While we await results from this weekend's Brett T. Bailey Mako Rodeo, here is the information from last weekend's Warriors or Warriors contest Dave Lesperance sent the following information about last weekend's Warriors for Warriors Charity Shark Tournament out of Manasquan Inlet.
Tournament Prize Winners 1st Place Mako caught on Old Salty II - 193 pounds 2nd Place Mako caught on Blue Runner 156 pounds 1st Qualifying Mako weighed was caught on Dead Short- 152 pounds Thresher Calcutta was won by Uneffinbelievabil with a 442-pound thresher.
Capt. Tom Savastano returned from Saturday's tuna trolling in the vicinity of Hudson Canyon with reports of bluefins up to 100 pounds plus a bigeye that size on Double Down out of Manasquan Inlet even though it was rough both ways. We've also gotten good reports from the Old Grounds this weekend on fluke and a few nice sea bass.
The 49-inch fish was something he'd never seen before, so he put it in the live well of his Release Me and ran back to Raritan Marina in Hazlet where the black drum was weighed at 52 pounds before Roy revived it for the release at Great Gun Lighthouse. There weren't many entries during the first two days of the South Jersey Marina Shark Tournament in Cape May. Nicara weighed a 310-pound mako to take the lead Thursday, and Shady Lady had a 202-pound blue shark Friday.
The Ocean Explorer from Belmar has the same report as every day this week -- limits of sea bass for most customers, with diamond jigs producing the largest fish. Capt. Joe Bogan has been catching a mix of sea bass and fluke on his morning trips with Jamaica II from Brielle, while the afternoon trips concentrate on sea bass with lots of limits taken during the half-day.
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