Atlantic Highlands fluke fishing July 22 22 July 2014 Capt. Tom We have been making both morning and afternoon trips everyday from the Atlantic Highlands marina. The fishing was not great but it nice to see everyone catching fish.
7 22 Fluke Report Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20 10 Written by Capt. Jack Hey Gang, Capt Howie spent the all day yesterday plying the ocean trying to find some fish and it just did not happen. There were a few more keepers landed over yesterdays catch with some sorts in the mix.
Tiny Goldman, Brick, NJ, had four keepers with three being 4 pounds 9 ounces, 5 pounds 6 ounces and 6 pounds 1 ounce and he tied for the pool with Carmine Rutledge, Newark, NJ, who had an identical 6 pound 1 ounce fish. Teddy K, South River, NJ, had four keepers that included a 5 pound 4 ounce and 5 pound 6 ounce fish.
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.