Report: NOB Pier
Posted 05 October 2010 - 03:38 PM
So recap of what I saw:
18,743 4-6in puffers
1 keeper speckled trout, 2 just too small
3 keeper flounder, 2 or 3 too small
Note 1: As I left, the 3 of us remaining even joked about how we didn't even see a single spot or croaker.
Note 2: Just before I left, I tried a Gulp artificial bait I had. From the middle nothing of note. But then I went to the end of the pier and tried to cast onto the 4 marker. in 6 casts, I got a BIG hit every time. Something hit it to just before where I had the hook. Everything after the hook was gone. If it was more puffer fish, they were a lot bigger, because the hits were strong and semi violent. If I didn't have to pick my daughter up, I would have stayed and tried some more. We'll see tomorrow.
The Bait I tried : Minnow Grub
High Tide: 8:17
Temp: Low 50's
Wind: W 6-7mph
My arrival: 06:00
Who's gonna join me?
Posted 05 October 2010 - 03:56 PM
Posted 05 October 2010 - 05:11 PM
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Posted 05 October 2010 - 07:43 PM
Posted 05 October 2010 - 08:47 PM
You guys know that those puffers are great eating right? You might want to consider hanging on to a few. There's a video on UTUBE on how to clean them. The pier on NOB is probably the best positioned fishing pier in the area. Willoughby Bay is a huge nusery for everything from flounder to spot, croaker, speckled trout and red drum. And that whole seawall and jetty system are a huge bait bucket. Right off the end of that jetty is one of the best fishing spots in the lower bay. The bottom drops off sharply from 20 feet to 65 feet towards the carrier piers and that slope holds everything from big flounder and stripers to monster croakers. Too bad it's off limits now. But it stands to reason that some of those fish will follow that jetty and run smack into your lines. I was a long time Willoughby resident Living on the water there next to the marina on Bayville Court I could see that pier across the bay, then later I lived down at 7th view on the big bay side. Great place to live and there is decent fishing to be had from the beach. good luck!
Posted 05 October 2010 - 08:55 PM
Posted 06 October 2010 - 05:04 AM
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Posted 06 October 2010 - 07:59 AM
Posted 06 October 2010 - 08:55 AM
thanks for the report, hopefully i can join you guys out there one day...
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