Fishing Report: 7/3/20

first_imgKingfish Hello! This is the OCNJ Daily fishing report. This report will give you the where, when and how of fishing our local waters. We hope this information will help you catch the big one!Suggested bait and tackle in this report can be obtained at any of the local fishing shops.The “What” Here is a list of fish (some common, some not as common) found in New Jersey waters: Blowfish, Bluefish, Croaker, Flounder, Kingfish, Ling, Perch, Sea Bass, Sea Robin, Shad Sharks, Skate, Spot, Striper(Striped bass), Weakfish, Black drum, and red drum.The “Where”Some suggestions for locations in Ocean City:Beach fishing (where allowed), the 5th St jetty, Corsons Inlet and the north end of the island near the Longport Bridge are excellent locations.Bridge/Pier fishing: Longport Bridge fishing pier, 9th St Bridge fishing piers (there are 4).Bay fishing: 12th St pavilion, and any street end that is open to the public.Back Bay Brown SharkFishing seems to be nearing the summertime peak, even though it’s early in the season. The water temp has warmed, which brings more variety of fish into our local waters. Anglers are reporting lots of activity! The Summer Flounder catch is hanging in there, with lots of fish caught including a good amount of keepers. Decent size Striped Bass are still around, and Kingfish continue to be plentiful. Bluefish are chasing bunker schools around, and Sea Robins are present. This week we have also seen Triggerfish making an appearance. Most of the annoying little Brown Sharks and Dogfish have moved on.The main take right now are Flounder.  Minnows and cut squid are the hottest bait, but many are reported being caught on (pink or white) bucktails and Gulp (shrimp).  Bluefish in the 2 – 3 pound range are still schooling in the bay and will bite on just about anything but prefer cut bait (bunker).  Early morning and night  fishermen have still been hooking Striped Bass using surface lures (I prefer Yosuri poppers) on the sod banks, and live Eel or fresh clam in deeper water. Triggerfish can be caught using  squid as bait with smaller (#4 or #6) hooks – very similar to Flounder fishing.A good spot to catch all these fish mentioned is Corsons Inlet on the south end of the island and one of the fishing piers on the Rt 52 Causeway. The fishing pier at the end of 12th St is also a nice little spot.Piers and BridgesFlounderAs the water is beginning to warm, mostly Flounder, Blues, Sea Robin, and Triggerfish are being taken from the piers/bridges. Striped bass are hooked in the early morning or evening, and mostly at the top of the tide. Flounder and Triggerfish can be caught using squid as bait on smaller hooks (Flounder also like minnows). Cut bait (bunker or squid) for Blues and Sea Robins.SurfKingfish were kings of the beach again this week!  Like last season, Kingfish continue to be plentiful quality; many in the 1+ pound range. Bloodworms on an over/under rig are the bait of choice. A day at the beach catching Kingfish is always a great day!Stripers are being caught – most in the schooly-size (under 28 inches) but bigger, keeper size are here and being caught in the surf and (more often) in the inlets – usually in the early mornings or evenings.  Fresh clam and live eel are the bait of choice. Sunrise and sunset, at the top of the tide is the best time.A surprising number of Weakfish are being caught this year. Weakfish will bite on bloodworms also (like Kingfish). They are a beautiful fish, and very good eating!The sun is shining, the water is getting warmer, so get out there and fish!last_img read more

