Tag: Stone Harbor fishing

Kensdock report: Flounder Tournament update

Grassy Sound marina is holding their annual flounder tournament today also today is Sterling Harbor’s duke of fluke tournament. We started out this morning to fish the Grassy sound tournament unfortunately the steering cable broke ending the day seconds after leaving the dock. The grassy sound tournament is strictly back bay fishing. The heaviest combined weight of three flounder wins the tournament.   Catching keeper flounder from the back bay in July is challenging couple that with the rain today and it will be tough to catch 3 keepers to weigh in. Ed Teise and DR.Gary  had 4 keepers on the boat as of 11:30 am, putting them in the hunt. I will update this post at the end of the grassy sound tournament.
Update: Dr.Gary and Ed Teise won the Grassy Sound flounder tournament Calcutta with a  6 plus pound flounder. They also placed third in the total of 3 heaviest division with a weight of 7 plus pounds. They also caught a 22″ weakfish that they released, due to the fact that they were not in the weakfish Calcutta. The second place flounder weighed 5 lbs and change the third place was 4 lbs and change.  Ed Teise is no stranger to the winners position of fishing tournaments in Cape May co.. He has won numerous weakfish, flounder and speckled trout tournaments. I will post the names of all the winners shortly. We never wet a line today but we won the weakfish Calcutta by luck of the draw. No bragging rights but a great way to make up for a bad start.
Great tournament
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Kensdock report: Back bay flounder update

 
 
 I was tied up this weekend, I only had a short window to fish. I was out for about an hour today, I managed one keeper flounder and three that were just short. The water temperature was 75 degrees,the water clarity was an 8. Note: No fisherman in sight only wave runners and water skiers.
 

Kensdock Report:Quick flounder fishing update

For those flounder fishermen that possess the ability to find keeper flounder the back bay areas are still producing keeper fluke. Wally  Bockman caught 5 keeper flounder from the back bay yesterday. Although  far from the 39 keepers him and his crew boated last week from the waters of the Delaware Bay, 5 keepers is an excellent catch for July  in the back bay.
 Eric Reeves  caught an 28″ flounder to top off his limit catch. Reeves was also a top finisher in the annual good old boys back bay flounder tournament.  I should have a few reports on weakfish as the tide cycles around.  All of the fishermen that are targeting weakies are releasing the fish due to the condition of the stock.
John C. from Stone harbor caught 5 kingfish from the beach yesterday. The water temperature was 74 degrees at high tide, water clarity was an 8 with 10 being the clearest water.

Kensdock report: Flounder update/ weakfish

There is a school of large flounder {6-7 pound fish} in the back bay areas of Cape May co. the school has been moving around from Avalon to Cape May. I have  been unlucky by showing up after the bite. I have seen the fish unfortunately for me they have been in someone else’s cooler.When you limit out with flounder that average 6 pounds in the back bay you have had a special fishing trip. The guy who had the large flounder was using a rig that is common for offshore fluke fishermen,a pink glowing plastic squid combined with bait. The rig is not as important as finding the  school during the bite. Good luck. Wally Bockman and crew boated an impressive 39 keeper flounder yesterday. He was tight lipped as to the location. I am sure he was not fishing the back bay waters. There has been a few weakfish caught in the last week. The top fishermen that are targeting weakfish and catching have been releasing the breeders.  Dr.Gary has caught two weakfish while he was flounder fishing and released both of them. Don  caught a 24″ weakfish  he also released it. A few weakfish were caught and retained by fishermen on rental boats this week. The water temperature at high tide was 64 degrees, the water clarity was a 5.

Kensdock Report: Short back bay flounder trip

 

Just returned from the back waters we fished about 5 minutes before being chased by the thunderstorm. We did manage two keepers before running  home at full throttle, just about making it to the dock before the rain. The water temperature was 61 degrees, clarity was a 4 with ten representing the clearest water.

Kensdock report: Tuesday flounder update

The windy conditions made fishing the best back bay flounder areas out of the question today.Wayne did manage to catch two nice keeper flounder today. Wayne and Jon experienced some great flounder action during the week. The water temperature was 63 degrees on the top of the tide.The water clarity was a 9 in the area we fished, on a scale of 1-10 with 10 representing the clearest water. The amount of effort to find the fish was a 2 on a scale of 1-10 , with 1 representing the least amount of effort.

Kensdock Report: Back Bay flounder update Monday 6-15-10

Headed out today for a few hours of back bay flounder fishing the flounder were not stacked up but I did manage to limit out . We had 11 keepers and many throw backs. It was a beautiful day on the water. The water temperature was 71 degrees. The water clarity was an 8 with 10 being the clearest. The effort to find the flounder was an 8 with 1 being the least amount of effort. There has been large schools of blue fin located on the 30 line off of Cape May the last few days.The hard sw wind on Saturday shut down the surface activity, hopefully it did not push them to far.Jims bait and tackle in Cape May NJ will be holding their annual mako tournament this weekend. Jims tournament is not a big money tournament, it is relatively inexpensive to enter, yet it is competitive and fun.

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: Back Bay Flounder 6-7-10

Wayne and Jon traveled  13 hours from Louisville, Kentucky for a few days of flounder fishing in the back waters of Cape May County,NJ. The fishing was slow today  but we managed to boat two nice keeper flounder. We fished for 3 hours including the ride in and out. The water temperature was 71 degrees, water clarity was good. Fishing pressure was light. The amount of effort to find and catch the flounder was a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 representing the least amount of effort.