The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported a very good day of variety bottom fishing with a boat limit of sea bass (two per man) up to 4 pounds plus some ling to 3 pounds, and a few fluke. Matt Slobodjian reports from Jim's Tackle in Cape May as follows The fluke fishing remains about the same, a lot of small fish and a few nice ones.
we found it out deeper and while not great fishing,some of the guys had some nice keeper flukes and some really nice sea bass to go home with. I think he had a couple of nice keepers and a few nice sea bass.
Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing August 7 07 August 2016 Capt. Tom Made both morning and afternoon trips again today. Today we had more action in the afternoon due to the good conditions but everyday is different.
August 7, 2016 8-7-16 In the morning we had a slow drift, and fishing was a slow pick with mainly short fluke coming over the rail. Towards afternoon the drift improved and so did the size of the fluke coming over the rail.
Lots of limits on Fluke and Seabass Pool winner this morning (Sunday) was Moung Yuk Palisades Park, NJ with a 9. This is the hottest fishing of the season right now, plenty of keepers and a lot of 3-6 pound fish, most all getting Seabass limits as well Capt Ryan
28-pound doormat in the Hudson River to win at the Jersey City port in Liberty Landing Marina -- where the only other fluke close to doormat size finished second. Sandy Hook Name Hometown Entry Weight Length 1st Moskal, Robert Scotch Plains, NJ 136 5.
The afternoon was a definite improvement as we had great conditions all afternoon and boated some nice keepers. Gary was also out on the morning trip today and only caught some shorts but he didn't give up and returned in the afternoon and was rewarded with the pool winner and also another nice keeper.