Every rock has a story. A few of them ran through my mind, as I walked the jetty at 2:00 am. Larry Martino’s rock, that produced a 42″ world record class weakfish , that he didn’t weigh in. The striped bass rock, that held them at a time , that you were famous if you caught one. The don’t try it rock, this one has sent many fishermen and surfers to the ER, including me. My focus returned, to the task at hand, at that point.
Tonight , the rock of interest , was CJ’s rock.
The moon filled night, held a steady cadence of the surf, mixed with a salt breeze, so refreshing! The conditions were almost perfect for weakfish. The water temperature was in the zone , but just, at 58 degrees . All the other conditions were right on . Cj’s rock, gained a little more fame tonight. It produced my first 2016 spring weakfish. The spring striped bass and black drum bite has been excellent, in Cape May County waters this spring. However, nothing holds bragging rights among local sport fishermen , like a tide runner spring weakfish. Now is the time.
The 2016 Summer Flounder Opener, was a bust. The weather condition were so poor, I didn’t go. Looking forward to the upcoming week.