The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported another good day of jigging blues after a slow start. Bigger blues moved in later, with choppers up to 8 pounds being caught along with some porgies.
The forecast inshore for Tuesday is good with west winds at 10-15 knots plus gusts to 20.
Southwest winds aren’t favorable for surf fishing, but Joe Melillo at Castaways Tackle in Point Pleasant says some school bass and blues are being caught on small lures in the Ocean County surf. There are also bass and blues in Point Pleasant Canal at times, along with blowfish and blackfish. I fished the Monmouth County surf, but only caught a 2-pound blue on my Tactical Anglers Bomb Jr. popper though the big swell has moderated and conditions weren’t bad for a low tide. Vinny D’Anton managed a couple of school stripers on his Chug Bug in Shark River before trying the surf with no action.
The Seaside Park tackle shops report loads of small bluefish in the surf for those using mullet baits.
Below is Hans Kaspersetz with a yellowfin tuna in the 90-pound class, as noted in last night’s blog, during an overnighter aboard Blue Runner. They trolled five yellowfins and an albacore in Hudson Canyon, and added a swordfish.
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