Fortunately, sea bass were hitting and everyone caught their two-bass limit while there were also some ling, porgies and triggerfish though the big one got away a 20-pound dolphin, The Big Mohawk from Belmar has been doing very well with fluke, and yesterday reported the first North Jersey doormat I ve heard of a 10 1 2-pounder. Yesterday s surf action south of Manasquan Inlet wasn t repeated,but I did get my first Spanish mackerel surf report as one was caught at Pt.
Posted on July 20, 2021 Beautiful day on the water and some fluke besides Alberto Zacchini s mid-morning family trip from Raritan Marina worked out well as dee waters n the mouth of Raritan Bay produced a pick of mostly keeper fluke when ddrifting conditions were right. His son Derek, and even I added to the catch as we ended up with nine in the box which were topped by Alberto s 22-and-22 1 2-inchers Good weather continues tomorrow with west winds at 5-10 knots,
Posted on July 18, 2021 Moon landing brought back fishing memories Watching clips of the historic moon landing in 1969 this morning brought back memories of my first foreign fishing trip as I watchd it on a TV in a Los Angeles hotel room after returning from the Sea of Cortez Fishing Tournament in Baja California, Mexico. I had to lug back two heavy trophies, but that trip developed an appetite for foreign fishing that eventually took me around most of the world though I never experienced anything as exciting on the way back as watching the moon landing.
Posted on July 17, 2021 Blue marlin tops Jimmy Johnson AC Tournament There weren t many changes during the last day of Jimmy Johnson s Quest for the Ring Tournament out of Atlantic City, but the fish of the contest was recorded Friday when Darren Helwig boated a 679-pound blue marlin on Rool Grove. The contest paid out over a milion dollars, and Rool Grove earned the biggest chunk at 295,500 David Johnson on Business had the pargest white marlin by just ounces at 73.
The fish count through Day 3 was 77 white marlin, 9 blue marlin, 26 tuna, 7 dolphin and 1 wahoo, I ll have the official results when available over the weekend. The Jamaica out of Brielle reported very good bluefish jigging yesterday which included a 13-pounder as well as some sea bass, porgies and fluke.
T The Golden Eagle from Belmar had a limit of school bluefin tuna plus many releases during Monday s Inshore Exotics jigging and then was into 3-7-pound blues on jigs yesterday morning along with sea bass Capt. Dave DeGennaro of Hi Flier at Barnegat has been jigging 20-40-pound bluefins just 25 to 40 miles offshore, and is running an open trip for them on Saturday. T The Golden Eagle from Belmar had a limit of school bluefin tuna plus many releases during Monday s Inshore Exotics jigging and then was into 3-7-pound blues on jigs yesterday morning along with sea bass Capt. Dave DeGennaro of Hi Flier at Barnegat has been jigging 20-40-pound bluefins just 25 to 40 miles offshore, and is running an open trip for them on Saturday.
Posted on July 13, 2021 Fluke tournament results Last weekend s fluke tournaments in northern N. J. produced lots of quality fish but none big enough to run away from the crowd. 95 pounds who turned out to be the weekend s big winner as he was also in the Sandy Hook Bay Anglers contest where his fish weighed 7.
Not surprisingly, sea bass fishing was also tougher under those circumstances, though some were able to add the two allowed as a by-catch during the summer in N. J. waters. hick any took a break for somq freshwater fishing, but also got back on stripers one evening earl in the week on Tyman from Highlands.