Premier Foods pursues Power Brands strategy

first_imgPremier Foods will be doubling its marketing spend on its eight Power Brands in order to drive recovery and growth for the next financial year.The company also announced in a statement this morning that, in order to achieve its cost reduction target of a £40m saving by 2013, it will be cutting 600 jobs – 5% of its 12,000 employees. A company spokesperson was unable to confirm in which areas of the business job losses would occur, but said it was likely to be announced later in the year.As part of its future growth plan and 2011 trading review, the firm announced this morning (17 January)  that it will be looking invest in its core brands, with plans for TV advertising for six of the Power Brands in the first quarter, including Mr Kipling and Hovis.The Mr Kipling range has recently undergone a revamp, with ‘refreshed’ packaging and a new TV advertising campaign due to start in February. The company has also invested in its Hovis bread, with new packaging featuring a Union Jack flag and an eye-catching blue band, in addition to a £1m spend on a TV ad campaign.Michael Clarke, chief executive officer for Premier Foods, said: “We continue to deliver on our plans to stabilise the business and invest in our recovery and future growth. While decisions to reduce the workforce are always difficult, I’m convinced we are taking the right steps in the long-term interests of the business, employees and our stakeholders.”The group also confirmed that its key Christmas trading period was in line with its expectations, with management expecting its overall financial results to be at the lower end of current market expectations. Discussions with the company’s banks over a refinancing package continue to make progress and it is anticipated that an appropriate agreement will be reached soon.The company has also extended its cake brand with a new selection of British ‘Sweetshop Specials’ in the range. The new cakes aim to build on Mr Kipling’s Inspirations, featuring Fruit Salad Mini Batts and a Pineapple Slice, available in the new snap pack format.last_img read more

Travel Diary: “The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado / Hunter Mountain Hop”

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By NY Auto GiantFor those of us whose entire year revolves around the wet, chilly, wintery mixes that call forth ski boots and snowboard gear like a siren song across the warmer months, this time of year is cause to celebrate, for the winter holidays beckon. That feeling you recognize in the depths of your belly—it’s a tingle, it’s a calling—is ski season.It’s up to you to answer.Long Island living is rife with advantages. In the summers, we have beaches. In the fall, harvest festivals abound from the lush wineries that dot our North Shore. For the rest of the year, New York City sits like the sparkling jewel she is, ready for the excitement of a night out, the opulence of the restaurant scene, or the spectacle of Broadway.However, in the winter months, upstate New York shines brightest; the ski-slope encrusted faces of the mountains bring tourists and adventurers from all over the world. Lucky for us, the Hunter Mountain slopes are just a drive away.Click here to learn more about NY Auto GiantYou’re going to need some rugged mountain wheels to take you up there. The 2015 all-new Chevrolet Colorado is the perfect vehicle to take you up, up, up into those fabled mountains. Sleek, but gritty, this rugged mid-size truck is efficient, safe, and versatile. With a formidable V6 engine that provides best-in-class towing and payload, you’d be surprised at how quiet the interior is. With advanced technology options and upgraded safety features, like Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning—this is the truck to carry you through the winter months.After your upstate trek to Hunter, you can hole-up, slope-side at the Kaatskill Mountain Club, which offers ski-in, ski-out privileges, full kitchens, and fireplaces, amongst other amenities. You can choose from spacious studios, to one-, tw0-, or three-bedroom suites or upgrade to executive or penthouse suites for some upscale fun.If bed and breakfast accommodations are more your thing, check out the cozy B&B called “Beds on Clouds.” Couldn’t imagine anything more welcoming after a kick-ass day skiing, could you? Besides the heavenly sleeping arrangements, you will wake up in this restored 1854 Victorian home, complete with private bathrooms, Wi-Fi, and filtered water throughout, to organic fluffy homemade omelets to order. And coffee, of course. You’ll need some coffee. We all do.Hungry? Last Chance Antiques and Cheese Café is one place you cannot miss while you’re up there. This cheese stop and restaurant is quintessential mountain town cuisine with the ambiance you drove up here for. From sumptuous concoctions like their Portobello Mushroom and Garlic Goat Cheese Sandwich to their French Onion Soup and Fondue, this place will fill your belly and warm your soul. Order an egg cream while you’re there. You’re on vacation.“Polar vortex,” you say? “Wintery mix?” Is the weatherman calling for 3-to-6 inches of snow in New York?Bring. It. On.To get in a new 2015 Chevy Colorado of your own, call Ronnie DeTommaso of Atlantic Cadillac and Chevrolet of Huntington or Bay Shore.(PS – Is the title of this piece a poorly veiled Led Zeppelin reference? Why yes! Yes, of course!)last_img read more

