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Saltwater Fishing Report

Report from Thursday, October 23.

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Belmar
On the Big Mohawk, sea bass fishing was super, Capt. Chris said. It was consistent, excellent, and a bunch of anglers limited out. The Big Mohawk is fishing for sea bass 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. However, this Saturday’s trip will depart at 6 a.m., and angler need to telephone to reserve to jump on that outing.

The party boat Golden Eagle was docked in the storm, but the weather looks like it’s clearing, a report on the vessel’s website said today. Bluefishing aboard’s been great, and the crew expects that to continue, and also heard about striped bass moving into the area. “So be ready for anything tomorrow,” it said. “See you in the morning.” The Golden Eagle is fishing 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily and 7:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Lots of porgies, huge, like dinner-plate-sized, were crushed from the ocean early in the week, before the storm, with Parker Pete’s Fishing Charters, Capt. Pete said. Sea bass fishing was decent during the angling, and was tough at some places, because porgies jumped on the hooks before sea bass could. But then the boat was moved offshore for sea bass. Winter flounder and blowfish also chewed, so a good variety of fish was caught. The bottom-fishing was excellent, and throwback-sized, out-of-season fluke also bit. Striped bass were sometimes reported boated during daytime and decked on livelined bunker in afternoons or before dark. Pete hopes this storm picks up striper fishing. Don’t have enough anglers for a charter? Jump on Parker Pete’s website to subscribe to the emailed newsletter to be kept informed about last-minute, individual spaces available to fill in charters. Look for the place to sign up on the right side of the page.