The first four days of the Ocean City Marlin and Tuna Club’s Overnight Billfish Tournament are on the board, and the results show offshore big-game fishing is active.
Summer flounder fishing is showing signs it is going to keep improving right to closing day Sept. 5.
We are starting to hear of a wide variety of species over a wide range of water, and conditions and weather Friday morning were as good as it gets.
A couple of cool stories developed out of the Jersey Coast Anglers Association Fluke Tournament, a popular statewide event held for the 23rd year Saturday.
Summer flounder continue to be caught in good numbers with a lot of short fish and enough decent keepers and the occasional report of a three-fish keeper limit to keep us going.
We have some good signs that fishing might be ready to rebound after the weekend blow and the resulting dirty water and ocean swells.
Sounds as though summer flounder have improved in an important way.
Captain Dave Bender of the charter boat Jenny Lee had to chuckle when asked Monday whether it was more difficult dealing with a 926-pound shortfin mako shark or the resulting phone calls that he said have been nonstop.
It is hotter than you know what!