Friday, May 17, 2013
National Safe Boating Week begins Saturday
National Safe Boating Week kicks off Saturday, May 18, and Patch caught up with the folks at U.S. Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet for some tips as we enter the Shore's first boating season since Superstorm Sandy.
Friday, May 10, 2013
FISHING FRIDAY: Blues swarming local waterways
It's funny what leads to some of our favorite moments on the water. Last Friday, I had set aside some time to help my neighbor fix her computer that's been on the fritz since she returned to Long Beach Island from Florida. But, to quote Seinfeld, yada yada yada, the computer cleanup was put off to another date. I used the time I had set aside to kill two birds with one stone: charge my boat's battery to full power (after its long winter's nap) with a lengthy run up Barnegat Bay, and fulfill the promise I made to all of you folks that I would check out the channels that lead to Barnegat Inlet and report the results. The results are mainly positive (mind the pun on the battery charging joke). I made my way to Barnegat Inlet in Double Creek …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Both the party boat crowd and shore-based locals getting in on the action
As local anglers try their collective hands at spring fishing after a tough winter all around, the striped bass seem to be cooperating as water temperatures slowly rise. Starting in the northern reaches of this column's publication area, the crew of the Big Mohawk out of Belmar finished their blackfish season this week and decided to dabble in the bass fishery on Tuesday. The result: everyone on board got their limit of stripers. "I know that is what so many of you have been waiting to hear," Capt. Chris wrote on the boat's website. The boat, which sails 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, had a similarly good day Thursday after taking Wednesday off. Few reports came in from the suds in the Manasquan and Point Pleasant areas, but anecdotally, anglers …
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
NFL player came to Midstreams Wednesday morning after school won state competition
New York Jets player Greg McElroy told Midstreams Elementary School students Wednesday that his NFL teammates would trade places with them if they had the chance to just be kids again, able to play with their friends outside after school. McElroy, 24, a contender to become the Jets starting quarterback this season, was in Brick to talk to students about living and eating healthy, staying active, and doing well in school. The assembly Wednesday morning was sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture's Eat Right, Move Right program, a partnership between the department and the Jets to stress healthy lifestyles for children. McElroy's appearance, complete with photos, autographs and plenty of Jets team merchandise, was the school's …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Charleston and Lexington coming to Lakewood.
A road trip that started with two wins at Greenville took a turn for the worst for the Lakewood BlueClaws as the Asheville Tourists and mother nature made for a messy swing through the southern half of the South Atlantic League. After Greenville won the last game of a three game set 12-1 Asheville won the first game of their series in a 14-10 thriller. A rain storm then rolled through the area canceling not only Saturday's game but a double dip on Sunday. The teams played a doubleheader on Monday with Asheville winning both games before the team returns home for seven games against Charleston and Lexington. First pitch on Wednesday is scheduled for 6:35 against the RiverDogs. It will also be a Kentucky Derby Preview Night and a chance to…
Monday, April 22, 2013
Toms River native makes national headlines for Major League effort
Over the course of his baseball career Todd Frazier has made headlines for helping his teams win from his time in Toms River to his stint in the Jersey Shore Baseball League all the way up through Rutgers University and now the Cincinnati Reds. Last week Frazier's bat once again drew attention to the third baseman but not because it helped his team win. According to the team's website Frazier hit a home run that not only helped the Reds but also their batboy Teddy Kremer. During last Thursday night's game Kremer, who has Down syndrome told Frazier to hit a home run for him even with the Reds leading 9-1. "He is so funny. He said, 'Hit me a home run, man, I love you.' I said, 'I love you, too. I'll hit you one.' It was great," Frazier …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Bridge is considered one of the bay's best flounder haunts
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Christie administration announces compromise on 'pots off the reefs' issue; new reef to be built off Ocean County
The state will build a new artificial reef off Ocean County that will provide fishing grounds solely for recreational anglers. In a move that Gov. Chris Christie's administration hopes will mark the end of a long feud between commercial fishermen and recreational anglers, commercial boats will continue to be allowed to fish on two reefs in state waters while the new reef – which will be built north of Barnegat Inlet – will be reserved for the recreational sector. For years, recreational anglers have pushed for laws to be created that would ban commercial fishermen from utilizing the state's inshore reefs, which were paid for through excise taxes on recreational fishing equipment. They have argued that their tax dollars went to fund the …