As noted in last night’s blog, Dave Lilly boated a 9-pound, 28 1/2-inch fluke at the Rattlesnake that was special because it hit a frozen snapper that his granddaughter Maddie had caught for him — and also because of its unique shape. As you’ll see, it was almost circular — and the oddest shaped that fluke pro has ever seen
Fluking conditions were better today. Capt. Ron Santee Jr. of the Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands said the calm ocean was a big improvement over yesterday’s butt-kicking. The best action was on the change of the tide when it was solid for an hour as many limits up to 5.6 pounds were caught.
Also at that port, Capt. Rob Semkewyc had a similar report on his Sea Hunter.
It’s looking good again for tomorrow as the forecast is for west winds at 10 knots — going to southwest in the afternoon.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported super bluefishing today along with some bonito and little tunny plus a few houndfish, king and Spanish mackerel — and uncountable chub mackerel.
The Queen Mary from Point Pleasant had posted a report about bluefin tuna with Tuesday’s date, but now notes a successful trip with yellowfin tuna up to 75 pounds that day. Today was very good inshore with “tons” of blues and even a cobia.