Saturday, June 11, 2011

Day 30: NOT a Beach Day

A small fluke caught on a bucktail from the Shark River Inlet
When: Saturday, June 11th, from 7am to 7:30am
Where: The Shark River Inlet, from Avon
What: Tossing a bucktail/Gulp! combo in hopes of catching a fluke
Weather: Overcast, cool, rainy.
Moon: Waxing, a few days before full.
Water Conditios/Tide: The ocean was rough and the tide was ripping. Don't know much more than that.

Lindsay and I had planned to make this Saturday a beach day, so regardless of what the weather was like, we were going down the shore.

I heard some rumbles of thunder overnight, and it didn't look very nice outside in the morning.

Nontheless, we left the house at 5:45am to beat the "shore traffic."

HA!!!!

When we got to Avon, we realized that it probably wasn't going to be the best day to sit on the beach, but since we had 30 minutes of fishing to do and then eat breakfast, we decided to put off making that decision for another hour. Lindsay snapped a few pics while I tossed a bucktail with Gulp! beneath the Avon/Belmar bridge in the Shark River Inlet. Despite the tide ripping and there being a lot of seaweed  in the water, I did manage to get one small fluke that was released....of course.

After fishing and breakfast, we decided that there was more to do down the shore than to sit on the beach. We visited Reel Life Bait and Tackle in Point Pleasant where I met Nick Niles' uncle, we went to the aquarium at Jenks, ate seafood at the Tiki Bar, played skeeball, won a couple of stuffed animals and had a wonderful day.

I can't remember how long it's been since I spent any amount of time on the boardwalk, and had forgotten how much fun there is to be had down the shore, especially if the weather keeps you off the beach.

Next Up: Writing fishing reports then maybe some catfishing in Elizabeth.

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