Tag: MID ATLANTIC TUNA TOURNAMENT

Snakebite with keepers

Saturday's four keepers. The largest fell .2 oz short of first place in the Beach and Boat Wildwood  fishing tournament.

Saturday’s four keepers. The largest fell .2 oz short of first place in the Beach and Boat Wildwood fishing tournament.

Wayne shows one of Sunday's weakfish.

Wayne shows one of Saturday’s weakfish 

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Kensdock Report: North Jersey beaches hold Stripers

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The beach fishing is obviously not happening in Cape May County at this point. However, that did not stop  Jeff and crew from catching stripers from the beach this week, the key, they headed  north to ******  ***** State Park .  They  found many nice stripers there,  including the one Jeff is holding  above. Check out, Nick and Betty’s website for updated  surf fishing reports from North Jersey.

2013 Grassy Sound Flounder Tournament

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                  Ken McDermott, Chip Gruff and Steve Wonder
Jim and Debbie Moors have created a Cape May County, NJ tradition with their annual Back bay flounder tournament. If you are a sport fisherman you should make time for this annual event. This year, due to the record rainfall, coupled recently with SW wind, the challenge has been finding clean water in the correct temperature range for flounder. During the tournament,  areas containing the correct conditions were not only hard to find,  the conditions only held for a short period of the tide. The upside to this years  prevailing conditions, is large flounder remain in the back bay areas later in the summer. Chip Gruff caught a doormat flounder in the back bay on 7-25-13 , his second jumbo  of the season. However, Steve Wonder caught the heaviest flounder during the tournament. The Weakfish continue to bite when the conditions are good. Ed Teise  caught and released a beautiful weakfish along with a few summer stripped bass on 7-25-13.   I caught three  mid summer back bay keeper flounder during my last trip 7-22-13.  Gotta love summer at the seashore in  Cape May County, NJ.

Kensdock Report: Red Hot

The flounder fishing has improved in the back bays over the past few days, with a few fishermen catching  their limit . However, without question the best flounder fishing this year can be found at the reef sites, with site 11 and the old grounds being the best. Cape May County charter boats returned this last week with impressive  limit catches (40 keepers to 10 pounds).   Grassy Sound Marina flounder tournament is Saturday 14, 2012, this is Cape May County’s number one back bay fishing tournament… The offshore tuna bite here in Cape May County, NJ  is the best in years. The last couple of days yellowfin, bluefin and white Marlin have been caught in great numbers from the inshore lumps and the cannons . Now is the time to burn the fuel or call a Cape May County Charter fishing captain, the fishing is red hot…

                                    

Kensdock Report: MID WINTER UPDATE

Mid winter update: The 2012 NJ flounder season will be liberalized via a longer season, shorter keeper size or a combination of the two. The reason, NJ fishermen underfished the 2011 flounder quota. I am not surprised at all, considering NJ only had about 250,000 saltwater anglers register in 2011, 2011 was the first year for the saltwater fishermen registry in NJ. In the past NOAA would estimate the amount of NJ saltwater fishermen, 1.35 million NJ fishermen at one point, an astronomical over estimation. No need to consult a math professor to reason that New Jersey is owed a substantial increase in the 2012 flounder season quota.

Striper fishermen can no longer use the American eel for bait. It has been added to the federal list of threatened species, along with a federal fine for taking or injuring an American eel (Pending).  Herring a favorite bait among Striper fishermen and early season flounder fishermen will no longer be available for bait, as herring seasons have been closed in all waters.

The NJ 2011 deer season harvest was up in the north, down in central and in the south. In Princeton Twp hunters killed 171 deer, this however was not enough. Princeton  hired White Buffalo Inc.  to cull deer on some  private and county property that is to densely populated for hunting. Some of the deer are literally feeding under swing sets in back yards.  .223 cal. rifles with suppressors will be used from elevated stands.  Some net and bolt will be used in areas where firearms cannot be used. Remember, at one time Princeton Twp. NJ was one of the only towns in the nation that did not” allow deer hunting.  After realizing the ramifications of an out of control deer herd, they now proactively seek to keep the deer herd within the carrying capacity of the habitat.

Deer hunters in NJ are permitted 6 antlered deer, a combination of all seasons fall archery, muzzle loader, shot gun and winter bow. However, only 4 deer hunters out of about 100,000 harvested all 6 antlered deer.

NewJerseyfish and wildlife’s pheasant farm was damaged during Hurricane Irene, thousands of pheasants flew the coup during the storm. NJ fish and wildlife reached out toMarylandfor pheasants {at a cost} for their obligation to pheasant stamp holders.   F&W is seeking a FEMA grant that will help pay for the pheasants and rebuilding the farm.

NJ Deer Check stations are now a thing of the past; hunters must now report their deer via phone or internet. You will receive a number that must be attached to the deer through all processing.

