Catch date:9/7/2015 6:42:00 AM

Story date:9/7/2015 7:16:00 PM

Location:Manasquan Inlet NJ


Decided to hit the water today, despite the fact that I usually stay off the water during holiday weekends due to the crowd of boats, combined with both inexperienced, and some intoxicated operators, ( I can't call them Captains).

Started off south of the inlet in the Axel Carlson Reef , drifting various structure. A mixed catch of Fluke, both shorts and a keeper mixed in every here and there. A few Skates came by for some action as well. There were a ton of boats out there on the reef, and in the river as well. I headed back to the dock early to avoid some of the crowd that was sure to make a large parade through the inlet and up the river.

Ran into a friend that I haven't seen in awhile back at the marina. Laughed and joked and did a little chop busting. He went north out of the inlet today, no luck for him today, skunked. Invited him to come along with me next time. It was a nice trip and a great way to finish off the Labor Day weekend.

Fishin Dude

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About Fishin Dude
A little about me
I was born and raised in central NJ. My earliest fishing memories are catching Panfish with a cane pole, followed by Catfish with an old Zebco enclosed push button reel on a 3 ft pole using hotdogs as bait. Alot of time has passed since those days. I now travel to fishing locations by car, boat, or aircraft, instead of bycycle or a ride from my parents. I have met and swapped stories, tips, laughs, and tears with a variety of fishermen worldwide, from all walks of life, and made great friends too.
Asalt Weapon
Seaswirl Striper
21' Dual Console, 200 hp Yamaha 4 stroke, fish finder, chartplotter, livewell, anchor winch, fishboxes, porta potty, bbq, rodholders, music.
Surf Fishing
It's always nice to fish the beach, enjoy the sunrise, and catch a fish or two.
Go to Freshwater Top Water Lure
Rapala Skitter Pop
This is my go to top water lure that I have caught numerous species, both fresh and salt, all around the country.
Anything that swims
I will fish for anything, anywhere, anytime.
My targeted species
I'll actually fish for anything that swims, crawls, or even rests on the bottom , in any water, anywhere, anytime.
Bunker Chunks
When fishing Bunker Chunks for Stripers and Bluefish, I cut them into 4 sections. The head, fished on the bottom usally catches big stripers
Whiteleggers for Tautog
One of the best baits for winter Tautog fishing is hands down the Whitelegger crab. Fished whole, half, legs on/off, bite changes day by day
Green Crabs
Green crabs are a great, inexpensive bait that catches many species. Generally used for Tautog, I used them for Seabass, Cod, and Pollock.
I love vintage Penn Reels
I own alot of tackle, both modern and vintage, and fish with both. Old Penn Reels are my favorite, and if it's a lefty, even better.