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Old 10-08-2005, 06:24 PM
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Hello,

I recently moved to Manahawkin, NJ. Any tips on where to fish on the island for bass, what to use, rigs, etc? So far I've only caught croakers.

Thanks a bunch
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Old 10-08-2005, 09:09 PM
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Slam a 10/0 Gami behind the croakers dorsal and send em out to find you a bass.

Within the next two or three weeks plugging should really start to heat up. Head down with your 9' to 10' rod and a bag of lures and work the bars and whitewater.

As for asking for spots, that's a question that's frowned upon and considered somewhat rude - ask how to find your own spots and you'll get all the information you need.

LBI is a difficult place to pinpoint spots anyway. The only stable spot down there is the inlet jetty which is very well know (and can be dangerous - wear Korkers). The sand along the beaches is always in a state of flux, the bar or cut that's hot this week won't even exist next week.

Go down at dead low tide and take a walk. Find the cuts and bars that look like they might be productive and have a go later when there's enough water to make them fishable. When you find a hot spot - gimme a call, I can be there in 45 minutes :)
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Old 10-09-2005, 06:54 AM
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Thanks. I've been scouting at low tide. And the croakers, well we ate them.
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Old 10-09-2005, 09:56 AM
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The best plan to start learning the spots there is to fish off the Jetty like Sudsy said, on either side and work your way down the beach. If anything you'll at leat catch some blues on the mouth side and if you walk to the end of the jetty make sure you know what the tides are and wear korkers. I've personally learned my lesson there. The jetty isn't a hidden spot and that's where the bait shops will send you. Try using some chunks of fresh bunker or clams. As for the beach, you'll learn it in time. When I don't fish IBSP, I fish there from the shore. Dusk and dawn are pretty good there but real slow right now. If you want to find a good fishing report from baitshops stop by kelly's. Real good guy there who has an assortment of bait and he'll give you an up to date report.
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Old 10-09-2005, 02:09 PM
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Hot tuna,
Welcome to Nj and to the board, and may I say, "Cool Name!"
Jorma!!
And as far as fishing, LBI has a lot of sand next to the ocean, pick a spot.....any spot.....and fish till you want to try another spot.
Repeat as necessary, things are about to heat up real nice very soon.

Ed
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Old 10-09-2005, 05:44 PM
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Thanks everyone. I guess I got spoiled fishing the norhern beaches and back bays where it was pretty much fish Cliffwood and Union beach in the spring and Sandy Hook, north beach to the tip and always catch fish. And omg, someone who knows Jorma! If you see a white car on LBI with a bumber sticker that reads: Got Jorma?, that's me. Thanks again.
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