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2008-08-22 09:00:33

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Pier anglers along the northern beaches of the Outer Banks should have good luck this week catching a wide variety of small fish and possibly a few big ones. Quite a few small croaker and spot should be landed on the incoming or high tide when the water is murky. Small bottom fish tend to move inshore close to the beach from deeper water to feed when the tide is rising. Some pigfish, sand perch, a few...

2008-08-17 12:00:19

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surfcasters trying their luck in deeper sloughs along the northern beaches should catch a mixture of small bottom fish this week if the weather is good. Quite a few small spot, small croaker, mixed-sized sea mullet, sand perch and possibly a pompano or two should be easily landed on bloodworms or fresh shrimp. Fishing should be the best on the rising and high tide.If the weather is hot, seas are calm...

2008-08-08 09:01:00

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surf fishing along the northern beaches of the Dare coast should be fairly productive this week if the weather is good. Fair numbers of small spot, pinhead croaker, sand perch and pigfish should be landed from deeper sloughs along the beach. Bloodworms and fresh shrimp should provide the best action. The best time to fish will be on the incoming and high tide. These small bottom fish move inshore close...

2008-07-25 09:00:51

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Summertime weather and warm inshore water should provide a variety of small bottom fish to keep surfcasters busy along the northern beaches this week. Small croaker will be abundant almost anywhere along the beaches. They should be easily taken, using almost any type of bait on small hooks. Fair numbers of small spot also should be caught fairly regularly on bloodworms. There is no size or creel limit on...

2008-07-18 09:00:41

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Pier anglers in Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head should land fair numbers of mixed small bottom fish just about every day when the water inshore is somewhat dirty. Most of these small spot, croaker, pigfish and sea mullet should be taken on small No. 4 to 6 hooks, baited with bloodworms or fresh shrimp. The best action will be on the incoming and high tide when these fish move close inshore along the beach...

2008-07-12 15:00:15

By JIM FREDA Striped bass action has slowed along the beach in Monmouth and Ocean counties despite the fact that there is still plenty of bunker around to trigger the activity. Many boaters put in their time working the pods over with few fish to show for it. This can change quickly, however, if schools of striped bass decide to set up on them again. If it does, it will be a matter of being in the right place at the right time. One spot that has consistently produced fish is the...

2008-07-11 09:00:32

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEMBY DAMON TATUM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surfcasters should catch mainly a mixture of small bottom fish this week along the northern beaches. Small croaker, spot, sea mullet, sand perch and a few pigfish should be beached just about every day by bottom fishing anglers using fresh shrimp or bloodworms. No. 4 to 6 hooks are preferred, since these fish have small mouths, making them difficult to catch with larger hooks. Surfcasters...

2008-07-08 12:00:39

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Northern beach pier anglers should enjoy good bluefish and Spanish mackerel action this week at sunrise and sunset from the ends of ocean piers when the water is clear. The bluefish and Spanish mackerel should hit primarily Gotcha lures. The bluefish will run between a 1/2 and 2 pounds, and some of the Spanish mackerel will weigh more than 2 pounds. Bluefish also will be taken by pier jockeys using...

2008-07-06 15:00:15

By JIM FREDA Acres and of bunker are still present in Monmouth and Ocean county waters with the area from Bradley Beach to Mantoloking having the largest concentrations in the last week. The action for big striped bass, however, has been like a roller coaster ride as each day has its ups or downs and special twists or turns. There is usually a bite each day somewhere in the above- mentioned area but it has been occurring with no rhyme or reason and at no particular place. Sometimes it has...

2008-06-20 09:00:17

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surfcasters along the northern beaches should expect typical summertime action this week, with a mixture of small bottom fish and small bluefish taken. Anglers bottom fishing using small hooks baited with bloodworms or fresh shrimp should catch a few sea mullet, spot, sand perch and small croaker. The best fishing should be in deeper sloughs along the beach on the incoming tide. Small bluefish action...


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Bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix
2013-10-22 10:54:52

The Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) is the only living species of the family Pomatomidae. It is a marine pelagic fish that can be found around the world in temperate and subtropical waters, except for the northern Pacific Ocean. Bluefish are known as tailor in Australia, shad on the east coast of South Africa, and elf on the west coast. Other common names regarding this fish are blue, chopper, and anchoa. It is a good eating and game fish. The bluefish is moderately proportioned with a...

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