Fishing is picking up in Sussex

We had a break from bad weather and now there has been more flooding up north. Expect the waterways to be stirred up by the weekend. Hopefully they will clear up, but that remains to be seen. The fishing has been picking up all around Sussex County, which is good new for anglers and bad […]

Catching fish is tough with storm runoff

The summer shot by and now we are into what is supposed to be the heat of the summer, which as of late has been more of a steam bath. My grass never looked better for this time of year, but the fact I have to mow it more is cutting into my fishing time. […]

It’s August! Waiting for the locals summer

It would be nice if we could get some serious sun showers … the rain is just sucking the life out of many people. Fortunately for us surf anglers this is perfect weather to fish the beaches. There are no crowds, no one in the way in the water, and the fish will stay closer […]

Be patient: It’s harder to hook fish in bad water

The weather as of late has not been too conducive to fishing, well catching, you can still fish bad weather. If this were the fall into winter it would be perfect for striped bass fishing but it is not that time of year. Granted fish still feed in the bad water, but it is more […]

Saltwater Fly Anglers an excellent club to join

Hot summer nights are now on the menu, well for the most part. We have had a few cooler nights, but they have been a reprieve from the hot days. The beaches are packed on the weekends, everyone is getting those last vacations in before September First gets here, my favorite day. It is when […]

Smyrna’s Mandes wins Bass Fishing League tournament

BREWERTON, N.Y. — Boater Jeff Mandes of Smyrna won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Northeast Division tournament on Oneida Lake last Saturday with five bass weighing 19 pounds, 2 ounces. Mandes pocketed $6,996 for his win. Mandes caught his fish from a large section of grass in Maple Bay, a location he […]

Lower temperatures help fishing at inland bays

The weather is back to hot, but at least not as hot as the first heat wave. Summer ain’t over yet so be prepared for more hot days. Best to go fishing in the early morning and evenings when it is cooler, and the fish are more active. We have a lot of large dragonflies […]

Man o’ wars make an early visit to the beach

We have some early visitors to the beach this year. Man o‘ wars washed up on the beaches at Fenwick Island over the past few days. Usually we don’t see these until August when they come up with the Gulf stream and get pushed to shore by an east wind. There is an eddie of […]

Summer’s here and fishing is feeling the heat

Well, summer sure showed up in a hurry. I mean seriously we get the first nice weekend and it is nuclear hot out, and the fishing reacts accordingly. Usually in the dead of summer everything slows down, especially in the surf. Afternoon fishing is never as good as the mornings and evenings, for a number […]

Afternoon bite much better in cooler water

Mother Nature never ceases to amaze — it is now April in June. What is up with this crazy weather? I have no idea, but the water temperatures are holding great levels. The cooling off is keeping the water temperatures below 70 degrees. The afternoon bite is much better. Usually this time of year the […]