Summer flounder Ocean bite 2018

IMG_9119         The summer flounder bite 2018 has been awesome the last few days off of Cape May County,NJ. We caught our 2 man limit in under 2 hours.  The largest was 24″ . Beautiful summer’s day on the water.

Summer weakfish 2018 also known as the game of patience has been good at times. I caught and released this 5 pounder a few days back. I haven’t  seen a  true tide-runner weakfish (8 pounds and up) to date this season.

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August 11 , 2018 Back Bay fishing

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August back bay flounder fishing is not for those with a short attention span. However , with much effort there is  some nice fish to be caught.   Don’t  try it without high-test  bug spray. The green heads will eat you alive. Really it is  time for offshore  fishing. I caught these fish a few days back. A 25″ sheepshead  and a 23.5 summer flounder.

 

 

2018 Spring Weakfish

IMG_3346Really this petty much sums up this springs weakfish action. A scratched up thump is a sure tell sign of a  fabulous weakfish bite..

 

 

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Well, the weakfish bite has been pretty awesome this spring . However , the true tide runner weakfish ( 8 pounds plus) have been hard to locate this season to date.

The striped bass beach bite has been excellent for the guys fishing the night tides. Numorus 40″ stripers have been caught along with a good number of black drum  . I have had some respectable  size stripers while targeting weakfish as well.

The Summer flounder  action is also looking good.

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An  historic  Cape May  goody  for weakfish a bucktail and purple worm. This has been my  hot lure for this season so far..

Today’s trophy class Cape May Stripers

 

Captain CJ Polhamus is zeroed in on trophy size Striped Bass right here in Cape May County, NJ.. Striped bass fishing in Cape May is far from it’s peak. Most fishermen and charter fishing operations have moved north due to tough fishing conditions. However, those with patience coupled with a good skill set can still catch trophy class striped bass from Cape May waters.  His crew limited out today.  Including Ed Teise who  boated  40 pound plus bass on light spinning gear.

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Today is Election Day

A beautiful Cape May New Jersey Red drum/ Redfish. I caught this one on a swimming mullet lure.

Do you enjoy fishing, hunting, bird watching or another natural resource based activitie in NJ? Do yourself a favor. Vote for Kim Guadagno for Governor . Then call 3 friends and encourage them to do the same. She has the endorsement of numerous Saltwater fishing and hunting organizations for good reason. She realizes the value in funding our marine fisheries. She and her son love to fish from their Kayaks. The outdoors are close to her heart.  We have lost a lot of fishing opportunities as a result of an underfunded NJ marine fisheries division. Summer flounder comes to mind.  It’s all about who shows up on election . Now is the  time ….

Summer flounder fishing at it’s best

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The summer flounder bite was so hot yesterday we decided to up the 18″ legal  keeper size limit to 21″. We ended our 2hr evening trip with our limit of flounder . Including 2 fat doormats measuring 27″ and 27.5″. It was beautiful and calm on the water . The fishing pressure was super light and the sunset was spectacular.   Loving summertime 2017.

 

Saltwater Tournament fishing

 

 

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Saturday July 15, we fished the Duke of fluke flounder tournament for the first time. We ended the day with 5 keepers. Dayna Townsend  caught the largest one. We caught all of our fish in the waters located in the sounds of Cape May co. , NJ. Dayna’s summer flounder held for first place in the women’s division, she also took the Calcutta money home.In addition she was crowned 2017 duchess of fluke.IMG_0952

We fished the Grassy Sound Marina  2017 summer flounder  tournament  on the 24 of June. We had a memorable day on the water, followed by  an excellent barbecue and live entertainment. Congratulations to all the winners!  We  caught a cooler full of flounder. However, we got bumped out of the winners circle this year.However, Ty McDermott did capture  the win for the youth division with his  doormat summer flounder.

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The Avalon fishing tournament and others official recognize  the winners the following season/year.

Cape May County fishing Tournament 2016. First place weakfish:

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Beach &  Boat State-wide tournament 2016  first place weakfish (tournament record):

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A few of the  largest weakfish caught on the east coast, 2016. Bill Collins, Ken Mcdermott , Ed Tiese . Ed and bill, are also listed in the top 10 Angers , in the Fishermen Magazine’s tournament.

Cape May Weakfish and flounder bite is right on time…

                                           Last nights tide-runner 27.5 “, I released this one.

 Ed  Tiese   released this tournament qualifying class  weakfish last week.  He is holding out for a first place contender. (10 plus lbs.)   He placed second during the fishermen magazine’s coast wide tournament last year.  

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The SSCF staff annual flounder tournament caught a good day Saturday.  To even the the competition somewhat everyone had to  fish from a rental boat. 18 keeper flounder were boated  Saturday. CJ Tomlin won the tournament with a 4 plus pound flounder.

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June 2017 Delaware Bay  tide -runner weakfish