The Canyon Runner fleet, which is booking for an Oregon Inlet charter boat makes a point about the abundance of giant bluefin tuna in the offshore waters there. If you’ve never caught a giant, this may be your best shot at doing so. Trolling is also producing “meat” in the form of school yellowfins and mako sharks. Call 732 272-4445 for info.
Phil Sciortino, at The Tackle Box in Hazlet, got reports of school stripers bitting after midnight for shore casters along Raritan Bay. Bloodworms are the bait. Phil saw a photo of a released bass that was definitely over 28 inches. That fishing should get steadily better in the warm days coming up.
Fisherman’s Den in Belmar Marina reports just a few winter flounder were caught there yesterday during the opening day for that species.
Small craft warnings remain up tonight, but the morning forecast is for only southwest at 5-10 knots before going to south in the afternoon with possible showers.