The Beah Haven Marlin & Tuna Club’s White Marlin Invitational is running this week. Crisdel from Brielle Yacht Club got off to a good start with a 194.3-pound bigeye tuna for IGFA officials being hosted by Michael Criscola Jr. Irish Twin also had a good start with a 111.5-pounder while several smaller yellowfins were weighed, but white marlin remained scarce. MJ’s, which boated several bigeyes in the recent White Marlin Open, only got on the leaderboard with a 67-pound tuna today. The largest dolphin so far is only a 16.7-pounder on Big Oil. Entrants only fish two days in the WMI, and many will be shifting over to the MidAtlantic which starts Sunday in Cape May.
After writing about cobia yesterday, there was more news on the internet today as a Connecticut angler caught one in the 40-pound class and is applying for a state record.
Capt. Ralph Layrer that the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association and the Saltwater Anglers of Bergen County had a fluke contest aboard his Last Lady today — the HRFA prevailed.
The Saturday forecast is fine, with south winds at just 5-10 knots.
Capt. Frank Masseria has been into hot fluking lately with his Vitamin Sea from Keyport. There was a boat limit of 125 today plus many 20-inchers released. He has two spots open tomorrow, Call 917 439-6448.
Capt. Ron Santee said his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands had another good day with fluke as “Dean” won his third pool in a row by boating a 5-pounder. There were several limits and 3-4-pounders around the boat which is chartered on Saturday.
The Jamaica from Brielle reported another day of all you want chub mackerel along with some blues, sea bass and fluke. of legal size.