing in a 31 degree gale tonight.
    6. Tim Crowley 0
      I’ll take a striper everyday, keep up the good work.
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  9. Went fishing at Manasquan Inlet this evening on a cold, sunny day with a strong west wind and outgoing tide during a small craft advisory and last quarter moon . ...more Got the first parking spot near the jetty. Caught, tagged and released a windowpane flounder on my first cast of the day with my friend Jack’s homemade bucktail teaser in the surf. Just before I switched lures, I caught, tagged and released another sundial on an Ava A-17. Hickory shad were chasing glass minnows. Hooked one but it threw the hook, then escaped. Caught, tagged and released a 24” striped bass on a yellow Bomber in the inlet at night just before I quit. That was the 9,200th striped bass that I caught in NJ since 1985.

    1. Pete Lyden 0
      way cool
    2. Bryan Harper 0
      👍 Nice
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  10. Caught an 18” hickory shad on a teaser and 27.5” striped bass with a yellow Bomber at Manasquan Inlet tonight. Ocean was still rough and dirty.

    1. Tim Crowley 0
      You are doing great with stripers

About

I'm retired and make nearly 300 fishing trips per year in NJ.


Fishing Favorites

  • Species carp
  • Waterway Delaware River
  • Lure corn meal

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