Posted on January 3, 2021 Itâ€™s still blackfishÂ time Captain Joe Massa from Morgan Marina has decided to keep his boat in the water for a couple more weeks to do some blackfishing. He said itâ€™s been hit or miss with the recent storms. Yet, he has been able to limit out if he fishes before a storm when the seas have been good. He teamed with Michael Kunisiak from South Amboy last week for 13 keeper blackfish up to 6 pounds. Massa had another good trip the prior week with Guy Talarico and Kenny Mccrone as they totaled 19 keepers up to 5 lbs. They have been fishing in 70 foot depths, but have tried deeper water with poorer outcomes. Â Massa has been using white crabs for better results. He has also been using his Rhodan trolling motor for easy anchoring. It has enabled him to move around on a piece of bottom to find the best life. Pairing it with a HD map has made bottom fishing a lot easier he says. The Mimi VI from Point Pleasant will be open boat blackfishing full day Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 plus Saturdays and Sundays at 6:30 for $90. There are also special trips limited to 15 for $120 that include whitelegger crabs as well as greens. Call 732 370-8019 for info and reservations. Small craft warnings are up through Monday evening for northeast gusts to 30 knots and rain â€” but the morning forecast drops to north at 10-15 knots. After that it looks like ideal northwest winds and mild temperatures through at least Thursday.