The early break was wasted on the Manasquan Inlet bluefishing as I didn't see a rod bend there after dawn after a good Saturday morning when I caught a blue on my first cast. Matt Slobdjian, at Jim's Tackle in Cape May, submitted his first report of the season as follows The beach bite has been pretty good on bass on the North Cape May side.
limit trips of bass!!the spring run is in full swing April 30th, 2016 The spawn is over and the stripers are pouring out of the rivers hungry, our morning and afternoon trips are both producing limit catch s with fish up to 40lbs for the past few weeks
04 30 16 Yesterday's easterly blow and a VERY LARGE left over swell put a big hit on the tog bite today. Art Garrett, Red Bank, NJ, had the big fish and took the last pool of the spring blackfish season.
Big bluefish were hitting in Manasquan Inlet early this morning, and the large group charter boat Miss Michelle III from Point Pleasant stayed right there rather than testing uncertain prospects in a rough ocean. I released four in the 30-inch class on a large Redfin and a Gag's Bluefish Bomb before heading to Castaway's Tackle in Point Pleasant where Joe Melillo reported that blues were also being caught in the river and canal.