Jersey Shore Outdoors

July 16, 2019

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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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Summer is here with hot weather and a great variety of fish to be found in the bay and ocean waters. To sum up the folks at Fisherman’s Headquarters, “Mid-summer on LBI is crazy, especially this year.” Their analysis of the overall fishing picture is that fishing is ...

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JERSEY SHORE – Those who live at the Jersey Shore year round speak a language of their own. Actually, it’s often a mix of dialects from other parts of Jersey, New York and those who come from the near west. Philadelphia, that is. Most make a common distinction. They are not anything like the ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND AREA - This mid-week report is not an actual fishing report but rather an update on a couple of happenings on the local scene this weekend. The first one involves the Village Harbour Fishing Club which meets at the Stafford Township Community Center on East Bay Avenue. The ...

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WARETOWN, NJ – Children ages 5-14 have the unique opportunity of learning the basics of golf starting tomorrow, July 9th.  PGA Professional Jeff Bebbino offers junior players helpful tips on site at Greenbriar At Ocean Aire Golf and Country Club. Bebbino is the golf pro at the private club located ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND AREA - As I write this report, it is hard to ignore the fact that we are in the midst of a great Fourth of July weekend at the Southern Ocean County shore. The weather is great, there are giant crowds on the beaches and waters, and the anglers are boasting of their catches. Let’s ...

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WARETOWN, NJ – Children 12 years of age and younger have the opportunity to win prizes at Waretown’s upcoming fishing and crabbing derby. Scheduled on July 26, 2019, registration starts at 5:30pm at Sands Point Park. The contest runs from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Area businesses have donated ...

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Blame it on the weather forecasters. Local Barnegat authorities made an early call to cancel yesterday’s evening concert. However, the fireworks were still a hit at the docks for many who came out to see them. For those who missed the display, there’s still time to see fireworks somewhere ...

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BARNEGAT. NJ - Those heading over to Barnegat Bay Beach may notice a few things missing from the small sandy beach. Gone are the lifeguard stand and cautionary dividing ropes. Also absent are lifeguards on duty. The Township’s decision to go without lifeguards at the Bay Beach had nothing to do ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – In existence for almost a quarter of a century, Barnegat’s “Day on the Bay” returns on Sunday, July 28th. At the invite of the Barnegat Recreation Disability Advisory Board, those with special needs are treated to free boat rides. During yesterday’s Township Committee Meeting, ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Perhaps the premier fishing event of all of New Jersey is fast approaching as the captain’s meeting for the Beach Haven Marlin and Tuna Club’s 50th Annual White Marlin Invitational will be held on Tuesday, July 23. I got word from tournament director Dave Ridley that ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - Summer has officially arrived, and the weather in the Southern Ocean County area looks to be very summerlike. This spells good news for the local anglers. As they say at Fisherman’s Headquarters, “the fishing on LBI is in full summertime mode.” Fish Heads sums It up noting ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND AREA -  As I sit here gathering some information on this week’s local fishing report, I am struck by the poor weather we have been experiencing. Right now, there are winds out of the northwest at over 20 miles per hour. At least the sun is out, however, even though the ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - Congratulations to the Southern Regional High School Fishing Club for their convincing victory in the annual surf fishing tournaments against other area high school fishing clubs. These skilled anglers totaled 556 points with the largest fish of the event caught by Ram fisherman ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - I received a crabbing report from Jeremy Muermann, one of our local crabbers. We are coming up on the first big shed of the year for blue claw crabs. Jeremy tells me actual crabbing will slow a little until after the shed because the big males will be busy mating and carrying ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - This is the time of the year when Southern Ocean County fishermen seem to enjoy the most. We are still in the midst of catching the spring fish such as striped bass, black drum, and big bluefish. Suddenly, the summer-like fish start to arrive in the form of black sea ...

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SHIP BOTTOM -Fisherman’s Headquarters in Ship Bottom reports that surf fishing in the mid-island region has been decent for bass and blues.  Peg Bucci of Manahawkin stopped by just before closing one day with a big bass from that area.  She reported, “I set up my first rod and was quickly bit off ...

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BEACH HAVEN  - Spring weather is slowly arriving in Southern Ocean County, and the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are preparing for the current fishing season. At the same time these captains and the members of their famed Junior Mates Program have embarked on an ambitious ...

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The poor weather we have been experiencing in the Long Beach Island area has put a damper on fishing and prevented me from knowing just how many fish there are in our area. However, I do have some firsthand reports that sound promising.   The folks at Scott’s Bait and Tackle tell me the ...

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Spring like weather seems to be here now, and the water temperature in the bay is showing some real warming. That bodes well for upcoming fishing in southern Ocean County. Captain Steve Purul of Reel Fantasea Sportfishing has had some anglers out fishing in the lower reaches of Barnegat Bay and ...

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Water temperatures in the southern Ocean County area are slowly rising into the mid 50’s, and that means the fish are getting more active. At this point good numbers of striped bass are being caught in the bay waters even though most are still under keeper size. While bluefish have still not made ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Bay fishermen are finding small stripers all over the bay. The most consistent spot that I have been hearing of is Graveling Point down in Little Egg Harbor Township at the end of Radio Road. I am not sure if there are more fish there or just a greater concentration of ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - Finally, the long wait for a keeper striped bass at Graveling Point is over. Vincis Kudirka earned the $100 gift certificate from Scott’s Bait and Tackle in Mystic Island with a 10-pound striped bass caught on April 3 at 7:45 a.m. Vincis was fishing with fresh clam in water ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - I really was hoping that this week I could talk about all the fish that have suddenly started to be caught. Unfortunately, the cold water is still with us. The first place I checked was Scott’s Bait and Tackle in Mystic Island. The story right now at Graveling Point is that ...

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STAFFORD and LONG BEACH ISLAND - Although the inshore striped bass season opened on March 1, I have heard very little regarding any true action in our area. Things are always slow early in the year, but usually there are some smaller ones being caught. I see a couple of reasons for this One is the ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Oyster Farmers, a feature length documentary centering on coastal life in New Jersey, was officially released today, March 19 via Virgil Films. Jetty decided to fund the film via its Jetty Rock Foundation, the 501(C)3 nonprofit arm of the brand, in 2016, but the ethos of ...

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STAFFORD - We are several days into March, and the month sure has roared in like a lion. The water temperatures have remained low and need to see an increase of several degrees before the striped bass become active. The big news of the past few days has been the revelation that the New Jersey ...

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STAFFORD - We still have a long way to go before spring arrives and we can get into some decent fishing. However, there are a couple of fishing options coming up soon that have local anglers getting anxious. First, March 1 marks the official opening of the New Jersey striped bass season for ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - Frigid temperatures, strong winds, snow, and freezing rain have put a damper on fishing activities in Southern Ocean County. With symptoms of “cabin fever” gripping area anglers, some are finding cures in various ways. First, there are some local fishing flea markets along ...

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