Posted on September 2, 2021 RightBite takes lead in Offshore Open with 257-lbÂ bigeye Last nightâ€™s blog was published after Milling Around had taken the lead in the Manasquan River Marlin& Tuna Clubâ€™s 41st Offshore Open with a 251-pound bigeye tuna, but it turned out that there was an even bigger tuna to come as RightBite weighed a 257-pounder to take the tuna lead. Entrants in the Offshore Open can run two day trips or one overnighter, until the contest concludes after Saturdayâ€™s fishing. Capt. Lou Grazioso reports the the Codyâ€™s had plenty of excitment during their Tuesday overnighter with Hooked & Running even though they only brought back some yellowfins and a 19-pound swordfish that could win that category. Two bigeyes hit as the were reeling in lines that evening, but the one hook-up was lost at boatside. The next day they were surprised by a blue marlin that Lou estimated at 600 pounds and put on a great show. Blue marlin are a release species in this contest, and it wouldnâ€™t have been eligible because three anglers fought it. Boats stayed in today, but tomorrow looks good with sunshine and light northwest winds. Vinny Dâ€™Anoon figured the surf would be too rough and dirty today, but gave the same spot as yesterday a try with sand fleas and was surprised to catch six 18-20-inch stripers. Paul Haertel ran out of Barnegat Inlet to Lindenkohl Canyon recently and found good-sized dolphin.