My trip to with Crazy Alberto Knie to Marco Island lasted longer than expected, and this time the goliath groupers had the upper hand. More about that tomorrow.

Capt. Ron Santee reported some of the best fluking of the season on his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands the last few days. He rated Saturday as a “10” as three six-pounders were boated, and many fares limited. A 5-pounder took Sunday’s pool as the volume also held up. A 7 1/4-pounder won Sunday’s pool, but the shift to southeast winds at 10-15 knots plus possible showers may be a problem tomorrow. Call to confirm if he’ll be fishing.

The Golden Eagle from Belmar had another hot day of bluefish and chub mackerel fishing today. Most action was on bait, but some choppers hit poppers and jigs. There were some better-sized 7-8-pound blues the previous day. That boat is on a tuna trip tonight, and won’t be sailing for blues again until Wednesday.

The new Tony Maja Drift Spoon produced this tuna.

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