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South Beach. Oct. 31, 2014. Click to make the boats and the fish bigger. By Paul Goldfinger ©

South Beach. Oct. 31, 2014. Click to make the boats and the fish bigger. By Paul Goldfinger ©

 

Many fishing boats showed up this morning at the OG beach.  We’re told that stripers are in town due to the bait fish, bunkers, which are currently going bonkers, swimming by in great schools, attracting the bigger fish.  But the biggest fish, man, has also joined the life chain as he circles around in his little boats.

Others joined the parade included photographers on the pier and boardwalk plus a flock of birds on the shore.  Tourists walking around stared at the spectacle. Two surf fisherman arrived as well, hoping that the guys in the boats knew something special. Maybe they do, with their sonar equipment.

I met a guy at the pier named Chris. He was taking pictures, so I took a picture of him.  We spoke. He said that he lives in Asbury Park, but he comes to Ocean Grove daily to swim.  He starts his routine around Father’s Day and continues to swim every day until it gets cold.  He said that time had about arrived.

 

Chris, from Asbury Park takes pictures from the OG non-fishing pier. ©

Chris, from Asbury Park takes pictures from the OG non-fishing pier. ©

I asked him why he prefers to swim in OG instead of our naughty sister city AP, and he replied that he is not allowed to swim there now for safety reasons.  OG doesn’t have such restrictions which are determined by the Camp Meeting Association.

America still hasn’t evolved to the point where a citizen can’t find a place to jump in the ocean any time he feels like it.

–Paul Goldfinger, Editor@Blogfinger.net.

 

OSCAR PETERSON:

 

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Only one fisherman was surf fishing, but the boats were active in OG. 11/22/16 Jean Bredin photo, Blogfinger staff ©

Only one fisherman was surf fishing, but the boats were active in OG. 11/22/16 Jean Bredin photo, Blogfinger staff ©

From Jean:

“Hi Paul,
“Although cold and windy, I am always interested in taking a walk to see what’s happening. The beach was empty except for this lone fisherman.
The only thing he may catch is a cold….”

Editor’s note:   Jean.  Thanks for doing cold weather duty.   But this post needs some music to warm things up.   Here’s something from Follies with Danny Burstein.

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Christ DeMartine caught this monster while surf fishing in Ocean Grovel.  Tweeted to BF. 6/27/16

Christ DeMartine caught this monster while surf fishing in Ocean Grove. Tweeted to BF. 6/27/16

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor  @Blogfinger.

Chris DeMartine, of Mt. Hermon Way in OG, caught this fluke, but it was no accident.

If I want to catch a fluke, I go over to Wegmans where they currently have some fresh whole flukes which they will expertly fillet for you at no extra charge.  It takes 15-20 minutes while you go to buy some onion rolls.  The filet will weigh about half of the overall weight of the fish.  Fluke is a mild white fish—-very delicious especially when so fresh.   Chris did not give us any more info regarding his catch of the day.

Surf fishing is fun.  You get to cast away while your feet are in the water. You don’t even need to handle slimy bait; you can use a lure.  You will need a special surf casting rod and reel and some lead weights.  It’s too bad the OG fishing club hasn’t organized some surf fishing classes for kids.

And don’t forget there are 3 restaurants in A. Park which feature sea food:   Fish, Taka (specializing in sushi) and the newer Bonney Read.  We have been to the first two, and they are excellent—but pricey.

However, if you choose to go fishing, you must be patient.  But you will eventually win because time is on your side.

THE ROLLING STONES:

 

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Jetty fishing in Ocean Grove. October 4, 2013.  Pau Goldfinger photo

Jetty fishing in Ocean Grove. October 4, 2013. Paul Goldfinger photo

SUSANNAH Mc CORKLE  From her album   Someone to Watch Over Me:

“It Ain’t Necessarily So” from Porgy and Bess (1935) George and Ira Gershwin

 

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