Jersey Shore Outdoors Top Stories

August 5, 2020

BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ - No doubt that 2020 will go down in area history books for its series of challenges.  Tropical Storm Isaias raged through both Barnegat and Ocean Township yesterday.  The National Weather Service confirmed six tornadoes across the region, including one in Ocean County.  ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - The fishing over the past week in the Beach Haven area has been strong., but with the approach of Hurricane Isaias, thing will probably be on the back burner for a while. The water temperature in the bay waters behind Long Beach Island have been reaching 80-degrees and ...

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In a nutshell, there are fluke and blowfish in the bay, fluke and kingfish on the beach, fluke and black sea bass on the inshore structure, and some darn fine fishing for tuna in the mid-range distances. The word from Fisherman’s Headquarters in Ship Bottom is that the abundance of school ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ - Residents in the Southern Ocean County area have a few choices when it comes to assessing big boom noises today. Complaints about fireworks have simmered down - so there's little chance they'll account for daytime noise. What are the alternatives? Training exercises are ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - I have always been a big proponent in getting kids involved in fishing. It is such a great activity that keeps them active (not glued to a video screen) and teaches them some valuable lessons. They learn hard work pays off, lessons on conservation, how to handle failure, ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ - Video footage surfaced Thursday morning of a shark attacking a dolphin right off the shore in Long Beach Township. Video footage was provided by Sean Donohue, who says he witnessed the encounter near 106th Street Beach. There are unconfirmed reports that the dolphin ...

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WARETOWN, NJ – Passersby may have wondered about the blue tarp covering the sign outside what was historically known as the Waretown Lake & Recreation Area. Ocean Township officials unveiled the sign this Saturday in a dedication ceremony.  The Wells Mills landmark now bears the name of Corliss ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY — I hope that everyone had an enjoyable and safe Fourth of July as we celebrated our great county’s Independence Day. Summer’s crowds are now out in force on the roads, beaches, and waters of Southern Ocean County. It is time to look at the local fishing scene. Recent ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ – Barnegat and Ocean Township joined many New Jersey communities in canceling firework displays this year. However, those who can’t imagine an Independence Day without the “rockets red glare” can still find them within Ocean County. There are 33 municipalities within Ocean ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ — With many towns canceling their Fourth of July fireworks due to COVID-19 crowd concerns, Long Beach Township has decided to present them with social distancing in mind. The firework celebration will take place at 68th Street in Brant Beach on the bay, but Bayview Park ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – A Barnegat man using a metal detector came to the rescue of a distraught township resident -who lost her rings at the Barnegat Bay Beach.  Alicia Bivens says she offered Tom Panik a reward for recovering her treasured keepsakes, but he refused to take it. “He told me just to pay ...

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Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Since Memorial Day, the Jersey Shore has been grinding back to life. But ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy took some time in announcing that pools could open for the summer. Like other parts of the state, residents in both Barnegat and Ocean Township welcomed the news. Many began the steps to comply with New Jersey’s COVID-19 Outdoor Pool Standards. So, how ...

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WARETOWN, NJ – Generally speaking, yard sales are a win/win situation for both buyers and sellers. Good news for anyone disappointed that Ocean Township’s Annual Townwide Yard Sale was canceled.  Community leaders just rescheduled the popular event for July 25, 2020. “This is a free event,” said ...

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TUCKERTON, NJ — Enjoy the summer out on the water and take a ferry ride from Tuckerton Seaport to Beach Haven Taylor Ave Municipal Dock each weekend throughout the summer with special COVID-19 measures aboard. The popular Water Ferry Service is back to bring riders across the bay to enjoy the ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - The COVID-19 outbreak may mean a glitch in some summer travel plans. Fears of becoming stranded on a cruise or infected during air travel have many holding off on faraway trips. Alternatively, at the Jersey shore, homeowners are getting ready for a full season of summer ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  Governor Phil Murphy is in the process of his daily COVID-19 press conference. For beach communities along the New Jersey shore, beaches and boardwalks will be open with some restrictions as of Friday, May 22. Beaches will still be open to the public with limited capacity. This ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – People north of the Driscoll Bridge look to Memorial Day to begin their trek “go down the shore.”  For Ocean County residents, a visit to the sand and surf is more commonly referred to as hitting the beach. With just two weeks away, it is important to know about beach badges and ...

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JERSEY SHORE, NJ - “The Bennies are Coming!”  In the weeks before Memorial Day, local Jersey Shore residents express their share of complaints about the perceived “invasion” from out of area residents. However,  local eateries and other business owners eagerly await the onslaught of guests. Truth ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar officials are moving forward to open the beachfront by Memorial Day weekend, but with social distancing measures in place to ensure the safety of residents, employees and visitors during the coronavirus outbreak. While these plans were discussed at the borough council’s May 5 ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - After Governor Phil Murphy reopened state parks and golf courses, Ocean County officials followed suit and allowed access to a select number of county facilities.  Cloverdale County Park in Barnegat was not included on the initial list. However, as of tomorrow, visitors can ...

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