As noted in last night s blog and illustrated with a photo, Capt. Jim Freda of Shore Catch out of Manasquan Inlet had great bluefin tuna fishing on the mid-range grounds Wednesday when the fish were marking from 30 to 50 feet down and being caught both jigging with St. Croix Mojo spinning rods and trolling with ChatterLure spreader bars as everyone in the Mike Kelly party caught their first tuna among 23 hooked. Jim Hutchinson Sr. reports for the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association that Capt. Bob Gerkens fished the Mid-Atlantic Blue Marlin Cup on July 4 with his Hot Tuna and Mike Yocco with his MJ s crew in one of the Northern canyons.
Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing July 11 11 July 2019 Capt. Tom The weather forecast kept people away for the afternoon but we made our morning trip. We are half day fishing for fluke everyday making two trips (8am to 12 30 and 1 30 to 6pm).
Started catching Big Beautiful Sea Bass and a couple fluke. Finished up the day catching a few short Fluke but the wind and current made the drift too fast, didn't matter as everyone had their fill and a nice bag of fillets for dinner.
The Miss Belmar Princess is sailing daily for blues, stripers and sea bass from 7 30 a. m. 2 30 p. m. and every afternoon for fluke sea bass from 4 30 p. m. 8 30 p. m. The Royal Miss Belmar is sailing daily for fluke and sea bass from 7 30 a. m. 12 00 p. m.
Thursday Fishing Report July 11, 2019 Nice day until that south wind started cranking Caught some fish but the fishing slowed when the southerly came up Tomorrow winds go northwest and its gonna. be nice.
Most have captains meetings Friday evening, but those wishing to fish Saturday s Raritan Bay Anglers Fluke Tournament must check in at 8 tonight at the Moose Lodge in Perth Amboy. At Atlantic Highlands, Capt. Rob Semkewyc of the Sea Hunter reports Wednesday was his poorest trip for keepers in over a week though there were lots of shorts.