Porgies should be filling in

Porgies should be filling in when the fluke season closes, and Capt. Ron Santee has already made the switch with his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands. He hasn’t found the heavy concentrations yet. but that species is in good shape.The tiny young of the year sea bass are stealing bait everywhere, though everyone goes home with porgies for the table. Also at that port, the Sea Hunter continues to seek fluke in the ocean. They will sail in the morning, but Friday is off due to the predicted northeast wind.

The Big Mohawk from Belmar reported decent fluking today despite the conditions. They will be at it again at 6 a.m. Some limits were taken today. Also at Belmar. the Golden Eagle had lots of chub mackerel today and urges customers to bring ultra light tackle to enjoy those sporty fish. Some bluefish and out of season sea bass were also caught. .

Tuna fishermen can jump on a last minute opening aboard the Jamaica from Brielle which has two spots open on the 31-hour trip at 7 a.m. Call 732 528-5014 for reservations. The Paramount takes over inshore trips when the Jamaica is offshore.

The forecast is for east winds at 5-10 knots with a chance of showers.

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