It turned out to be a day of negative firsts in my northern fishing career as I watched big sharks strike poppers and witnessed carnage by them on hooked tuna that I only previously saw in tropical areas. At our first stop, Lou Grazioso jigged an under bluefin, and I lost one after a few secnds, while Chuck Many had a blast on his popper that turned out to be a big dusky or brown shark after a tough fight on spinning tackle.
Yet on June 29 last year I caught two in the Bay Head surf, along with eight small blues, to finally broke the ice with them in the N. J. surf at an unprecedented time of year. Allen Riley made his first surf trip in some time, and tried a bit south of Sandy Hook yesterday morning.
Posted on June 29, 2020 Summer stripers cooperate in N. Y. Harbor The spring run of stripers in the N. Y. Harbor area has long been over, but some bass can be caught all summer if you have patience and knowledge which is what Chuck Many has plenty of. Also at Clarks, the Canyon Runner reported continued great canyon trolling with catches such as seven bigeyes, 13 yellowfins and a big blue marlin for the Mike Davie party.