Capt. Paul Eidman's Posts

State of the Twin Rivers- Navesink & Shrewsbury


Submitted by Paulyfish on Tue, 05/13/2008 – 21:24 Hi- My schedule has been oh so hectic the last few months, but I have snuck in a couple of boat/fish/kayak trips since April 1st. I have to say that the water quality in the Navesink this spring has not looked good at all. I am no biologist, but in years past it may have been muddy, but it didn’t look like it does now. Even before the latest rainful, it seemed as though there was an algae bloom in April. This is not good. I can only guess that the high temps so early in the year coupled with all the residences fertilizing the lawns is the culprit.Now that we have had some serious rainfall, I am thinking that the bloom will really take off. Luckily the temps are staying cool and hopefully some strong tides will flush the river out. Normally we are picking Stripers and blues on the back flats but this year has been spotty at best. Sure, the plankton feeding adult mossbunkers are loving this green stuff but the big bass haven&#... Read More »

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