The rocks in Absecon Inlet and the Atlantic City Boardwalk have some decent fishing right now.
Noel Feliciano at One-Stop Bait and Tackle in A.C. said anglers out on the T-Jetty, Pacific Avenue and Flagship jetties are catching sizeable triggerfish to go with "some" kingfish, lots of small flounder with spot everywhere. Plus, he said the first sheepshead have shown up to join the mixture. He said there are not a lot of sheepshead, but they have put in an appearance.
Feliciano said Tuesday the best time is two hours before and after high water, and baits to use are clam and bloodworm for triggerfish and sheepshead, and bloodworm and Fish-Bites for kingfish.
The sixth Grassy Sound Marina Flounder Tournament is coming up this Saturday (July 14). The fishing boundaries are Corson Inlet to Cold Spring Inlet. The cost is $200 per four-angler boat. The captain's meeting is 7:30 p.m. Friday (July 13). The tournament has categories for first, second and third-heaviest flounder, total weight for three, and single heaviest for women and youth 15 and under. Plus, they have Calcuttas for striped bass, bluefish and flounder. Call 609-846-1400.
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