2008

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August September October

April  14  -  J.J. reports mostly skates and sand sharks, with some tautog on the pier this past week.
One
nice flounder was also weighed in this week.

April  21  -  The shad are here ... and the bluefish are coming.  Saturday night, under the lights, several shad were caught.  And, on Thursday, the first bluefish was caught on the pier.  J.J. also reports lots of skates, sand sharks and tautog this past week.  A few flounder were caught, but no keepers. Call for our open hours this coming week!

April  28  -  J.J. reports that 15 to 25-inch bluefish were biting this week; some anglers caught their limits. The blues were biting on Spec Rigs, Gotcha Plugs and bait. There were also some flounder and shad caught, plus a lot of skates. As usual in the spring, tautog fishing was also good at the very end of the pier using sand fleas or green crabs.

May  5  -  J.J. reports some bluefish and shad being caught under the lights. Tautog fishing has also been good at the end of the pier. Lots of sharks and skates were also caught this week.

May  12  -  J.J. reports that despite the wind, some shad and a few bluefish were caught at night. Tautog action in the daytime remains good at the end of the pier.  A couple of short stripers were caught .... one just a tad short!. As unusual for this time of year, there were still plenty of skates. When the weather improves, the fishing should pick up.

May  19  -  J.J. reports decent shad and bluefish action at night. Also, anglers caught several short stripers in the 20 to 25-inch range.  Tautog action was excellent at the left end of the pier.

May  26  -  J.J. reports good shad and bluefish action this past week in the afternoon and at night using both Spec Rigs and mullet.  Also, the first trout of the season was  caught weighing in at nearly 5 pounds.  Tautog action was still good at the very end of the pier, and  flounder action picked up from last week with a few keepers. There were also a few blowfish caught and what some people described as mackerel. 

June  2  -  J.J. reports good bluefish and shad fishing at night, with a few trout mixed in.  Some flounder were caught along with several sharks and skates. Tautog action continues at the east end of the pier.

June  9  -  J.J. reports excellent night fishing for shad and blues. There were also a couple of trout caught as well as a couple of keeper stripers.  Flounder fishing also really picked up this week with a few keepers and lots of throwbacks. And finally, small sea bass are beginning to show up for the kids.

June  16  -  J.J. reports quite good flounder fishing in the daytime and  excellent night fishing for shad and blues, plus a few trout ... one trout went 20-inches. Some anglers continue getting their limit of tautog from the end of the pier.

June  23  -  J.J. reports a good number of flounder caught this week, although many were throwbacks.  There were lots of blues and shad at night,  plus a couple of good nights for trout.  Smaller tautog are still biting  from the end of the pier in the daytime. There's also a bit more little sea bass and a few spot for the kids to catch.

June  30  -  J.J. reports a lot more flounder this week, along with lots of little sea bass for the kids to catch Some tog are still being caught at the end of the pier, but not many keepers now that the water is getting warmer.  Fishing at night was fair on trout ... but excellent on blues and shad.

July  7  -  J.J. reports lots of flounder, but not that many keepers.  Night fishing was still excellent on blues and shad on the incoming tide ... and still quite good on the outgoing tide. There are still some tog being caught at the end of the pier; one angler caught an 18 inch tautog!  And, of course, there were little sea bass and spot for the kids to catch.

July  14  -   J.J. again reports lots of flounder and tog , but few keepers.  There were plenty of little sea bass and spot for the kids to catch. Night fishing was still good on blues and shad (and a few trout), despite the late tide this week,  Night fishing should improve this coming week with the earlier incoming tide.

July  21  -  J.J. reports just about the same action this week as last week. However, there were some larger bluefish and a few large trout caught at night under the lights.

July  27  -  J.J. reports a few really large flounder this week, plus a lot of throw backs. We also had our first croaker run of the year at the end of the outgoing tide.  Night fishing has still been good for blues, with an occasional  troutThere are still plenty of little sea bass and spot for the kids.

August  4  -  J.J. reports loads of flounder but lots of throw backs. There have been some good some croaker runs on the end of the outgoing tide. Night fishing has continued to be excellent on blues and shad, plus a few trout. Tog were still biting at the end of the pier but most of those were also throw backs. And, of course, there are plenty of little sea bass and spot for the kids to catch.

August  11  -  J.J. reports another very good week of fishing from the Pier. There were lots of flounder with several large keepers; however, there were not as many croakers as last week.  Night fishing again was excellent on blues and shad.  Again, there were little sea bass and spot for the kids. 

August  18  -  J.J. reports still another active week of fishing on the Pier. Again, there were lots of flounder, with a few large keepers; and, there were some decent croaker runs this week.  Night fishing for shad has been fantastic using sabiki rigs,  plus bluefish and a few large trout (up to 28 inches) were landed.  As always for this time of year,  there are lots of little sea bass, spot and quite a number of sea robins for the kids to catch.

August  25  -  J.J. reports a good week for flounder with quite a number of keepers.  Bluefish and shad were still biting good at night; but the croaker bite slowed a bit.   There were also a few nice trout caught late on the tide at night, 

September  1  -  J.J. reports quite a lot of flounder this week with several good-sized keepers. Bluefish were
running occasionally during the day; however, both bluefish and shad were biting well at night under the lights.  There were also a few big trout caught at night.  In the daytime, there were still plenty of spot, large sea robins and small sea bass.

September  8  -  J.J. reports a slower week of fishing on the pier.  There were a number of flounder caught in the daytime, but just a few keepers.  Likewise, night fishing for blues and shad slowed compared to last week.  Now that the hurricane is past us, and as water temperatures start to cool a bit, the fall fishing should improve.

September  22  -   Despite the wind, J.J. reports a decent week of fishing on the pier. Surprisingly, trout and flounder action led the way.  Several anglers caught some keeper flounder, 6 one night and 4 the next day.  Trout started biting on Tuesday night.  On Thursday night, one angler caught 9 and kept 4; and on Friday night, he caught 3 more and kept 2.  There were, however, less blues and shad this week.

September  29  -  J.J. reports a remarkable good weekend for flounder on the pier.  One angler caught 15 flounder with two keepers. Tautog are again being caught at the east end of the pier on green crabs. Also, night fishing for bluefish has been fair - after the bad weather passed.

October  7  -  J.J. reports another good week of fishing with flounder (more keepers than last week), tautog, some trigger fish, a few "just short" puppy drum, and  lots of blues ... especially at night.  Come on down !!!

October  13  -  J.J. reports a very good week of fishing on the pier.  It was one of their best weeks on flounder; and some large seatrout were caught ... including a 22-incher, and another that went 2 1/2 pounds.  Bluefishing has been very good, both daytime and at night using both bait and artificials.  In addition, tautog action has improved at the end of the pier, with more keepers than last week.

October  20  -  J.J. reports another great week of fishing. There were a ton of bluefish caught both day and night, both incoming and outgoing tides .... and, some were really big. Even over the weekend, with the  Northeaster, the blues continued to bite well.  There were also a few trout mixed in with the blues; one angler caught a 24-incher.  In addition, there were some really nice tautog (up to 19") caught near the end of the pier and a lot of flounder by day caught on shiners and squid.

October  27  -  J.J. reports a n excellent week on tautog using live green crabs and frozen sand
fleas.  Night action has been fair on blues and seatrout.  

November  3  -  J.J. reports excellent tautog fishing over the weekend with 15 anglers catching their limits on Sunday.  There was also a nice run of stripers on Saturday night, but no keepers.   Bluefish and an occassional trout continue to bite at night.
The pier is now only open on weekends.  Call for our hours.

November  17  -  The pier is now closed for the season.   It will reopen on April 1.

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