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Saltwater Fishing Report

Report from Monday, August 21.

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Barnegat Light
A trip fluked Saturday on the ocean on the Super Chic, and the angling went not bad, considering that conditions hardly drifted the boat, Capt. Ted said. The anglers ended up with a good catch of fluke and a few sea bass. A trip that evening sailed for whatever would bite, and first checked for blues at Barnegat Ridge on the troll. But only chub mackerel bit. No bonito seemed at the ridge recently, Ted said when asked for this report. So the trip bottom-fished next, scooping up a good catch of sea bass and ling. On Sunday, a trip tried for tuna 40 to 50 miles from the inlet aboard, but the angling was tough. Only false albacore were landed. The tuna caught that Ted heard about were taken late that day, when the trip was already on the way back. But some tuna are out there. Some openings are available for an open-boat tuna trip to the canyons Sept. 8-9. Space is available for more of the trips that were just scheduled for Sept. 15-16, 16-17 and 23-24.

The solar eclipse cruise sailed today on the Miss Barnegat Light, the boat’s Facebook page said. On Saturday’s trip, fishing improved slightly. “Few more keepers and a good amount of shorts,” it said. The boat is fishing for fluke and sea bass on the ocean. On Sunday’s trip, fishing was up and down. “A keeper or two a drift with other stuff mixed in,” it said. Before the weekend, fishing was slower aboard, maybe because of the swell from Hurricane Gert offshore at mid-week and wind on Friday. Trips are sailing for fluke and sea bass 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Sunset cruises are running at 5:30 p.m. daily. Watch the Atlantic City Air Show Wednesday on the water aboard, lunch included. Reserve tuna trips for September and October.