There was no change in the outstanding fishing for big porgies on far offshore wrecks during Saturday’s weekly trip by the Jamaica from Brielle. Porgies were read 40 to 50 feet thick, and high hooks bagged up to 40. There were a few ling, white hake and whiting. A 6-pound ling caught by Kurt Austin of Washington, D.C. ran away with the pool over a 3.5-pound porgy by Randy Rizz from Philadelphia. The Jamaica will make that trip again at 1 a.m. Saturday. Call 732 528-5014 for reservations.
The Ocean Explorer from Belmar fished a bit further offshore than they have been on a calm Sunday. The water temperature was just over 60 degrees There were only a few blackfish up to an 8-pounder plus congers and good bergall action on bottom. The seasonal pool is building up, and they are concentrating on trying to find big tog.
The incredible mild weather continues tomorrow as 5-10 knot west winds are predicted — though fog is possible. Even a wind shift to northeast on Wednesday brings only a 5-10 knot breeze.