2007

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April 2  - The Pier is now openRichard reports that the only fish caught this week were skates.There did appear to be some shad flashing in the water on Thursday night when he turned on the lights, but none were caught. 

April  10  -  Richard reports that anglers caught and released a 25-inch striper and a 19-inch flounder on Wednesday night .

April  17  -  Rob reports just a few skates caught this week. Last week some flounder were caught along with a few "short" stripers.  The pier is now open Monday through  Thursday from 10am to 7pm, and Friday and Saturday from 9am until about 10pm.  They'll  stay open later if there is a decent crowd or the bite is hot.

April  23  -  J.J. reports skates and sand sharks during the day, although one angler caught a kingfish Also, the shad finally started to bite at night under the lights ... mostly on spec rigs.

April  30  -  J.J. still reports skates and sharks during the day; however, the shad and the blues are definitely starting to bite ... especially  at night under the lights.

May  7  -  J.J. reports a great week of fishing with a ton of bluefish, a lot of shad, some big tautog, a lot of skates, a few blowfish, and a couple of flounder.  The bluefish were ranging from 15 to 22 inches. During the day they were biting at the end of the outgoing tide. On a few days, they were also hitting first thing in the morning. On the incoming tide, shad were mixed in with the bluefish at night. The blues and shad were both hitting spec rigs and gotcha plugs.  Some nice tautog were also caught this week at the ocean-end of the pier on green crab and frozen sand fleas.

May  14  -  J.J. reports a lot of bluefish this week, some big ones!  There were also a few nice flounder caught up to 20-inches, plus some shad and a lot of skates.  In addition, there was some very good tautog fishing from the end of the pier on green crabs and sand fleas. On Friday night the pier had a brief run of "short" stripers up to 26-inches ... but no keepers.
Hopefully, some nice sea trout, like those caught in the inlet this week, will make it to the pier with this week's earlier incoming tide.

May  21  -  Richard reports that the bad wind last week did negatively affect fishing. However, there were bluefish blitzes off and on all week; and, an occasional flounder. Even the bad weather didn't stop the skates, plus some really good tautog fishing at the sea-wall end of the pier.

May  29  -  J.J. reports lots of blues and shad at night, and a few more more flounder this week. There were also lots of short stripers at night, up to 20-inches. In addition to some excellent tautog fishing, there were also a couple of small black drum caught this past week.  Only 5 trout were caught at night; hopefully, the trout will bite better on the incoming tide this week.

June  4  -  J.J. reports an impressive run of shad this week along with some blues and few trout at night.  There were also a good number of stripers caught at night in the 20 to 24-inch range. Lots of tautog were also caught from the end of the pier.  Although flounder fishing was slow, there were several  "keepers." As usual, there were some blowfish and lots of skates. One person on the pier  caught a 24-inch Spanish Mackerel.

June  11  -  J.J. reports some really impressive day and night fishing this past week. The pier had blues, shad, and quite a few trout. There were also some short stripers between 18 and 24-inches. There were also a lot of sharks on the pier this week. A couple of anglers caught 10 sharks one night; plus another caught a 4 foot angel shark. By day, the pier saw a few nice flounder, some blowfish, some tautog, and an occasional blitz of bluefish. In addition, the first small sea bass were reported for the kids to catch and release.

June  18  -  J.J. reports some good fishing at night for blues, shad, and some trout.   There are also still sand sharks and angel sharks being caught on the pier . The tautog bite has slowed a bit compared to last week, but they're still catching some.  Daytime fishing was hit or miss with a few nice flounder and some little sea bass and spot for the kids to catch.  The tides should be good this week!

June  25  -  J.J. reports slow fishing during the day this week; however, Sunday was better with some bluefish, small sea bass, a few croaker, and some flounder. One the other hand, night fishing was much better with lots  of snapper blues and shad, plus a few short stripers and a few trout.

July  2  -  J.J. reports that  flounder fishing improved this week during the daytime. Several keepers were caught  this week along with lots of throwbacks. Small sea bass, spot, and a few croaker were
also available for the kids to catch. At night, the action was great on blues and shad using spec rigs,  and Gotcha Plugs.

July  9  -  J.J. reports that day time fishing for flounder this week was excellent, except for a couple windy days. There were some bluefish and also a couple of good croaker runs at night.  One angler caught 50 croaker on Saturday night. Small sea bass are now plentiful on the pier during the day for the kids.

