Posted on September 1, 2019 MRMTC Offshore Open ends with a blast of bigeyes The 39th annual Manasquan River Marlin Tuna Club Offshore Open ended yesterday with a blast of bigeyes that made it the most successful offshore tournament of the year in tuna results even though there was only a 48-boat field. Practically all the leaders from earlier in the week, when northeast winds kept most boats in port, were knocked off.
Posted on August 31, 2019 Would you believe a fluke on a popper The water looked beautiful this morning at Manasquan as the swell was down far enough to produce ideal casting conditions for striped bass. They also had a 6-pound fluke plus some sea bass and porgies.
Posted on August 29, 2019 A state record lost Catching a state or world record fish isn t easy to do, and it s a shame when the rare moment is lost because no one realizes the possibility in time. 25 pounds.
Posted on August 28, 2019 Ocean bluefish bite continues Bluefish in the 2-5-pound class were breaking on the surface again today, and the Golden Eagle from Belmar reported that it was all you want fishing again. The Jamaica from Brielle was into that action yesterday, and reported a sew bigger blues among them such as the pool-winning 10-pounder by Jose Mendoza of Philadelphia.
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.