Even the weekend crowd didn’t seem to scare off the big bluefin tuna at the Rockaways as N.Y. striper pro Joe Balzamo not only caught one on his boat but then went out on a friend’s for another.

The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported another day with lots of chub mackerel while some bluefish and bonito were added while blacktip sharks were swimming around the boat. Some sea bass and fluke were released. The Saturday night bluefish trip was good, but anglers had to work for their choppers..That boat will be on a canyon tuna trip tomorrow.

Mike Monte left Nantucket early this fall in order to get into the mullet run along his native Monmouth County beaches, and was rewarded this morning with 27-inch stripers on a popper.

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