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Saltwater Fishing Report

Report from Friday, August 22.

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Seaside Heights
Small drum showed up in Barnegat Bay along the dock, said Kevin from
The Dock Outfitters. How big? he was asked. He saw an 8- or 9-incher, he said. A couple of blowfish were hooked from the dock Wednesday. Snapper blues schooled around the dock, and some began to grow larger, to cocktail size. Small fluke were hooked along the dock, and crabbing from the dock was decent. The crabbing was better a month ago, but crabs were still running. The shop’s rental-boaters who crabbed totaled three to four dozen keepers in 3 or 4 hours off Good Luck Point on the bay. That area gave up some of the state’s best crabbing this season. In the surf, sharks were fought at night, and a buddy banked a 4-1/2-footer at Island Beach State Park. Kevin’s been landing throwback fluke from the surf, and snapper and cocktail blues tumbled around the surf. Kevin’s been seeing porpoises and whales off the beach, and a seal that kept showing up, with a yellow tag in the tail. Kevin was asked whether the surf was cool or something to attract the seal, because seals are usually seen in colder weather. The surf was warm, he said, and maybe the seal was ill. The Dock Outfitters, located on Barnegat Bay, blocks from the ocean surf, features a bait and tackle shop, boat and jet ski rentals, a café and a dock for fishing and crabbing.