Hinkle in spotlight with 2nd White Marlin Open victory

August has been decent weather so far, not too hot, some cool nights. Makes for better fishing conditions. The waters are holding temperatures. We had an upwelling last week that cooled the water off along the coast. Nice to see an August that doesn’t produce bathtub water conditions in the back bays and creeks. History […]

Surf fishing this year is the best we’ve seen in some time

The water temperatures are still on point. Masseys Ditch is reading an 8-degree fluctuation between tides. Topping out at 78 degrees at low tide and as low as 70 degrees on the high tide. That has been the temperature around the inland bays for the past week. The upwelling helped keep the waters cool around […]

Summer fishing’s great but we’re ready for the point soon

Is it August already? Looking forward to fishing at the point in four weeks. That day is a like a holiday for us, some take off work just to be the first out there to fish the point. Summer fishing has been great this year. The surf is full of a variety of fish. Offshore […]

It’s a boiler out there but fishing’s still pretty good

Well it has been one boiler of a week here on the fringes of Satan’s kitchen. It is hot, but we are fishing anyway. Being near the water helps with the temperatures, especially if it is an east wind. If there is a W in any of the wind directions expect the flies to be […]

Summer fishing in the surf has been excellent so far

The air was hot and the fishing was as well. Last week anglers were bailing fish all day from the surf. Well mostly everyone out there, it never fails, there is always someone not catching, but at least they are fishing. This has been the best summer in the surf we have had so far […]

Happy Fourth: Having a grand time fishing at the beach

Happy Fourth of July. Have a safe holiday week. It has been a blast so far. We are catching fish and having a grand time at the beach. The flies are having a lot of fun as well on those west wind days. If the wind direction has a ‘W’ in it be prepared. This […]

Weather and crowds make it harder but fishing’s still decent

Despite the wacky weather fishing has been decent some days and not so much others. The weekends have seen the worst fishing, most likely due to the crowds. That is mostly for the surf and bay fishing. Offshore anglers are doing well, especially on the tuna bite. The offshore bite for yellow fin has been […]

Nice temperatures as we reach the swing of summer fishing

Just like that we are in the swing of summer fishing. The air temperatures have been great at night to help keep the water temperatures down. We are still “spring” fishing in summer. The inland bays haven’t peaked over 74 degrees all week. The fishing has been decent for this time of year, even the […]

From spring bluefish madness to melee of summer fish

Summer is in full swing! The weekends have been crowded but if you know how to fish the crowds you can do well. The easiest and best time is to fish when everyone else is still asleep. Predawn hours or after dark into predawn hours is a great time to look for striped bass in […]

Fish aren’t as dumb as you think: the less commotion the better

Well that is another Memorial Day weekend in the books, and it was eventful. Every holiday weekend is eventful but the first one always makes for some chaos. This was probably one of the busiest Memorial Day weekends we have ever seen in Sussex County, the beaches were packed, the parks were closing early full […]