After two days of just a medium swell, the surf was somewhat rough for casting a light jig and Gulp to fluke, and I later found from an angler who made a few casts that it was also full of weed. Capt. Ron Santee found a big swell outside the bay, where he had done well with fluke the day before on his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands.
When the conditions are good and we can fish the channel its a very good amount of keepers with lots of shorts mixed in. When we cant hit the channel we are finding plenty of short action with a odd keeper mixed in.
The first couple of stops we had some nice keepers, Mid morning the drift slowed, We decided to go rock hopping, we had action from keeper fluke and sea bass, around noon time the drift picked up, we had a nice breeze, the action picked up again we had keeper and short fluke all around the boat. Overall it was a decent day with keeper fluke and sea bass in the coolers.
The Jamaica from Brielle is touting the afternoon fishing fun and fireworks trips that are producing fluke, sea bass and chub mackerel before viewing the fireworks at Jenkinson's in Point Pleasant Beach. I used Gulp for fluke in the Bay Head surf this morning, but most of the hits came from eight small sun dials.