Jersey Shore surfcasting has been generally so poor that the weekend northeaster could actually be a blessing in disguise. Joe Melillo thinks the problem could be continuing cold surf waters, and that may change after the storm. Last Sunday’s Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament at IBSP was contested in perfect weather and Tom Fote of the JCAA said 455 anglers fished in flat calm surf to catch very little even though the fluke season was open unlike in many previous events,

The press release follows:

Summer Weather and Summer FlounderwinnersA summer-like day had participants in the Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament enjoy a day of family fishing fun at Island Beach State Park despite not catching a lot of fish. DEP Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette and DEP Assistant Commissioner Ray Bukowski were able spend time on the beach visiting with some participants.Tyler Bender of Milford won the tournament cup with a 21 1/2″ bluefish, and Manasquan High School won the High School Team category with a 20 5/8″ summer flounder. 
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  1. Hey al. Chucked and clammed seaside area surf last night trying for bas s ended up with 16 dogfish and 14 skates.


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