Michael Shepherd for the press
It looks like summer will turn well into autumn.
We’ve got some super summer fishing now with the fall fishing approaching.
There are good reports from up and down the coast describing a variety of fish visiting our waters.
Flat summer is a phenomenon in the waves, and they move onto the blocks and reefs on the beach.
Here’s another example of excellent surf fishing in the flappy summer.
Andy Grossman On Monday, Brigantine’s Riptide Bait and Tackle reported that Tommy Lamplow and his father, Chriscaught five summer flounder the size of a ranger on Sunday from Brigantine Beach and kept four.
Andy said they caught a limit of three blue fish.
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Noel Feliciano One-Stop Bait and Tackle in Atlantic City reported that one good long stretch of beach that produces summer flounder is from T-jetty Pier in Atlantic City all the way to Longport.
Lester Bell I scored a 6-pound summer flounder at the Absecon Bay Sportsman Center in Absecon. He was caught in the back bays inside the Absecon Inlet.
Steve Ballmer From Jingle’s Bait and Tackle in North Beach Haven said the summer flounder is moving to the popular inshore artificial reef off Long Beach Island.
Greg Kodnick At Fisherman’s headquarters in Ship Bottom, he’s added some variety to the local fishing fun with the news that a 38-inch blackfish has been caught by Emanating from Fitzgerald First class intervention.
Greg followed this up with a report on a wide variety of fish that included weakfish and blue cockade as well as summer flounder, as well as Spanish mackerel, bonito and false albacore.
Cuba contributed to this merger.
The latest is a 48-pounder caught by a 15-year-old young man Gabriel McDevittPlymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. He was caught in a bunker hidden off Cape My Point on my father Dan McDevitt “Fish On”, according to information received from Catherine Lagarde At Sterling Harbor Bait and Tackle in Wildwood.
Take a fundraising cruise to benefit from a reef rebuilding project for artificial fishing led by the Junior Mates of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association.
The cruise is scheduled to take off from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday aboard the Black Pearl pirate ship stationed at 100 Inn West Avenue in Beach Haven.
Contribution is $75 for adults and $25 for children. The cruise includes music and a view of the Fantasy Island fireworks.
The 75th World Surfing Championships takes place on Saturday in Long Beach Island. Registration will run from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. at the tournament venue (6 East Cape May Ave. at Harvey Cedars).
It’s a surf club association event with an entry fee of $125 for teams up to six or $25 for individuals.
There is a limit of 5O diff.
The Atlantic County/Atlantic City Surf Fishing Derby opens next Monday, September 26, on the beaches of Absecon and Brigantine.
The decals are $25 and can be obtained at Scott’s Dock in Margate, Ship Shop in Ventnor, One-Stop in Atlantic City, Riptide in Brigantine, Absecon Bay Sports Center in Absecon, Tight Lines Bait and Tackle in Somers Point and Point Tackle, as well as at Somers Point.
Prizes are $500 for first place, $200 for second, and $100 for third in the buss planned division; and $300 for first place, $100 for second and $50 for third place in bluefish, tortoises, and kingfish.
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Michael Shepherd is a retired sports editor for the press. His print column appears online Mondays and Tuesdays.
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