July  16  -  J.J. reports great flounder fishing on the incoming tide this week. One angler on Sunday had 3 keepers of 8 caught. Another caught a 23-inch flounder. There were a lot of blues in the 12-14 inch size range caught on Saturday night on spec rigs ... some caught  two at a time. The pier also saw some trout and short stripers on a couple nights . There were a few good croaker runs in the evenings on the end of the outgoing tide, but not consistent.

July  23  -  J.J. reports lots of fish this week. There's been a ton of flounder caught; but that most of them have not been large enough to keep. At night there's been shad and blues. Saturday night was really  good on the bluefish, using spec rigs, and  Got-cha Plugs, although some anglers are catching them on bottom rigs with mullet. As usual this time of year, there are always little sea bass and spot for the kids to catch on bloodworms and Fishbite bloodworms.

July  30  -  J.J. reports there were a lot of flounder with quite a good amount of keepers. Although the tides were late this past week, night action on blues and shad was still fair.  And, of course, still plenty of little sea bass and a few spot for the kids to catch .

August  6  -  J.J. reports that fishing this week was much the same as last week. There were more flounder caught, but less keepers.  One angler caught 55 flounder in 3 days; however, only one was a keeper. Night action was excellent on blues and shad. Also tautog are still being caught with sand fleas during the day.

August  13  -  J.J.  reports another good week of fishing. The flounder have been small but numerous during the incoming tide. Night action has been blues and shad; and, there are still plenty of spot and small sea bass for the kids to catch.  There were a couple of runs of croaker, but they have not been consistent. The pier saw some striper action on Saturday night, with  few short stripers caught plus a  couple of line breakers got away.

August  20  -  J.J. reports quite a mixed bag of fish.  On some days this week they caught big flounder; but, on other days they just caught throw backs.  Again, there were a couple of good runs of croaker, but nothing too consistent.  There were also some triggerfish caught this week;  and surprisingly, there were an unusual amount of spot caught.   Still lots of shad and blues were biting at night. 

August  27  -  J.J. reports the best flounder catching week of the year. Many flounder were caught in the 19 to 21 inch range. As an added bonus, at night anglers were catching blues and shad using spec rigs and  Got-cha Plugs.

September  3  -  J.J. reports good flounder fishing again this week; however, there were not as many keepers as last week.  At night, under the lights, anglers caught a lot of blues and a few sea trout. And, as usual, there have been plenty of spot and small sea bass to keep the kids happy.

September  10  -  J.J. reports good flounder fishing all week. At night, there have been lots of bluefish, plus a few  trout; however, the fish have been small. There are still plenty of spot and small sea bass to keep the kids happy.

September  17  -  J.J. reports another good week on flounder.  On Sunday, anglers were catching quite a bit of spot on the pier and using them as bait to catch some nice sized flounder.  At night anglers were catching lots of shad and some blues; however, they were running rather small this week.

September  24  -  J.J. reports lots of blues and flounder. Some of the bluefish were up to 4-5  pounds.  A few trout were caught during the day on squid strips; one was 22 inches. Also, triggerfish and tautog have started to bite during the day, especially at slack tide. J.J. also noted that the  rockfish action was pretty good from the Inlet Wall at night.

October  1  -  J.J. reports another good week on flounder.... lots of action but no too many keepers. Bluefish were biting during the day as well as at night; and some shad were joining the blues at night.  Tautog are starting to bite at the end of the pier; one man had his limit.  And, there have also been a few trigger fish caught.

October  8  -  J.J. again reports another good week on flounder. The only reason it wasn't as good as last week was because last week was exceptional.  Overall, it was their 5th best week of fishing this
year for flounder. Still, there were bluefish mostly all day, and a good amount of tautog. At night there were shad, blues, and an occassional trout.

October  15  -  J.J. reports an excellent week on bigger bluefish running 16 to 17 inches. There was also still reasonable good flounder fishing. Tautog fishing was also excellent from the end of the pier with a couple anglers catching their limits.   At night there were a few trout mixed in with mostly blues and shad.

October  22  -  J.J. reports good bluefish, flounder, and tautog fishing this past week.  In addition, at night there were shad and a couple of seatrout.

November  5  -  J.J. still reports pretty good fishing for bluefish, flounder and tautog.  Hours of pier operation are now limited.  Please call for hours!

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