Capt. Mark DeBlasio posted news on Facebook of a big breakthrough offshore today. I attempted to copy it for the blog, but ended up losing everything. Blue Runner had a bluefin that made giant size which was kept as their yearly trophy tuna. They also released bluefins up to 100 pounds and even broke through with the first yellowfin.
The ideal offshore weather continues tomorrow with southwest winds at 10 knots — and there’s nothing stronger predicted into the weekend!
Nick Honachefsky reported catching some school stripers and blues in the Brick surf recently while casting a black Bomber. He was also getting some light nips and slowed up his retrieve to hook weakfish of 33 and 34 inches. Another big weakfish was lost. Those were the first large surf weakfish he has heard of north of Cape May in many years. I certainly haven’t received any such reports either.
Nick from Monmouth tried casting a soft plastic from a local beach on Saturday and was pleased to catch school stripers even though the action didn’t last long.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported almost a boat limit of sea bass today while releasing over 500 shorts. They also caught some blackfish, ling, fluke and large cunners.
Maeve Donnelly was aboard Shanakee out of Manasquan Inlet when Dr. Pat Donnelly put his holiday crew into a quick limit of sea bass.