Jersey Shore Outdoors

November 13, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — The stripers are coming! The stripers are coming! Up until recently, the best bass fishing has been from Barnegat Inlet up north all the way to Raritan Bay. With ocean temperatures dropping, those fish are making their way south. When a wave of these fish appears, ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — Weather has made fishing a bit of an “on again, off” again proposition. The reports I am getting reveal that structure fishing in the ocean has been very good with some great catches of black sea bass along with tautog and roaming bluefish. On the striped bass scene, ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ - No doubt that the Township of Ocean learned a great deal from past storms. Leave it to them to provide weather reports that surely apply to everyone in Southern Ocean County. For starters, it's critical to secure outdoor items including lawn furniture, garbage cans,flags, ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Fall is finally in the air, and if the strong winds ever stop blowing, I think we will have some great fishing shortly. I received a fishing report from Steve Palmer, the personable owner of Jingles Bait and Tackle in Beach Haven. Usually with fishing reports I ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Although the 2019 summer flounder season in New Jersey is now closed for another year, the bottom fishermen can still fish for tog while they await the re-opening of the black sea bass season on October 8. Also, providing action on the inshore artificial reefs and inshore ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - The end to the 2019 summer flounder season in New Jersey is drawing near with the final day this Saturday, September 21. Predicted strong winds will roil the ocean up for most of the rest of the week and likely mean a slow finish to the season. I fished the Little Egg ...

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WARETOWN, NJ – Some Ocean Township pups may already have their tongues hanging out in anticipation. Meanwhile, reports that a dedicated area is going to the dogs also has some humans more than a little bit happy. At the Township’s September Committee Meeting, Deputy Mayor Ken Baulderstone shared ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Less than a month ago came the first attempt to dig up the story of the Barnegat Rocks.  Since then, someone’s debunked the alleged inspiration for the rock garden that sits by the Barnegat Municipal Dock. Readers may recall the story of Greg Cummings, a local photographer with a ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Saturday was perfect sailing weather for Barnegat’s Pirate’s Day. By the end of day, Barnegat’s Recreation Director Jean Broadbent estimated at least 8,000 people showed up and embraced their own inner pirate. Landlubbers and sea dogs alike graced the streets where “X” marked the ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ  - If weather forecasters have it right, Dorian poses no  threat to Southern Ocean County. However. with the peak of hurricane season just ahead, the Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone to develop an emergency preparedness plan. The object isn't just to focus on securing ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Labor Day is now in the books, and the kids are back at school. That has traditionally been the official end of the tourist season in southern Ocean County. It certainly does not mean the end of the fishing season, however. As I write this today, Wednesday, our ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Rumor has it that it was a lovely farmgirl that brought Captain Kidd to Barnegat, while legend suggests the notorious pirate left behind some hidden treasure. Meanwhile, this September 7th, young and old buccaneers are expected to take over Barnegat for its annual Pirate’s ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - As everyone has been suspecting for quite a while now, we will be having some new regulations on striped bass fishing in New Jersey. A new set of rules will take effect in 2020. There is little doubt that these rules will be stricter than current ones due to a population ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ- After fourteen years at what is now the ACME Plaza on West Bay Avenue, Sub Busters is closing its doors. However, that doesn’t mean customers craving their sandwiches will have to do without them. Sub Busters is going mobile as it rolls around the community in a traveling “sub ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – When Superstorm Sandy hit the shores near the Barnegat Bay Beach, it destroyed several homes. As a result, some properties like the one located at 361-363 Bay Shore Drive, remain free of any existing structures. Both lots are on the market for sale. Formally considered Block 201, ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – The idea that someone, somewhere, or something rocks implies greatness. However, the fact that Barnegat rocks represents something even more literal. A colorful assortment of painted stones flocks the entrance to the stairs leading to Barnegat’s Municipal Dock.   Some are cleverly ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - There’s a legendary song about sitting on the dock of another bay. No doubt some can relate to parts of the lyrics as they enjoy time down at Barnegat’s Municipal Dock located at 427 East Bay Avenue. There are those who take advantage of the picturesque beauty of the docks.  Marie ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - It is hard to believe, but summer is quickly coming to an end. I checked the weather report for the upcoming week, and it looks like it will be a hot one. That should keep the water temperatures high and our fishing action also hot. This warm water will provide us with ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - I got an update from Bob Severi of Beach Haven on his recent fishing activity. He has fished Little Egg Inlet a couple of times and found fluke, but no keepers. He got into some birds working near Mordecai Island and picked off a small bluefish.  He reports seeing plenty ...

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TOWNSHIP OF OCEAN, NJ – While only a handful of Ocean Township residents are experiencing power outages, neighboring communities aren’t quite so lucky.  Dozens of Lacey Township families don’t have lights or access to other electricity. According to information provided by Jersey Central Power ...

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BARNEGAT/TOWNSHIP OF OCEAN, NJ – According to the National Weather Service, today’s forecast calls for potentially hazardous conditions. Scattered thunderstorms could start as early as this afternoon and continue through evening. Heavy rainfall and flash flooding  are on the radar throughout ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The summer flounder are in the midst of their annual migration from the bay waters on out to the ocean. Right now, most of the fish continue to be throwbacks with many fish just missing the 18-inch mark. Anglers are hoping that some of these fish grow just enough to be legal by ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – It wasn’t just the music that set the tone for yesterday’s “Day on the Bay” at Sherer’s Boat Basin.  In its largest turnout ever with over 300 people, the community spirit rocked the special event that went hours past its scheduled end time. Barnegat’s “Day on the Bay” allowed ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - The humidity may be high, but there’s no rain in sight for today’s “Day on the Bay.”  For many with special needs, today will be the first time they’ll feel salty water splash on their faces. Local captains look forward the annual event, which focuses on providing boat rides for ...

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TOWNSHIP OF OCEAN, NJ - Today marks the day that one family's "junk" may become another's treasure. Those on the hunt should know that the Township of Ocean's map of yard sales is now out and can be printed from here.  Maps are also available at the police headquarters.  Many will be set up at ...

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BARNEGAT/OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Those on the hunt for just about anything may find it in either Barnegat or Ocean Township on Saturday, July 27, 2019. For those, who aren’t sure, Waretown is part of Ocean Township. At the Barnegat Docks, the Barnegat Historical Society hosts the first of its two ...

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BEACH HAVEN - Over one hundred captains, anglers, and guests gathered at the Beach Haven Marlin and Tuna Club last night, July 23. The occasion marked the opening festivities for the 50th annual White Marlin Tournament. The evening was marked by good food, live music, good natured bragging, and a ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ -The water has seemingly disappeared. In fact, it’s something that happens every spring in Cloverdale Farm County Park. It’s as if floodgates open, and a lake-like oasis vanishes. Right now, there’s no indication that a waterway ever existed. As it turns out, it’s all part of a ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - While the fishing may not be quite as hot as our weather has been recently, the action is strong enough to please most anglers. The biggest complaint I have heard is the difficulty in catching keeper fluke while having to release so many short fish. Andy Tonnesen at ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ - Some may like it hot. However, today’s rising temperatures throughout Barnegat, Waretown and other parts of Ocean County call for a heat watch. In fact, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department suggests using caution through the weekend. Today’s weather calls for a high of ...

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