2012

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April  4  - What a start to the Pier fishing season!!!  Teddy reports fantastic tautog fishing over last weekend, with about 30 keepers ... and many more throw-backs.  However, when the wind blew up on Monday, the fishing slacked off.... and, also on Monday, the keeper size limit on tog was increased to 16 inches.

April  10  -  Richard reports that there were a few nice tautog caught again this weekend, up to 20".  As usual, there were plenty of skates caught, even on the windy days.  And, on Sunday night there were the first signs of bluefish and shad.  As the water warms further, the fishing should continue to improve!

April  17  -  Teddy reports that they're catching some tautog in the daytime and "loads" of skates.  The first shad were caught this past week and the blues should be right behind. The first flounder was caught on the pier today!  Check out the pictures on our Memorable Catches page!

April  23  -  Plenty of skates, some more tautog, a couple of blowfish, and a few more keeper flounder were caught this past week.  Bob reports that the shad run started on Wednesday night under the lights and continued through Saturday.  The Pier was closed Sunday because of the bad weather; and, it's still cold and windy today!  The weather (and the fishing) should improve in a day or two.

May  11  -  The shad have been blitzing the pier; some in the daytime, and loads at night.  There have also been some blues mixed in with the shad.  There are still some tautog being caught at the slow  tide in the daytime, but not too many keepers at that new 16" requirement.  Lots of skates still around and a few flounder.

May  22  -  Fishing about the same as last week.  A few flounder and some tautog have been caught, with some keepers.  Lots of shad still around with some blues mixed in.  And, of course, still skates.  Fishing should improve with the incoming tide this week!

May  27  -  Fishing definitely picked up with the incoming tide this past week.  The first keeper seatrout in 3 years was caught on Saturday night under the lights.  Still plenty of shad, but a lot more blues were caught, including some bigger ones (see our Memorable Catches).  Also, a couple of keeper flounder were caught.

June  5  -  Still good fishing for shad and blues --- some at dusk, and some after dark.  A few flounder and tautog in the daytime.  Signs of summertime fishing starting to appear also ... some small sea bass and some spot have been caught.

June  17  -  Teddy reports: It's been good fishing!  Daytime has been producing flounder, tautog and even a nice sheepshead.  There have also been some croaker and lots of spot.  There were also 3 keeper trout caught this past week.  The shad and blues continue to bite at night, but they've been biting late into the tide.  Come on down!!!

June  24  -  A couple of more keeper flounder; a couple of more keeper trout; a few "almost" keeper tautog; and some small croaker and spot made some days pretty exciting. Shad continue biting at night on spec rigs and there have been some blues mixed in (but less than last week).  The incoming tide has provided the best results.

July  3  -  Flounder fishing has picked up.  There have been keeper flounder caught every day.  Shad and blues are still around but the bluefish are getting smaller .... typical of summertime fishing.  One angler caught 2 keeper trout, 3 keeper flounder, and a few blues.

July  14  -  Teddy reports excellent flounder fishing for the past 2 weeks with keepers every day. They had 4 keepers last Sunday ...  and one angler alone caught 10 keeper flounder yesterday (a pier record!!!)  There are still some blues, shad, trout and croaker being caught ... and lots of spot (which is great bait for the flounder). 

July  29  -  Teddy reports continued great flounder fishing with keepers  every day. Blue fishing was great one night, but slower much of the week. Same with the shad, some nights are better than others.  Some croaker are being caught every day, but we expect a bigger run in August.  As always for this time of year, there's plenty of small sea bass for the kids to catch and lots of spot too!

August  16  -  Good fishing continues.  Another good week for croaker and flounder.  There have also been some  keeper sea trout and puppy drum caught in the daytime.  Blues and shad continue to bite on some nights under the lights.  And, of course, still spot, and little sea bass for the kids. 

September  4  -  Some great fishing this past week.  Lots of flounder with a few really nice keepers over 20".  Loads of puppy drum ... most just short of keeper size ... but lots of fun ... sometimes two at a time!  (See our Memorable Catches page).  Still some croakers and seatrout ... a few really nice size!  Some  blues and shad at night ... and small fish for the kids to catch (when they aren't catching flounder and puppy drum!).

September  9  -  We're seeing some good fishing!  Almost like last week ... puppy drum still biting well.  Loads of small flounder ... one boy caught 15 (only 1 keeper).  Still some croakers and weakfish ... and still shad and blues at night under the lights. 

September  22  -  Still, a variety of fish being caught.  Tons of shad at night under the lights with a few blues.  Quite a bit of flounder in the daytime, with a few really nice keepers (see our Memorable Catches page).  A few nice trout and croakers on some days ... and still some puppy drum hanging around!

October  -  Still some good fishing on the pier.  A few nice keeper trout and flounder still being caught.  Hundreds of shad at night caught on sabiki and spec rigs ...  and some snapper blues in the mix. Tautog fishing is starting up but not many keepers yet.  The puppy drum are still around ... and even a few keeper black drum in with the mix.  Even a couple of short stripers were caught this week.  Come on down while the weather is still nice! 

November  -  The puppy drum are still biting ... one angler caught 20 puppy drum on sand fleas.  And the tautog bite was picking up ... although it was a lot tougher to get a keeper with the new size limits. Also, the tautog season closed on November 26, and won't reopen until January 1.  This will probably be the last weekend for the pier for this season ... so, come on down!

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