Old Robins Branch Fishing Report

Pushlished On: September 11, 2022

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Old Robins Branch Fishing Report

Pushlished On: September 11, 2022

Fishing

Choppy ocean trip

Old Robins Branch

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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

Got a last minute invite to head out and fish for fluke and mahi today with Chris. It was so nice to not be in charge of the boat, or to have to watch everyone, and just be able to relax. Just fish.
We ran out a good ways in some snotty chop on top of big swells. It was a slow bumpy ride. We arrived at our first buoy and tossed so.e peanut bunker in to see if any fish were around. We didn't see any, but as we were figuring out the drift and Chris was setting up his trolling motor, a fish rolled on the surface. I hooked a peanut and tossed it out. Within about five seconds I came tight. The fish was strong and zipping all over the place. After a spirited battle I landed the biggest buoy jack I've ever seen. We poked around for awhile hoping for more Jack's, or better yet, mahi. But there were no other takers.
We ran inside a lite ways to check out a wreck, we picked a few sea bass off it. Then we ran to another wreck and tried its various pieces. Lots more sea bass, and so.e nice keeper sized ones. Of course the stupid season is closed. Chris was high hook on the day with two short fluke and an 18" keeper, multiple sea bass, two ribbonfish, and a blue. I think he must've stepped in shit or something. 
We had the ocean to ourselves for the most part, then some weird looking safari boat rolled up on us and jumped on our drift. The Ike n Lee or something like that. We watched them bring an angel shark boatside where one of the nimrods gaffed it to get their $.10 hook back. Classy move considering they are a protected species. They left, and we continued catching.
After a bunch of drifts the bite began to slow and we decided to run back home. Plus the wind was picking up. We had 4-5' swells with 2'-3'wind chop on top. It was fun. We had a few sprinkles throughout the day, but nothing heavy. Then as we neared the inlet we ran I to some heavier rain. Thankfully Chirs' boat has a cabin. And then once we pulled into the slip it started to rain again. Worth it. Fun day!
Tight Lines!

Gear & Tackle Used:

we used spinning rods and bait casters. we tossed peanut bunker around buoys, and drifted with chicken rigs using Z-Man and Gulp baits, squid, and ribbonfish.

Popularity

Light Fishing Pressure

Water clarity

Clear, 2-6 Feet

Catches

Total catches4

bluefish

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Total catches - 1

Species Name : Pomatomus Saltatrix

Habital : Nearshore, Onshore

Weight :

summer flounder 

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Total catches - 1

Species Name : Paralichthys Dentatus

Habital : Onshore, Nearshore, Offshore

Weight :

bar jack

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Total catches - 1

Species Name : Caranx Ruber

Habital : Onshore, Nearshore

Weight :

black sea bass

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Total catches - 1

Species Name : Centropristis Striata

Habital : Offshore, Onshore, Nearshore, Wreck, Reef

Weight :

Weather data

Forecast

Weather at 10:48 pm

78

Current

Feels 78

78

Highs

Low 70

11

Winds

Gusts 0

77

Humidity

Dew 70

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07:14 PM

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