The Golden Eagle from Belmar headed south this morning and got into bluefish from 1 to 3 pounds before finishing up to the north with 4- to-7-pounders. Jigs and teasers worked best.
The drop in wind speed made for better fluke drifting conditions, but dogfish were a morning problem on the Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands before skates took over in the afternoon. Some anglers managed a limit up to 4 pounds while catching lots of short fluke.
The forecast is for south winds at 10-15 knots with gusts to 20 and a chance of showers.
A houndfish is a sure sign of summer in N.J. This one was caught in the evening last week in Barnegat Bay.