With 60 mph northeast winds lashing the Shore, there's no local fishing news today, but Capt. Pete Grimbilas of the NJOA had some hopeful news about the fluke problem as DEP Commissioner Bob Martin has scheduled a rally for Friday at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of Fisherman's Supply in Point Pleasant Beach.
The Point Pleasant Elks have set the date for their annual fluke tournament that features both power boat and kayak divisions and will be run on July 22. For info and entry forms visit pointpleasantelks.org.
Ric Gross, one of the regulars at Castaways Tackle in Point Pleasant, fished out of Clearwater, Florida with his son on Two C's II during fine weather Wednesday that permitted a 13-mile run offshore to catch lots of hogfish up 7 pounds along with grunts, sea bass, porgies and puffers. Hogfish are considered by many to be the best eating of Florida's saltwater fish, and are favorite targets of spear fishermen -- but fussy biters that aren't often caught on hook-and-line in quantity.