RED BANK: GONE-FISHIN’ WEATHER ARRIVES

With ample sunshine and temperatures reaching into the high 70s, Tuesday offered fine conditions for dropping a fishing line into the Navesink River off Bodman Place in Red Bank, as seen from the Cooper Bridge.

Wednesday promised to be even warmer, with a daytime peak of about 85 degrees expected, according to the National Weather Service(Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

SEA BRIGHT: SNAPPY HOUR AT BEACHWALK

Bartender Erin O’Keefe makes a Long Island Ice Tea while customers, some still in beach garb, make themselves comfortable on the deck over the river. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)

By SUSAN ERICSON

Timing it just right, PieHole showed up for happy hour at BeachWalk’s Tiki Bar recently to find beers in hand and fishing poles in the Shrewsbury River for a snapper derby competition.

Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright has its fair share of bars, but this might be the only one where you’ll find children and adults competing for bragging rights and the prize of an overnight stay at the attached motel.
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SUMMER 2014: GONE FISHIN’

rb fishing 082614Under sunny skies, an unidentified boater fished the blue waters of our beautiful Navesink River near the Route 35 Cooper Bridge Tuesday. A boatload of sunshine fills the forecast through Saturday, with Sunday expected to be partly sunny and Labor Day giving summer a mostly cloudy goodbye, according to to the National Weather Service. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

NAVESINK RIVER: GRABBING A QUIET BITE

fishing 101713An unidentified fisherman took a rowboat out onto our beautiful Navesink River between Red Bank and Middletown early Thursday afternoon. Using his lunch hour to catch some supper, perhaps? (Click to enlarge)

FAIR HAVEN: REELING IN A WALLET AND KEYS

Michael Frissora, wearing a headcam, recorded his retrieval of a wallet and keys from the spillway at Schwenker’s Pond. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Adept use of a fishing pole enabled a Fair Haven teenager to retrieve a wallet and set a keys from the spillway dam at Schwenker’s Pond Sunday.

Michael Frissora, 15, recorded the incident on a headcam he was using for the first time. He also provided a bit of commentary.

“Wallet and keys down there,” he says on the video, which he posted to YouTube. “I’m getting that.”

And then he does.

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RED BANK: RIVER VIEWS

Enjoying our beautiful Navesink River on a warm spring afternoon Wednesday were an osprey, above; a fisherman on a paddleboard, right; and crossing squads of girls’s and boys’ rowers, below, all seen from a dock on Haddon Park in Red Bank.

The weather Thursday should be just as warm, with sunshine and temperatures reaching the mid-60s, but possibly too windy for rowers and paddlers, with gusts up to 16 mph, according to the National Weather Service. (Click to enlarge)

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REEL NICE WEATHER

fishingFair Haven resident Chris Marcelli casts a line into the Navesink River off the town pier at the end of Fair Haven Road Thursday morning. The weatherbot says Friday and Saturday will be smactacular. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

Here’s the local outlook from the National Weather Service:

Today: Sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind between 13 and 16 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 52. North wind between 9 and 13 mph.

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