US rejects China’s claims in S. China Sea, adding to tensions

first_imgThe United States on Monday rejected China’s disputed claims to offshore resources in most of the South China Sea, a move that Beijing criticized as inciting tensions in the region and which highlighted an increasingly testy relationship.China has offered no coherent legal basis for its ambitions in the South China Sea and for years has been using intimidation against other Southeast Asian coastal states, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.”We are making clear: Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them,” said Pompeo, a prominent China hawk within the Trump administration. Topics : The United States has long opposed China’s expansive territorial claims on the South China Sea, sending warships regularly through the strategic waterway to demonstrate freedom of navigation there. Monday’s comments reflect a harsher tone.”The world will not allow Beijing to treat the South China Sea as its maritime empire,” Pompeo said.The Chinese embassy in the United States said in a statement dated Tuesday that Washington’s accusation is “completely unjustified.””Under the pretext of preserving stability, (the US) is flexing muscles, stirring up tension and inciting confrontation in the region,” it said.center_img The top Republican and Democratic members of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee backed the administration’s new stance.”Continued ambiguity with respect to our policy on China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea no longer serves the shared interests of the Indo-Pacific region, given China’s aggressive actions and refusal to abide by international law,” Senators Jim Risch and Bob Menendez and Representatives Eliot Engel and Michael McCaul said in a statement.US policy had previously been ambiguous in that it urged all sides to resolve their disputes peacefully, diplomatically and in line with international law but it did not take a position on the legality of the competing claims.Regional analysts said it would be vital to see whether other nations adopt the US stance and what, if anything, Washington might do to reinforce its position and prevent Beijing from creating “facts on the water” to buttress its claims.The relationship between the United States and China has grown increasingly tense over the past six months over Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, its tightened grip on Hong Kong and its crackdown on China’s Uighur Muslim community.China claims 90% of the potentially energy-rich South China Sea, but Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also lay claim to parts of it, through which about $3 trillion of trade passes each year. Beijing has built bases atop atolls in the region but says its intentions are peaceful.Beijing routinely outlines the scope of its claims with reference to the so-called nine-dashed line that encompasses about nine-tenths of the 3.5-million-square-kilometer South China Sea on Chinese maps.”This is basically the first time we have called it illegitimate,” said Chris Johnson, an analyst with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “It’s “fine to put out a statement, but what you going to do about it?”last_img read more

Cricket News Asia Cup 2018: India vs Pakistan | Check out records, stats and facts

first_imgNew Delhi: India vs Pakistan has arguably been the greatest rivalry in the cricketing world. When India and Pakistan lock horns on a cricket field, the magnitude automatically rises to such a level that hardly any sporting event or cricket match has the potential to match it. Asia Cup 2018 will witness yet another mega clash of India vs Pakistan after a significant gap due to some unforeseen reasons, but that goes out of the window for the time being. The last bilateral series between India and Pakistan dates back to 2012-13 when Pakistan toured India for 3 ODIs and 2 T20Is.ALSO READ: Asia Cup 2018: Hong Kong Cricket Team | All you need to know aboutLet’s check out some interesting stats about India vs Pakistan clash in recent times: Win-Loss Record: In the last decade, India and Pakistan have met 12 times and the Men in Blue have defeated the Green Army 7 times. While in Asia Cup, India have a slender edge over Pakistan with a 6-5 record in 12 matches, with one match washed out. Batting:Virat Kohli, who has been rested for the Asia Cup 2018, is the highest run-getter in India vs Pakistan clashes in the last decades. Kohli has racked up an impressive 459 runs in 12 games with an exceptional average of 45.90. He has even scored 2 tons. For Pakistan, Mohammed Hafeez, who is yet another absentee from the Asia Cup 2018, has scored 437 runs in 9 matches at an average of 54.62.ALSO READ: Asia Cup 2018: India vs Hong Kong | Men in Blue play minnows todayBowling: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who is coming back after a back injury, has been right on the money when it comes to India vs Pakistan clash. The elegant seamer has racked up 11 wickets in just 7 games with an unbelievable economy of 4.27. Ishant Sharma also has 11 wickets in 7 ODIs against Pakistan. Meanwhile, for Pakistan, off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, who has retired from cricket, is the highest wicket-taker for the Green Army after bagging an impressive 20 wickets from 9 matches. Anyway, every stats and fact from the history books will be out of the window once India and Pakistan take on the field on September 19 for the ultimate battle of pride and glory in the Asia Cup 2018. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Golden State’s Luke Walton feels prepared for interim head-coaching gig

