Tag: Bass Barn red drum

Beach and Boat saltwater fishing tournament awards

All first place winners, in the State wide, season long tournament.

All first place winners, in the State wide, season long tournament.

Invest little, gain a lot”, this gambler’s mantra rings true with the Beach and Boat fishing tournament. It runs for just about the entire NJ fishing season. Giving everyone more than enough time to fish. Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes for the top 10 heaviest inshore Jersey fish. The tournament had 750 fishermen involved in 2013,this year (2014) there was over 8000. This tournament will continue to increase in both participants and value. There was talk of adding a Calcutta next year, this would make the tournament pay out the largest of any inshore tournament in New Jersey,I am sure. The awards banquet was held at the River Rock restaurant and marina. The food was excellent, the staff was fantastic and the place was beautiful. If you fish in New Jersey at all, do yourself a favor sign up. I forgot to mention, it is free at the moment!

Striped bass pin mullet


29" striped bass

One of today’s keeper size  striped bass  29″

I was glassing the open water of the sound when I spotted them, six or so mullet leaping from the water. This little activity put me on a feeding school of migratory stripers , that eventually lead me to the ocean. Just short of the Oceanfront the bass cornered the bait, using a sandbar to their advantage. Turns in the air, stripers  on the surface, it was that kind of morning. Today  I was under – gunned for these stripers,  big migratory bass were in the mix. They made quick work of emptying my reel of line. I hope this was  a preview of this year’s fall fishing.  The conditions needed for the coveted  Jersey reds and speckled trout bite remain elusive. However, all things considered,  the striper  fishing has been pretty good so far.

Kensdock report,Banned from The BassBarn 11-05-09

                                                             Ed Teise  with a Cape May County Speck.
I have been banned from the Bass Barn for not agreeing with Moderator CaptJoe and other backers of the law suit to be filed by the Recreational fishing alliance against the ASMFC. The law suit reeks of greed and indifference to the future generation of sportfishermen. They have the audacity to ask sportfishermen to fund their law suit! They have been using half truths and innuendos in an attempt to exploit the sea bass stock for SHORT TERM economic benefit.