Posted on June 26, 2020 Raritan Bay doormat The first doormat fluke reported to me from N. J. was caught today by Joe Jones of Allentown, Pa. in Raritan Bay, and it had plenty of room to spare at 12 pounds, 13 ounces. Yet, Joe Ciervo of Middletown boated fluke of 5 1 2 and 4 pounds, The best bet for the weekend may be the ocean fishing for small bluefish.
Posted on June 25, 2020 Bigger blues show in ocean Bluefish in the 6-8-pound class were reported among the abundant 2-5-pounders today by the Golden Eagle out of Belmar. Capt. Ron Santee Jr. had John Uhl of Plugbaits aboard his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands yesterday as samples of the Gulp-like bait were passed out and produced good numbers of shoert and keeper fluke up to a 4-pound pool winner.
Specific highlights included the Peter Wilcox charter with 3 nice big-eyes and 17 fat yellowfin, the Frank Tedesco charter with our biggest big-eye this year well over 200 pounds, the Jason Hutt family with 4 more big-eyes and a hold full of yellowfin and finally the Mike Davie charter just loading up with perhaps the best one hour of fishing in a decade 3 passes over the edge in the first hour in the canyon and they had 7 big-eyes and 3 yellowfin they finished up with 7 big-eyes, 13 big yellowfin and a big blue marlin. But what s really got us excited is when we look at our Canyon Runner Coaching and Fishing Report Member reports plus Deane s and Mark DeCabia s they ve accounted already for over 100 big-eyes this year.
The Queen Mary from Point Pleasant had a good bite of sea bass and bluefish early , but Capt. Dave Riback said The rest of the day stunk . Striped bass from the surf big enough to weigh have been rare so far, but Betty and Nick s in Seaside Park weighed a 23-pounder caught on clam this morning right from the local surf.
Dave s spot provided a one hour bite until the wind killed the drift. Tank Matraxia made his first trip of the season a good one as he and Typhoon Emil limited on sea bass during the last day of the N. J. season.
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.