Scott Leadbeater did pretty well with fluke yesterday in Raritan Bay, but that was nothing compared to a relatively close call with a whale. In trying to copy his account, I ended up with duplications and boxes. Please scroll down and over any duplications I didn’t get out.
To avoid any confusion about party boat tuna trips listed yesterday, the Jamaica’s Monday trip is in July 21 at midnight. They did well Saturday with blues and bonito plus a Spanish mackerel — but not as well as the previous day when there some bluefish limits. Kevin Brown of Manahawkin won the pool with a 5-pound blue.
Dan Rothman reported that the bay was a bit rough in a stronger west wind than predicted and he only found some short fluke off Officer’s Row for the kids aboard before heading up to the Navesink where there was a weed problem in a fast current.
I tried all day to get results from yesterday’s Raritan Bay Anglers Club Fluke Tournament , but had no success. Same thing last year. The Sandy Hook Bay Anglers Fluke Tournament wound up at 6, but calls for info haven’t been returned as yet. Hopefully, I’ll have that info in tomorrow’s blog.
At Belmar, the Golden Eagle only got into only some blues and bonito offshore, possibly because bluefin tuna were in the click. A 70-pounder broke off and 4 or 5 others were spotted. All the action was on jigs.
The Big Mohawk reported fluking was a struggle today after two good days. There were some limits yesterday. They sail at 6 in the morning.
The forecast tomorrow is for north winds at 5-10 knots shifting to southwest in the afternoon.