first_imgWalton quickly ascended in his short coaching career. He went from an assistant for the University of Memphis (during 2011 NBA lockout), player development coach for the Lakers’ Development League affiliate (2013-14) and a Golden State assistant (2014-15). That hasn’t surprised the Lakers, where the former 32nd pick played from 2003 to 2012 and won two NBA titles before ending his 11-year NBA in Cleveland. Veteran forward Metta World Peace became impressed with Walton’s expertise with Phil Jackson’s triangle offense and his friendly personality. Lakers coach Byron Scott reached the same conclusion after coaching him with the Cavaliers in 2012-13.“He has the right temperament for it. He has a very good understanding on how the game should be played,” Scott said. “One day he’ll make a fine head coach.”Although Walton said he “loved playing for Byron,” most of Walton’s coaching influence lies elsewhere. Former UCLA standout Bill Walton often wrote quotations from the late John Wooden on his son’s lunchbag during his childhood. Luke Walton played for Hall-of-Fame coaches in Lute Olson (Arizona) and Jackson (Lakers). “Lute Olson and Phil Jackson are pretty much opposite but they have some similarities about the flow of the game,” Walton said. “You try to learn from great teachers and use that to continue to grow.”Walton has done that by also following Kerr, which stems from playing for both Jackson and San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich. The Warriors run only aspects of the triangle offense so they can take advantage of the team’s strong outside shooting. But Walton still has embraced Jackson’s philosophies on teamwork and pace. “You have to attack in waves and everybody is in sync to where one guy moves and all four other guys react,” Walton said. “There’s a fine line between how fast you want to play and also playing to a rhythm and a pace that allows you to be successful if the fast-break isn’t there.” That approach also sums up Walton’s quick trajectory. But amid the unexpected regarding Odom’s health issues and an unexpected promotion, Walton sounded steady as he navigates the waters. The calmness in Luke Walton’s voice masked both his inner stress and the swirling chaos around him.The first part involved the former Lakers forward and Warriors interim head coach worrying about Lamar Odom since he was hospitalized in Las Vegas this week after becoming unconscious at a local brothel. Odom spoke briefly and had his breathing tubes removed in favor of a mask on Friday, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation. But the outlook on Odom’s long-term health remains pessimistic. “I’m not great, but I’ve been doing my best and hoping and praying that he somehow can pull out of it,” Walton said in a phone interview with Los Angeles News Group. “The frustrating thing is there’s not much else you can do. So I check the Internet every five minutes looking for updates.” The other part involves Walton suddenly becoming the Warriors head coach after Steve Kerr took an indefinite leave of absence to recover from a spinal leak stemmed from back surgery. It is not clear if Kerr will be with the Warriors (2-2) when they play the Lakers (1-4) tonight at Valley View Casino Arena. Walton added he has “no idea” when Kerr will resume head-coaching duties and that there is “no real timetable.”“It’s good, but obviously we can’t wait until Steve gets back,” Walton said. “We’re working, getting better and trying to get prepared for opening night.” Still, Walton feels glad to become the interim head coach for the NBA’s defending champions. That features the league’s MVP (Stephen Curry), the league’s Finals MVP (Andre Iguodala), an elite outside shooter (Klay Thompson) and elite defender (Draymond Green). “Steve is running the show and everything we do is efficient and is meant to be competitive and joyful,” Walton said. “I want to make sure we don’t have any slippage in that.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

