Some bass taken on live bunkers to John Lahey's 48 40 pound pool winner. Surfcasting for 6-pound class bluefish seemed to turn on Tuesday morning at both Sandy Hook and Sea Bright for anglers fishing bunker chunks.
Ling on the rise Wednesday, May 10, 2017 The Ling are finally starting to come in, along with some nice Winter Flounder and Cod. We are also seeing a lot of Seabass which is a good sign of the season opening on May 26th.
We started off north and found plenty of bunker with some fish in them at times but we didn’t land any. We finished the day with a handful of drifts where we were able to pick away at the blues up to 10 lbs.
I noted in last night's blog that the area off Island Beach State Park was overdue on big bass that are normally trolled in 60-foot depths there by late April. There were no reports from Raritan Bay today, but blues moved in yesterday and should keep anglers busy while waitng out stripers.