Bill’s tide-runner weakfish weighed in at 10.66 pounds. Ed Teise earned second place in this tournament with a 10 plus pound Cape May weakfish. Bill and Ed are no strangers in the winners circle. They both also placed on the top ten 2016 anglers list during the Fishermen Magazine’s fishing tournament.
CONGRATULATIONS to all 11,500″ Beach N Boat tournament Anglers!
* 2016 Winners list * That includes a tournament record weakfish.
The red drum bite pulled me out of the woods,into the boat and onto the beach. Sure enough , found the red drum bite excellent and mixed with keeper size stripers. (Much effort applied).The reds have been caught along the beach, from Avalon to Cape May point. Back to the oak grove..
Along with information on how to catch , and were to find them.
Every step I made was with extreme caution. Knowing, a miss step could fill my wadders with saltwater. Pretty much guarantying a story about a drowned fisherman in the Press of Atlantic City. Why risk it? Why not wait for daylight ? Why not fish from the boat ? Well,in a nut shell,it is a mindset. Yes, many would consider it a little crazy. However, without this mindset, it is close to impossible, to catch tide runner weakfish. Actually, without it , you limit yourself to mediocre, regardless of your endeavor. Ed Teise was high hook this night. Matter of fact, I would bet he has caught more keeper size weakfish than anyone on the entire East coast. At this point in the 2016 season. Hold for the largest weakfish.
Excellence,fun ,competition, friends and family, this pretty much describes the Grassy Sound Marina’s Flounder Tournament. The annually tournament is next Saturday June 25. It is a really good time. Do yourself a favor, if your into fishing, don’t miss it. The summer flounder bite has been red hot this week. Last time I was out we had 7 keepers. Gary on the double touch, limited out yesterday. The fishing conditions are in place !
I hope to see you next Saturday.
Cape May County Fishermen have been putting up some nice fish, on the leaderboards of both the Beach n Boat, and the Fishermen Magazine’s tournament. Mater of fact, Ed Teise is still the overall leader, as of today, in the Fishermen Magazine . Check out the tournaments if you get a chance. I have a link below.
Ed Teise moved into first place for weakfish and number 1 overall points, in the Fishermen’s magazine’s tournament. Ed’s 10 pound weakfish pushed him into the lead, will it hold?
Epic falls short in describing today’s fishing trip. We were targeting tide-runner weakfish. Bill Collins landed 12 weakfish topping it off, with a 10 pound plus tide-runner. Ed Teise kept his reputation going, finishing the trip with a 10 pound weakfish. I ended this memoirable trip, with an 11.70 pound spring tide-runner weakfish. So wonderful, to see the weakfish return to Cape May Point, NJ and other historic locations. 99% of all the weakfish I have caught have been released.
The weakfish population is at fishable numbers, however.
The stock is at a point, that with a few management adjustments, could be completely rebuilt. Bringing with it, a significant increase in economic benefits:
1) Management mind-set adjustment. Currently it is, natural predation is the cause. Anything we do makes no difference. To: mistakes have been made in the past. Lets fix it, not cover it up, by claiming natural predation is the cause.
2) Close the market for the sale of weakfish for both commercial and recreation fisherman, until the population is restored.
3) make adjustments to the commercial seasons. To avoid large amounts of commercial by-catch.