The amazing run of yellowfin tuna continues in the Triple Wrecks area. Capt. Lou Grazioso said some days are tougher than others, but most trips are successful. Most encouraging is the volume of sand eels in tuna stomachs. Earlier in the run the tuna were stuffed with only the chunks being provided by anglers, but now there’s natural bait to keep them in the area.
Grazioso reported that one of his friends was pleasantly surprised to catch a large white marlin that hit a bait dropped to bottom.
Unfortunately for that sport, we’re in for some windy weather. There’s a small craft warning up through tomorrow — to be followed by a gale watch. Wednesday starts with southwest winds at 15-20 knots with gusts to 30.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar canceled tomorrow’s tuna trip, but added a new 18-hour trip next Tuesday at 11 p.m. They caught some bluefish on jigs today.