The weather was great, and at least some fish cooperated today.
The Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands reported that once again the current ran hard and 10-ounce sinkers were required. Those who held bottom caught lots of porgies.
At Belmar, the Golden Eagle reported this week’s exotics trip produced some yellowfin tuna with many others lost, but fishing wasn’t up to par due to incredible boat traffic for a weekday. The Sunday tuna trip sailing time has been changed to 9:30 p.m. in order to provide more daylight fishing time.
Miss Belmar Princess reported perfect conditions for long drifts today as there were limits of blues up to 10 pounds jigged on A-17 and A-27 jigs . One bonito was added.
Bob Matthews at Fisherman’s Den in Belmar Marina reports there are lots of porgies in Shark River, but most are undersized. Blackfishing is very good, and there are more stripers in the surf than usual this early in the fall.
The forecast remains excellent with southeast winds at 5-10 knots. Patchy fog is possible.