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.