Boaters planning to fish next month's JCAA Fluke Tournament can save $30 and make themselves eligible for extra winnings by taking advantage of an early entry today, as detailed by Paul Haertel: JCAA Fluke Tournament - Sign up by 7/24 for Early Incentives On August 5th, 2017, the Jersey Coast Anglers Association will hold its 23rd Annual Fluke Tournament. This year there will be special cash prizes for early entrants (enter by 7/24) who catch the largest fluke, 1st place - $1000., 2nd place - $500 and 3rd place - $250. We will also have a doormat fluke category with a $50,000 cash prize for the largest fluke over 12 lbs. There will be nine ports (weigh-in stations) with identical 1st to 10th place prizes for each port. First place for each port will be $1200 cash which is guaranteed regardless of the number of entrants. For 2nd - 10th place, valuable merchandise prizes will be awarded from Canyon Reels, Costa, The Fisherman Magazine, Fuel Ox, Tica, Tony Maja and others. Ports will be located at Liberty Landing in Jersey City, Gateway Marina in Sandy Hook, Fisherman's Den in Shark River, Hoffman's Marina in Manasquan River, South Harbor Marina in Barnegat Bay, Fisherman's Headquarters on Long Beach Island, Great Bay Marina in Great Bay, Fin-Atics Marine Supply in Ocean City and Jim's Bait and Tackle in Cape May. Additionally, there will be $50 and $100 port Calcuttas and $50 and $100 Overall Calcuttas. The awards ceremony will be held at 7:00 PM on August 10th at the Clarion Motel in Toms River. Rooms will be available at a discounted rate for tournament participants provided that reservations are made in advance. There will be free cheeseburgers, hot dogs, mozzarella sticks, soda, coffee and tea at the ceremony. There will also be plenty of door prizes at the ceremony and a huge 50/ 50. To top everything off there will be a Grand Prize Drawing for a Starcraft boat, Yamaha engine and a Yacht Club Trailer. The early entry fee is $130 per boat (up to 6 anglers) if paid by 7/24. After 7/24 the fee is $160. For complete details and/or to register online visit www.jcaa.org or call the JCAA office at 732-506-6975. Details will also be available on our Facebook page where tournament results will be posted as soon as possible after the conclusion of the tournament. The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported another day of limit (2) sea bass catches after having to fight some early rain and wind. They will look for bluefish tomorrow, but switch to sea bass, fluke and ling if the choppers don't cooperate. Allen Riley of South Plainfield sent along a note from Frank McGuire of Woodbridge about surfcasting during a family vacation on Nantucket. Big bluefish have been hitting plugs and Hopkins at Great Point during the day, but it's a race to land them before seals grab an easy meal. Some stripers are striking Bombers at night.