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I did some surf fishing yesterday down near the Barnegat Light house....

7 sea robins
3 fluke (all short)
1 crab
1 king fish (at least thats what the guy fishing next to me said it was)
 

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Drag, what were you using? I will be down there this weekend. I am thinking of doing some surf fishing in the inlet.
 

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how heavy of a sinker?
 

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drag the boat fishing was horrible this weekend, the surf guys were much more productive from the reports I'm getting.

Consider the 3 fluke you caught excellent, especially with the captains getting skunked and the 3.00 a gallon gas cost.
 

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Just got back from a week in Harvey Cedars and surf fished everyday from the beach in front of the house. Caught tons of skates, sea robbins, croakers, sharks and ONLY one short fluke. I was disappointed that I didn't get any Kingfish or more fluke. I was using bunker, clams, spearing/squid combo and the new synthetic blood worms.

Spearing/squid combo was the hottest bait over a 3 ounce weight.

There was plenty of bluefish action in the ocean but it was out of casting distance. Saw 3-4 schools a day moving through chasing bait. I hear weakies are hot in the bay.

Good luck!!
 

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I may try and find some killies also. I hear a lot about croakers, but never caught one. Can you eat them? If some, what do they taste like?
I just hope to catch something. I have never caught anything surf fishing.
 

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MPEMT24,

I have heard that Croakers are good eating fish but I have not tried them. I have had pretty good luck in the surf over the last 3-5 years - particulary when the stripers are in. Prior to that time, I didn't have much luck.

I think the key is to use the right rigs and baits. Plugging and throwing metal lures is very hit or miss. I've done well consistently with clams and bunker. Stop in a local bait shop and ask what's working and ask them for any hot spots too. You can also scout the area at low tide. Try to find holes and other areas near jettys that might hold fish at high tide and then fish them on the incoming tide. Alot of guys just cast it out as far as they can each time. I have found that if you vary your cast - sometimes you find fish - even in the wash. Don't just toss it out there as hard as you can each time. Surf fishing can be tough - don't get discouraged!! I have come to hate catching sea robbins but the kids don't mind :D
 
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