Bluefish continue to frustrate NY/NJ Bight with just brief bursts of activity. The Golden Eagle from Belmar had a pick of 5-7-pound blues on their first drift, but then had to move offshore for long drifts that produced chub mackerel plus some sea bass and fluke. A few blackfish had to be released.

The Queen Mary from Point Pleasant had some action with 4-8-pound blues until 9:30 before picking some sea bass.

Capt. Ron Santee was unable to get on any long productive drifts, but at least there were some large fluke of 5.5, 4.9 and 4.4 pounds along with several in the 3-pound class. His Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands is chartered on Saturday.

The forecast is for north winds at 5-10 knots before going southeast in the afternoon.

Vinny D’Anton reports small peanut bunkers are back into the Monmouth County surf the cold water upwelling. He caught a few small stripers plugging, and saw some Spanish mackerel

jumping.

Jake Many caught this red drum while casting with his Uncle Chuck at the salt ponds in Hilton Head, South Carolina

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