Capt. Rob Semkewyc has had the same problem finding stripers among the blues on his Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands, but he's happy with the steady action on both bait and jigs with blues averaging 12 pounds. At Seaside Park, Betty Nick's reported 30-pound stripers pushed a school of bunkers onto the beach in town during the morning.
Atlantic Highlands fishing May 16 16 May 2016 Capt. Tom It was another day with pretty strong winds but we were able to make both morning and afternoon trips again today. On the morning trip the fishing was not as good as yesterday but we still picked at the bluefish.
WE WILL RESUME OUR NORMAL SCHEDULE FOR STRIPERS AND BLUES AT 7 30 A. M. ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 18TH, 2016. Miss Belmar t-shirts are in both long and short sleeves in black, indigo blue, white, charcoal grey and light grey for adults.
I thought the river fishing for big blues might be over, but after doing nothing the last two mornings in the Bradley Beach surf, I tried upriver in Manasquan River late in the afternoon and saw a few choppers taken in brief flurries despite a howling west wind. At Seaside Park, the bite of big blues in the surf that made Sunday's Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament such a success continues.