Posted on October 12, 2020 Good conditions for Beach Brawl Nick Honachefsky got lucky with his second annual Barrier Island Beach Brawl as there was a nice weekend for surfcasting before a blowout Monday. Chuck Many did find a few large migratory stripers that hit his trolled eels a few days ago, Bob Matthews, at Fisherman s Den in Belmar Marina, is looking for an improvement in slow surfcasting after the storm, and notes that kingfish are still biting in Shark River.
The Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands had decent Saturday morning fishing for porgies and mostly small sea bass, but also some excitement when a fare cast a swim shad at a passing school of bunkers and hooked a striper before the hook pulled. Dan Brodzinski tried the surf yesterday morning at Sea Bright and Sandy Hook with no action at all though there were big schools of bunkers offshore.
Posted on October 8, 2020 Windy start to N. J. sea bass season Though it didn t seem as windy as predicted, there was enough for Miss Belmar Princess to cancel it s trip. Frank Criscola s Crisdel from Brielle Yacht Club had a good trip to the Hudson on the weekend as the overnighter produced a wahoo of about 70 pounds.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar released many fat sea bass today, but their fares were happy with the medium to large blues they jigged. Bob Matthews says he s all geared up for sea bass at Fisherman s Den in Belmar Marina.
Earlier in the run the tuna were stuffed with only the chunks being provided by anglers, but now there s natural bait to keep them in the area. The Golden Eagle from Belmar canceled tomorrow s tuna trip, but added a new 18-hour trip next Tuesday at 11 p. m.