The following is a reef update from the DEP NEW JERSEY, DELAWARE TEAM UP TO DEPLOY FAMED ZUNI TAMAROA AS PART OF ARTIFICIAL REEF SITE COMPRISED OF FORMER MILITARY SHIPS205-FOOT VESSEL OF PERFECT STORM RENOWN SUNK SOUTHEAST OF CAPE MAY TRENTON - A 205-foot vessel immortalized for its service as a Coast Guard cutter that conducted daring rescues during a brutal 1991 East Coast storm was deployed this week off Cape May to become part of an artificial reef comprised of old military ships that is enhancing fishing opportunities off New Jersey and Delaware. The sinking of the U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Tamaroa, formerly the Navy fleet tug Zuni, at the Del-Jersey-Land Inshore Reef, located 26 nautical miles southeast of Cape May, was carried out by Coleen Marine Inc., a contractor for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), in partnership with the Department of Environmental Protection.
CHECK BACK TOMORROW FOR UPDATE Monday was tough fishing with things picking up on Tuesday with a lot of short action and a few keepers. Thursday was slow with only 2 keepers and a couple shorts and blues and today was horrible.
Allen Riley had a good surf report from Sandy Hook as Duke Matero of Piscataway used bunker to release both a fat 34-inch striper and a 26-inch bluefish. At Seaside Park, Grumpy's reported lots of blues and some bass in the surf, while Betty Nick's had a report of blues to over 40 inches in Island Beach State Park Manasquan Inlet produced a pick of small blues at times today.