Bluefish have been active recently in NY/NJ Bight, and today was no exception. At Belmar, the Golden Eagle reported blues hit all day, providing many limits. Some sea bass and fluke were added. Miss Belmar Princess had a hot 30-minite bite in the morning, but it slowed by noon. Most of the blues were 2-4 pounds, with a few larger mixed in. The high hook counted 12 blues to 7 pounds with others lost.
Capt. Ron Santee had a good start fluking with his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands until the wind came up against the current to ruin the drift. A 3.8-pound fluke won the pool. That boat is chartered the next two days.
The forecast is for southwest winds at 10-15 knots before switching to south winds gusting to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Kil Song with average-size halibut jigged in quantity at Icy Bay Lodge in Alaska.