Kensdock Report: Flounder fishing update red hot bite

Yesterday was a good day to be flounder fishing in the back bay areas of Cape May County, NJ. I fished for less than 2 hours and I caught my limit of keeper flounder. I stayed for a few minutes after reaching my limit and caught 3 additional keepers that I released. The area that I was fishing is a remote hole with a sand bottom. This area receives almost no fishing pressure other than the pressure that I apply. I fished along side of Chip Gruff for a minute before moving off, he had three keepers in the box. Ed T. had his best flounder fishing day of the season with him and Harold pulling 7 keepers from  the back bay waters. Jeff P. had 2 keepers to 23″. Wally B. had 89 throw backs and 1 keeper on his last trip. Dr.Gary had 2 keepers on his last trip. The water Temperature was 64 degrees. The water clarity was an 8. The effort to find the fish was a 5.

Kensdock report: South Jersey Shark Tournament 2010

                                                                                                
Snake bit! That is what the lenape Indians called a  fisherman / hunter that regardless of how much effort ,information, knowledge, reputation or available game, the Indian could not bag any game. SNAKE BIT is what we were during the South Jersey shark tournament. Wait we did manage one blue shark but still far off the mark. The snake bite could not stop the good time! We had a crew of good friends and we totaly enjoyed  the excitement of the tournament and two nice days on the water. Here is a list of the winners:                                                                                                         
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

2010 Shark
Payout Summary
Base Prize $12,500.00
Base Prize Daily $2,500.00
Daily Double $37,620.00
Overall Calc. A $47,500.00
Overall Calc. B $82,840.00
Mako Mania $105,450.00
Total Payout $288,410.00
Boats Entered 144

2010 Shark
Catch Summary
Species Lnd Rel Total
Mako Shark 29 106 135
Blue Shark 3 158 161
Thresher Shark 11 0 11
Brown Shark 0 1 1
Hammerhead Shark 0 1 1
Total: 43 266 309

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

 

 
 

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2010 Winner

Points Categories # Name Points
Most Points Overall 51 Graphia 3,800.0
Most Points Mako 2 Sweetie 1,400.0
Most Points Blue 51 Graphia 2,800.0

For the Base Prize:

Category # Name Weight Payout
Heaviest Shark 12 Reel Desire III 490 lbs. $3,250.00
2nd Heaviest Shark 6 Last Run 421 lbs. $1,750.00
3rd Heaviest Shark 89 Feeding Frenzy III 411 lbs. $1,250.00
 
Heaviest Mako 79 Pirasea 305 lbs. $3,250.00
2nd Heaviest Mako 140 Cracker Jack 242 lbs. $1,750.00
3rd Heaviest Mako 38 Burns Coal 234 lbs. $1,250.00
Total: $12,500.00

For the Base Prize Daily, Day #1:

Category # Name Weight Payout
Heaviest Mako Day 1 140 Cracker Jack 242 $1,250.00
Total: $1,250.00

For the Base Prize Daily, Day #2:

Category # Name Weight Payout
Heaviest Mako Day 2 79 Pirasea 305 $1,250.00
Total: $1,250.00

For the Overall Calc. A:

Category # Name Weight Payout
Heaviest Shark 12 Reel Desire III 490 lbs. $12,468.75
2nd Heaviest Shark 6 Last Run 421 lbs. $10,093.75
 
Heaviest Mako 79 Pirasea 305 lbs. $14,843.75
2nd Heaviest Mako 38 Burns Coal 234 lbs. $10,093.75
Total: $47,500.00

For the Overall Calc. B:

Category # Name Weight Payout
Heaviest Shark 12 Reel Desire III 490 lbs. $21,745.50
2nd Heaviest Shark 6 Last Run 421 lbs. $17,603.50
 
Heaviest Mako 79 Pirasea 305 lbs. $25,887.50
2nd Heaviest Mako 140 Cracker Jack 242 lbs. $17,603.50
Total: $82,840.00

For the Daily Double , Day #1:

Category # Name Weight Payout
Heaviest Shark Day 1 12 Reel Desire III 490 $7,053.75
Heaviest Mako Day 1 38 Burns Coal 234 $11,756.25
Total: $18,810.00

For the Daily Double , Day #2:

Category # Name Weight Payout
Heaviest Shark Day 2 6 Last Run 421 $7,053.75
Heaviest Mako Day 2 79 Pirasea 305 $11,756.25
Total: $18,810.00

For the Mako Mania:

Category # Name Weight Payout
Heaviest Mako 79 Pirasea 305 lbs. $63,270.00
2nd Heaviest Mako 38 Burns Coal 234 lbs. $42,180.00
Total: $105,450.00

 

 

 

 
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Kensdock Report: 6-9-10 Flounder fishing trip

We were ducking the salt water being thrown over the starboard side of the skiff as we headed across the back waters. The wind was creating unfishable conditions for flounder in the open water so we headed back up to the wood line for cover.Sure enough we found flounder stacked up, the down side was they were all between 16″ and 17.5. Total shorts 21.  We did find one 20″ keeper flounder.Our fishing trip was cut short due to engine issues. Total fishing time not including run time was 35 minutes. The water temperature was 62 degrees. The water clarity was an  8 on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the clearest. The amount of effort to find the flounder was a 5 on a scale of 1-10 with 1 representing the least amount of effort.

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

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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.