Vinny D'Anton of Wall has been getting some daylight action with small blues near his winter home in Sarasota, but after 45 minutes they turn off completely on his Chug Bug. Other anglers fishing from shore there also couldn't catch anything after that early bite before D'Anton went back to his car for a plug that often works in N. J. after the surface action dies out.
The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) will hold their 34th International Fundraiser at 6 p. m. Saturday in the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel Marina at Fort Lauderdale, but you don't have to be there in order to participate in the auction of valuable prizes and trips. igfa.
The Big Jamaica from Brielle finally got a break from the weather on Saturday and got offshore for catches of 40 jumbo porgies a man plus some ling. Adam La Rosa only has 15 tickets left to Saturday's Canyon Runner Seminar in Atlantic City.
While there isn't much good news about the fishing, that could change with ideal mid-winter conditions the next two days featuring mild temperatures and light winds. However, bottom fishing was very slow with just a pick of tog, ling and eels.