We decided to roll the dice and run way south down around the Lumpy Bottom area as I got some reports of a good bite on large Bluefins over 100 lbs. Bluefins just a short boat ride from Cape May and we picked up our Bluefin spread in and ran to the location but we never got a touch and only one boat around us got hooked up while we were there.
Dave Lilly of Hazlet has been busy working this spring, but that fluke pro slipped offshore Sunday morning and boated one of the very few doormats reported so far. Miss Belmar Princess reported seeing schools of bunkers when they ran north this morning, but there were no blues in them.
It was a very tough day tuna fishing today and believe me we were lucky to put 5 in the boat and release another undersized 6-7 ones. The same locations we fished on our last few trips up to the Spencer that produced double digit keeper Yellowfins up to 60 plus lbs just did not hold much bait or tuna for us and many of the boat we talked to.
Made both morning and afternoon trips today. We fished in Sandy Hook Bay and found the action to be a bit better. It was not good but better. We caught more shorts and ended up with a few more keepers (fluke) on both trips.