Capt. Ryan Bogan reports Saturday afternoon fluking on Jamaica II from Brielle produced some limits of fluke and sea bass, with many fluke in the 3-to-5-pound class. Almost everyone on Elaine B. II from Bahrs n Highlands had a keeper, and catches ranged up to four, which is what John Vanderstad of Pompton Lakes had -- including the 5 1 8-pound pool winner.
Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing July 2 02 July 2016 Capt. Tom Made both morning and afternoon trips again today. Later on in the trip the drifting conditions improved and we had good action with shorts and some keepers again.
07 02 16 A lot more wind than predicted to go with the outgoing tide all day made for tough, but not impossible, drifting conditions with 8-10 ounce sinkers being required all day. A new batch of fish has either moved into the bay or at least into the channel we are fishing with guys having to work through more short action the past couple of days than we have been seeing recently.
I joined Capt. Hans Kaspersetz for a couple of hours of light tackle fluke fishing in the rivers, along with Ray Flagiello of Staten Island on Sheri Berri from Baker's Marina on the Bay in Highlands. Capt. Chris Di Stefano of Wall was aboard Frank Criscola's Crisdel from Brielle Yacht Club as they fished the Manasquan River Marlin Tuna Club Tournament without success.