Tady jigs worked fine as that boat fished to the east, but only blues and short bass cooperated -- with just a couple of keeper bass on the boat. He noted that unless we get a run of sand eels and a shot of migrating bass from the north this could be the worst fall fishery in memory.
We landed our first 2 Bass livelining and as the area got crowded we moved and made stops on 2 more Bunker schools but came up empty. The fishing was not great but over the course of the day we managed another 3 Bass on the troll along with 8 large Bluefish.
11 15 14 The weather sounds great for the opening day of the NJ blackfish season tomorrow. It will be great to finally be able to keep lots of the nice blackfish that we have been forced to throw back all fall while watching the NY fleet keep them--in NJ waters!!