The Golden Eagle from Belmar only had a small group aboard this morning, but took a shot at running out to the east where they had a blast of bluefish Saturday night. That worked out as anglers had hits on every drop with jigs from choppers ranging from 3 to 10 pounds. They also added a dolphin and jumbo porgies.
Capt. Ron Santee reports his first few porgy trips with the Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands were very good for the target species plus a mix of triggerfish, blowfish and winter flounder. Triggers in the 4-to-5-pound class took the pools.
Grumpy’s Tackle in Seaside Park had a striper to report as Sal Timpani released a fat 28-incher in the surf there.
Small blues have been hitting mullet in the surf from there to IBSP, but that’s the only surf action I’ve heard of. Vinny D’Anton took a look at the surf further north and said it was still high and discolored. He fished in Shark River to no avail. I worked Point Pleasant Canal after daylight, but there was nothing doing there.