Though the weather could have been better, it appears that most NJ boats fishing for sea bass since Wednesday’s opening have been doing well.

The Jamaica from Brielle had many limits plus some ling yesterday — while a 10-pound pollock won the pool.

The Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands once again had an early pick before a strong end. A nice cod had to be returned as that season is presently closed.

The Queen Mary from Point Pleasant had many limits yesterday, with jiggers limiting first and catching the largest sea bass.

Friday’s forecast is for south winds at 10-15 knots plus gusts to 20.

Capt. Clinton Lessard of SHO-NUF came up from Virginia to N,J, on his birthday a couple of days ago to fish with Chuck Many on Tyman before filing this report “Absolute sick fishing in Jersey for my birthday. Chuck Tyman Manny invited me and Johnny Mathena up to fish. Of course I had to go. To say fishing was amazing is an understatement. Yesterday we landed 30 fish and had 47 bites in about 7 hours of fishing. Today even better 23 landed out of 31 bites and only fished 3 hours. Sick crazy fishing WOOOO.’

There was an interesting report on Facebook today of some Atlantic mackerel being caught in the west end of Long Island Sound. That report indicated the last big mackerel run there was about 40 years ago.

New Delaware state record tautog is approved for James Milano of North Babylon, Long Island at 22 pounds, 14.4 ounces. That 34-incher was caught with a whitelegger crab from Capt. Lou Azato’s No Limit out of Indian River Inlet on May 6.

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