City League Roundup…Perry knocks off Allderdice in final seconds

first_img“Allderdice is a big, strong team,” Perry head coach Marco Corona said. “They played into our strengths as we are a quicker and faster team. We endured and persevered throughout and that is the main thing that led us to a win.”The Dragons were led by Ishmail Swain with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Justin Dobbs and Ben Mickens each added 12 points. “Our slogan on this team is “HAWK-D,” said Allderdice head coach Andre McDonald. “One thing that I can complement our team on is our aggressive intensity on defense and I just like their hard work on each transition. But my hat goes off to Perry. They played like the defending champs that they are.”Perry was down by 10 at the beginning of the fourth quarter before they mounted a comeback led by Harrington. Their junior point guard, Marcus Smith, was slowed down by back spasms and as a result, was held scoreless. He is among the team leaders in scoring this season, averaging more than 17 points a game.Oliver 55, Gateway 45The Bears took care of business against quad-A giant Gateway Jan. 31 at the Pittsburgh Basketball Classic on the campus of Robert Morris University. They have established themselves as one of the teams to beat in the City as they hold the second-best overall and conference records in the league.“We were down two at the half and we wanted to come out and step up things in the second half,” said Oliver head coach Carey White. “That’s what we did. We came out in that second half and started executing. Our defense started taking over and we started to force them into making bad decisions on offense.”Oliver’s senior guard Evan Schell led the way for the Bears with 26 points, including a game-high 7  from behind the arc. Delvon Murray helped the cause with 12 and Phil Ferguson added 11.They made 10 of 13 foul shots in the game, all coming in the fourth quarter.“When it came down to it, we were able to hit the big shots,” said White. “I can’t say enough about our team’s confidence going down the stretch, which makes me excited about what I saw out there.”Craig Banks and Tyler Scott each had 11 points to lead Gateway.Other results:Jan. 26Allderdice 62, Schenley 50Top scorers: (S) Brandon Johnson, 13; Walter Tyler, 12; (A) Justin Dobbs, 16; Brandon McClester, 15; Ben Mickens, 14Carrick 53, Peabody 41Top scorers: (P) Adeneyi Oshoko, 9; (C) Jordan Wilson, 17; Travis Lewis, 13; Rasheed McKamey, 12.Oliver 70, Langley 40Top scorers: (O) Evan Schell, 15; Phil Ferguson, 12; (L) Ronald Carson, 9; Jason McGinnis, 9.Perry 71, Brashear 62Top scorers: (P) Daryl Harrington, 26; Marcus Smith, 16; (B) Henri Chatman, 21; Todd Brown, 15; Elijah Peterson, 13Jan. 29Schenley 92, Westinghouse 59Top scorers: (W) Marcus Falls, 29; Isaiah Naylor, 12; (S) Brandon Johnson, 31; Alonzo Murphy, 14; Camerin Nesbit, 12; Arthur Smith, 12; Mike Robinson, 10Peabody 64, Brashear 53High scorers (B) Henri Chatman, 30; (P) Sharod Green, 17; Adeneyi Oshoko, 16; Marzell Baskins, 10; Rudy Freeman, 10Boys StandingsTeam     Conf.     OverallPerry     10-0        14-1Oliver      8-2        11-4Allderdice      7-3        10-5Peabody      5-5        5-10Westinghouse      4-6        7-9Carrick      4-6        7-9Schenley      4-6        6-9Brashear      2-8        2-13Langley      0-9        0-14Upcoming GamesFeb. 53:15 p.m., Carrick at Perry7:30 p.m., Brashear at Schenley, Allderdice at Westinghouse, Langley at PeabodyWestinghouse girls stillholding on strongAs for the girls, the Lady Bulldogs of Westinghouse are still holding their own and are looking to be a prime target for defeat in the league, going down the stretch. They are cruising right now and are currently on a seven-game winning streak. They are also tied with Allderdice and Perry with eight conference wins.Their only loss in the City was to Allderdice back on Jan. 5 at home.“We understand that everything is equal this year,” said Westinghouse head coach Phyllis Jones. “One thing we are doing that is good is we’re keeping focused. We understand that there is a prize at the end of this in which we have to obtain before it’s all said and done.”Perry still holds the third place spot in the City.ResultsJan. 26Allderdice 55, Schenley 36Top scorers: (A) Janay Bottoms, 20; Lanise Saunders, 13; (S) London McCoy, 13Carrick 50, Peabody 37Top scorers: (C) Angel Gould, 19; Megan  Ziegler, 14; (P) Semaj Pamplin, 22Perry 60, Brashear 46Top scorers: (B) Nautica Buchanan, 13; Antwanette Williams, 10; (P) Dashawna Carey, 23; Marritta Gillcrease, 16; Chelsey Anderson, 10Jan. 29Brashear 69, Peabody 23Top scorers: (P)  Terrah Moore, 8; (B) Nautica Buchanan, 18; Nyasia Middleton, 17; Ashley Albright, 17Carrick 44, Oliver 13Top scorers: (O) Tay’Rah Scott, 11; (C) Angel Gould, 15Perry 53, Allderdice 46Top scorers: (P) Marritta Gillcrease, 17; Ashia Regan, 16; DaShawna Carey, 11; (A) Janay Bottoms, 16; DaJai Beasley, 14; Lanise Saunders, 10Westinghouse 46, Schenley 39Top scorers: (S) London McCoy, 15; Chaunice Lightfoot, 11Girls StandingsTeam    Conf.    OverallWestinghouse     8-1       11-3Allderdice     8-2       11-4Perry     8-2       8-8Brashear     6-4       7-8Schenley     5-5       6-9Carrick     5-5       5-8Langley     3-6       4-7Oliver     1-9        1-14Peabody     0-10       0-15Upcoming GamesFeb. 53:15 p.m., Peabody at Langley, Perry at  Carrick, Schenley at  Brashear7:30 p.m., Westinghouse at Allderdice Harrington finished with a game-high 23 points. He also hit  9 consecutive shots from the line, only missing on his very first attempt. James Bulls helped out things with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Greg McGhee also came through for Perry with 12 points. Perry continues to shock its opponents with another last-second victory, most recently at home over Allderdice Jan. 29 to stay undefeated in City League play.Two foul shots by Perry’s Daryl Harrington with five seconds left was the difference and helped the Commodores to a 59-58 victory.“I wasn’t nervous,” said Harrington. “I’d been in the same predicament in the past, but I didn’t have the same results. I was determined that this time and times in the future would turn out differently.”center_img MR. CLUTCH— Daryl Harrington hit two free throws with five seconds left to give Perry a 59-58 win over Allderdice Jan. 29. Harrington led Perry in scoring with 23 points as the Commodores remained undefeated in City League play. last_img read more

