The current economic problems resulted in only about 90 boats entering today’s statewide JCAA Fluke Tournament, but that left prizes for almost everyone while one angler beat the long odds of catching a doormat fluke over 12 pounds to make his $25 investment in that portion of the contest pay off $50,000.
Tom Fote didn’t have the angler’s name or other details, but believes he also swept the Calcuttas as well as the $1,200 port prize at Sandy Hook. I’ll have complete results whenever they become available.
Sea bass fishing was tougher today for the Golden Eagle from Belmar, but they added some ling plus a whiting and a cod.
Capt. Ron Santee had a similar sea bass report on his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands. Anglers did better with large sea bass on jigs rather than bait. That boat shifts to fluke next Saturday.
Capt. Mark DeBlasio had another fine canyon charter this week as the party on Blue Runner from Point Pleasant kept their limit from 34 yellowfins caught. They also fought tiger and hammerhead sharks at night.
Chuck Many reports fishing for big stripers from his Tyman out of Highlands held up this week,
Sunday’s forecast is for south winds at 10-15 knots with gusts to 20. Showers are possible.