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Hopefully this week things will start picking up in the striper department. It has been relatively quiet on the beachfront other than Ben and a few others who have found a few fish. Historically, this coming week seems to be the time when they start showing up in greater numbers but I guess we will have to wait and see.

Some smaller fish, like kings, have started to arrive on the beachfront and the back bays are producing some flounder.

Get your feet in the sand, go fish and have fun!

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Lousy, Lots of wind and sand blasting, massive bow in my lines, water was ok but waves were very big, one skate ( hooked himself) I wont get another chance to get out again for at least two weeks:angry5:

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I know u all are using Bunker heads and clams .....But was wondering in the clam department ....I think the only kind that the bait stores carry here are soft shell clams. Are those the ones that u all are using? Also in the surf can I dig up some sand flees this time of year? Tanks

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I know u all are using Bunker heads and clams .....But was wondering in the clam department ....I think the only kind that the bait stores carry here are soft shell clams. Are those the ones that u all are using? Also in the surf can I dig up some sand flees this time of year? Tanks

I use chowder. You should be able to find quahog (chowder) clams. If not, I can't see why softshell wouldn't work either. If you are targeting stripers, IMO, I would stick with bunker this time of year but they will hit on clam and have had many takers on the clam. I try to use clam on one rod just in case a black drum is around. Also, instead of clam, you may even try those artificial fishbites...crab or shrimp variety, they may even have clam too.

There are plenty of sandfleas on the beach and work great for black drum.

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I have been fishing 3 rods lately. Clam on one, big bunker head on one and a bunker chunk on one.

This past weekend I got desparate and even tried some of that Bulp Bloodworms but got no takers on it. I have heard the fishbites aren't good until the water warms up a bit or you buy the cold water formula.

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All we need is a kayak tip in that black abyss!

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Hit the beach at 3 and left the beach at 3:15. Strong south blow and muddy water. Threw a line out, caught a skate, threw second line, another. After that, along with losing a layer of skin from being sand blasted, decided to pack it in and go play a round of golf.

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Oh man, thats no fun.

What is all this golf talk? :icon_pirat:

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hahahah gave up that bad habit in support of a better habit:icon_thumleft:Just need better results:icon_thumbdown:

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Was wondering going to hit AI here in a few hours. With the coming of the Blue Fish do u all tie on Metal leaders or just use a heavier mono . and If you do use steel do u think that it hinders the Rocky action at all?

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To each their own, some use 50 mono, some 80. I use 30 steel.

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OMG did I pick a bad night on the beach. Rain wind and more wind and cold what three things make fishing thru the night wonderful!! Caught 3 skates and a doggie all night. Now I know how sand dunes are born just place a cooler in the sand in the wind come morning the sand will build up a nice ramp rite to the top:disgust:

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We expected the weather to be nasty..... What a beautiful day on the beach. Some friends came down for the weekend, got fresh at Cool Ice. We caught several blues, and a schoolie. Several skates as well. Good day on the beach, I don't know how the weather could be better tomorrow.

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Good deal, Fred. :)

I fished with Bohica and TooEZ on the bay. We drifted several hours and no fish. The water was pretty dirty and 58 degrees. We did see some blues caught and one nice flounder, but still pretty cool in my opinion.

Nice day on the water though. Thanks again, Bob.

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We expected the weather to be nasty..... What a beautiful day on the beach. Some friends came down for the weekend, got fresh at Cool Ice. We caught several blues, and a schoolie. Several skates as well. Good day on the beach, I don't know how the weather could be better tomorrow.

That's what life is all about....

The beach, friends and nice weather.

The only way it gets better is to do it more often!

Purrrrfect!!!!! :icon_thumleft:

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Just got off the beach......caught two stripers. 29 and 27 inches. A couple of snapper blues also. I will put up a full report on Tuesday, anybody here this weekend???? I will be back at it by 6:00am tomorrow. I have a decent supply of bunker and 12 peelers. You guys know where to find me, rolling around the north end. Cell is (301) 873-5018

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Fished from around 10:30 this morning till around 6:30pm till the wind/rain chased me off the beach. Man that front came out of nowhere. It was absolutely gorgeous all day till the very very end.

Fished about a mile south of the bull pen and no fish to report, at least nothing with fins. Caught one skate early on and switch bait to big heads. I did catch some sand flea to try out, that didn't go over too well. They kept breaking apart trying to hook them. Tried about a dozen or so really big ones I dug up. I even tried using the Gulp bloodworms and no takers on that.

On a side note here is something you can all laugh at me for, well I spooled my Mag 525 with brand new line, got it all rigged up and ready to go I put the weight on and put a big bunker head on and I dropped it on the ground like I always do and guess what, dummy me had it set in freespool from when I was pulling the line up through the guides. Whammo I blew up my reel without even casting. Took me 45 minutes to get that sorted out. I would put a post on the the other thread about tempers, but this is a family board and I not sure most of you (other than Oliver) would appreciate my reaction. :angry4:

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Fished today from 6pm to 9pm 1 blue 32" 9# on bunker. Caught the blue 1/2 hour after the storm it calmed down ans was pretty nice out after. I am having trouble to get picture uploaded, if anyone can help that would be great (picture is more than 800x800)

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fished with mike today(meat) just south of the bullpen and no action.moved north to above it and had a coule hits and 1 skate.not much better.headed out when the rain came.before that though it was a beautiful day out

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Fished today from 6pm to 9pm 1 blue 32" 9# on bunker. Caught the blue 1/2 hour after the storm it calmed down ans was pretty nice out after. I am having trouble to get picture uploaded, if anyone can help that would be great (picture is more than 800x800)

Outcast go here and look for Image Resizer about half way down and the download is on the right of the page. here is the link in the Site help forum http://www.atlanticanglers.com/site-help/2277-resize-photos-windows-xp-only.html I took out the other stuff I posted just so it would not take to much room here.

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fished ch.island for the first time in 2 years sat.after an hour wait high tide plus pipping plovers:angry1::angry1:anyway caught first keeper rock of the year 30" 10#:happy8::eusa_dance:weighed it in at capt.steves real nice tackle shop

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