The fluke season is closed in N.Y. and N.J., so anglers who had been chasing the elusive (at least in keeper size) flatfish will have to seek another species.
At Atlantic Highlands, the Fishermen is switching to daily porgy fishing, while the Sea Hunter is taking a break until the fall striper run in mid-October.
Though it’s not really worthwhile to go boat fishing for blackfish with the summer one-fish limit, in N.J., there’a scarcity of green crabs. Joe Melillo, at Castaways Tackle in Point Pleasant, says he’s been unable to get any for anglers fishing in the canal — and that’s been a problem for some time,
The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported another good bluefish trip with choppers from 3 to 10 pounds on jigs. Though the inshore forecast is fine, they have cancelled their Sept. 22 canyon trip due to a rough offshore forecast. It will be moved to Oct. 6.
The inshore forecast for Sunday is west winds at 5-10 knots before increasing to 10-15 in the afternoon.