The Canyon Runner reports a continuation of the epic giant tuna bite out of Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. Multiple hook-ups are common, and often within minutes of lines in. Best of all, they are real giants with all over 85 inches, an average of 90 inches — and some over 100 inches. As noted earlier in the week, this may be the best chance you’ll have to catch a giant all year, but you should do so from a fighting chair or standing up as the commercial method of cranking on a rod in a rod holder is not accepted as a sportfishing catch.
Adam La Rosa of the Canyon Runner can be reached at 732 842-6825. He also has just 25 tickets left for the Canyon Runner N.Y. seminar on Feb. 23 in the Huntington Hilton at Millville, Long Island.
The Ocean Explorer from Belmar had a nice day on the ocean, but the bite was slow. There were some short blackfish and a keeper, but not the big tog they were looking for. A few keeper and short cod were also caught, but they’ll be running in a different direction tomorrow to try to find a tog big enough to win the seasonal pool which is over $4,000.
The weather looks good, as the morning forecast is for northeast 5-10 knots and 2-3 foot seas before dropping to 5 knots in the afternoon. It will hold at NE 5-10 knots for Monday before shifting to NW 10-15 with gusts to 20 in the afternoon.
As noted in last nights blog, the Salt Water Anglers of Bergen County hold their Fishing Flea market Sunday in the Hasbrouck Heights VFW — and the N.J. Boat Sale & Expo concludes at the N.J. Convention Hall in Edison.