The Big Mohawk from Belmar got out today, but found blackfishing to be very sluggish -- with just a few keepers. The Ocean Explorer from Belmar didn't have a report today, but fought a big ground swell and north wind on Thursday for a few tog that included a 12-pounder.
1-19-17 Big ground swell today,besides that the ocean was pretty nice. fish that took both pools today,couple of other guys had two keepers each and a few had one,some shorts here and there but alot got the skunk.
The New Jersey Boat Sale Expo runs from Feb. 16-19 at the N. J. Convention Expo Center in Edison. I fished Monday with Capt. Rick Stanczyk in his flats boat out of Bud N' Mary's Marina in Islamorada as he ran far out in the back country where we fished light spinning tackle with small jigs topped with live shrimp to release snook, redfish (red drum), black drum, spotted sea trout, ladyfish and mangrove snappers .