The eclipse of the sun didn't bother the fish, and Taylor Jean from Brielle made the most of it as Jay Monteverde boated a 72-pound white marlin to take the lead for over 2 million before Jamie Diller of Stone Harbor brought in a second place white on Canyon Lady that was exactly at the contest's 65-pound minimum. The first day totals were 133 whites (8 boated) 8 blue marlin (two weighed, but under the 400-pound contest minimum) 20 tuna 14 dolphin and the one wahoo.
On the morning trip we started out fishing in Sandy Hook Bay where we picked some shorts and caught a few keepers. On the afternoon trip we fished in Raritan Bay where we caught some keepers but not much action with the shorts.
OUR AFTERNOON TRIPS SAIL DAILY FOR FLUKE AND SEA BASS FROM 4 30 P. M. 8 30 P. M. JOIN US AS WE BOTTOM FISH AND MAMMAL WATCH AND THEN CATCH THE MOST STUNNING SUNSET THAT WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY. The Miss Belmar Princess is the largest, fastest and cleanest fishing boat in Belmar.
Had Bill, Jr, Darren, John, with an appearance by Blackfish Bobby, or make that the Tuna Puller!Had a rough ride out, Got to the grounds, and found the life, had to wrestle with Way too many falsies so we went on the chunk, Went to 30lb Leader and Bobby went to work on a nice size yellow but fish chewed the light leader, went back on the troll and couldn't Deal with another bunch of slob sizes falsies so went back to The chunk, missed a bunch of bites, until Bobby came through Again and landed a nice 60lb on 30 flouro!