An IOU is as good as a present on Father’s Day for anglers as long as it involves something for fishing.

I virtually live in AFTCO shorts, and hate the rare occasions when I have to put on “big boy pants”. I’ve been wearing AFTCO shorts since they came out, and some of those I have may be decades old. It’s hard to wear them out, and even blood stains come out in the wash. There’s a 10 percent discount on the AFTCO web site now for the shorts, Guy Harvey shirts and many other products — or you can find them at many fishing tackle retailers.

The IGFA Auction ends on June 12, but there’s still plenty of tackle, marine art and trips available at their web site. I’ll have some other suggestions tomorrow.

Capt. Vinny Vetere has room for two anglers for live bait striper fishing in the morning on his Katfish from Great Kills.

The forecast for Raritan Bay is fine with west winds at 10-15 knots plus gusts to 20 before going southwest in the afternoon.

Tony Arcabasio reports ocean trollers continue to release big stripers that can’t resist his Tony Maja bunker spoons.

With thunderstorms in the forecast on Tuesday, Chuck Many again switched over to nearby NJ freshwater action.

Capt. Dave DeGennaro is looking ahead to Saturday’s forecast of light winds suitable for a center console canyon tuna trip with his Hi Flier from Barnegat. This ls an open trip limited to four anglers at $650 each plus the mate’s tip. Call 732 330-5674 for details.

The Canyon Runner from Point Pleasant reported that 80% of their Coaching members boated at least 10 tuna during last weekend’s trips, and there have been similar reports this week from other pros such as Andreas Toy, Blue Runner and Water Proof. Yellowfins dominate, and some dolphin are also showing, but the mid-range bluefin have been missing

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