Kensdock Report: Fishing after Hurricane Sandy in Cape May co.NJ


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I started out  dodging floating docks and lumber of all kinds. Slow and easy is the only way to operate a boat at this time in the back bay waters. If your boat does not have a steel hull, expect it to be damaged if you run in the Ocean or the Delaware bay at this time. I found that most of the back bay waters are completely void of fish. The water temperature was between 45-54 degrees. I was lucky and found clean water, that was holding a few speckled sea trout. I had a few small stripers in the same spot yesterday.  The upcoming North East storm  could pretty much end the fishing season here. Time will tell.


  2 comments for “Kensdock Report: Fishing after Hurricane Sandy in Cape May co.NJ

  1. Brian Pollock
    November 5, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Specks don’t migrate the way weakfish do. I would bet they are year around residents. In the South they move into creeks during winter.

  2. November 7, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Brian, good to hear from you. I am not sure about NJ specs not migrating?Very few NJ specs are caught in the spring and summer, 95% are caught in the fall. They could by here year round, I sure as heck can not find them in the spring or summer. I know many have been tagged here in the fall, but none of the tags have been returned. Maybe we can get someone from Rutgers U. to track a couple with the new gps tags?

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