11-03-2007, 08:49 AM
I headed out on a beautiful morning to the south inlet jetty and threw the hook in 20 feet of water . I had two customers , Jeff and Jim , the owners of Boardwalk Joe's on 4th Street, along for the ride . We baited up with an assortment of baits , sand fleas , green crabs and frozen peelers . It wasn't long before the telltale tap , tap , tapping started and we were pulling tog over the rail . In about two hours we caught close to 40 tog and kept our 15 fish limit . Jeff and Jim , both recent transplants from Ohio were very quick studies when it came to hooking and landing the elusive and very tricky ruby-lipped beasts . We didn't catch any monsters but still had a blast and were left with some very tasty fillets . We also caught one that had a very nasty scar on top of his head , most likely delivered from some toothy critter in his younger days . The tog fishing is very good right now and will only get better as the water continues to cool . We have fresh green crab , sand fleas , clams etc. if you guys want to head down and get in on some of this action .:thumbup: http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/stromus/AlltackleTog.jpghttp://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/stromus/nicefish.jpghttp://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/stromus/toghead.jpghttp://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/stromus/toggenstein.jpg
11-03-2007, 12:16 PM
Nice Job there Mike!!!You know,For whatever reason,it never dawns on me to get down that way to Fish!!Been wantin' to for many years and keep forgettin' about it.I really need to come down and see ya' and do some Fishin.!!
11-03-2007, 02:59 PM
Nice fish, and you're right, its only gonna get better. I don't know why the state closes the season for December instead of in the spring when the females are all full of roe. We could be tog fishing till xmas this year. Anyway, see ya in the morning Michael. I'm gonna need a bunch of Green Crabs! I use em whole;-) How long are those rods in the pic?
11-03-2007, 05:39 PM
Looks like one had an encounter, some time back, with a spear.
11-03-2007, 05:40 PM
Lance , The rods are 6'3" and 6' heavy and extra heavy musky rods paired with a Tekota 500 and a Torium 16 respectively , spooled with 40# and 50# Power Pro . Interestingly enough , I had a few double headers while dead sticking a rod in the holder with 2/0 circle hooks while I was holding the other rod and fishing a single hook rig .:yes: :thumbup:
11-03-2007, 10:33 PM
You didn't tell them about the one that got away,the fishing rod that is!!!!!! I seent it with my own eyes!!!
11-04-2007, 07:52 PM
looks good Mike...I'll be back in town in a few weeks w/ some nice pic's of Fla sails, I hope
11-06-2007, 11:49 AM
WTG Mike now that's what I'm talking about. I'll be heading down your way next Tuesday and will be staying until Saturday the 17th. Thanks for the report and nice pic's....
Hey Lance make sure you give me a call next week.:thumbup: