Bigeyes bite in canyons

The Canyon Runner from Pt. Pleasant reports bigeye tuna are building up in the canyons as per the following report:

Deane Lambros & Capt. Mike Zajac had a very busy beginning of June getting in 8 overnighters since the start of the month. Highlights included the Cameron Brown charter with 3 big-eyes, 30 bluefin and a yellowfin, the Matt Couzon charter with 3 big-eyes & 40 bluefin, the John Bridge group with 2 big-eyes and 42 bluefin, the Kieron Traynor charter with 2 big-eyes and 9 bluefin, the Jon Shuler group with 6 big bluefin between 60-75 inches and finally the Alan Freedman group finishing off this run on Saturday to Sunday with 4 more big-eyes and some yellowfin.

Those catches were made in Toms Canyon, except for the latter when a much longer run to the south was made to find yellowfins.

At Seaside Park, Grumpy’s Tackle reports some black drum on clams in addition to the blues and stripers hitting at times in the surf. Betty and Nick’s had a report of 5-pound blues in both inlets.

Weed was a problem again today in the Bay Head surf, and that was also the case in the Point Pleasant Canal where I still managed to release a 26-inch blue that was my biggest this spring – plus a 16-inch striper on a Z Man paddeltail. It was nice to feel the light tackle drag working at last.

The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported very good sea bass fishing plus ling the last two days,

Though the ocean has been sloppy, light winds continue to prevail. The forecast for the morning is east at 5-10 knots.