Though some boaters never found bluefin tuna over the weekend, those fish are scattered over a wide area and as close inshore at times as Little Italy and the Mud Hole. Mike Ingles of Wall and Niff Ambrosino of Brick found them near the Resor this morning and trolled a 71-incher from Change Order out of Manasquan Inlet that measured 71 inches and weighed 185 pounds.
Andreas Toy from Keyport had a limit of “under” bluefins on Sunday before switching to tilefishing which produced goldens up to 30 pounds and bluelines to15 pounds.
At Atlantic Highlands, Capt. Rob Semkewyc left stripers biting today on his live lining trip with the Sea Hunter as the boat was limited. He has canceled tomorrow’s striper trip due to the weather forecast, but will be sailing for stripers with a limited group with reservations on Friday. He may also make one more striper trip next Wednesday. See photo below,
Capt. Ron Santee Jr. continues to enjoy good sea bass fishing on his Fishermen along with some ling up to 4 pounds along plus a few winter flounder.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported continued hot sea bass action today plus ling and a few whiting — but there was no mention of the tuna they saw the day before.
The weather forecast is for south winds at 10-15 knots with gusts to 20 and showers.