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While fishing for blackfish in Point Pleasant Canal this morning, I heard a lot of shouting to the north and saw a big splash as an angler hauled a large fish out of the water. Then I heard a cry of "cobia", and ran for my camera as that's a species I've never heard of in the canal. It turned out that the fishermen who shouted cobia had probably never seen one because it was "just another" red drum. Indeed, it was exactly the same 22 inches as the first one I caught and released in the canal a few weeks ago, followed by a 20-incher the next day. The angler said it hit crab, and a bluefish was following it in. I also had a blue follow a 13 1/2-inch tog in, but no bluefish hit lures this morning. Jerry Lasko of Point Pleasant and Maren Toleno from Mantoloking were catching short tog steadily. Jose is getting closer, and big swells will be affecting ocean fishing more each day. At Belmar, the Ocean Explorer had another great day of porgy fishing, but will not be sailing again until at least Thursday. The Golden Eagle had a good chumming day with lots of little tunny plus in the 2-to-5-pound class plus some bonito and chub mackerel.  They are not sailing Monday and Tuesday.  Capt. Ron Santee said it was non-stop porgy fishing for scup up to 2 1/2 pounds on his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands again, and he will sail on Monday Sergio Radossi reported that he jigged 3-to-5-pound blues that were feeding on peanut bunkers in Raritan Reach.

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