What scares me is the lack of bait life on the bottom, the shrimp and readings we would see when the bite used to be on. what happened Was Sandy that powerful that it killed off all the start of the food chain We started to see more bottom life in some area's this past week and a few more short fish but nothing like it should be.
Overall it was a slight improvement from the past several days, more action from short fluke with some keepers coming over the rail, we moved around and were fishing in 50 ft. water and over some structure. Tuesday is our Fluke Marathon fishing from 7 00 am to 4 00 pm.
Also at Belmar Marina, Bob Matthews reports from Fisherman's Den that Brian Kean of Yardley, Pa. had a 4 1 4-pound fluke over the weekend from a rental boat, while Tom Mibail from Newton boated fluke of 3 and 6 1 2 pounds from a rental. Capt. Ryan Bogan said he had good fluking last week on Jamaica II from Brielle, but it was slower over the weekend -- especially in Sunday's strong current.
The fishing is still sluggish due to the bottom temp only being in the low 50's (actually, it was 54 degrees at 65-80 ft. ) But that didn't stop Michael Doughty of Toms River, NJ, who won the pool with a 2-lb fluke and Mark Letendre of Massachusetts, who won also with a 2. 8-lb sea bass and Slick Rick of Ocean Acres, NJ, won with a big 3-lb ling.
Capt JB at the helm today reported more of the same HOT ACTION Boat was in almost 2 hours early as boat limit was achieved early and people were tired of releasing. Grab the kids and get them hooked on fishing