Offshore fishing continues at a good pace, but small craft warnings are up from Sunday morning to evening. The morning actually starts with a modest southwest 10-15 knot wind, but goes to 15-20 with gusts to 25 knots in the afternoon. Thus, inshore fishing conditions should be good early for the building porgy run.
Capt. Ron Dantee said he found improved porgy action on his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands for the Quick Response charter. A 3-pounder topped the porgy catch, though there were none of the triggerfish also encountered on Friday. Thay did have a few blowfish and a fluke, while small sea bass are a bait-stealing problem. Santee will be back to daily open boat porgy fishing in the morning.
Capt. Mark DeBlasio reports his Sept. 15-16 overnighter for the Anthony Danza party on End Game encountered rougher seas than predicted, but was still successful as bigeyes and yellowfin tuna were biting — and a large wahoo was added.