WEEK OF AUGUST 4, 2018
Tautog opened August 1 and before the season opened there were reports of some bigger blackfish being caught and released on the wrecks. We'll keep you posted as the season unfolds. Even though you're only allowed 1 fish at 15", at least it adds to your catch out there. Fluking has picked up in the deeper waters off the wrecks at 70'. Gulp 6" grubs, and 5" swimming mullet, spearing and squid continute to put fish on the boat. Anglers continue to pick up fluke in the Barnegat Inlet with a lot of shorts caught but some keepers too.. Seabass contiue to be weighed in at 2 lb. Grab some clam and squid and Gulp peeler crabs to put some seabass on the dinner table. Crabbing is exceptional this season with crabbers reporting quantities of big crabs being caught and mostly males. Frozen bunker is all you need to fill your crab basket with some nice keepers. Clamming has been good this season too. A great spot to pick up your clams is Highbar Harbor and also near the bridge on Rt 72 to LBI. Snapper blues are showing up in the lagoons and hitting on spearing and metals. Stripers continue to wind their way in and off the North Jetty. Get out there and fish!