Nick Honachefsky of Saltwater Underground not only caught blackfish on tog jigs last week while fishing on the Dauntless from Point Pleasant along with Sean Reilly and Purple Pants Pete, but found those jigs also produced some of the largest ling. The trio bagged 62 ling and added six keeper blackfish.

The Canyon Runner Seminar on Feb. 1 in Atlantic City is almost sold out, but there will be another, different seminar convenient to Long Island offshore anglers that’s being set up in Freeport on March 8. Details will be available shortly. To check on availability of a $135 ticket to the Atlantic City Seminar call 732 272-4445.

As noted in yesterday’s blog regarding the death of retired Capt. Ron Santee Sr., there will be a Memorial on Tuesday from  2-6 p.m. at Pasten-McGinley Funeral Home, 59 E. Lincoln Ave., Atlantic Highlands. Memorial contributions in Santee’s name can be sent to the Recreational Fishing Alliance, P.O. Box 250, New Gretna, NJ 08224. Below is a photo from Mel Deak’s party boat collection of the “first” Fishermen  after the name was changed from Fisher Boy in 1961 at Highlands.

The Big Mohawk from Belmar will run open for blackfish Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:45 a.m.  Tuesday’s forecast is for just 5-10 knot east winds. There’s a chance of rain in the afternoon.

The first Fishermen

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