Vinny D Anton checked the Monmouth County surf in a couple of areas, but found only big seas. I tried Point Pleasant Canal where the only fish I saw caught was about a 25-inch dtriper by Joe Melillo of Castaway s Tackle in Point Pleasant.
Posted on October 27, 2019 Jamaica hit canyon tuna Friday night The Jamaica from Brielle had their best canyon tuna trip Friday night They were reading tuna all night, but there were only sharks and no tuna hits until Kyle Budd of Lakewood jigged a yellowfin at 6 30 a. m. Then the bite turned on with both jigs and bait. Check with the Jamaica about this week s canyon trips by calling 732 528-5014.
Posted on October 26, 2019 Tough day for party boat stripers Though the weather was fine in the morning, striped bass were generally very fussy in the ocean, The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported seeing bass but few would hit in too much boat traffic Yet, Capt. Dave De Gennaro ran all the way north from Barnegat with his Hi Flier and found a spot where his fares were able to boat six bass on jigs and poppers while releasing others.
Posted on October 24, 2019October 24, 2019 STRIPERS CONTINUE IN THE SPOTLIGHT Not everyone is at the right place at the right time, but the current run of large stripers in the NY NJ Bight area makes the effort well worthwhile. Vinny D Anton found the Monmouth County surf to be clear and fishable as he caught four school bass on a Tsunami Sand Eel and an old tin squid.
That Belmar party boat had a great day with the big bass, claiming that there were a few 50-pounders included. Posted on October 23, 2019 Ocean striper bite continues The Golden Eagle report didn t come in before I posted my blog last night.
Posted on October 21, 2019 Are too many striper releases a problem Surprisingly. a point of contention at last week s ASMFC Striped Bass Advisory Panel meeting in Baltimore was that recreational fishermen are releasing too many stripers.
Posted on October 20, 2019 Northeast winds coming Small craft warnings are up for northeast winds at 15-20 knots with gusts to 30 on Monday. The Big Mohawk from Belmar reported an improvement in bottom fishing for sea bass, porgies and winter flounder.
Posted on October 19, 2019 Yellowfins finally bite at night in canyons Right through last weekend s canyon trip, the Big Jamaica from Brielle had marked some tuna on canyon overnighters, but they wouldn t bite. The weekend trip produced a sword over 500 pounds by Chris Cholula of Freehold.
Posted on October 17, 2019 No decision at ASMFC Striped Bass Panel Meeting I m sorry about not being able to do a blog last night, but as noted in the last blog I was attending the ASMFC Striped Bass Advisory Panel meeting in Baltimore and my return flight was delayed for hours and didn t leave for Newark until 11 30. Ex-State Senator Lou Bassano and I stood with the unanimous choice of Option 2 by sportfishermen, and both positions will be presented to the ASMFC Striped Bass Board at the upcoming meeting in New Hampshire which will set the 2020 regs.