With big bluefish storming Manasquan Inlet and a long-overdue migratory striped bass run likely to turn on at any time, it's not the most convenient time to travel -- unless you want to catch a great inshore game fish weighing over 100 pounds. Joe Melillo, at Castaways Tackle in Point Pleasant noted fine bluefish casting in Manasquan Inlet and River, Point Pleasant Canal and the surf.
Thursday will be very nice day but then weather turns for the worse Friday Capt. Ron Santee of the Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands said he had the worst possible conditions on Raritan Bay with a west wind against an incoming tide -- but his anglers still managed to boat a pool winner. Blues in Barnegat Bay are hitting both bunkers and poppers, while those in the surf are on bunker chunks.
At Atlantic Highlands, Capt. Rob Semkewyc reported striper fishing in Raritan Bay was a struggle this morning on his Sea Hunter, with only a couple of keepers plus shorts. Capt. Ron Santee summed up striper fishing on his Fishermen as follows Tough weekend to say the least covering a whole bunch of areas looking for the bite.
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