I hit the road early again this morning…this time, the destination was Brigantine and Atlantic City in NJ. Quick version…it was a perfect morning, but I didn’t catch (or see anyone catch) a single fish all morning.
Obligatory Sunrise Shot - Brigantine Beach, NJ
Brigantine beach was first. I drove to the north side of the island, parked, and hiked a few hundred yards up the beach. The water looked very fishy, especially near a deep trench which formed a small sandbar. Conditions weren’t quite right at the time, but I could practically picture the fish cruising in close for bait struggling in the current. Anyway, it was tough to cast beyond the breakers, and I wasn’t very confident in the spot; so I packed up and drove south into AC.
Here, I parked near a construction site on Vermont Ave., hoping I could find some luck at the spot the previous world record striper was caught. The first thing I noticed was the amount of stray cats roaming around…then I saw the sign…
The beach here was pretty quiet. I talked to one other bait fisherman at the jetty, but I was able to easily share the water. But once again, I didn’t get a bump. Wrong tide? Who knows…
Smaller Jetty and Steel Pier
Revel - Coming along nicely
Next Jetty to the South
Steel Pier - From the Jetty in the First Pic
Skunked this time; but thanks to my awesome girlfriend, I’ll be back in two weeks for my birthday weekend. Hopefully more fish will be around to help celebrate…we shall see.