A series of fluke tournaments begins this month, starting with the 36th annual Sandy Hook Bay Anglers Club two-day contest out of Atlantic Highlands on July 15-16. The Beach Haven Marlin and Tuna Club held its annual Fluke A Mania fishing tournament last Saturday, July 1, and the junior mates of the BHCFA were on hand helping out cleaning fish.
Had much better action today with a decent drift. Plenty of shorts with keeper fluke up to 5 pounds for the pool. Some nice Sea Bass also in the mix. Plain bait worked best along with the smaller spro's.
We had 3 or 4 guys catch a limit of nice fluke pretty easily,some guys had 1-2 and some guys only caught shorts but the fish were there. Bouncing the jigs and teasers seemed to do the best,charturese and glo seemed to work but I also saw pink catch some fish too.
The Mimi VI will be sailing open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week for lots of ling plus winter flounder, sea bass and a possible cod. I got a shock this morning in Shark River when I switched from a popper to a 4-inch Tsunami Shad and hooked a 24-inch striper at slack water while reeling fast to keep the lure off bottom.
Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing July 5 05 July 2017 Capt. Tom We have been making both morning and afternoon trips. We are half day fishing for fluke everyday making two trips (8am to 12 30 and 1 30 to 6pm).