Frank Huza of Aberdeen Township reports there was finally a fishing contest where the fish cooperated!  Last year bluefish were scarce everywhere, while last evening only bluefish were caught.

“What a beautiful evening at Cliffwood Beach, with a beautiful moon rise over the gazebo on the sea wall. ”

Adult Winners:
1st Place:   Matt Hoffman of Aberdeen. 25.25″
2nd.            Delvin Caries of Trenton.      25.00″
3rd.             Enrique Vargas of Perth Amboy 22.25″

Teen Winners:
1st Place:    Anthony Colon of Trenton.  25.00″
2nd.             John Yahara of Hazlet.         19.5″

Youth Winners:
1st Place.    Matthew Samaniego of Scotch Plains  24″
2nd.             Hudson Yahara of Hazlet.                      18″
3rd.              Olivia Genitr

There have been no results received from Saturday’s Triple Challenge Tournament, but Chuck Many noted on Facebook that he fished with Capt. Bryan Pieros on his boat along with Dave Donahue to win the two-fish Calcuttas with weigh-ins 40.8 and 39.95 pound stripers, .
Daytime bluefish casting has slowed up in the rivers and bays, but Nick Honachefsky got into 3-5-pounders in the Lavallette surf with metal on Friday after first catching sea bass with Capt. Charlie Mancuso. It may be turning to a night bite as Jerry Lasko and Maren Toleno plugged big blues in Point Pleasant Canal  Saturday night. Jerry also hooked a striper he couldn’t stop before it broke 30-pound braid,
The Big Mohawk from Belmar had good sea bass and ling fishing today, but is taking a pass for tomorrow due to the weather — with small craft warnings up to tomorrow afternoon.
I’ll catch up with the Governor’s Cup and other reports tomorrow.

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