Cape May Fishing Report

Pushlished On: September 11, 2022

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Cape May Fishing Report

Pushlished On: September 11, 2022

Fishing

Surf fishing fun

Cape May

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Frank Breakell
Stone Harbor, NJ
  • At Brynnie-B, we go where the fish are!
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Frank Breakell
At Brynnie-B, we go where the fish are!
Stone Harbor, NJ

Things have slowed down in my fishing world as I am now back to teaching. Eventually I'll be able to retire and fish any time I please. While do do enjoy the teaching profession, I do so look forward to my fishy future.
This morning I dragged two friends, Justin and Scott, down onto the beach to brave the full Moon tide and treacherous rip currents. Did I mention the heavy surf? Yeah, there was that too. On the plus side the Moon set and sun rise were quite spectacular. 
I set out one rod with a Brown Dog Bomb kingfish rigs, Scott tossed out a shark rig. We were hoping to tag a decent one if we got lucky. The current was as expected, ripping. It dragged four ounce sputniks slowly down the beach. Hurricane sinkers wouldn't hold at all. Bloodworms, clam, and spot were the baits of choice.
I brought Idgie and Bubbalouie along for comic relief. They had a blast; beating up a dogshark, bullying a ghost crab, and hanging out with a bunch of beachgoers. They were a massive hit. 
We picked at fish all morning. Scott got things going by landing a very angry herring gull that tangles in his line as it flew past. We got it unwrapped and back on its way. Next up was a dogshark. Idgie had fun with it. A herring gull ended up gulping it down. Next came a bunch of spot and a cute little jack of some sort. 
I set out another rod with a shark rig. It went off pretty quickly. I fought the shark I to the break zone where it launched clear of the water and ended up breaking the line. It looked like a nice sized black tip. Next up, after more spot and doggies, was a skate. We tried skate wi gs for sharks, but no takers. When we switched back to spot I got another massive run off. Justin took the rod this time and had his hands full. The shark gave him a serious battle. It intensified in the break zone where the heavy current from the rather large waves assisted the shark on several blistering runs back out to deeper water. Scott tried pulling the line in order to get hold of the leader, but again, the line parted. We at least got a good look at the shark, which was a solid four to four and a half foot brown shark. Despite the loss, Justin enjoyed the battle.
Shortly thereafter my kingfish rigged rod doubled over screaming drag. I must've had a fish on and a shark cruised past and grabbed it. I fought whatever it was for awhile, slowly gaining line. But again, the line broke. This time it broke near the spool. So I'm thinking there us a flaw in the line. I'll be respooling for sure.
After that little tussle the action waned and we began to pack it in. The pups were pooped too. Surprisingly there were no kingfish today. We did get one little snapper blue too with his tail bitten off. Hopefully once the Moon wanes a but, and the seas calm out, the fishing will get even better...
Tight Lines!

Gear & Tackle Used:

surf rods (St. Croix Legend, Rain Shadow Custom, old Fenwick, tsunami, Tica), spinning reels ( Shimano Aero Technium, Penn Conflict, Van Staal, Tsunami SaltX, Penn Spinfisher IV.
bloodworms, clams, and spot for bait.

Popularity

Light Fishing Pressure

Water clarity

Limited, 6 Inches or less

Scenic setting

Clear & Open

Catches

Total catches5

picked dogfish

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Total catches - 1

Species Name : Squalus Acanthias

Habital : Inshore, Offshore

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bar jack

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Total catches - 1

Species Name : Caranx Ruber

Habital : Onshore, Nearshore

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bluefish

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Total catches - 1

Species Name : Pomatomus Saltatrix

Habital : Nearshore, Onshore

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blacktip shark 

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Total catches - 1

Species Name : Carcharhinus Limbatus

Habital : Onshore, Nearshore, Continental Shelves, Insular Shelves

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sandbar shark

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Total catches - 1

Species Name : Carcharhinus Plumbeus

Habital : Continental Shelves, Oceanic Banks

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Weather data

Forecast

Weather at 02:07 am

58

Current

Feels 58

79

Highs

Low 58

0

Winds

Gusts 0

96

Humidity

Dew 57

06:36 AM

07:15 PM

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