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Sep 13, 2021 21:44:31   #
Flytier Loc: Wilmington Delaware
 
Well at the end if day 1 I can say that I did pretty well finding bait but need some work on catching what I'm here for. The first pic is a nice little creek coming into Barnegat Bay. There's a I retty good supply of hard head minnows but not too many mullet. They're around but the weather is still oretty warm so they havent schooled up yet to migrate south.

The second pic is the beach from the creek to the inlet. Usually jig either live mullet or hard heads or jig Gulp grubs in white or pink. The challenge is getting a fish that's legal. There are lots of small fish, resulting in half a pack of Gulp chewed up in about two hours. Not to mention a dozen minnows. No keepers or shorts today

End of the day came very suddenly. A massive hoard of biting flies came out of the saw grass and made life on the beach impossible. Headed back to the club for cocktails and dinner





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Sep 13, 2021 21:51:52   #
Grizzly 17 Loc: South central Pa
 
Hi Fly. Did you have fun brother?. That's the best part. At least you got out 👍👍

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Sep 14, 2021 06:28:40   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
Flytier wrote:
Well at the end if day 1 I can say that I did pretty well finding bait but need some work on catching what I'm here for. The first pic is a nice little creek coming into Barnegat Bay. There's a I retty good supply of hard head minnows but not too many mullet. They're around but the weather is still oretty warm so they havent schooled up yet to migrate south.

The second pic is the beach from the creek to the inlet. Usually jig either live mullet or hard heads or jig Gulp grubs in white or pink. The challenge is getting a fish that's legal. There are lots of small fish, resulting in half a pack of Gulp chewed up in about two hours. Not to mention a dozen minnows. No keepers or shorts today

End of the day came very suddenly. A massive hoard of biting flies came out of the saw grass and made life on the beach impossible. Headed back to the club for cocktails and dinner
Well at the end if day 1 I can say that I did pret... (show quote)


Sorry to hear that the doormats aren't cooperating yet Fly. These cold nights are going to bring the water temperature down, and migration will start. Good luck buddy.

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Sep 14, 2021 08:15:05   #
Rems Loc: Port Lavaca, Texas
 
Hi.
We are dealing with a hurricane in south Texas right now, but look forward to doormats before November 1st when our season closes until February.
Tight lines
Rems Heiny
Richmond, Texas

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Sep 14, 2021 13:20:23   #
plumbob Loc: New Windsor Maryland
 
Flytier wrote:
Well at the end if day 1 I can say that I did pretty well finding bait but need some work on catching what I'm here for. The first pic is a nice little creek coming into Barnegat Bay. There's a I retty good supply of hard head minnows but not too many mullet. They're around but the weather is still oretty warm so they havent schooled up yet to migrate south.

The second pic is the beach from the creek to the inlet. Usually jig either live mullet or hard heads or jig Gulp grubs in white or pink. The challenge is getting a fish that's legal. There are lots of small fish, resulting in half a pack of Gulp chewed up in about two hours. Not to mention a dozen minnows. No keepers or shorts today

End of the day came very suddenly. A massive hoard of biting flies came out of the saw grass and made life on the beach impossible. Headed back to the club for cocktails and dinner
Well at the end if day 1 I can say that I did pret... (show quote)


Thanks for the pics Ft. Beautiful place there, not liking the flys though. I had then my first day on my flounder quest too. Then they must have headed your way. Sorry about that.

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Sep 14, 2021 15:02:25   #
Flytier Loc: Wilmington Delaware
 
As long g as we have a 10 mph breeze we're fine. When it dies down they come in by the thousands.

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Sep 14, 2021 15:31:54   #
Grizzly 17 Loc: South central Pa
 
Flytier wrote:
As long g as we have a 10 mph breeze we're fine. When it dies down they come in by the thousands.


Fly go to OBX after a hurricane. Went there with a gf wk after a bad one. We couldn't go outside. Every bitting insect they had was on steroids n hungry. Took Bug one time. She wouldn't use spray. The big green headed biting flies came in. By the time we got off the beach she had well over 100 bites. She was feeling pretty bad for awhile.

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Sep 14, 2021 16:16:15   #
plumbob Loc: New Windsor Maryland
 
Grizzly 17 wrote:
Fly go to OBX after a hurricane. Went there with a gf wk after a bad one. We couldn't go outside. Every bitting insect they had was on steroids n hungry. Took Bug one time. She wouldn't use spray. The big green headed biting flies came in. By the time we got off the beach she had well over 100 bites. She was feeling pretty bad for awhile.


It was the same way inland Griz, the juice would wear a net over her face to keep from being eaten alive. They only go after the face for some reason her. For me while cutting the lawn my back had a bulls eye painted on it.

The spray ( OFF ) was my friend. Most times late getting it on.

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Sep 14, 2021 18:02:47   #
Jim Kay
 
Hardheads should work fine. Wear long pants, long sleeves and a mosquito hat + DEET or Skin So Soft.

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Sep 14, 2021 18:41:51   #
Grizzly 17 Loc: South central Pa
 
plumbob wrote:
It was the same way inland Griz, the juice would wear a net over her face to keep from being eaten alive. They only go after the face for some reason her. For me while cutting the lawn my back had a bulls eye painted on it.

The spray ( OFF ) was my friend. Most times late getting it on.


Plum they tore her up. Head to toe n front to back.

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Sep 14, 2021 18:43:53   #
plumbob Loc: New Windsor Maryland
 
Grizzly 17 wrote:
Plum they tore her up. Head to toe n front to back.


They are nasty little devils. Especially the triangle wing shaped ones.

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Sep 14, 2021 18:49:18   #
Grizzly 17 Loc: South central Pa
 
plumbob wrote:
They are nasty little devils. Especially the triangle wing shaped ones.


You got that right. Those little bastards hurt like heck. I worked a job site that was full of them. They leave a mark for sure brother

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Sep 14, 2021 20:09:40   #
Flytier Loc: Wilmington Delaware
 
Grizzly 17 wrote:
Fly go to OBX after a hurricane. Went there with a gf wk after a bad one. We couldn't go outside. Every bitting insect they had was on steroids n hungry. Took Bug one time. She wouldn't use spray. The big green headed biting flies came in. By the time we got off the beach she had well over 100 bites. She was feeling pretty bad for awhile.


I've spent lots of weeks on Ocracoke. The campground has salt marsh on two sides. You take Deep Woods Off with you to the shower.😂😂

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Sep 14, 2021 20:13:04   #
Flytier Loc: Wilmington Delaware
 
Jim Kay wrote:
Hardheads should work fine. Wear long pants, long sleeves and a mosquito hat + DEET or Skin So Soft.


We had a nice breeze today. There were a few but Off did the trick. Picked 5 today but all shorts. Best I had was 16"

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