There have been hardly any mako shark reports this year, so you can imagine the odds of trying to catch one on a fly. Yet, world class Long Island fly fisherman Angelo Peluso did just that a couple of days ago. That was the sixth he’s caught on the fly, but the toughest of all.
Bob Matthews at Belmar Marina noted that fluking has been up and down, with today being tougher as water temperatures dropped after yesterday’s hard south winds. Bob noted that triggerfish have moved into Shark River. The Golden Eagle reported reading lots of 4-8-pound bluefish. but they didn’t hit as well as they have been.
There was better news about blues from Betty & Nick’s Tackle in Seaside Park as John Bushell Jr. said 2-4-pounders were hitting mullet baits in the surf. That was the first good report on them in some time.
The forecast is for suth winds at 10-15 knots in the morning before increasing to 15-20 in the afternoon,