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My computer swallowed my completed blog, so I'll hit the highlights and catch up with the details tomorrow. Tank Matraxia of Lyndhurst joined an open trip with Capt. John Contello on Just Saying from Keyport that started out with a 10 1/2-pound doormat and ended up with a boat limit of 24 fluke plus big sea bass.  Matraxia payed the price for hot fishing in sticky bottoms as he broke off his jig and Gulp combination 10 times.  Capt. Ron Santee also had a fine day of fluking on his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands with the pool going to a 7 1/2-pounder. At Bemar, the Ocean Explorer reported good fluking for most anglers -- especially for those casting to get more action during a slow drift. The Big Mohawk had a 9.2-pound pool winner with many limits and several 5-to-7-pounders. They sail at 6 a.m. Wednesday. The Jamaica from Brielle loaded up with chub mackerel plus some sea bass and bluefish. The Golden Eagle from Belmar caught limits of sea bass in the morning along with some ling and blues before getting into mackerel in the afternoon plus more sea bass and some cod. The Mimi VI is sailing open for bottom fishing from Wednesday to Friday. Call 732 370-8019 for details. Phil Silvester put on a bluefish clinic while casting from shore in Shark River this morning, releasing six from small up to a 33-incher on a paddletail jig. I couldn't get even a swirl on a popper from those blues, but made a move and caught three mini-stripers on a 1/8-ounce Storm Searchbait in blue. Joe Melillo, at Castaways Tackle in Point Pleasant, reports blues up to 10 pounds were caught on metal today in Point Pleasant Canal. Capt. Dave De Gennaro is running afternoon trips on his Hi Flier from Barnegat for brown sharks within five miles of the inlet. He's running open Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Adam La Rosa, of the Canyon Runner from Point Pleasant, reported a revival of yellowfin tuna fishing as follows " Chris Ravin Charter Last Week- 15/20 Yellowfin Mostly on the Chunk (Released 5 - Had Plenty of Meat!!) Andrew Kreft Charter On The Meat Too ************************************************** LAST MINUTE DISCOUNTED CANYON TRIPS ON 48 VIKING  this WEEKEND & FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST OPEN BOAT OR FULL BOAT ************************************************** One of Several Nice Ones Caught Last Week! Fully Stocked Galley - Lunch & Dinner! Hamburgers - Dogs - Sausage - Steaks!! Free Water, Soda and BEER!!! 30 Hour Trips - More Time - More Fish!!!! No Fuel Surcharge!!!!! Please Grab Your Dates Before They Are Gone Call if interested: 732-272-4445  Email us at adam@canyonrunner.com RARE WEEKEND OPEN BOAT TRIP THIS WEEKEND Someone Had to Cancel So Now You Can Jump at the Opportunity for a rare weekend Open Boat or Whole Boat charter.Double Digit Catch of Yellowfin Right Now After Only 2 Hours of Trolling - It's On!! BIG YELLOWFIN TO 60 POUNDS ON THE CHUNKWith some rough weather starting on Friday we haven't been out in a while but the boys are on the edge now and on the meat.  Their goal is to follow up our last trips on Thursday with another great shot at yellowfin on chunk and the troll!  And the troll has already proven a homerun - in just 2 hours of trolling Capt. Phil Dulanie and Capt. Kevin Muller already put their open boat charter into a double digit catch of yellowfin.  The fish are all up on top in multiple schools with some fish up to 70 pounds!And they still all all day to troll and tonight to chunk!  Speaking of the chunk bite - that was red hot last week for the crew on the 48' Viking - as Capt. Deane Lambros and Capt. Mike Zajac put the Chris Ravin charter into 15 nice yellowfin with most of them caught on the chunk.  Forced to fish to the south as the northeast winds were too much for the Viking to run into as they left the dock Wednesday they stopped short of the Wilmington where they saw some life and immediately got into fish on the trolling in the afternoon.  They decided to hang there for the night and saw no action as there we so many squid there they couldn't keep a bait in the water.Capt. Mike Zajac - Boxed Up They ended up on the hook and kept on the chunk missing a fish early and not getting one to the boat until almost 8am but then it turned on as they went 11/15 on the chunk ending the trip with over 20 bites and 15 yellowfin to their credit. ************************************************** ONCE AGAIN - IT LOOKS LIKE I DO HAVE SPOTS FOR THIS WEEKEND AND DURING THE FIRST FULL WEEK ON THE 48 VIKING - AT MAJOR DISCOUNTS SINCE IT'S LAST MINUTE DUE TO A CANCELLATION CALL ASAP - IT WON'T LAST MORE THAN A FEW HOURS.  WHOLE BOAT OR OPEN BOAT - WHICH EVER FILLS UP FIRST EMAIL: ADAM@CANYONRUNNER.COM IF YOU WANT A SPOT OR THE WHOLE BOAT  or Call - 732-272-4445

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