With both fluke and sea bass closed in N.J., there wasn’t much boat traffic in Point Pleasant Canal this morning. There was also only a drizzle early, so casting conditions were good. However. very few blues were caught. I got one of about 5 pounds on my only hit before leaving as the rain increased.  Paddletail jigs produced the few fish caught.

The only boat report came from the Golden Eagle out of Belmar. Though today’s fishng only produced a pick of 2-to-5-pound blues plus some little tunny, they reported the Saturday night bluefish trip was “phenomenal”. They were limited by 11 p.m. and in release mode after that. Most of the blues were 3 to 5 pounds, but there were also some of 6-7 pounds and bonito.

Bob Matthews weighed a 4 7/8-pound weakfish at Fisherman’s Den in Belmar Marina  that Leslie Katona of Hamilton caught in Shark River on a peanut bunker.

Grumpy’s Tackle in Seaside Park reported lots of cocktail blues were caught in the surf on Saturday on both lures and bait.

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