Lake Como Fishing Report: Tuesday 4/25/23
The Belmar Middle School Fishing Club hit the lake today 20 strong with the help from Mrs. Travers and Mrs. Veltre. With 20 rods, worms, and lures/tackle of all sorts in tow; the crews morale was high, and rightfully so. The weather was a typical spring day with partial cloud coverage and mild temperatures (much more enjoyable than our last outing.) We arrived to the lake, setup a game plan, and immediately casted our lines.
There was a lot of action right off the bat with bass seen feeding on shad and bluegill in the distance. Many members hooked up right away with bass in the 1 lb class along with a mix of bluegill, black crappie, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill, and yellow perch. Rooster tail spinners, trout magnets, worm/bobber, and worm/split shot rigs all produced equally. It was a great success with 5 different species being caught and many members catching multiple fish. It is great to see the improvements made and the excitement build even since our last trip.
Our next adventure is salt water fishing. We will be heading to the Shark River inlet mid May to continue applying our skills along with a couple other big trips to end the school year on a high note. In the meantime, we have some more classroom lessons and presentations from other local fishing clubs to look forward to.
If any 5th-8th grade students are still interested in joining have them see me for more information.
Today, a good time was had by all. Staff and students alike. Thanks for reading.
-Mr. Pettersen, Fishiong Club Advisor