Posted on July 13, 2019 Party boats set bluefin tuna trips The bluefin tuna bite on the mid-range grounds off New Jersey s northern Shore has been productive for private and charter boats, but party boats are also getting into the act since NMFS has made it possible for them to keep a few tuna. The Queen Mary from Point Pleasant had a trip last week during which they were hooking tuna up to 100 pounds on jigs by 8 30 a. m.
On the afternoon trip the short action was good with fish caught on every drift but only a few keepers. The action has been good the past few days so if you want to enjoy a half day on the water catching fluke and maybe dinner come make a trip.
Captain Gary Dugan has been fishing ocean reefs and structure for a while now and reports the fluke fishing has been getting better and better. CDATA a. cmp shareicontextlink text-decoration none line-height 20px height 20px color 3B5998 font-size 11px font-family arial, sans-serif padding 2px 4px 2px 20px border 1px solid CAD4E7 cursor pointer background url( static.
The Miss Belmar Princess is sailing daily for blues, stripers and sea bass from 7 30 a. m. 2 30 p. m. and every afternoon for fluke sea bass from 4 30 p. m. 8 30 p. m. The Royal Miss Belmar is sailing daily for fluke and sea bass from 7 30 a. m. 12 00 p. m.
Fishing Report Thursday 7-11 North Plainfield Fire enjoy a steady pick of shorts with a handful of keepers mixed in. As usual fishing was much better when the conditions where good and the bite slowed in the afternoon when the wind and tide opposed each other.
Friday Fishing Report July 12, 2019 We pounded the hard structure again today and it paid off with quality fluke and some nice sea bass. we had guys catch a limit plus today and those with 1,2,or keeper fluke Bobby Kojac took home the pool with his nice fish about 6lbs.
As noted in last night s blog and illustrated with a photo, Capt. Jim Freda of Shore Catch out of Manasquan Inlet had great bluefin tuna fishing on the mid-range grounds Wednesday when the fish were marking from 30 to 50 feet down and being caught both jigging with St. Croix Mojo spinning rods and trolling with ChatterLure spreader bars as everyone in the Mike Kelly party caught their first tuna among 23 hooked. Jim Hutchinson Sr. reports for the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association that Capt. Bob Gerkens fished the Mid-Atlantic Blue Marlin Cup on July 4 with his Hot Tuna and Mike Yocco with his MJ s crew in one of the Northern canyons.