Jersey Shore - Sandy Hook to Island Beach State Park

Techniques 

I'm starting out with Deceiver's that mimmick herring and bunker, but always have some of the old reliable patterns on hand. The fish will be looking down, so go low and slow with your retrieves.

Seven-day forecast 

As things warm up so will the fishing. Don't get hung up on "waiting" for the fish, get out and enjoy, you'll never know if you don't go.

Conditions 

Welcome back. Made my way down to the beach after what seemed like an endless winter. Things are slowing getting started with any action coming to those anglers soaking bait and picking up some early bass. Water temps on the beach just above 40 and in the bays up to 43 degrees. Soon the bait, primarily river herring and menhaden will be moving up and in and the bass will be following.

Must Have Flies 
Cowen's Baitfish 1/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Half And Half 2/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Bucktail Deceiver Chart/White 2-2/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Kinky Muddler Green/White 2/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Clouser Minnow Green/White 2-2/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Whisper Crab 2 Buy from Orvis.com
Report from: The Average Angler
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