Ex-N.J. Assemblyman Guy Talarico had his sons Christian, Guy II, Alec, Travis and George plus cousin Billy Talarico  in Key West last week to enjoy two days of non-stop fishing with his nephew, Capt. Chris Cahill, who charters out of Ocean’s Edge Key West Resort and Marina at Stock Island. They caught mutton, yellowtail and Lane snappers plus mackerel and a Goliath grouper that’s protected and also released about 50 keeper-size red groupers that were out of season. See photo below.  They also tangled with much larger Goliaths that were lost. The skipper can be reached at 305 290-2350.

The ocean was flat Monday after the hard northwester, but blackfishing was picky on both the Big Mohawk and Ocean Explorer from Belmar. Blog reader Charlie G. reports he’s still catching school stripers at Long Branch. Though small craft warnings are up for tomorrow, the early morning looks fishable with west 20-25 knot winds before it increases to 25-30 in the afternoon when a gale watch goes up for gusts to 45 knots.


Talarico snappers


  1. HEy Al, Had very good fishing aboard the Dauntless yesterday fishing with Sean Reilly and Purple Pants Pete we landed 62 ling and 6 keeper blackfish, caught so many ling we were throwing them back after awhile. Cool thing is I started dropping blackfish jigs for ling and landed a good amount of larger fish on the jig. Hits were immediate, maybe I’m the first to target ling on the jig!

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  2. Al,
    I remember when I hosted, you, your son Micheal, and one of the Talericos on my boat one April morning over 30 years ago, when we went out to fish for Boston Mackerel.
    Ed Riveiro


    1. Ed: Remember that day well — and wish it could happen again if the mackerel ever come back. However, that Talarico was the son of our friend across the street. Amazed that you remembered his name from so long ago. There’s no relationship — just a coincidence. Hope you’re doing well.


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