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Saltwater Fishing Report

Report from Monday, August 22.

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Seas became somewhat sloppy Saturday afternoon and Sunday, so fluke fishing wasn’t good that day on the ocean aboard, said Capt. Pete from Parker Pete’s Fishing Charters. But the angling was excellent until then on the boat. A 10-pounder, the biggest this year aboard, was creamed on Friday’s trip, and multiple good-sized, including 6- to 8-pounders, were tackled recently on the trips. On some days when conditions were right, anglers who bucktailed limited out. Bait also caught, but not as well. Trips are booked this week, but plenty of space is available in September, and Pete expects the good fluking to continue, so long as no severe weather like a tropical storm barrels through. Don’t have enough anglers for a charter? Contact Parker Pete’s anyway about individual spaces available on charters. Sign up for the email blast on Parker Pete’s website to be kept informed about the spaces. The spaces and available dates for other trips are also posted on a calendar on the site.

Excellent bluefishing was crushed today at Shrewsbury Rocks on the
Miss Belmar Princess, a report said on the party boat’s website. The fish were mostly beaten during morning on a few drifts and in the afternoon, when the angling lit up again and was great. Sea bass were sometimes mixed in. The Miss Belmar Princess is fishing 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Family fishing and sunset cruises are sailing 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. daily. Take advantage: kids 14 and under sail free on the morning trips Mondays through Thursdays now through September when accompanied by an adult paying full fare. That’s a back-to-school special and a $40 value. No reservations are required. The offer is limited to one kid per adult and cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Was another good day of bluefishing Saturday on the Golden Eagle, a report said on the party boat’s website. One- to 3-pounders were axed on Run Off hammered jigs and teasers on the ocean in gorgeous weather. Sunday’s trip picked away at the blues, ending up with a decent catch. The Golden Eagle is fishing 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Afternoon fishing and sunset cruise trips are sailing 4:30 to 8:30 daily, reservations required.