Posted on June 25, 2020 Bigger blues show in ocean Bluefish in the 6-8-pound class were reported among the abundant 2-5-pounders today by the Golden Eagle out of Belmar. Capt. Ron Santee Jr. had John Uhl of Plugbaits aboard his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands yesterday as samples of the Gulp-like bait were passed out and produced good numbers of shoert and keeper fluke up to a 4-pound pool winner.
Specific highlights included the Peter Wilcox charter with 3 nice big-eyes and 17 fat yellowfin, the Frank Tedesco charter with our biggest big-eye this year well over 200 pounds, the Jason Hutt family with 4 more big-eyes and a hold full of yellowfin and finally the Mike Davie charter just loading up with perhaps the best one hour of fishing in a decade 3 passes over the edge in the first hour in the canyon and they had 7 big-eyes and 3 yellowfin they finished up with 7 big-eyes, 13 big yellowfin and a big blue marlin. But what s really got us excited is when we look at our Canyon Runner Coaching and Fishing Report Member reports plus Deane s and Mark DeCabia s they ve accounted already for over 100 big-eyes this year.
The Queen Mary from Point Pleasant had a good bite of sea bass and bluefish early , but Capt. Dave Riback said The rest of the day stunk . Striped bass from the surf big enough to weigh have been rare so far, but Betty and Nick s in Seaside Park weighed a 23-pounder caught on clam this morning right from the local surf.
Dave s spot provided a one hour bite until the wind killed the drift. Tank Matraxia made his first trip of the season a good one as he and Typhoon Emil limited on sea bass during the last day of the N. J. season.
Andrea s Toy had a great tilefish trip last week with 30 up to 30 pounds before adding tuna on the surface during the trip home. Paul Haertel of the JCAA had a real variety trip offshore of Barnegat Inlet last week with two tuna, one cod, one pollock, one bluefish, one fluke, two ling and some sea bass.