CThis week’s Southern Canyons Tilefish trip of the Jamaica from Brielle was successful after a slow start. As a result, another sailing has been scheduled for 10 p.m., Aug. 30. Call 732 528-5014 for reservations. An attempt to break the state record for the smaller blueline tilefish came up just a bit short for Ed Pax of Palmar, Pa. as his 22-pounder on certified scales was short of the 23 1/4-pound state mark. In addition to the larger golden tiles, there were some rosefish and white hake boated.
TV personality George Poveromo fished out of Brielle Yacht Club yesterday with Ryan DeGraw as they got into yellowfin tuna.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported another fine morning of jigging blefish before switching to sea bass for the two per day presently allowed.
At Atlantic Highlands, Capt. Ron Santee said there was so little drift this morning that he had to power drift the Fishermen. Conditions improved as a few fares managed two or three keepers plus sea bass.
The forecast is for southwest winds at 5-10 knots before increasing to 10-15 in the afternoon.