It just might be the best NJ/NY Bight tuna fishing year in memory.

That’s what Capt. Jim Freda of Shore Catch mentioned on Facebook. Freda said it’s been limits by any method you want to employ, including poppers.

Capt. John McMurray said this youngster was working a popper from NYTUNA this week when this yellowfin hit it near the boat. Though it weighed almost as much as the young angler, the kid fought it all the way unaided!

Striper fishing has held up this week. Joe Balsamo said he had to fight the waves heading south, but Chuck Many on Tyman from Highlands put him into 40-pounders.

Capt. Vinny Vetere put this youngster into a 40-pounder yesterday. Vetere’s Katfish from Great Kills is open for charters or individuals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 917 693-8908.

Tomorrow’s forecast is for southwest winds at 10-15 knots with gusts to 20 and a chance of morning showers.

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