There’s been a big change recently from 90 degree days and light winds to a nasty sea and sweatshirt temperatures, but the sea bass bite continues — and the Sunday forecast is for a shift to southeast winds at just 5-10 knots

Though big bluefish are chopping up mo-jos being trolled in Raritan Bay, there have been some “eating-size” blues hitting jigs in the ocean for party boat anglers. The Queen Mary from Point Pleasant got into 2-4–pounders with a 6-pound pool winner on Tuesday for their first good jigging in some time. Wednesday produced a boat limit of 3-7-pounders before they finished up with sea bass. Reservations are being taken for the first tuna trip on June 29.

The Golden Eagle went back out today and reported many sea bass limits plus ling, some mackerel, some blackfish that had to be released — and about a dozen winter flounder. There are a few openings for the morning trip.

It was a lot nicer day on the ocean off St. Lucie Inlet in Florida as Bob Correll ran his Sea Vee 32 offshore to drift live threadfin herring which they jigged on the way out. Bob’s wife Mary Agnes hooked her first sailfish which put on quite a show before being released.


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