Spent almost my entire day on Barnegat Bay and I have a lot to say. After sun up I deployed my two “Maryland style” crab pots baited with fresh frozen bunker. Yes, that is an oxymoron. After that, I fluked before picking up my first trip of the day which was an eco tour. Releasing two short on short notice I picked up the Rubin party. I took them back behind Sedge Island and Gull Island to name a few. Lots of things to see, and as always, I told lots of stories. Just ask any of my students. After that, I picked up my now annual fishermen from Pennsylvania Amish County. I find it interesting to learn the about the diverse cultures of those that make up the fabric of the United States. With the inlet a little dicey we chose to go to the back bay. Working hard to put them on fish, I found the right conditions and the fluke were chewing. They must of C&Red 20 fish in under an hour. Running all the way across Barnegat Bay and some 5,000 miles from Dutch Harbor, the Debbie M was on the crab! With about a 10 plus hour soak, the pots were loaded with crab. From two pots I filled a four-gallon bucket with Jimmies, many of them big and full. Bottom line, crabbing is excellent. I still have still have some openings for this upcoming week so give me a shout if you are looking to head out.