It s been many years since there was a real giant bluefin tuna fall run in the Mud Hole, but Capt. Arthur Stokes is expecting something will be happening after spotting them out there on Sunday. Stokes was a friend of the late Dean of N. J. Giant tuna Fishing, Capt. Bob Pisano.
Posted on October 2, 2020 Small blues still a best bet for inshore boaters The Golden Eagle from Belmar had another good catch of 1-4-pound bluefish today along with some bonito and little tunny. Capt. Dave Riback may switch Tuesday s bonito little tunny trip unless he hears some good info about the species sought.
Posted on October 1, 2020 Lots of small blues in ocean There was no lack of bluefish today for N. J. party boats as the Golden Eagle from Belmar reported a boat limit was jigged. Bob is most impressed by the yellowfin tuna run at the Triple Wrecks where the Golden Eagle boated 54 during this week s trip.
Posted on September 30, 2020 Most billfish must be released in U. S. Atlantic waters The small quota of billfish allowed to be landed by recreational fishermen in Atlantic Ocean waters has been filled, and all blue marlin, white marlin and roundscale marlin must be released for the rest of the year. The Gulf of Mexico and U. S. portion of the Caribbean Sea are included.
Posted on September 29, 2020 Offshore fishing still hot most days Even with hundreds of boats often in the Triple Wrecks area, the yellowfin tuna fishery has been holding up, though there are a few days when those fish turn off. At Belmar, the Golden Eagle reported a very good yellowfin trip on Monday with many limits up to 80 pounds and no one shut out while twice as many tuna were lost.
Unfortunately, little tunny are the poorest eating of the tunas, and most of the 6-10-pound average fish are released. The Golden Eagle had a 14-pounder among the smaller blues yesterday, and also lost what they though was a bluefin tuna, They were on a tuna trip today.
Posted on September 27, 2020 Surfcasting conditions improve Though I didn t see anything caught this morning in the Sea Girt surf, the conditions for doing so are much improved with high waters at dawn and dusk plus a moderately rough surf that s normally best for stripers. Frank Huza of Aberdeen said he s been fishing every Thursday on the Queen Mary from Point Pleasant as that boat concentrates on bonito and little tunny.
At Belmar, the Golden Eagle reported this week s exotics trip produced some yellowfin tuna with many others lost, but fishing wasn t up to par due to incredible boat traffic for a weekday. Bob Matthews at Fisherman s Den in Belmar Marina reports there are lots of porgies in Shark River, but most are undersized.