Very little has been heard about weakfish so far this year, but Capt. Dave DeGennaro has some better news about their presence for customers on Hi Flier out of Barnegat.

The key to success is chumming with live grass shrimp and using very light spinning tackle. Many other species are also caught in those chum lines, including small blues, the young of tropical fish, fluke and lots of blowfish. The water temperature. has dropped from 71.5 degrees to 63 degrees in just a week. Those bay trips are available during the week, while Dave tries to get out for tuna on weekends if the forecasts are favorable.

Hi Flier weakfish

The forecast is for north winds at 10-15 knots plus gusts to 25.

Vinny D’Anton was surprised this morning to find no life in the Monmouth County surf that had been producing a pick of small stripers. Furthermore, every surfcaster he contacted had the same story.

Hurricane Ian hasn’t hit in Ft. Myers as yet, but I’m getting this out early to avoid any power outage.

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