Posted on July 6, 2020 Some school tuna within small boatÂ range. Phil Fischer yesterday proved that a small boater can both get into some tuna action without running 90 miles offshore â€” and without $125 sidetracker spreader bars. He ran east from Highlands toward the HA Buoy and trolled old-fashioned red/white feathers plus a couple of small Green Machines. As the HA came within sight, a short bluefin was released. That was followed by two more short releases before a 47-incher was boated. Trolling along the edge of the Mud Hole produced a bonito, and the two more on a course to the Farms. Joe Massa had a good shot of New York Harbor stripers one day this week when he released eight on bunkers. However, today was a different story when I joined him on My Three Sons from Morgan Marina, We had no trouble netting bunkers, and there wasnâ€™t the crowd we expected to see on a Sunday morning. Best of all, there were plenty of marks. Yet, the bass we were marking didnâ€™t seem interested in live bunkers. Even staying into the start of the outgoing didnâ€™t help much as I managed just a fat 30-inh striper and dropped another, while Joe released a 27 1/2-incher and lost two others. We also missed a few hits as it appeared that we were into small bass with big baits. The Queen Mary from Point Pleasant reported Saturdayâ€™s bluefishing was slow though some bonito were mixed in and jigging produced some quality sea bass. The forecast is for west winds at 5-10 knots, going to south in the afternoon when thunder storms are possible.