Capt. Rob Semkewyc wishes he northeaster had held off another day because he had the best half-day trip of the season with the Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands as six fluke limits were caught and everyone had at least one keeper Friday morning. The guys banged away at the keepers and shorts in a couple of areas and ended the day with catches ranging up to limits along with decent short action.
Matthew Slobodjian reports from Jim's Tackle in Cape May that Fluke fishing was good at Del. reef site 11 this week right up until the wind came on. Surf fishing is about the same as it has been -- mostly kingfish, small fluke,spike weakfish, and a few croakers.
I then tied on a small jig and paddletail that was hit by a mere 14-inch striper close to shore Cox covered quite a bit of ground, and ended up releasing two similar small bass. Zagleski said Friday was also good for fluke along with some big sea bass.
Jim Hutchinson Sr. reports that Once again the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are both looking offshore for tuna and billfish as well as seeking some nice fluke in the inshore ocean waters around various types of structure as those fish begin their migration. One trip resulted in a total of 58 fish including 49 fluke to go with the rest black sea bass.
The latest report from Matthew Slobodjian at Jim's Tackle in Cape May follows to you 9 mwe We saw a good number of fluke come in from the backwaters this week. There were better numbers of fluke on the Cape May reef and some nice sea bass mixed in around the bridge rubble on the Northeast corner.
A couple open boat charters on the 48 Viking with Capt. Phil Dulanie at the helm had decent trips but perhaps the best of it was the Mike Farrell charter with 25 yellowfin in the Hudson Wednesday to Thursday. COM IF YOU WANT A SPOT OR THE WHOLE BOAT or Call - 732-272-4445 The northeast wind put a big dent in fishing today, but that worked in my favor when I cast from shore in Shark River during a light rain with no boat traffic.
Boaters planning to fish next month's JCAA Fluke Tournament can save 30 and make themselves eligible for extra winnings by taking advantage of an early entry today, as detailed by Paul Haertel JCAA Fluke Tournament - Sign up by 7 24 for Early Incentives On August 5th, 2017, the Jersey Coast Anglers Association will hold its 23rd Annual Fluke Tournament. This year there will be special cash prizes for early entrants (enter by 7 24) who catch the largest fluke, 1st place - 1000., 2nd place - 500 and 3rd place - 250.
Share on Facebook Had a decent drift for a good part of the trip and the EB II Saturday regulars slugged away at a mix of quality fluke and seabass in a couple of different areas today. Share on Facebook Had a decent drift for a good part of the trip and the EB II Saturday regulars slugged away at a mix of quality fluke and seabass in a couple of different areas today.