Blackfish continue to provide good fishing when wind conditions allow boaters to get to them. The Big Mohawk from Belmar reported O.K. fishing yesterday. Though there was nothing notably large, some anglers had limits and there were also a few cod. There is room on Monday’s reservation trip. Call 732 974-9606

Small craft warnings are up through Saturday afternoon, followed by a gale watch in the evening through Sunday afternoon. Tomorrow starts with south winds at 15-20 knots and gusts to 30.

The Garden State Outdoor Sports Show is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the NJ. Convention & Expo Center in Edison. For info visit

The Staten Island Tuna Club presents a fishing expo and fishing flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mt. Loretto CYO, 6581 Hyland Blvd. Captains Jim Freda and Joe Mattioli will provide seminars, and Anthony Arcabascio will detail the use of his father’s Tony Maja bunker spoons. Capt. Vinny Vetere of Katfish Charters in Great Kills will be on hand with a booth displaying his Ho-Jos and bunker spoons.

Matthew Freda with a fall fly rod striper on his father’s Shore Catch.

Matthew Freda bass


  1. , I attended the Show in Edison today. It’s much smaller than and has been in many years but there are plenty of exhibits new reels rods side trips plenty of time to talk to all of these people will come down a long way to these shows. It’s just a nice day to spend the state of New Jersey has an exhibit there also if you want to discuss the upcoming trout season there are more than welcome to talk to you about it. Have a fun day


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