Shore Report Top Stories

April 21, 2019

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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SHIP BOTTOM - If you have traveled to Long Beach Island recently you have seen the two new large structures at the entrance to Ship Bottom. LBI is changing and changing rapidly with these two properties.  Hotel LBI is close to completion.  It is a project by the Mercer Management Group which ...

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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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BELMAR, NJ — The Belmar Boat Show will make its debut on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 at the Belmar Manutti Marina — one of the Jersey Shore’s premier destinations for boating, fishing and a host of water sports. The free two-day event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature ...

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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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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Oyster Farmers, a feature length documentary centering on coastal life in New Jersey, was officially released 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 the ...

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Meet Its New Brewing Team on March 22 … And See What’s On Tap at Belmar’s Own Landmark Brewery BELMAR, NJ — There’s a new brewer in the “Haus,” who has been busy taking a fresh, new approach to beer-making at Belmar’s own landmark brewery. Matt Pipkin has joined Beach Haus Brewery as lead ...

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BEACH HAVEN -  The deal has been in the works for a few years. The Tide Table Group, owners of Mud City Crab House, Ship Bottom Shellfish, Parker’s Garage & Oyster Saloon, the Black Whale Bar & Fish House, and the Old Causeway Steak & Oyster House, recently announced the purchase of The ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Seal spottings on Belmar’s beaches and in its marina during the early spring usually attract much attention — except apparently for the malnourished seal that was discovered ashore in the borough on February 6. The baby gray seal was rescued by volunteers of the Marine Mammal ...

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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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BELMAR, NJ — After being held a stone’s throw from the Belmar beachfront for three decades, the New Jersey Seafood Festival is headed to a new venue — the borough’s downtown district. Belmar officials currently are hammering out details for the move, which will shift the popular event to be held ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The days of bargain-priced beach badges in Belmar may soon be numbered. The borough council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and vote on Tuesday, February 5 to raise the cost of seasonal badges from $55 to $70, seasonal badges for seniors and disabled individuals from $15 to ...

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BELMAR, NJ — While state law now bans smoking on all New Jersey public beaches, it’s been five years since lighting up became totally off-limits along Belmar’s beach and boardwalk. And according to Belmar officials, there have been few problems — or complaints — caused by the restriction, which ...

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RUMSON, NJ — In biting winds and near-zero temperatures, U.S. Coast Guard crews Monday morning rescued a distressed individual stuck on a small island in the Navesink River. At about 9:40 a.m. on January 21, watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook received notification from the Rumson ...

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