Many northern entrants left their boats in the southern ports after the recent White Marlin Open, but will have the option of fishing some of their home grounds that are barely within the limit of 125 nautical miles from the Cape May Sea Buoy. In addition to the positive pre-contest marlin report from Canyon Lady that was noted in yesterday s blog, Merrill reported that Rob Cola fished out of South Jersey Marina in Cape May two days last week to release two white marlin and a blue the first day and two of each the next.
The Canyon Lady from Canyon Club Resort Marina in Cape May fished a Thursday to Friday overnighter and found fine marlin action along the 1000 fathom line. Owner and Captain Jamie Diller reported three whites and three blues the first day and one of of each the next.
The only problem was the there are not many fish in the bay. I will not be fishing tomorrow Sunday the 15th , as the winds are going to be a little worse and the bay will be the only place we can fish, So save your money and pick a another day.
Posted on August 14, 2020 Doormat boated on the Fishermen The largest party boat fluke reported to this blog so far was caught today on the Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands. Capt. Ron Santee reported that Joe the Plumber lost a monster in the morning, but came back in the afternoon to boat a 3-pounder, a 5-pounder and then a 31 1 2-inch doormat that weighed 12 pounds, 14 ounces.
I think tomorrow is kind of the same forecast but my local weather says no rain. Its hard enough trying to put a catch together and I believe Saturday if the forecast holds true it will be more of a boat ride then a fishing trip.
Today s report from the Golden Eagle out of Belmar emphasized that report by noting they had uncountable numbers of the small mackerel which are easy for even beginners to catch on small jigs and mackerel multiple jigging rigs. Fortunately, chubs have filled a void and provide lots of good eating for anglers who may not get into blues some days.
Had Matt out with the fellas, started at the inshore grounds and went 10-15 on 60lb yellows in first hour to start the trip. Ran to the Hudson and trolled looking for some bites no luck, decided to daytime drop for swords, drifted and dreamed for over and hour and changed gears finished up the trip banging some mahi and tiles before making the hour 45 minute cruise back to the dock before dinner.
Posted on August 12, 2020 Lots of billfish recorded at WMO, but few tuna, dolphin and wahoo The species count provided by the White Marlin Open for last week s tournament is impressive, though there were some species which were in short supply. The Golden Eagle from Belmar started jigging bluefish this morning, but the blues didn t hit well and they ended up adding some sea bass and fluke.