Inshore Jersey Shore Vacation Trip Manasquan Fluke

lougio

Capt Lou
Jul 19, 2014
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San Diego, CA
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Lou
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'03 Parker 2520 Louie-Lui II
We usually visit family every Summer but haven't been since Covid hit. Made the trip this year and fit in some fishing on my buddies' 20ft GW out of Manasquan with my 18yo son and a couple of longtime friends. I was staying in South Seaside and hit Grumpy's Tackle on the way up to Manasquan. They said Gulp was the hot bait and I asked about squid and Spearing. He told me he'd sell it to me but don't bother. So I picked up a couple packs of Gulp Grub and some Bucktail jigs and $75 later was on my way with my son to Manasquan. Called my Buddy with the info from Grumpy but he still wanted the fresh frozen. Stopped at Brielle Bait and Tackle and picked up the squid and spearing. Met up and were soon on our way slowly down the Manasquan River to the channel.

We headed for the Sea Girt reef and the fleet was there. Found our spot and started our drift. Lots of short bites on the Gulps and would probably go with a trap rig next time(not sure what the Jersey rules are) but Gulp tails kept getting bitten off. First fish on was a Skate and least I didn't get skunked. My son had the hot stick and pulled in six with three keepers. We were having soem engine issues and my son fished while my buddies and I messed with the engine. Couldn't get it running so called for a tow. We drifted the whole time and were only 3.5 mi off the channel. Lets of laughs reminiscing of our old exploits and missing friends that have passed. My son couldn't believe some of the stories.. He was entertained to say the least. Great time fishing the Jersey Shore!
 
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lougio

Capt Lou
Jul 19, 2014
2,279
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San Diego, CA
Name
Lou
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'03 Parker 2520 Louie-Lui II
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azbaseball

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Apr 2, 2007
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mike de vito
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20ft nitro
nice I used fish from cape may to Montauk light many large snowshoe flounder and jumbo fluke not to mention the tanker weakfish and gator blues lastly the 40 pound stripers. But I do not miss the winters just the fishing, family and food
 
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