Bass fishing has been very good locally. Both out front and in the salt ponds. Fish are chasing a variety of bait. Mackerel, sand eels, bunker, silversides, and rain bait. These fish are from schoolies to slot and many over slot (28-31in) both tides are producing fish in different locations.
Yes there still are bluefish around as temperatures continue to drop I would expect more to filter in.
Fluke fishing was a little slower this past week with that bite slow this week Black Sea bass picked up the slack. Lots of seabass being caught with some nice sized ones in the mix.
Tautog bite from shore has been great for our customers. Not to many people targeting from boat yet due to how many scup and seabass are in the water. These (nuisance fish) can make it difficult to really dial in on a blackfish bite.
Tuna reports are still really solid. Both yellowfin and bluefin can be found relatively close. Even reports have been flying around of 70lb bluefin a mile from shore chasing mackerel. Always carry a bigger rod in your boat this time of year never know what you might run into.
Also a heads up for anyone who doesn’t know cod is now closed till September 1st see link below for more details:
Weekend Weather Report
Friday 8/18: S Winds 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. Patchy Fog. A Chance Of Showers. High of: 77 Low of: 66
Saturday 8/19: W Winds 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt. Seas 2 To 4 Ft.High of: 73 Low of: 61
Sunday 8/20: Nw Winds 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt. Seas Around 2 Ft.High of: 80 Low of: 61