After having a tough time Wednesday in discolored waters from days of northeast winds, the Golden Eagle from Belmar ran further off into waters clear enough to see fish coming up from 50 feet. After a slow start, they ended up with a :super” bite of blues up to about 10 pounds. They also had some little tunny and two almaco jacks while releasing sea bass. The Golden Eagle will be on a tuna trip tomorrow.

There were a few 3-5-pound blues on poppers in Shark River this morning, though nothing was showing. I released three, and Vinny D’Anton did better. While there I found a pair of fishing pliers left on a rock, and took it for safekeeping. I suspect they belong to a blog reader who is often there before daylight and mentioned having a father in Ft. Myers. Call me at 732 757-5531 in order to arrange transfer of the pliers.

The Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo runs from Friday through Sunday at First Energy Park.

The marine forecast is for southwest winds at 5-10 knots in the morning before increasing to 10-15 in the afternoon with gusts to 20. Seas are down to 2 to 3 feet.

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