Some anglers still drum fished on the bay, said Capt. George from the
Heavy Hitter. A buddy’s trip landed six Saturday night, and headed back Sunday for the fish. George waited to hear results, when he gave this report. He stowed away the drum rods and tackle for the season. Tuna trips are booked to fish offshore canyons this weekend, and a trip might be slated to fish for them Wednesday, aboard. George had told anglers calling about tuna trips to jump aboard when the fish showed up, and yellowfin tuna, good catches, began to be trolled at the canyons that the Cape May fleet fishes.
Drum probably still swam the bay, and nothing was reported about them departing, Nick from Hands Too Bait & Tackle said Thursday in a phone call. Few tried for them. No summer flounder were heard about from Delaware Bay yet, he said at the time. But he guessed flounder were picked from the back bay. A few flounder were heard about from the ocean. Bluefish sometimes schooled Delaware Bay and Cape May Rips. A couple of striped bass, mostly throwbacks, a couple that were just keeper-sized, were still slid from the surf last week, mostly along jetties. Shore anglers also angled them from inlets then. A few kingfish were plucked from the surf, and two customers hung two sheepsheads along jetties. Bluefish 5 to 10 pounds occasionally piled through the surf last week. Some dusky sharks and brown sharks began to be fought in the surf. No sandtiger sharks were reported from the surf yet, and each of those species is prohibited and must be released.