Giants pitching prospect waiting on another life-changing call

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–Giants pitching prospect Shaun Anderson has already received the life-changing call every minor league player dreams of.His life didn’t change quite like he expected.Last August, Anderson was instructed to board the next flight to New York so he could make his major league debut. The Giants told the right-hander he would start against the Mets at Citi Field, giving him the chance to make a late-season impression.Before he had the chance to throw a warmup pitch, the Giants …last_img

Dodgers blast Bumgarner, Giants comeback effort falls short

first_imgLOS ANGELES — As beach balls swirled through the air on Thursday evening, the Dodgers took an early six-run lead over Madison Bumgarner and the Giants as an opportunity to put their feet up and cruise to victory.An exhausted Dodgers bullpen then saw a sight every vacationer frets.The sharks were circling.With three runs in the seventh and four in the ninth, the Giants struck fear in the hearts of the Dodger Stadium faithful and forced manager Dave Roberts to call upon closer Kenley Jansen …last_img

Nick Bosa among 49ers leading in fan voting for the 2020 Pro Bowl

first_imgNFL fans are speaking, and they’re loving themselves some 49ers. And the Bosas.In fan balloting for the 2020 Pro Bowl, the 49ers had the second-most cumulative votes through Wednesday, according to an NFL press release. Four 49ers led their positions in the NFC: Kyle Juszczyk (fullback, 87,534), rookie Nick Bosa (defensive end, 72,506); George Kittle (tight end, 59,958); Richard Sherman (cornerback, 42,889).Bosa leads all NFL defenders in Pro Bowl online voting. Most votes among AFC …last_img