Posted on August 30, 2020 Fluking isn t easy these days, but it can still be good While I was growing up on Long Island in the 1950s, even beginners could catch a fluke dinner most days by just drifting a killie in protected bays and rivers. There were lots of meaty 15-and-16-inchers in our catch, but the biggest fluke was just 18 inches not even a N. Y. keeper today.
Posted on August 29, 2020 Albacore are an offshore species Every year at this time I have to do a blog trying to straighten out the confusion created by skippers advertising inshore trips for albacore . The common name for the little tunny of false albacore probably came from anglers who had never seen an albacore which was not thought to be available to us before canyon fishing started.
As you ll see, it was almost circular and the oddest shaped that fluke pro has ever seen Fluking conditions were better today. Also at that port, Capt. Rob Semkewyc had a similar report on his Sea Hunter.
The Golden Eagle was back to inshore variety today, and reported good action with bluefish up to 6 pounds plus some sea bass and fluke. The Jamaica from Brielle did well with blues today along with lots of chub mackerel plus a few bonito, little tunny, sea bass and fluke.
Posted on August 25, 2020 Yellowfin bite is hard to believe It s been many years since NY NJ Bight anglers have seen yellowfin tuna fishing short of the canyons such as they re experiencing right now. The only negative is that it s still much further offshore than during the days when we were chunking them at such relatively nearby spots as Yellowfin Lump, but these fish seem to be more abundant and easier to hook.
Posted on August 22, 2020 MJ S blue marlin highlight end of MidAtlantic The scales closed at 9 p. m., and transmission was lost before I could double check the final results of the MidAtlantic. Fish On did record a late 77-pounder which ties Big Oil for second.
If there are any changes, I ll fill in during the morning when every boat with a day left will be trying to blast their way into big money. The Jamaica from Brielle had good variety fishing on Wednesday with some limits of bluefish and sea bass along with a pick of fluke, bonito, Spanish mackerel, dolphin and the first inshore little tunny I ve heard of.