September 26th, Weekend report………………….or not.

September 26th, Weekend report………………….or not.

     Well today most of the “buggies” have left the beach with not much to report. One of the guys reported a 38″ fish being caught. But, besides that the stripers were few and far between.  Was it too hot this weekend? Do we blame the full moon?  The wind? Who knows, but the wind has turned to the northeast,  the temperature has dropped and the ocean has kicked up. This sounds like perfect fishing conditions. Bluefish Fishing Weather!  Tomorrow’s Monday, the first day after the weekend, and things will probably turn around.

     Only other report this weekend was from Mike Parent who reported a few bluefish on bait.


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  • bob
    Posted at 19:13h, 26 September

    yeah figures. maybe skip will go catch em all again. this is one hell of a fall run, or maybe it hasnt started?! time to think icefishing!

  • aubrey
    Posted at 19:17h, 26 September

    It looked prime out there today- but so slow. A lone schoolie.

  • talljeff
    Posted at 09:10h, 27 September

    Skunked again!! Not sure how much more I can take.. Curious to see this week will turn out.

  • Mike
    Posted at 11:05h, 27 September

    Bob’s got the right idea. Ca’t wait to get out the traps and hit the ice; 3 more months to go.

  • Toby
    Posted at 11:53h, 27 September

    Fished beach-front Sunday by Surfland and nothing. Wind was vicious and waves were pounding! I hope wednesday is gonna be better! Thanks again Billy for the plugs and thanks Liz for all the help last week! See ya Wednesday.

  • bob
    Posted at 16:47h, 27 September

    fished the beach like a dodo in the pounding surf, (today Monday) nothing! yes mike my traps are already rigged and ready!

  • scott
    Posted at 19:38h, 27 September

    fished all day saturday, found out skate love those bloods,

  • festus
    Posted at 21:03h, 27 September

    fished the Salisbury side so i could take my dog on saturday had nothing early then the beach got crowded so i fished right next to the dredging pipe and got three schoolies on the sea worm bloodworm combo.

  • Anguillaman
    Posted at 05:41h, 28 September

    Looks like an early end to the season. It was a good one, great weather and lots of fish. It is likely that there still will be the occasional blue and striper caught right through October. Guys from the North are doing no better than we are…hint.

  • Quonny
    Posted at 07:52h, 28 September

    Seems that Plum Island is a bait fishery as compared to other areas. The lack of structure to hold fish may be the reason that the bait guys out perform pluggers by a significant margin. I put in over 30 nights of fishing good tides into the dawn and got three fish this year. It was worth it for the sunrises I experienced.

    I use poppers, black needle fish, swimming eels, jigs and Gibbs swimmers. Any other pluggers out there that can suggest different lures or strategies for a better season next year? Maybe I should drag a chum bag with me along the shore to improve my luck.

  • Man in Black
    Posted at 10:10h, 28 September

    Quonny: Forget the plugs, and soak bait!

  • Anguillaman
    Posted at 17:11h, 28 September

    quonny….do you see much “bait” on the top water. If not…then go to the bottom “stuff”….always a lot of busted clams on the bottom around guess what fish are looking for..and of course..worms are there too. So go with your “gut” switch to will catch a lot more fish than 3 in a season.

  • Quonny
    Posted at 06:44h, 29 September

    Anguillaman, How does one get into the refuge for AM fishing? Do you need to get in by sundown and sleep until the AM. Why don’t they issue an electronic pass to get the gate open for fishing the AM tides. Seems that the utilization of the refuge for surfcasting is very limited. If issuing passes is not an option then man the gate 24 hours a day from September to October. The refuge is there for the public’s enjoyment and the added expense of manning the booth is trivial.

  • bob
    Posted at 18:13h, 29 September

    is this season OVER or are there still fish, when do I put away the rods?

  • Anguillaman
    Posted at 18:15h, 29 September

    Quonny, in season they have someone at the gate at 5:30 am, then when the night passes are issued need enter the refuge no later than 7:30 pm. So yeah you can’t go at say 1am or 2 am..but you can get in pretty early and stay late. If you really want very early the center or park in the center in front of surfland..

  • Quonny
    Posted at 19:36h, 29 September

    Anguillaman, Thanks for the information.

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