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Saltwater Fishing Report

Report from Monday, June 18.

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Sea Isle City
Two trips mugged a bunch of summer flounder from the back bay Sunday aboard, said Capt. Joe Hughes from Jersey Cape Guide Service and Sea Isle Bait & Tackle. Plenty of throwbacks have to be worked through for keepers, of course. Doug Gillespie popper-plugged 12 to 15 striped bass to 26 ½ inches on the bay Wednesday aboard. That was great, and is a specialty aboard with lures or popper flies this time of year. This trip fished with lures. High tides that coincide with evenings fish best for this angling, and happen every other week. The tide was perfect on the trip. Joe fishes Skitter Pops on spinning rods or crease flies on fly rods. He ties the crease flies with a bigger cup to throw more water. Joe will make his year’s first trip for inshore sharking this week. The water is warm enough, and the trips release sharks usually within 10 miles from shore. The outings are a chance to fight big catches without a long sail offshore. Customers enjoy those trips. Joe, John Martin, Jay Von Czoernig and friends fished for tuna Saturday at an offshore canyon, trolling three yellowfins to 35 pounds, not big. That was at a temperature break from 67 to 71 degrees. The water was blue on one side and not a good color on the other, and held good life and scattered weeds. Some trips seemed to catch in the area, and some didn’t. Joe’s trip caught only toward the end, and he’d like to know what percentage of trips connected. He ventured that 30 percent did. But some trips caught great. Keep up with Joe’s fishing on Jersey Cape’s Blog.