Capt. Joe Massa decided to make a short afternoon trip with his My Three Sons from Morgan Marina, and was able to get into mostly 30-inch stripers on live and dead bunkers in the Hudson River along with Capt. Vinny Vetere of Katfish from Great Kills. though thos bass showed little respect for the most senior member of the party — me!

Vetere and Massa had a lively battle for most releases among the 17 caught within a few hours, but it ended in a tie as Massa headed back to beat the threat of thunder storms.

The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported an “awesome” catch of 3-5-pound blues plus one about 6 pounds inshore from start to finish today.

Capt. Dave DeGennaro has several fisheries available for his customers on Hi Flier from Barnegat. On calm days he’ll run well offshore for chunking, casting and trolling yellowfin tuna, while on slightly rougher days there’s the short run to Barnegat Ridge for bonito and little tunny. Under any conditions there’s also the opportunity to chum with grass shrimp for 14-18-inch weakfish plus other inshore species on 6-pound spinning tackle. Dave takes both charters and individual bookings.

The storms should be out of the way by tomorrow, when the forecast is for west winds at 10-15 knots.

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