You didn’t have to be a pro to boat a five fish party boat bluefish limit this morning as both the Jamaica from Brielle and the Golden Eagle from Belmar reported jigging 3-to-8-pounders one after another. The latter noted they were in catch and release mode by 9:30 before adding the two sea bass a man presently allowed plus chub mackerel and some ling.
The Jamaica is running 7:30 p.m. half-night trips for blues on Friday’s and Saturday’s in addition to the daily 7;30 a.m. sailings.
The Fishermen from Atlantic Highhands got into quality fluke today as Joe The Plumber ran off with both the daily and monthly pools while beating his 9.1-pounder with a 9.3. Another angler caught four which included fluke of 6.8 and 7.14 pounds. Capt. Ron noted that the ocean is remarkably clear.
The morning forecast is for northwest winds at just 5-10 knots with gusts to 20 before going west in the afternoon.