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Thread: Earle Naval station fishing tournament Leonardo - Tackle the Pier II

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    Default Earle Naval station fishing tournament Leonardo - Tackle the Pier II

    Folks, another great opportunity to try the legendary fishing at the Earle Pier. Great day for family fun.

    http://www.tacklethepier.com/index.html



    Saturday, October 4, 2008


    On the Naval Weapons

    Station Earle pier



    Route 36, Leonardo, NJ.

    Saturday, October 4, 2008



    On the Naval Weapons

    Station Earle pier



    Route 36, Leonardo, NJ.









    Event Information



    Saturday, October 4, 2008


    On the Naval Weapons

    Station Earle Pier


    Route 36, Leonardo, NJ.





    Have Fun !

    Catch Fish!

    Win Prizes!




    Awards ceremony following tournament.


    Pre-Registration: $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 years of age and under.

    Registration Day of Event: $25.00 for adults, $10 for children 12 years of age and under.


    Pre-Registration is available on line at www.regclick.com/fishing.htm

    or by mail to:

    Tackle the Pier II

    MWR C-29 Attn: Mary Borree

    NWS Earle Route 34

    Colts Neck, NJ 07722


    Mail-in registration must include the entrant's name, address, telephone number or e-mail, and a check in the proper amount made out to the Navy Ball Committee. All mail-in registrations must be received by October 1. Limited registration will be available at the pier the day of the event.


    Gates open for registration & pre-registration sign-ins at

    7 a.m. October 4. All fishing ends at 12:30 p.m.

    Pier will be closed following awards ceremony.


    Food and Beverages and NWS souvenirs will be on sale during the tournament.


    ATTN: Drivers: Vehicle owners must produce type, year and model of vehicle, proof of insurance and registration at Gate entrance


    * Limit two poles per fisherman.

    * No alcoholic beverages allowed on NWS Pier

    * Smoking allowed in designated areas ONLY!

    * All children 12 years of age and under must be wearing

    a US Coast Guard approved life vest.

    * All cameras and photo devices are prohibited on

    NWS Pier.


    Further information on Tackle the Pier II: 732-866-2448


    To register on line, click on link.

    www.regclick.com/fishing.htm

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    I would strongly recommend people who are on the fence about this to register. An enlisted friend used to bring me there when he was stationed there. Security is very tight, but the fishing is phenomenal.

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    Well clamchucker, the fishing is at times pehenonemal, but it wasn't today. That's ok, we had a great time anyway.

    There was a huge line this morning, both sides of the highway. Once we cleared the dogs and vehicle search, we could fish anywhere on the pier up to the "closed area" pylons. Lots of space, about 300 people total were fishing.

    Conditions were perfect for a day of fishing. Slightly overcast, slight W wind. Unfortunately, there were no schools of bait around like there sometimes are, until we saw a few large schools of spearing near the end.

    Bait was the ticket today. We had fresh clams and eels, porgy and sea bass on the clams, but caught nothing on the eels.

    Not one striped bass was caught for the entire day. However, a few average bluefish were caught on bunker, and one alligator around 12 lbs. This big bluefish was edged out for the longest fish prize by a 36" weakfish, a beautiful catch.

    As I said, most of the people were using bait, but there were some doing different things. A few of us started plugging after getting bored with the bottom fish. I threw topwater to mid-water presentations, and then metal, shads and bucktails, not one tap. One guy took a bunker head and drifted it out on the W wind with a balloon. No fish, but you gotta give him credit for trying.

    At all times, it was clear that this was a Navy base. The soldiers were cool, but on alert. 9mms and automatic rifles were clearly visible, but everyone cooperated, no mishaps.

    We were told they put this on to raise money for the seamen when they have a formal ball in Atlantic City? Some of them can't afford to go, so this helps them out.

    They are also looking to reach out to the community. Master Chief Ippolito said if anyone knows of any community activity or organization that would like the involvement of the soldiers or the base, reach out to them and contact them to see if it's feasible.

    Master Chief Ippolito and all the soldiers, and admin enlisted people, did a great job, especially Muriel, who coordinated all the registrations and was extremely helpful answering our questions.

    The award ceremony at the end was cool, too. Prizes given for fish and raffle tickets. A young kid of about 6 won prize for longest youth bluefish. Julian's Tackle was one of the bigger contributors of the door prizes, along with some other local merchants.

    In all, it was a great day, even though no bass were caught, and the bluefish were pretty scarce as well. Everyone did an outstanding job, we all got along, and I would return again.

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    DS, sorry I missed you there. We had a good time caught some small porgies but nothing else. First time we attended. Heard they had the pier opened twice before. Hope they do it again next year.

    Wonder if clamchucker went?

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    I wasn't there Saturday, but have been there before as a guest.

    The best time is at night. We fished the shadow lines, bass assassins and storm shads. Pulled a few nice bass out of there. The gentleman who invited me gets them 10 months out of the year, using strictly rubber baits, fish up to 30#.

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    ^ what clamchucker said, fishin there is like being in an aquaruim, fish the shadows.

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