Friday, October 26, 2012
10.26.12 "Greetings from Asbury Park"........
.......yes that's where we, and at one time of the day or another, every other boat out there today fished. Headed out with just one on board and decided to make a right turn out of Shark River Inlet. Looked hard all the way down to the Manasquan Inlet with a few stops along the way. No birds, no bait on top, and no blues or bass. Saw the flotilla formed around Asbury Park so U-turned it and headed up. It was a collection of private, charter, and headboats with trolling followed by jigging the method of choice. We dragged a Tabory Slab Fly down deep to marks that drew no strikes. We saw a few big blues and bass lifted over the rails and the party boats on the move after a quick drift here and there.
Before we called it a short day we looked again some of the SRI and joined up with some boat traffic as the sun came out and the skies turned blue. When we got back to the dock a guy asked us how we did....and I told him....then he opened his cooler of 30 something pound stripers and 15 plus pound bluefish. He said spreader bars with wire and umbrella rigs were the ticket out there today......I wonder if I can throw them on a 12 weight?
The best sight of the day for me was seeing a fellow Jones Brothers 19'10 Cape Fisherman on the water, it's a view of one you don't get often behind the wheel.