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  The canyon tuna fishing that was hot just before the tropical storm has not come back so far, but dolphin have provided action and plenty of good eating for offshore anglers in the meantime -- and white marlin have continued to be unusually abundant. The Jamaica from Brielle submitted the following weekend report: "The Friday night canyon trip was slow overnight. We had a swordfish and couple of other bites. In the morning we fished for mahi-mahi and did well with mahi up 16 lbs, catching well over 100. The Saturday night trip was for the Dan Grothues bachelor party to the canyon. Things were quiet overnight as a few tuna and a couple of marlin passed under the boat, but, there were no takers.In the morning we set up for mahi-mahi and fishing was very good. While we were fishing we ran across at least five different white marlin. The last sighting was a giant baitball of squid tightly packed jumping out of the water for their lives, as two white marlin sliced through them.We had 2 marlin bites but couldn't come tight on them.We wound up with 120 mahi up to 22 1/2 pounds. The Jamaica is scheduled to sail to the canyon 5 trips per week through the first week of November.  31 hour trips sail at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. 22 hour overnight trips sail 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For further information call 732-528-5014 View more pictures and videos on our Facebook page!  www.facebook.com/thebigjamaica"        Today's rain kept most boats at the dock, but didn't turn off all surfcasters. Vinny D'Anton of Shark River Hills nailed a 28 1/2-inch striper at Spring Lake on a Chug Bug. That bass didn't have anything in its stomach. I also fished a popper at Spring Lake before the rain started, but only had one light hit from a small fish. At Castaways Tackle in Point Pleasant, Joe Melillo reported some big blues are chopping jigs and eels being fished by pros in Point Pleasant Canal at night. Of more concern was the posting of public access by a condo association that is restricting fishing along the Canal along the federal strip where public access has always been assured. Melillo, a founder of the Jersey Coast Anglers Association, is working on overcoming that threat to public access. Bob Correll of Bay Head went down to his local beach at 4:30 p.m. and caught a 2-pound striper plus a mall bluefish on a Deadly Dick.

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