Another Great Day on the Water by Larry Leary

We made a spur of the moment trip to Barnegat Bay – Double Creek Channel today. We left the dock at 6:30 to fish the outgoing tide with Brian, Tyler, Jimbo, myself and Nick, Tyler’s buddy. We caught a number of shorts with 5 keepers including my 23 1/2″ shown.

We also took a stroll out the inlet and kept 2 cocktail blues. All in all, a great day!

Ed V’s note: I fished today with Phii Simon and new member Jerry Nichols. We fished almost the same exact time in Oyster Creek Channel. We had ~30 shorts and one 17.5″ keeper Phil caught. Location, location, location!

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