Had absolutely no conditions most of the day so casting around worked well. Sunday was a little bit slower with a very fast drift so we fished close to the beach and had good short life all day with a few keepers mixed in all on bait.
Atlantic Highlandfs fluke fishing August 22 22 August 2017 Capt. Tom Made both morning and afternoon trips again today and the fishing was a little better. We are half day fishing for fluke everyday making two trips (8am to 12 30 and 1 30 to 6pm) in Sandy Hook and Raritan Bays.
August 22nd, 2017 Fluke Sea Bass Charters DUE TO THE WEATHER, THIS AFTERNOON S TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED. OUR AFTERNOON TRIPS SAIL DAILY FOR FLUKE AND SEA BASS FROM 4 30 P. M. 8 30 P. M. JOIN US AS WE BOTTOM FISH AND MAMMAL WATCH AND THEN CATCH THE MOST STUNNING SUNSET THAT WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY.
Waiting for Mikey to send me some pics,caught some fish again,not as good as yesterday but again fish were there and some took advantage and had limits. as for tomorrow we are looking good with west winds in the forecast.
The dolphin lead was only at 15 pounds the first day, but Speculator brought in a 23-pounder -- the same as the dolphin that won the White Marlin Open on the last day. Nine blue marlin have been boated so far, but the 400-pound minimum has proven to be too big a hurdle in the first two days.
The eclipse of the sun didn't bother the fish, and Taylor Jean from Brielle made the most of it as Jay Monteverde boated a 72-pound white marlin to take the lead for over 2 million before Jamie Diller of Stone Harbor brought in a second place white on Canyon Lady that was exactly at the contest's 65-pound minimum. The first day totals were 133 whites (8 boated) 8 blue marlin (two weighed, but under the 400-pound contest minimum) 20 tuna 14 dolphin and the one wahoo.