Joe from Hopewell caught this 32″ striped bass off the LBI surf yesterday. Joe was fishing the south end with bunker.
Matt Sorrentino got a 21″ keeper fluke yesterday fishing a local public dock. He reported, “Got my first fluke of the season after work!”
Offshore fishing is heating up! Good bluefin reports off the Jersey Coast. Some boats found large fish about 30 miles off. A smaller but better quantity are being boated out at the Hudson Canyon area.
June is here and that means one thing… It’s Shark Fishing Season! Captain Rick Woerner and crew from Carnivore Sportfishing recently hung a monster mako… 537 pound 108.75″. The Avet Reel and Costa Sunglasses Pro Staff reported their first trip of the season turned out to be a good one.
Speaking of sharks… Mary Lee seems to really like the Jersey Shore in the spring (May/June). As reported previously she has spent time in our local waters. The 17′ white shark was tagged in 2012. In 2015 she came for a visit in early May now again this year she’s back again. Recently she pinged a number of times. Last Sunday in Cape May, then Wildwood. Wednesday she was about 7 miles off Atlantic City then off Long Beach Island. Yesterday she was off the northern Jersey Coast.
The Carolyn Ann III out of Barnegat Light reports good black Sea bass fishing, “There are some quality fish but you have to weed through the shorts. Several anglers had their limits and lots had five or six. We started catching a few short fluke around the wrecks. It’s a good sign for the coming weeks. Depending on fishing we’ll be mixing it up with both species.”
The 10th Annual Striper Shootout and Fish Fry hosted by Harvey Cedars’ High Point Vol Fire Co is Saturday June 10th. It’s an awesome tournament that is a great time for the whole family. Live Music, Food and Raffel. For more info www.hpvfc.com