The Jersey Coast Shark Anglers Mako Fever Tournament that was postponed the previous weekend ended up with another good weather weekend as the BNR Fishing Team won with a 266-pound mako that edged a 250-pounder by Blue Goose. Mark IV was third at 188 pounds, followed by Knot Know It at 176 pounds. The largest thresher shark was a 152-pounder by Miss Tess.
The others couldn't interest those blues with metal, but Tony Martino of Ocean Township released a 26-inch striper that hit his metal jig in the wash -- and Dan Brodzinski of Tin Man Tackle used his metal tipped with a Gulp Swimming Mullet for a short fluke and a sun dial. Vinny D'Anton of Shark River Hills nailed a 28-inch striper on a Chug Bug shortly after he started casting in Shark River this morning, and added two smaller ones later on a Zoom jig.
Frank Dee was sweating it out at Crystal Point Marina in Point Pleasant as makos kept going up on the scales, but he really didn't have much to worry about as the 301-pounder his Lockout from Brielle brought in Saturday wasn't challenged for the lead in Mako Mania.
The Queen Mary from Point Pleasant got into 2-to-3-pound blues jigging on Saturday -- plus their first black drum in years. Magic hours trips the last two nights produced a few stripers.
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