As is inevitable when south winds blow hard along the Jersey Shore. the surf and inshore waters turn cold from the upwelling and that’s rarely good for fishing
Capt. Ron Santee said fluking from his Fishermen out of Atlantic Highlands was just a pick of keepers under the circumstances, but Bob Chiavarini managed three up to the 4-pound pool winner.
There was better news further out as the Golden Eagle from Belmar reported good bluefishing. It required some work, but most anglers had limits plus releases on jigs.
Shark River wasn;t been good to me during my first couple of trips this season, and I still couldn’t raise anything on a popper this morning before moving over toward Bill Hoblitzell who was picking a few blues on plastic. That action died out just as i got lucky with an ice breaker and released a blue in the 6-ppund class on a Z Man 5-inch white paddletail jig.
The Canyon Runner from Point Pleasant has a last minute open boat spot on the July 6-7 canyon overnighter.The price is $1800 all in — including tip, food and drink. Call 732 272-4445.
The morning forecast is for southwest winds at 10-15 knots which increase to 15-20 in the afternoon plus gusts to 25 and possible showers or thunderstorms.