Posted on August 27, 2019 Tred Barta R. I. P. Tred Barta, a pioneering figure in canyon fishing and a controversial one, passed away on Aug. 12 after a long battle with an illness that left a great outdoorsman in a wheelchair. Barta started fishing the canyons in a relatively small boat out of Shinnecock, Long Island, and quickly developed a reputation for catching bigeye tuna when those fish were just becoming known to the sportfishing community.
At Atlantic Highlands, Capt. Posted on August 25, 2019 Dave Lilly wins another fluke tournament Dave Lilly of Hazlet didn t want to fish in Saturday s northeast blow, but Tony Olswsski had already entered the Lacy Marine Fluke Tournament so they decided to tough it in Tony s Grady White 25 powered by twin 200-HP outboards from Keyport.
Posted on August 24, 2019 Blue marlin break open as The MidAtlantic ends There was high drama on the last day of The MidAtlantic at Cape May and Ocean City, Md. That is the same boat that won the White Marlin Open blue marlin division with the only qualifier at 465.
Jeff Merrill reports that only six of the 156 boats actually fished, and there were no weigh-ins and just a few white marlin releases. Posted on August 23, 2019August 23, 2019 The MidAtlantic Day 4 was a Blowout Though the web site listed 138 boats as fishing today, the weather turned nasty and almost all took a lay day.
I ll pass along Jeff Merrill s official report in the morning. Posted on August 21, 2019 Judge takes white marlin lead at MidAtlantic The scales just closed at Day 2 of the MidAtlantic, when the big news was the movement in the big money white marlin division.
Marty Judge s Judge released four white marlin and one blue marlin while Jeffrey Scannelli s April Fool and David Johnson s JT each released two white marlin and a blue marlin. white marlin tops first day of The MidAtlantic A million dollar white marlin of 67 pounds was caught by Sea Mistress on the first day of the MidAtlantic Tournament out of Cape May plus Ocean City, Md.
Posted on August 19, 2019 Pacitti sweeps fluke Calcuttas at JCAA for almost 10 grand Dave Pacitti swept all the fluke Calcuttas in the first JCAA new format fluke contest when he weighed a 10. Call 732 370-8019 for reservations.
Posted on August 17, 2019 Party boat blues still biting The 2-4-pound bluefish that provided lots of jigging action for party boat anglers in northern N. J. yesterday were back again today. The bluefin tuna jigging at mid-range grounds continues.