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The Canyon Runner fleet from Clarks Landing in Point Pleasant has already run 20 canyon overnighters. Though yellowfin tuna fishing has been up-and-down, they've been averaging two makos a night and getting into other big fish. Capt. Mark De Blasio put the Anthony Greco charter into a 450-pound blue marlin last week in the Baltimore, and Capt. Mark Lambros trolled a swordfish for the Pete Toricullo charter. The biggest mako was a 98-inch, 358-pounder that was unusually large for a male. It had a plastic ring around it that was digging into its flesh as it grew. Adam LaRosa says they only have two overnighters left in July and four in August. Call him at 732 272-4445. Bruce Vitale of Piscataway fished the morning trip of Dorothy B from Atlantic Highlands and was pleased with the fluking in Sandy Hook Bay. He had a couple over five pounds while fishing Joe Fischler's jigs and squid, and said there were 15 fluke over three pounds on the boat. Capt. Stan Zagleski couldn't fish the channels early this morning with Elaine B II from Bahrs in Highlands due to lack of current, but when conditions were right fluking was good. Jim Lohse of Union had fluke of 4 1/4-, 4 3/4-, and the pool-winning 7 9/16 pounds. The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported bluefishing remains poor, but they do some bottom fishing for ling, sea bass and flounder when the choppers don't cooperate. The Tackle Box in Hazlet had weigh-ins this week that included a 19 1/4-pound bluefish for Matt Rumbler of Middletown at the Rocks on bunker; a 5 3/4-pound fluke at the TC Buoy by Nick Thorpe of Union Beach; and a 37-pound striper that hit a pink Gulp Grub being jigged for fluke in Sandy Hook Channel on 12-pound by Jack Reddy of Freehold. Grumpy's Tackle in Seaside Park weighed a large fluke from the surf this week -- a 29-inch, 6.45-pounder by Danny Pinello on mullet. Despite the northeast wind this morning, I tried the Point Pleasant surf that turned out to be unfishable due to weed. Joe Melillo, at Castaways Tackle in that town went to the canal and had lots of early action with small blues. .

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