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Daily Report (10/19/2021) by Jingles

It’s a sunny, cool, fairly windy morning here in Beach Have. Currently, the wind is moderate, coming from the W. The surf is flat calm with no waves (West wind laying down the surf). You will need at about 2-3 ounces to hold. The temp is currently 51° and heading to 66°. The ocean temp is 67°.

The bay is choppy and 60°.

Low tide is 1:29AM and 1:50PM. High tide is at 7:40AM and 7:55PM.

There were a bunch of kingfish weigh-ins yesterday for the Derby. verified reports of sheepshead, black drum and snap blues.

The bay has been a tad quiet, but there should be stripers near the sod banks, weakfish in the holes and snap blues.

Sheepshead (10/18/2021) by LBI Fisher

Took this out of the Beach Haven surf on 10/16 along with numerous Kingfish.
Great fun day fishing with Jingles jigs and red synthetic worms!!

Kingfish (10/18/2021) by LBI Fisher

Caught nice 12’ kingfish and small 6’ fluke today. Thanks jingles for bait/gear recommendations. Fun Sunday fishing in October off Beach Haven surf.

Daily Report (10/17/2021) by Jingles

It’s a sunny, cool, but WINDY morning here in Beach Haven (small craft advisory). Currently, the wind is strong coming from the W at about 25-35mph. The surf is flat calm with 1 foot waves (West wind laying down the surf). The Doctor (Tony C.) says “when the wind is from the West, the fishing is best”. You will need at about 2-3 ounces to hold. The temp is currently 55° and heading to 63°. The ocean temp is 69.6°.

The bay is rough, very choppy and 66°.

Low tide is 12:05AM and 12:26PM. High tide is at 6:11AM and 6:28PM.

There were a bunch of kingfish weigh-ins yesterday for the Derby. There are kingfish aplenty in the surf. We have verified reports of sheepshead, black drum and snap blues.

The bay has been a tad quiet, but there should be stripers near the sod banks, weakfish in the holes and snap blues.

Daily Report (10/16/2021) by Jingles

Another beautiful morning here in Beach Haven today! Enjoy the warm weather today because tomorrow will be a different story! Currently, the wind is pretty strong coming from the SSE at about 19mph. The surf is moderately calm with 1 to 2 foot waves, but with a high frequency because of the wind. The birds were really working the water this morning. You will need at about 4-5 ounces to hold. The temp is currently 68° and heading to 72°. The ocean temp is 69°.

The bay is calm and 67.5°.

Low tide is 11:35AM. High tide is at 5:16AM and 5:36PM.

There were a bunch more kingfish weigh-ins yesterday for the Derby. Here at Jingles, we had Rich Berman – .82lbs, 12.25″ on fishbites, Sean Crimmins – .66lbs, 12.25″ on bloodworms, and Matt Shapiro – .80lbs, 12.75″ on bloodworms. Aside from the kingfish, also reports of plenty of cocktail blues. In the back off the sod banks, there are striped bass and also weakfish in the bay.

Little Egg Reef – Black Sea Bass (10/16/2021) by LBI Fisher

We’ve been fishing the reef today and yesterday. Caught over 100 black sea bass yesterday and about 50 today. Keepers ratio is almost 10 to 1. We had dozens of double hook ups.

We used strips of squid and peanut bunker (frozen). Both worked fine. They had no interest in artificial or Gulp. Bunker seemed to draw larger fish. Dropper rigs were the key.

We anchored with a Minn Kota trolling motor… It appeared that the boats that drifted did OK but not in these numbers. The boats that had short drifts did much better. When the wind picked up most everybody left.

Will probably try stripers in the bay on Saturday…

Hopefully someone will report today’s fishing reports on the bay.

sheepshead (10/16/2021) by LBI Fisher

Went king fishing Thurs. 10/14 and surprisingly caught 11 sheepshead on fish bites, but only kept five of the larger ones (12-13″).
Again on Friday 10/15. Four keeper sheepshead and two king fish.

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