The Mimi VI will be sailing open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week for lots of ling plus winter flounder, sea bass and a possible cod. I got a shock this morning in Shark River when I switched from a popper to a 4-inch Tsunami Shad and hooked a 24-inch striper at slack water while reeling fast to keep the lure off bottom.
Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing July 5 05 July 2017 Capt. Tom We have been making both morning and afternoon trips. We are half day fishing for fluke everyday making two trips (8am to 12 30 and 1 30 to 6pm).
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.