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Sunday, May 20: Again, SEA MULLET are biting along with a few SAND PERCH and SKATE. Windy, warm and partly cloudy. Some small waves rolling in. Water temp 60 degrees. Wind SW at 17 knots. Low tides 6:25 a.m. and 6:28 p.m. High tides 12:31 p.m.
Saturday, May 19: SEA MULLET to start the day! Water temp 59 degrees and partly cloudy skies. Great day to visit the pier! Wind S at 12 knots, a few waves rolling in. Low tides 5:22 a.m. and 5:25 p.m. High tides 11:18 a.m. and 11:42 p.m.
Friday, May 18: Still catching SEA MULLET, but not as many as the past few days. Anglers are also landing small GRAY TROUT, PIGFISH, SPOT and BLUEFISH. Gray skies and passing showers, wind S 10-15 mph. Small SE swell, water temp 59 degrees. High tide 10:22 a.m. and 10:45 p.m. Low tide 4:27 p.m.
Thursday, May 17: Another good run of SEA MULLET on the inside and a 23" BLACK DRUM landed by Jacob Meiers (pictured) of Buhl, Idaho. Partly sunny with the threat of thunderstorms, wind SW 5-10 mph. Weak SE swell pushing in, water temp dropped to 58 degrees. High tide 9:30 a.m. and 9:51 p.m. Low tide 3:34 p.m.
Wednesday, May 16: There is a good SEA MULLET bite this morning with plenty of keepers and some COWNOSE RAYS in the mix. Partly cloudy skies with patchy fog, wind SSE 10 mph. Flat and glassy again, water temp 60 degrees. High tide 8:40 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Low tide 2:44 p.m.
Tuesday, May 15: Another good BLUEFISH bite with a lot of SEA MULLET, some small GRAY TROUT and a large BURRFISH. Jay Edwards, 5 years old, of Wilmington DE landed a nice SEA MULLET this morning. HUMPBACK WHALES were spotted off the end of the pier around 9:00 a.m. Partly sunny, wind WSW 5-10 mph. Flat and glassy, water temp 64 degrees at the end of the pier. High tide 7:51 a.m. and 8:12 p.m. Low tide 1:57 p.m.
Monday, May 14: A good run of BLUEFISH and SEA MULLET with a 13" FLOUNDER and a DOGFISH. Summer feels like it has finally arrived! Hot and sunny, wind SSW 20-25 mph. Flat, glassy conditions with clear water at the surface, water temp 61 degrees. High tide 7:04 a.m. and 7:24 p.m. Low tide 1:10 p.m.
Friday, May 11: BLUEFISH, SAND PERCH, BURRFISH and SEA MULLET. Another beautiful sunny day, wind N 5-10 mph. Small, clean swell leftovers, water temp 61 degrees. Low tide 10:54 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. High tide 5:04 p.m.
Thursday, May 10: BLUEFISH, SEA MULLET, PUFFER and small STRIPED BASS. Sunny and warm, wind SW 5-10 mph. Pretty combo swell, water temp 59 degrees. Low tide 10:06 a.m. and 10:36 p.m. High tide 4:13 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9: BLUEFISH and SEA MULLET. Overcast again, wind N 20-30 mph. Messy windswell, water temp 59 degrees. Low tide 9:16 a.m. and 9:39 p.m. High tide 3:20 p.m.
Tuesday, May 8: Steadily landing BLUEFISH, SEA MULLET and SPOT. Overcast, wind NNE 20-25 mph. Sloppy windswell building in, water temp 60 degrees. Low tide 8:24 a.m. and 8:39 p.m. High tide 2:24 p.m.
Monday, May 7: A good run of Tailor BLUEFISH with some SPOT, SEA MULLET, PUFFERS and small GRAY TROUT this morning. Clearing fog and cooler temps, wind NNE 15-20 mph. Small SE swell, water temp 57 degrees. Low tide 7:32 a.m. and 7:39 p.m. High tide 1:28 p.m.
Sunday, May 6: Cloudy and super foggy to start the day. Slow start with SEA MULLET and BLUEFISH. Water temp 58 degrees. NE wind at 2 knots. Low tides 6:43 a.m. and 4:43 p.m. High tide 12:36 p.m.
Saturday, May 5: SPOT, SEA MULLET and CROAKERS so far. Water temp 55 degrees. Wind SW at 13 knots. Low tides 5:57 a.m. and 5:53 p.m. High tides 11:48 a.m. and 12:05 a.m. Sea fairly flat with some small lines rolling in and breaking over sandbars.
Friday, May 4: BLUEFISH and BURRFISH have started to show up around lunchtime. Otherwise we are only seeing SKATES and RAYS. Another beautiful sunny day, wind SW 15-20 mph. Very small, clean swell for the ESA Mid-Atlantic Regionals today, water temp 56 degrees. High tide 11:05 a.m. and 11:21 p.m. Low tide 5:08 p.m.
