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.