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.
Posted on June 20, 2020 Last chance for N. J. sea bass on Monday Sea bass fishing has held up during the spring season in N. J. with the 10 fish bag, but that ends after Monday which should lead to more effort on ocean fluking. Very cold ocean bottom waters have resulted in the best fluking having been in shallow inshore waters that are much warmer.
I m sure Jeff is scouting out some even better fisheries in heavenly waters right nowl Fluking on the Sea Hunter out of Atlantic Highlands on a fine day was as usual this spring mostly shorts with a few keepers, but there was one very happy angler as Troy Sgozzafava from Central Valley, Pa. fought a 38-inch striped bass which hit a Gulp intended for fluke. There was a brief flurry in the Bay Head surf this morning as decent-sized blues hit plugs and metal.
Posted on June 18, 2020 MyCharge a Father s Day choice for night fishing Having a virtually unlimited source of power with you while fishing at night comes in very handy for anglers putting in long hours seeking big stripers, blues and sharks from beaches. The Golden Eagle from Belmar caught its usual sea bass, ling and fluke today, but also tangled with a big one that got away.
Pleasant reports bigeye tuna are building up in the canyons as per the following report Deane Lambros Capt. Mike Zajac had a very busy beginning of June getting in 8 overnighters since the start of the month. Those catches were made in Toms Canyon, except for the latter when a much longer run to the south was made to find yellowfins.
Posted on June 16, 2020 Sea bass closes soon The N. J. black sea bass season closes Monday, so anglers wishing to get in on the current opportunity shouldn t hesitate to get out there. The N. J. Division of Fish and Wildlife added materials to two artificial reefs last week.
Posted on June 14, 2020 Little shark news June has been prime time for sharking along the Jersey Shore as well as on Long Island, but between the current mako regulations and the pandemic there s been little interest in tournaments and charters or even private boat sharking. It appears that the biggest Long Island shark contest, the Freeport Hudson Anglers, will be contested next weekend, but the venerable Mako Mania of the Greater Point Peasant Charter Boat Association was changed to a tuna format before being cancelled due to the pandemic.
Just like yesterday, when Mike Heaney and I trolled Little Italy with Correll, we saw only a few scattered tuna chicks, no whales or slicks and no other surface signs of tuna. At least yesterday there were a few large little tunny and a couple of early arriving bonito hitting the tuna lures.
Dan Sheehan said bunkers stayed out of casting range yesterday morning at Sandy Hook, but some small blues hit Hogy epoxy jigs. Casting a jig into the howling south wind wasn t easy, but I actually had the opportunity to catch something.