Though the recent garage sale went very well, there’s still plenty left — and I’m seeking bids on the balance before putting my home on the market in order to downsize. There are still over 60 rods along with hundreds of lures and such accessories as outrodders, wreck anchors, a two-man seine for bait, and several coolers including an unused giant Igloo. Contact me at cristori@aol.com or at 732 757-5531 for details.

Bob Matthews, at Fisherman’s Den in Belmar Marina, says there’s loads of bait in the local surf — bunker, mullet and spearing. Unfortunately, there aren’t always game fish on them as Vinny D’Anton found this afternoon at Sea Girt as schools of small to medium bunkers remained untouched. However, Vinny did hit it right further north this morning as 6-pound blues chased bait to the beach and hit poppers.

The bluefin tuna bite off the Rockaways continues as noted by N.Y. skipper John McMurray on Facebook as follows:

“A solid 70” fish for the Oceanside Boys yesterday, in some not-so-nice conditions. Came after a heartbreaker that swam under the boat, even tho I was backing down full-bell and taking WAY too much water over the transom. Team effort by Ollie McMurray, Luke Cascarelli and Mikey Dannon, with Frank Monteforte providing instruction and muscle when needed. Props to Frank for keeping her under control while I got a measurement in the water. There were some STOKED kids on that tuna”.

West winds at 10-15 knots are predicted along with possible morning and afternoon showers.

N.Y. Capt. John McMurry posted this on Facebook.

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