The Jamaica from Brielle has reported a scam that’s been also going on with other party boats in which a good deal is promoted on what appears to be their site offering a buy one, get one $100 gift certificate. If you see anything like this on any site, be sure to call the boat to determine if it’s legitimate. The Jamaica’s number is 732 528-5014.
Word Press has changed their site that I’ve been using, and I haven’t been able to post photos on it so far — but will keep trying.
The Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands missed the striped bass season they normally begin with while awaiting approval from the governor to start fishing. However, Capt. Rob Semkewyc is going to run a special striper trip on Wednesday by reservation. Call 732 291-4468.
The Raritan Bay striper run has continued in high gear. Chuck Many has had many trips releasing bug bass, including one with his family aboard Ty Man.
Capt. Chris Di Stefano joined his buddy from Sea Bright on Saturday as they located big bass in the bay by trolling Tony Maja bunker spoons before switching to jigging Flutter Spoons and ending up casting poppers when the bass came up. They caught about 25, and Chris finally got one small enough to keep — a 38-incher.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar had another good sea bass trip today after a slow start. Some ling and even Atlantic mackerel were added. After a windy start, it turned out to be a fine day.
Surf weigh-ins have been lacking so far, but Betty & Nick’s in Seaside Park weighed a 33-inch, 10 1/2-pound striper today after it hit clam at Seaside Heights.
Vinny D’Anton is still down in Sarasota while enjoyinade fishing. A few days ago he released 22 snook up to a 33-incher while casting a variety of lures including a Storm Searchbait, a Z Mann white paddletail, and a DOA Shrimp.
Bob Correll of Bay Head went down to his local beach this morning and found bunkers within casting range while small blues and hickory shad were hitting jigs.