Despite the big swell. bluefish continue to hit jigs consistently in the ocean. The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported a decent catch of 3-8-pounders today plus one Spanish mackerel. Anglers had to work for the blues, and catches ranged up to a near limit.
The Jamaica from Brielle had a good catch Tuesday on their limited trip further offshore where bonito, little tunny, Spanish mackerel and king mackerel joined some bluefish. Epoxy jigs with white or pink on them have been working best. More of those trips which require reservations by calling 732 528-5014 have been added.
Though the big swells continue, the wind forecast is southwest 10-15 knots tomorrow with gusts to 20.
Capt. Joe Bassa of My Three Sons at Morgan Marina joined his friend A.J. on the latter’s boat out of Shinnecock on Saturday for a run to Montauk. They went to Butterfish Hole for tuna, but nothing was doing there. A move inshore for fluke didn’t even produce a short, and the striper bite was off. However, a move to Southwest Ledge off Block Island produced limits of big sea bass and porgies. Fred Golofaro of The Fisherman’s Long Island edition said the big swell killed fluking which continues there through Monday. He noted that the waves were some of the biggest he’s seen at the Point.