Posted on September 6, 2021 Final fishing tackle garage sale Saturday After digging through my basement and garage in preperation for putting my home in Manasquan Park, N. J. on the market. Capt. Chris De Stefano was one of the anglers aboard Frank Criscola s Crisdel on Saturday, and he said there was no repeat of the great bigeye tuna bite earlier in the week at the 100 Square of Hudson Canyon that had produced 17 bigeyes in one day of the contest.
Posted on September 5, 2021 Tough bluefishng this morning It appears that the off-color waters may ave turned the bluefish bite off, though chub mackerel continued to hit. Miss Belmar Princess reported some 2-pound blues at anchor this morning, but their anglers added lots of chubs.
It had been a different story on Friday for the Jamaica from Briellle as bluefishing was good both during the day and on the night trip. At Atlantic Highlands, the Sea Hunter reported a decent pick of keeper fluke when the current finally got going in the afternoon though lots of sea bass had to be released.
The great bigeye tuna bite Tuesday and Wednesday at the 100 Square of Hudson Canyon produced lots of changes in the tuna category as Hubris started ou with a 213-pounder, but that fish was in seventh place by this morning as RightBite leads at 257 pounds, followed by Millimg Around wit a 251, Canyon Runner at 240, Endorfin with a 220, Riptide at 218, and Ledge with a 214-pounder. There were no fluke reports today, but the Golden Eagle from Belmar reported good early action with blues of 3 to 8 pounds on jigs before it turned to a pick during a gorgeous day at sea.
Entrants in the Offshore Open can run two day trips or one overnighter, until the contest concludes after Saturday s fishing. Boats stayed in today, but tomorrow looks good with sunshine and light northwest winds.