When the weather cuts us a break, fishing gets very decent.
Trying to find something exciting happening on the local fishing scene was a tough assignment over the weekend and Monday.
Spring finally shows up, and so does some spring fishing.
Bob Cope made his first trip of the season for tautog Monday.
Starting next week, the Shep on Fishing column will appear twice weekly, Mondays and Fridays online and Tuesdays and Saturdays in print.
It sounds from a couple of reports that the latest and, we hope, last wintry slam has not completely turned off fishing in area rivers and streams.
The New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council made two unanimous decisions Thursday at its meeting at the Stafford Township Municipal Building.
Storms have provided us rain, snow, thunder, lightning, wind and cold, and some fishers with the itch have taken advantage of the mild weather breaks to enjoy some decent early-season outings.
Well, we got one day, one night and one morning of decent conditions to take a shot at striped bass as the season opened in the inlets, back bays, rivers and streams.