The weather was great, but there were surprisingly few reports today. Tomorrow looks like another great one with a northwest breeze at 10 knots switching to west in the afternoon
The N,J, sea bass season closes this evening, which is bad news for all the party boats that have been depending on them to fill bags with bluefishing off to another poor summer start and fluking very spotty so far.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar had a very good sea bass catch today, but will be looking for ling and anything other than sea bass on Sunday if bluefish don’t show again. Check with your favorite skipper before coming down.
Capt. Rob Semkewyc of the Sea Hunter at Atlantic Highlands was happy with the weather today, and saw a lot more action with short fluke, but keepers are still hard to come by.
Capt. Dave De Gennaro is excited about getting weather suitable for offshore fishing by small boats. He says bluefins are 50 to 60 miles off, and he may have room for a last minute angler tomorrow at $350. Call 732 330-5674 for info about that and other trips this week.
The Jamaica from Brielle has a tilefish trip sailing at 10 p.m. Sunday that has some spaces available. The weather looks perfect for that trip, and the last one earlier this month produced quite a few large tilefish. Joe Tomaszewski of South Amboy had two 30-pounders to take the pool — and there was a boat limit catch plus a few of the smaller blueline tilefish. Call 732 528-5014 for reservations.