POINT PLEASANT TO BARNEGAT BAY
Boat captains are catching stripers during the day jigging. 20 to 30 pound rang. Blue fish night runs begin Saturday
Point Pleasant: stripers taken during Saturday's trip, including a 26-pounder.
Belmar:?day fishing using jigs ? offshore night trips yielding blues from 4-8 pounds off edge of the Mud Hole.
North Jersey: The Tackle Box in Hazlet (732-264-7711) says local anglers catching lots of striped bass?group boated more than 20 bass over 20 pounds.
Brielle Region: Brielle Tackle (732-528-5720) Greg from shop says big fluke are being taken in Manasquan River?fish up to 7 pounds being reported?killies and squid fished on light tackle producing best action, mainly close to inlet?Shark River near Belmar also producing good fluke action on spearing and rainfish?good bluefishing in inlet and river.
Little Egg Inlet: Scott's Bait & Tackle (609-296-1300) Gnats really bad right now?hard to fish if there is no wind to keep them out of your face?bluefish bite decent early mornings?few weakfish around?first sign of shedder crab showing up in area?crabs really attract weakfish?few drumfish and stripers in bay, but outnumbered by small sandsharks and stingrays.
Barnegat Bay loaded with bluefish?some weakfish and bass also around?loads of blackfish off the tip of jetty at Island Beach State Park.