With big bluefish storming Manasquan Inlet and a long-overdue migratory striped bass run likely to turn on at any time, it's not the most convenient time to travel -- unless you want to catch a great inshore game fish weighing over 100 pounds. Joe Melillo, at Castaways Tackle in Point Pleasant noted fine bluefish casting in Manasquan Inlet and River, Point Pleasant Canal and the surf.
Atlantic Highlands striped bass fishing May 3 03 May 2017 Capt. Tom Not enough people showed up for the afternoon trip but we were out on the morning trip. We are fishing for striped bass everyday (weather permitting ) making two trips (8am to 12 30 and 1 30 to 6pm).
Thursday will be very nice day but then weather turns for the worse Friday Capt. Ron Santee of the Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands said he had the worst possible conditions on Raritan Bay with a west wind against an incoming tide -- but his anglers still managed to boat a pool winner. Blues in Barnegat Bay are hitting both bunkers and poppers, while those in the surf are on bunker chunks.
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