We have been catching a mix of fish but mainly Porgies of mixed size and some nice size Seabass that we have to throw back. Our pool winner today was Joe Lott from Minehill, NJ with a decent size Porgy.
Had to check out some of the spots, and started the day off with a lot of nice sea bass, but alas, they all had to be returned as their season is closed. I feel it was not a good season, though we did get the bigger fish, there just were too few, did the 1 2 inch size increase make a difference in the smaller fish, probably.
We started off in the mudhole and it was very slow with just a few ling coming up along with a few jumbo flounders (released). We tried a spot on the way home for Sea bass in state waters had a few keepers and a big trigger.
report list width 560px top 145px background FFFFFF padding 15px font-size 12px Reports September 29, 2014September 29, 2014Porgy's in the Mornin' Blues At Night Porgy fishing had been pretty good on the 7am trips with some Seabass mixed in and the Bluefishing has been very good on the night trips. JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember201420132012Comments List all reports
Started trollingNo bites but found the life and great marks, decidedTo start chunking during the day, had 2 fish onRight away, one landed being a boat record 66lb slob Longfin, weighed on certified scale at Clarks. In the morning the crew wanted light tackle Mahi and had decent pick, breaking another boat record with A 56 inch, 35lb mahi, biggest I have ever seen in NJ!
The SEA STAR III fished only a few days this week due to weather and lack of passengers. The SEA STAR III will continue to try to sail DAILY at 9AM for a mixed bag of fish until October 18th when Sea Bass season opens again.
The best news of the day came from the Queen Mary out of Point Pleasant as they had a good bite of big blues on both jigs and bait. Small blues on bait was the surf nrews from both Grumpy's and Betty Nick's in Seaside Park, and the latter weighed in it's first fall bass -- a 30-inch, 8 1 4-pounder by Tom Nolan of Ridgefield.