Thursday, May 3: A good run of BLUEFISH early with some PUFFERS, SKATES, RAYS and HORSESHOE CRABS mixed in. Clear sunshine, wind SSW 20-30 mph. Flat with sideshore chop, water temp 58 degrees. High tide 10:24 a.m. and 10:40 p.m. Low tide 4:27 p.m.
Wednesday, May 2: Some nice SEA MULLET, several BLUEFISH, a few PUFFERS and a lot of SOUTHERN RAYS this morning. Clear, sunny and warm again, wind W 10 mph. Flat and glassy, water temp 60 degrees. High tide 9:45 a.m. and 10:01 p.m. Low tide 3:47 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1: A BLUEFISH, a PUFFER, a BURRFISH, a small STRIPED BASS and some SKATE. Almost a repeat of yesterday with clear, sunny skies, warmer temps and NW winds at 10-15 mph. Flat, glassy and clear conditions, water temp 61 degrees. High tide 9:06 a.m. and 9:23 p.m. Low tide 3:09 p.m.
Monday, April 30: PUFFERS, some RAYS and SKATE to start the week. Clear and sunny, wind NW 15-20 mph. Flat conditions with good visibility, water temp 60 degrees. High tide 8:26 a.m.a nd 8:43 p.m. Low tide 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 29: North winds at 24 knots building a swell and water temp remains at 56 degrees. So far, one SEA MULLET and DOGFISH. High tides 7:44 a.m. and 8:03 p.m. Low tides 1:50 p.m. and 2:29 a.m. Beach is wind-swept and its chilly out. George Doe II of Bealton, Va. caught and released this little STRIPER Saturday morning.
Saturday, April 28: Summer hours begin today -- 6 a.m. to midnight! So far, a mixed bag; PUFFERS, SHAD, SKATE and a few throwback STRIPERS. Water temp 56 degrees; waves small, clean and green water. High tides 7 a.m. and 7:20 p.m. Low tides 1:08 p.m. and 1:45 a.m. Wind W at 5 knots. Shaping up to be a beautiful day!
Friday, April 27: Everything is small, but we're catching PIGFISH, SEA MULLET, SPOT, FLOUNDER, GRAY TROUT and PUFFER. Partly sunny, wind SE 10 mph. Still a glassy swell rolling in, water temp up to 59 degrees with the onshore wind. High tide 6:11 a.m. and 6:35 p.m. Low tide 12:24 p.m.
Thursday, April 26: One PUFFER, one SHAD and all the SKATES you want. Mostly cloudy, wind NE 10 mph. Nice swell, water temp 57 degrees. Low tide 11:35 a.m. High tide 5:44 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25: Tough fishing conditions today, but a few small GRAY TROUT and SKATE have been caught. Sunny and warming up, wind SSW 10-15 mph. Large, unruly SE swell, water temp 54 degrees. Low tide 10:42 a.m. High tide 4:49 p.m.
Tuesday, April 24: A few 16" STRIPED BASS first thing this morning. Steady rain, wind ESE 20 mph. Building SE swell, water temp 57 degrees. Low tide 9:44 a.m. High tide 3:47 p.m.
Monday, April 23: A nice run of NORTHERN PUFFERS and a SHAD this morning early. Mostly sunny with clouds filling in throughout the day, wind E 10-15 mph. Flat with a slight surface chop and clear conditions, water temp 58 degrees. Low tide 8:40 a.m. and 8:55 p.m. High tide 2:40 p.m.
Sunday, April 22: Great day to be alive! Sunny, cool and beautiful! A handful of anglers are giving a shot this morning with one NORTHERN PUFFER. Perfect conditions for PUPPY DRUM. Water temp 55. Low tides 7:32 a.m. and 7:43 p.m. High tide 1:31 p.m. Wind NE at 7 knots. Pier staff are holding a Taco Cook off today at Ortega'z from noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 21: Sunny and cold with little wind. Anglers have caught NORTHERN PUFFERS, SEA MULLET, SAND PERCH, SPOT and GRAY TROUT. Low tides 6:32 a.m and 6:36 p.m. High tide 12:26 p.m. Wind NE at 8 knots. Plenty of DOLPHIN swimming near pier.
Friday, April 20: A quiet start today. Clear and cold, wind NNW 15-25 mph. Sloppy, but building N swell, water temp 52 degrees. Low tide 5:34 a.m. and 5:35 p.m. High tide 11:27 a.m.
Thursday, April 19: Several nice PUFFERS, SEA MULLET, RAYS and SKATE. Partly cloudy and cooler, wind NNE 15 mph. Flat conditions, water temp 54 degrees. High tide 10:34 a.m. Low tide 4:41 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18: Two nice SPOT, several under-sized GRAY TROUT, some SAND PERCH, SEA MULLET, PUFFERS and a few SKATE. Clear and crisp, wind ENE 5-10 mph. No swell with light surface chop and clear visibility, water temp 54 degrees. High tide 9:46 a.m. and 10:06 p.m. Low tide 3:52 p.m. Maddie Martin of Deavers, Mass., shows off her third SAND PERCH -- she's also catching SEA MULLET.