A Fish Tale

I’m not feeling the greatest today, but I’m posting anyway.

Hubby went boat fishing with two other guys yesterday. One of them was the friend he went fishing with the other day.
They went out by the bathing beaches of Island Beach State Park (IBSP).

It was 21°F (-6°C) in the early am. The high for the day was 39°F (3.8°C).
It was mostly sunny and windy.
Waves were choppy.

While they were out, my beloved took a short video, which was difficult to do in the rough seas. But he has some proof of seeing a Humpback Whale.
They also saw a large Striper chasing another one near the surface. Both were caught by the guys fishing with him.

They were chasing bunker pods while fishing.
They snagged them and let them drop to the bottom to fish. (Snag & Drop)

My husband told me, “There were many boats that were following us around because we were catching more fish…” (I wonder why?)
“The people in the other boats kept snagging bunker and putting them in their live well instead of fishing.”

Long story short: 8 fish were caught, 3 by my beloved.
They measured between 32″ and 36″
and weighed between 7 lbs. 6 oz. to 13 lbs. 4 oz.




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