Today August 4th was the 24th Annual Jersey Coast Anglers Association Fluke Tournament. We had 19 boats fishing “Port Long Beach Island” and 12 of them check in fluke. The common feedback from all was “a rough and sloppy morning.”
Most of the anglers reported fishing in the ocean at the local reef sites such as Barnegat Light Reef, Little Egg Reef and the Garden State N&S Reef. A few boats fished the ocean’s open sand bottom lumps. Some stayed in the bay working the more calm protected waters.
Our Port’s largest fish was caught by Kevin Cliver of Sellersville, NJ. His 27″ 8.64 pound fluke ate a live minnow near Barnegat Inlet. Kevin reported catching few fish but the one was quality. Looking back at past year’s log we found Kevin won the JCAA Port LBI in 2015 with a 6.82 pound fluke.
Final Results For The 2018 JCAA 24th JCAA Fluke Tournament – Port: LBI
|Place||Registered Angler’s Name||Caught By Angler’s Name||Weight (lbs)||Length (in)|
|1||Cliver, Kevin||Kevin Cliver||8.640||27.000|
|2||Phillips, Richard||Richard Phillips||4.900||23.125|
|3||Paolella, Dean||Dean Paolella||4.340||22.500|
|4||DePalma, Vito||John McKinnon||4.130||22.375|
|5||Trembula, Tom||Tom Trembula||3.810||21.375|
|6||Rust, Edward, A||Brain Rust||3.810||21.250|
|7||Czarnik, Andrew||Jason Czarnik||3.700||21.000|
|8||Aletta, Joseph||Bob Klebossis||2.920||20.375|
|9||Hooven, Christopher||John Hoover||2.850||20.000|
|10||Burns, Jack||Tom Dean||2.360||19.875|
Congrats to all of the angler who fished! We are all hoping for better weather next year.