The off-and-on NY/NJ Bight bluefishing was on this morning when the Golden Eagle from Belmar ran further offshore and found several areas of 6-8-pounders that responded to Run-Off poppers — though some were also boated on jigs. They finished up with some sea bass and fluke.

Capt. Mark DeBlasio of Blue Runner from Point Pleasant had an unusual report as follows: “Anthony and Shane had Dave Duensing and his crew plus Chris Messick out for a trip to the edge .. started off with a good Tilefish bite and a few Mahis .. got on troll looking for Tuna and found a slow bite initially. Eventually they found the Yellowfin and put a 6 man limit in the box .. in the midst of the trip we blew a steering line and with a lot of effort and working together to figure things out, Anthony was able to replace the line with a spare and finish out the trip successfully and safely. I can’t say it enough .. if it’s something you can replace while offshore, carry a spare. Great job team and thanks guys for being patient while we got fixed up and back to a great bite.”

Capt. Dave DeGennaro got word of that tuna bite, and has changed Saturday’s open Barnegat Ridge run with his Hi Flier from Barnegat to offshore yellowfins from 3 a.m. to 4 p.m. – and plans to do the same on Monday. Call him at 732 330-5674.

The marine forecast for Saturday looks great with west winds at 5-10 knots before going northwest after midnight.

Ken Zwirko returned early along with Phil Conner and John J. Frione

The Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands is chartered on Saturday., but will be open on Sunday as anglers have a chance to take the monthly pool from Herb Miller’s 5 13/16-pounder. Friday’s fluking was good as the high hook caught five, and a 6-pound, 5-ouncer was boated along with several from 3 to 5 pounds.

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