Jigging for bluefish often drops off on a calm weekend day with lots of boat traffic, but that wasn’t the case today. The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported that anglers were releasing choppers from 3 to 8 pounds by mid-morning. The Queen Mary from Point Pleasant had a similar report of blues up to 10 pounds.

Jim Hutchinson Sr. reports for the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association that Captain Bob Gerkens got into the tuna action on the “Hot Tuna” last week when he limited out with 21 yellowfin to 50-pounds at one of the canyons off Long Beach Island. Captain Bob teamed up with his former mate Donte Soriente to test Dante’s new line of offshore tackle that his Magic Tail Company produces. The day turned into a day to remember as over 30 fish were caught with over 10 tuna released for another day. All the action occurred from 6:00-10:00 a.m.

The forecast is for south winds at 5-10 knots before increasing to 10-15 in the afternoon when showers and thunderstorms are possible.

Captain Gary Dugan has consistently been putting his anglers on good fluke and black sea bass action on the inshore reefs and wrecks out of Little Egg Inlet. His anglers are returning with great days on the water with numerous throwbacks to go with some fish dinners taken home in the fish box.

Captain Brett Taylor of Reel Reaction Sportfishing has been splitting his time with ocean and bay charters. He had Dave Samuelson of New York with his nephew Mike on a 5-hour ocean trip. They put their limit of black sea bass to 19-inches in the cooler and switched over to fluke. Working the same snag, they put 7 quality keepers in the boat. That same afternoon, the Steve Danastorg family fished the bay and released over 50 fluke, keeping three to 22-inches in just 3-hours of fishing. All trips used S&S Bucktail Bigeye bucktails tipped with natural bait.

Additional information on the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association can be found at www.BHCFA.org.

At Atlantic Highlands,, Capt. Ron Santee

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Captain Bob Gerkens got into the tuna action on the “Hot Tuna” last week when he limited out with 21 yellowfin to 50-pounds at one of the canyons off Long Beach Island. Captain Bob teamed up with his former mate Donte Soriente to test Dante’s new line of offshore tackle that his Magic Tail Company produces. The day turned into a day to remember as over 30 fish were caught with over 10 tuna released for another day. All the action occurred from 6:00-10:00AM.

Captain Gary Dugan has consistently been putting his anglers on good fluke and black sea bass action on the inshore reefs and wrecks out of Little Egg Inlet. His anglers are returning with great days on the water with numerous throwbacks to go with some fish dinners taken home in the fish box.

Captain Brett Taylor of Reel Reaction Sportfishing has been splitting his time with ocean and bay charters. He had Dave Samuelson of New York with his nephew Mike on a 5-hour ocean trip. They put a sea bass limit aboard and then added fluke; Additional information on the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association can be found at www.BHCFA.org.

Capt. Ron Santee had a charter today on his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands and stated tje rental rod group with their limit of sea bass before adding fluke; He said this was the first time there wasn’t anyone with a jig fluking, but it stil qorked out well.

the forecast is for south winds at 5-10 knots before increasing to 10-15 in the afternoon when showers and thunderstorms are possible.

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