Cape May Fishing Report

Pushlished On: August 13, 2022

Fishing
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Cape May Fishing Report

Pushlished On: August 13, 2022

Fishing

Surf Fishing with Friends

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

Hit the surf for a fun fish with Paul and Scott. We set out six rods between us and hoped for the best. You couldn't have asked for a more perfect morning: cool temperature, slight breeze, calm seas, nice sunrise, ospreys and pelicans in search mode, dolphins leaping. It was all too perfect.
And then there was the fishing. Or rather, the lack thereof. We couldn't buy a touch. At least not from any kingfish,  spot, weakiea, blues, or other decent species. Instead we got skates. I finally winged one to try as shark bait in hopes the sacrifice would appease the Fish God's. Then we got a small doggie. Yup, that worked.
Finally, around high tide, Scott's rod went over hard and he came tight to a decent fish. After a fun battle he landed a three foot sandbar shark. He did some silly things in his excitement,  but the shark was released quickly and swam off. Scott was forgiven his indiscretions as he is fairly new to surf fishing and it was his first good catch on his new rod. Hopefully there will be many more to follow.
Next one if my rods went over with a screaming drag. I had Paul grab it and he was tight to a strong fast beast. He was fighting it, then thought he lost it. Then it took off again, then went slack. And then finally it came tight and stayed tight. It was quite the show. He finally hauled in a nice sized bull nosed ray. We photo'd and released it quickly. Then, not another touch. We packed it in and headed off the beach. We took the scenic route home and stopped at Brittons Bakery for some of the best cream donuts and apple fritters to be had. The sugar rush made up for the overall poor fishing. Actually, ending the day with the two brawlers made the day. The donuts were just dessert...
Tight Lines!

Gear & Tackle Used:

We used bloodworms on high low rigs for kingfish and other species. We had three other rods set up for sharks or rays with chunks of kingfish, spot, and skate wing.

Popularity

Light Fishing Pressure

Water clarity

Clear, 2-6 Feet

Scenic setting

Clear & Open

Catches

Total catch1

sandbar shark

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Total catch - 1

Species Name : Carcharhinus Plumbeus

Habital : Continental Shelves, Oceanic Banks

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