The Queen Mary from Point Pleasant reported a roigh morning, but the best bluefishing in 10 days as most fares limited early. That boat is sold out on its Tuesday tuna trips until next month.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar managed some blues in the rough seas before switching to cooperative sea bass plus some lng.
Capt. Ron Santee described today’s fluke trip on his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands as “painful’ — but is looking forward to Monday’s southwest winds at 5-10 knots.
Nick Honachefsky waded out yesterday afternon at dead low tide in the Seaside area to cast a Williamson 30 gram Gomoku jig to Spanish mackerel and was surprised to hook one that was stripping line. He said it was 38 inches and released it before realizing it might be a record.
Capt. Dave Degennaro has been enjoying great bait fishing for bluefin tuna from 30 to100 pounds only 30 miles or so offshore from his Hi Flier out of Barnegat. He has room on Monday and Tuesday trips from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. at $350 a man. Call 732 330-5674;
I got a northern fluke report from Florida as Capt. Sal Cursi said Jillian Martinko boated a 28-inch, 10-pound fluke Friday while fishing a killie in Raritan Reach.
Capt. Joe Massa decided to try light tackle fishing for triggerfish Friday at Srewsbury Rocks. He bought frozen shrimp, and caught 20 by himself on My Three Sons from Morgan Marina.