I’m a few days late on this one, but a group of us from PAFlyFlish hit the Jersey Shore for the 2011 Saltwater JAM. Long story short, the weather was perfect, but the fishing was cold. A few small fluke helped us beat the skunk, but every other angler we talked to was having the same luck.
We hit the surf at 6:30am in Seaside Heights, not far from where a few questionable characters from a certain mtv show spend their summer. We fished for a half hour with no signs of life, so we packed up and headed to Betty and Nicks Bait and Tackle. I highly suggest this place to anyone visiting the area to fish. Not only does this shop have everything a fisherman could want, but it also boasts a diner counter which serves spectacular breakfast food.
After eating, we drove south to Island Beach State Park. We met back up at the bathing beach, where I picked up my only fluke of the day on a double with another forum member. A few hours later, we headed to the southern point of the island, and hiked a mile and a half down to the North Jetty. Again, there wasn’t much action, but a few fluke did show some interest in our flies. It was an awesome trip, and I’m glad to have met some other members.
PAFF crew working the bayside