New Jersey Surf

I fished Jersey for a good 20 years up until 2014 when I started fishing mostly on Long Island, then 2015 just 2 Jersey trips. Why? Because of all the beach replenishment.  Because of crowds. Because areas I liked fishing (usually alone), closed. Then after hitting Demo and Montauk, Jersey is done. Jersey no-more.

But I had so many great Jersey trips. The Bug Light, False Rip, Island Beach, My Rock at Seven Presidents. Long Branch and the Spring Lake rock piles.  Dozens of great outings to these spots.

Bug Light July blitz of small bass and blues
Bug Light July blitz of small bass and blues
Made a ton of trips past this sign.....some with gun fire
Made a ton of trips past this sign…..some with gun fire
Fishermans Trail, made many trips to water in the dark
Fishermans Trail, made many trips to water in the dark
I caught a lot of fish here. The structure changed for the worst over the years unfortunately
I caught a lot of fish here. The structure changed for the worst over the years unfortunately
My Rock at Seven Presidents, an awesome Rip on the south side
My Rock at Seven Presidents, an awesome Rip on the south side
My Rock at Seven Presidents, many fish caught and lost here
My Rock at Seven Presidents, many fish caught and lost here
Will never forget all the good times I had there
Will never forget all the good times I had there
Seven Presidents Rock and some White Water
Seven Presidents Rock and some White Water
Bob on a Sand Bar on Island Beach
Bob on a Sand Bar on Island Beach

And then the state decided beach replenishment would be a good idea. Bury the jettys,  kill all the creatures that were in the surf line, completely wreck the beaches with crud.

Long branch, before and after
Long branch, before and after

Jersy no-more

Long Island!!!

Surf
South side
10/9/2016 Surf DEMO