Today we had way too much current to start the day and drifting at 2. Fishing the Ocean, the clarity has been awesome these past 2 days as the runoff is finally starting to dissipate, more bait finally starting to show on the bottom, better late than never in my book.
The Miss Belmar Princess is sailing daily for blues, stripers and sea bass from 7 30 a. m. 2 30 p. m. and every afternoon for fluke sea bass from 4 30 p. m. 8 30 p. m. The Royal Miss Belmar is sailing daily for fluke and sea bass from 7 30 a. m. 12 00 p. m.
The winner-take-all event drew 14 boats fishing out of ports from Brielle to Virginia, and Wish You Were Here from Canyon Club Marina in Cape May won 22,400 for a 108-inch, 489-pound blue marlin. Capt. Jim Freda of Shore Catch Charters in Point Pleasant said his son and mate Tommy, was among that group which had started trolling relatively small yellowfins when the marlin hit the Chatter side-tracking bar.