The commercial General, category for bluefin tuna has received an infusion from the Reserve category. and the Oct.-Nov. fishery is being opened by NOAA Fisheries on Oct. 3 with a quota of 212.2 metric tons.

At Belmar, the Golden Eagle reported picky jigging for bluefish though some fares managed five-blue limits, with Ava 27 jigs being best. There were lots of chub mackerel added to the catch.The Big Mohawk is out of the yard and will sail at 7a.m. for blackfish and triggerfish

Mike Monte, back from Nantucket to chase stripers on his old Monmouth County beaches, releleased five schoolies this morning

Allen Riley said the small Lot A was filled when he arrived at Sandy Hook around 10 a.m. as there was gull action offshore of there. He fished out of Lot B and didn’t see any bait or anything caught. There was one offshore flurry around noon that looked like feeding little tunny, but they broke up.

Nick Honachefsky reminds that this is the last weekend to sign up for next weekend’s Barrier Island Beach Brawl with loads of prizes even for those who don’t catch a fish.

The forecast is for southwest winds at 10-15 knots with gusts to 20.

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