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 March 29.  The Pier is now open for the season.  First catch was a short striper yesterday. 
 April 10 -  Although the water is still very cold, the schoolie stripers were biting pretty good this past week.  On some days they were there; and on other days they were gone. On Saturday, Bob, the Pier webmaster, caught and released 20. There were also quite a number of skates caught. 
April 18 -  The water is getter warmer; the fishing is getting better.  This past week: first, there were the schoolie stripers, then the shad started biting (some up to 20 inches); and then ... the first keeper tautog (and it was a 19" beauty!).  
 April 23 -    Still some short stripers, a few more tautog, quite a bit more shad (sometimes catching doubles), along with the first bluefish and the first shark of the season. And, of course, still lots of skates!  
 May  2  -   More shad and blues are now being caught.  Short stripers and some puffers have also been biting.  And, yeah, still some skates! 
 May  9  -   The bluefish blitz has begun.   Lots of blues have been caught this past week .... some on gotcha plugs and spec rigs, and others on mullet and fresh bunker.  Also, on some nights, you could catch shad all night under the lights on spec rigs.  And, to top things off, a few more keeper tautog were also caught this week. 
 May  16  -   The bluefish bonanza continues.   Again, lots of blues have been caught this past week  on fresh bunker,mullet, gotcha plugs and spec rigs.  Shad also still biting, a few in the daytime, and more under the lights at night on spec rigs.  A few more keeper tautog were also caught this week and the blowfish bite is also picking up in the bay. 
 May  28  -   The bluefish bonanza still continues.   Two weeks ago, it was lots of blues but not too many anglers.  This past week, it was more anglers and bigger fish ... some up to 32".  Fresh bunker and mullet seemed to be the preferred bait for the blues.  Shad still biting under the lights at night on spec rigs.  The tautog season is now closed, but we are catching some black drum on sand fleas and green crabs.   Check out the many new pictures on our Memorable Catches Page!
 June  3  -  The bluefish bite has slowed down, but we are still catching them ... more at night than in the daytime.  Shad also biting with the blues at night.  The flounder bite has started to improve, but not many keepers yet.  Good incoming tides early this week at night should help improve the bite. 
 June  24  -  Definitely more flounder now being caught on the Pier, but not that many keepers yet.  Several anglers have hooked into some large rays; but they are really hard to land.  The storms, high winds and dirty water has caused the bluefish and shad bite to drop off; but, the great weather forecast for this week should help that to start up again. 
 July  1  -  The fishing has picked up considerably from last week.  Bear reports a mixed bag, including croakers, trout, flounder, rockfish, blues, searobins, and even a few Spanish mackerel.  And, it's also that time of year when the kids can start to have fun with some small seabass and puffers.  Come on down for a fun 4th of July weekend!  You can watch the fireworks from the Pier.
 July  22  -  Bear reports that there is so much bait in the water that it is again attracting a wide variety of fish, including flounder, blues, sea bass, sea robins, triggerfish,rockfish, croakers. king fish, black drum, seatrout .... and of course, skates and rays. You never know what might be biting.
 August  7  -  Bear again reports a wide variety of fish, including flounder, blues, rockfish, seatrout, croakers, sea bass, sea robins, king fish and spot.  Check out the many new pictures on our Memorable Catches Page!
 September  7  -  The flounder are getting bigger with more keepers being caught.  The bluefish are getting smaller, but there are more of them around now at night under the lights.  In the daytime, still plenty of activity with seabass, sea robins and lizardfish.  And, some people are having fun catching some crabs. 
 September  17  -  Even more keeper flounder being caught.  Bluefish and hickory shad are biting at night under the lights.  In the daytime, besides the flounder, there are also some croakers, sea trout, seabass, puffers, spot, sea robins and lizardfishbeing caught.  And, folks are still having fun catching some crabs.  Something for everybody.  Come on down! 
October  5    -  Fall fishing has begun on the Pier.  As the flounder begin to leave the bay, more keeper flounder are being caught.  There have also been some nice speckled trout.   If you are looking for some fun for the kids, there are plenty of seabass, puffers, spot, porgys, sand perch, sea robins and lizardfish biting on small hooks with small baits.  Check out the many new pictures on our Memorable Catches Page!
October  17    -  Fall fishing is underway.  Flounder and sea trout still being caught this past week.  The tautog bite is starting, but no keepers yet on the Pier.  But, a nice triggerfish was caught. (see our Memorable Catches Page).  There are also loads of seabass, some puffers, spot, sea robins and lizardfish biting on small hooks with small baits. 
October  23    -  Bear reports really good fishing on the Pier.  Catching flounder, black drum, tautog, weakfish, speckled trout, stripers, spot, shad, blues .... and, of course, small seabass. The outgoing tide seems to be more productive lately. 
November  5  -  Bear is back in the hospital and still dealing with some medical problems with his leg, but he still is the best source of what' s biting on the Pier ... and when!  Feel better soon Bear .... the Pier needs you back!

Bear reports some really good fishing on the Pier this past week.  Still some flounder, black drum, stripers, spot and blues.  But, some excelent catches of tautog and spotted sea trout.  Chrissie got a 21 and a 23 inch tautog; and, Buddy got a pretty 16 inch spotted sea trout.  (see our Memorable Catches Page). Less than a month of good fall fishing on the Pier still left.    Come on down!!!
 
 

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