The Garden State Outdoor Sports Show opens Thursday in the N.J. Convention & Expo Center at Edison, and continues through Sunday. I didn’t get a press release on this show, but it’s been holding down the opening of the N. J. show season for many years and those not familiar with it can obtain info on the internet.

The Staten Island Tuna Club hosts a Fishing Expo and Flea Market on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mt. Loretto CYO building at 6581 Hyland Blvd.  Admission is $5, with children under 13 admitted free. There will be door prizes and raffles plus seminars.

Capt. Jim Freda will cover is inshore tuna specialty; Capt. Joe Mattioli discusses  inshore fly rod and light tackle opportunities; and Anthony Arcabascio details trolling techniques with his father’s Maja bunker spoons and mo-jos. Capt. Vinny Vetere  has a booth displaying his Ho-Jos and bunker spoons while also taking charter reservations for his Great Kills-based charter operation.

Blackfishing continues at a high level in relatively shallow waters as if it were the middle of the season rather than January.  Some small cod are also moving in. Grumpy’s Tackle in Seaside Park reports small stripers are still being caught in the surf.

Though there are gusts to 45 knots tonight, they are forecast to drop to northwest at 15-20 plus gusts to 25 — and down to west at 5-10 in the afternoon.

The Jamaica from Brielle is running a Saturday trip to offshore wrecks for jumbo porgies plus a possible shot at cod and pollock. They sail at 1 a.m. , and will do the same thing on Jan. 18 and 25 plus every Saturday in February. Reservations are required. Call 732 528-5014.

Chuck Many continues to troll trophy stripers from his Ty man out of Cape Charles, Va. during the catch-and-release season.

Chuck bass VA

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  1. A belated happy New Year Al. Thank you for the heads up on the show this weekend. Had plans going there just didn’t know the date. The Saltwater show is the 13th of March through the 15th. And that should be a spectacular 2. Yes the Blackfish is holding up very well and yes there are some small card a few spring cleans a waiting period that we have seen no great shakes but they are there. And haven’t seen very many macro everybody has tried digging here and there but the general areas around the old Ambrose Tower might be worth a try and usually old jigging rigs. And see if they can’t come up with something out there there’s just not enough party boats and that should be a spectacular to. yes the black fish is holding up very well and yes there are some smoke card of few sprinkling a waiting period that we have seen no great sex but they are there. And haven’t seen very many mackerel everybody has tried digging here in there but the general area is out around the old ambrose Tower might be worth a try and use the old chicken rig. and see if they can’t come up with something out there is just not enough party boats to research all the areas. Once again happy New Year Al Envy you down in the Sunshine State enjoy

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