Sorry for the late blog, but I was part of the crew on Chuck Many’s Ty Man from Gateway Marina as he won all the money he was eligible for in that contest out of Baker’s Marina on the Bay in Highlands. Many had a game plan developed after fishing every day this week — and got a huge boost when Mike Greene from Long Beach Island boated a 35.6-pound striper on live bunker during the first drift. Late in the day I finally came through with a 21.4-pounder to provide the 75-pound total for the Calcuttas, We totaled 22 stripers, though most were only in the 12-to-15-pound class. I’ll have more about that contest in Sunday’s blog.

Striper fishing wasn’t easy in Raritan Bay on Saturday. The Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands reported slow action, though they had a few more keepers than on the day before.

Though bluefish action didn’t break open in the Seaside Park and IBSP surf. there were more reports — primarily in the evening. There were also reports of blues in Manasquan River.Ty Man morning stripers

Small legal stripers are released from Ty Man after hitting live bunkers

Photo by Rob Rommel

 

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