It's shark tournament time! 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. It's run for the benefit of Operation Restored Warriors, a small, very effective, charity made up of combat veterans who heal veterans of PTSD with the goal of preventing suicides. Warriors for Warriors is a 501c3.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. Blue Runner took all the Mako Calcuttas with their 156-pounder.  All results and pictures are posted on http://www.facebook.com/warriorstournament and www.warriorstournament.com . The tournament email address is warriorsforwarriorsnj@gmail.com Mako Mania and Mako Fever, the big traditional mako contests, are coming up next weekend. The Freeport Hudson Anglers 45th Shark Tournament was dominated as usual by thresher sharks. Those Long Island boaters fish in many of the same areas frequented by northern N.J. sharkers. The winner was Hanna Grace with a 347-pound thresher worth $36,024.  Born Free was second with a 301-pound thresher, and Slim Shady third with a 265-pound thresher. Blinky IV took fourth for a 227-pound thresher -- before a 215.6-pound mako took fifth for Jackpot.  There were 71 boats competing. Local reports were lacking at the time this blog was submitted, and the Queen Mary from Point Pleasant cancelled its Father's Day Magic Hours striper trip with the south wind honking. Matt Slobdjian reports from Jim's Tackle in Cape May as follows: "The tuna bite really turned on this week on the inshore lumps for bluefins, and in the canyon for bigeyes and yellowfins.The crew of the "Common Sense", a local charter boat, fished Poorman's Canyon on Thursday. They landed two bigeyes --  a 113-pounder and another of 89 pounds dressed. They also had a limit of bluefins and three yellowfins. The crew of the "High Life" trolled the Hot Dog area and caught two bluefins and pulled the hook on another. We've gotten several other calls reporting good catches of tuna this weekend." There is still some good Shark fishing to be had on the 20 Fathom line. we weighed in 3 Makos this week including a 305lb fish caught by dave Borden fishing aboard John Chadrow's boat the "Seaveyor". The fish was caught on a wreck less than 30 miles off. We are getting some good Fluke reports from the Old Grounds. The fish are localized on structure short drifts or holding over the spot and jigging are both working well. We are also seeing some fish starting to come in from the Cape May reef. The fishing seems to be better on the south side of the reef in deeper water. The surf is a little slow except for the Weakfish bite right before and after 1st light. We are starting to get a few reports of Fluke around the Point rockpiles from the guys bucktailing for Trout. The Brown Sharks and Sand Tigers are starting to show up in the surf. This is a catch and release fishery only but can be a real challenge and a lot of fun. We do recommend Circle Hooks so the fish aren't hooked deeply and can be released easier. Thanks, Matt   3 Attached Images
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