22 Jul 7/22 – WEEKLY REPORT
Sorry folks, been lax on posting this week. This weather hasn’t helped and it is only going to get worse this week. A bit depressing isn’t it? BUT…………….the fish are already wet so it doesn’t bother them, so put on a wetsuit, rain gear or a bathing suit and hit the beach. There are reports of a lot of small fish at the river mouth. Jerry did well there this week. Low tide is the time for the mouth of the river. The jetty boys are continuing to produce bigger fish off the rocks on mackerel and clams…but the rocks aren’t for everyone. Be careful out there.
And the stories this past few weeks have been nothing short of amazing. Tuna jumping off shore, whales, dolphins, big bass…………all chasing the massive schools of pogies that are up and down the coast. Would love some pictures from people to post! We did have Glen Hawkes come in yesterday with a 33 1/2 pound striper that he caught from the oceanfront from a boat using a pogie. This fish had a massive head and was very healthy looking. Bet it tasted good!
Also had another weigh in this week. A family that fishes together stays together!
Also a few people have sent us in some pictures this past week……………….
A fun catch this morning out on the rock jetty this morning (Sun 7/15) during low tide using “Holy Mackerel.” If wasn’t holy before? It is now.
And Mike Hosker, one of our very own had his nephews visiting from out of state and he took them fishing at the beach this past Thursday. Love to see the kids fishing!
JusticePosted at 18:30h, 22 July
Am surprised a fisherman like yourself would make a comment about a 35 pound bass like “Bet it tasted good!” Knowledgeable folks know that any bass over 15 pounds doesn’t taste as good as a much smaller one.
John GaltPosted at 20:12h, 22 July
Even so, it takes a big man to cook a big bass. Perhaps you’re better suited with the juvenile bass? Meanwhile, Mr. Stickman proves himself to be just that- a venerable Stickman in the kitchen. (Insert eggplant emoji)
AnonymousPosted at 20:28h, 22 July
Your absolutely right on that, the best fish are the ones you cant keep. Bet it tasted like poo and ate tough like they all do. 28.5″ is the best tasting legal fish. Thanks to those that release larger fish to grow and hopefully meet again next season or even in the fall run.
James JewkesPosted at 19:59h, 22 July
Another fantastic report keep up the great work looking forward to the low tides this week
Franklin TaylorPosted at 14:30h, 24 July
Wow enjoy the fish you caught legally . If these guys want to preserve the fishery they can hang up their gear and not injure any of them.
Reel CookPosted at 10:00h, 25 July
Dear Stickman, it’s funny how everyone has an opinion from their couch? Enjoy eating your fish anyway you want, speaking from a chef’s point of view. Anyone that blames the taste of fish on it’s size should not be in the kitchen….
BrianPosted at 08:56h, 26 July
Legally caught fish that was clearly kept? I agree – the taste might be better with a smaller fish but if someone puts time in, following all laws, and decides to keep their prize – good for them and really do hope it tasted good (think that was the authors point / message). When I deer hunt, same is true but not going to shoot bambi (or his mom if they are together). Buy sure will get crap for shooting a 75 pound deer. Too many critics.
Also, if any of you are fishing those pogies, you know what a bloody mess your boat deck and clothes turn into and deserve your big fish. Look at this guys shirt – yup!
AnonymousPosted at 23:46h, 27 July
I love fishing
AnonymousPosted at 11:49h, 30 July
Really? Just cause a guy says I bet it taste good you have a lousy, hurtful comment? The reports are about the fishing! This guy takes his own time to put a report out and let people know how the fishing is and all you’re worried about is a comment? Here’s an idea. Sell your gear and give up fishing jerk!
AnnePosted at 08:53h, 02 August
Any striper you can take home legally tastes good. Thanks for the report.
AnonymousPosted at 11:44h, 02 August
Did they stop posting reports or what
Hobie T.Posted at 23:27h, 03 August
Don’t stop your report because of one bad opinion. Keep doing what you are great at. I look forward to reading your post every week.
JackPosted at 09:41h, 04 August
I have been catching stripe bass for over 40 years.I have been eating it ever since I learned how to make it taste good.Big bass are just as tasty as the the small ones…to me.We all have different tastes.Some folks have told me bass is the best thing they have ever ate.Good luck Keep Plugging.Remember the very large bass can produce millions of eggs.
JayPosted at 13:44h, 07 August
No reports must mean no fish. Water is warm maybe that’s it.
ButtplugPosted at 18:01h, 07 August
All I think anyone is looking for is honest fishing reports. For most of us the time we can commit to fishing the area is limited, Yet we may make several trips during the season. The conflict between the catch & release crowd and the keeper photo crowd must stop. It is a personal choice, and one everyone had the right to make. We are all fisherman. Let the report post begin again. Thank you. Surfland.
GINOPosted at 19:39h, 07 August
I respectfully disagree. I believe commercial fish and tackle establishments have an obligation to promote the preservation of the species they profit from. That doesn’t mean that they need to discriminate against anyone who has the legal right to take a fish. HOWEVER, the establishment should not create an incentive to motivate fisherman to keep their catch. i.e. Create and promote any marketing related activities, like taking pictures of kept fish, and their catchers. While this has been a great tradition of Surfland for many years, this is nothing but marketing, which motivates fisherman to keep fish. This is an outdated tradition that has run its course, and now need to stop.
YummyPosted at 15:22h, 16 August
Why cook it? Eat raw. Striped bass = yummy sashimi.