This was one of those days when the often fussy NY/NJ Bight bluefish were turned on and bit all day. The Golden Eagle from Belmar also reported a single bonito among the mostly small choppers that topped out at a 5-pounder. That boat will be on its weekly Exotics trip tomorrow, but back after blues on Wednesday.

Fluke anglers have one last opportunity to enter the JCAA Heavy Hitters Tournament as per Paul Haertel’s post: JCAA HEAVY HITTERS FLUKE TOURNAMENT 8/4-8/7 Last call – For details and to sign up online go to Last minute entries will also be taken via phone. Call Paul at 973-943-8201 or Linda at 609-618-2925. Win 25K for the largest fluke over 12 lbs. caught on Sunday 8/7!

The weather looks good again with southwest winds at 10 knots.

Capt. John McMurry said he never saw so many boats on the tuna grounds, but the jig and popper bites still remained good.

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