Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing June 23 23 June 2016 Capt. Tom The weatherman kept most of the people away but we made both morning trips again today. On the morning trip we fished a few different areas in Sandy Hook and Raritan bays.
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The Mako Mania field was diminished to 113 boats due to the initial one week postponement and uncertainty about the offshore weather, but there was decent fishing as Capt. Pete Grimbilis of the GPPCBA said 18 makos were weighed while others were released or not weighed in since they were short of the sixth place leader on the board. Capt. Lou Grazioso joined the crew on Michele Ann for the 118-mile run to Wilmington Canyon on Sunday, when there was non-stop trolling action with 30-to-40-pound yellowfin tuna from 6-to-8 a. m. Though local sharking was decent over the weekend, there was an exceptional 730-pound mako boated by Thor III at the 31st annual Star Island Shark Tournament in Montauk that had 133 boats competing for almost a half-million dollars.
Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing June 22 22 June 2016 Capt. Tom We have been making both morning and afternoon trips everyday. On the afternoon trip the drifting conditions were better and the action was good but it was mostly shorts and not as many keepers as the morning.