The most unusual catch of the day may have been made in the Bay Head surf by veteran surfcaster Jim Gates who hooked a good-sized weakfish on metal before releasing it. I’m trying to get a photo of it.
The Manhattan Cup results aren’t available as yet.
The Jamaica from Brielle had sea bass limits today, and has openings on the Sunday 7:30 a.m. trip.
Capt. Rob Semkewyc had another limit striper live lining catch yesterday on his Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands, but will only run one more on Wednesday –and it’s sold out. Fluking produced some keepers and short fluke today.
Capt. Stan Zagleski Jr. had an upbeat fluke report on his Elaine B. II from Bahrs in Highlands today. John Vanderstad of Pompton Lakes had a limit by 8:30 this morning, and Charles Krippendorf from Spring Lake bagged his limit from among four legal fluke. Ken Peters took the pool with a 6.5-pounder. That sails at 6 a.m. Sunday.
Capt. Dave DeGennaro is running open trips on his Hi Flier from Barnegat Sunday and Monday mornings and from 1-5 on Wednesday. Call 732 330-5674 for info.
The forecast is for southwest winds at 10-15 knots with gusts to 25.
Chuck Many only put Chris Buchta into three stripers on Tyman from Highlands yesterday, but they were from 46 to 49 pounds.