Posted on September 26, 2021 Inshore bluefin bite continues Even the weekend crowd didn t seem to scare off the big bluefin tuna at the Rockaways as N. Y. striper pro Joe Balzamo not only caught one on his boat but then went out on a friend s for another. That boat will be on a canyon tuna trip tomorrow.
Vinny D Anton tried the Monmouth County surf this afternoon and found clear waters plus a school of mullet. Unfortunately there weren t any stripers on that bait, but Vinny switched to Gulp and started releasing small fluke just as had been the case before the season closed.
Posted on September 22, 2021 SE wind puts a lid on fishing Southeast winds are rarely good for along the Jersey Shore, and I wasn t surprised at not receiving a single report. Capt. Ron Santee has switched to porgy fishing with his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands, but isn t sailing again until Sunday due to the SE blow plus moon currents.
The fluke season ended in N. J. today, and Bob Matthews at Fisherman s Den in Belmar Marina said it was generally a good one. The surf was rough today, but that worked out well for Vinny D Anton as he fished sand fleas for stripers in the Spring Lake surf.
Posted on September 16, 2021 A very sad day Fred Golofaro passed away Fred Golofaro of the Fisherman magazine suffered a sudden heart attack yesterday and passed away in a Long Island hospital. Fred was a friendly, low key guy who was the last person I d ever expect to have a heart attack at a relatively early age.
Tank Matraxia fished yesterday aboard Tagged Fish from Highlands and said limits of large fluke were no problem at Scotland. His largest was just shy of 6 pounds, and the bite was almost entirely large fluke.