Ling on the rise Wednesday, May 10, 2017 The Ling are finally starting to come in, along with some nice Winter Flounder and Cod. We are also seeing a lot of Seabass which is a good sign of the season opening on May 26th.
We started off north and found plenty of bunker with some fish in them at times but we didn’t land any. We finished the day with a handful of drifts where we were able to pick away at the blues up to 10 lbs.
I noted in last night's blog that the area off Island Beach State Park was overdue on big bass that are normally trolled in 60-foot depths there by late April. There were no reports from Raritan Bay today, but blues moved in yesterday and should keep anglers busy while waitng out stripers.
If the stripers do show up we can go after them as well so bring a jigging pole as well along with your bottom fish rod if you have one. either way if the stripers show we can catch both bottom fish and bass.
Atlantic Highlands stripe bass and bluefish May 8 08 May 2017 Capt. Tom Not many people showed up to go fishing today but we made the morning trip. In the morning we did not catch any stripe bass but caught bluefish.