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Saltwater Fishing Report

Report from Monday, September 22.

| Staten Island | Keyport | Atlantic Highlands | Highlands | Neptune | Belmar | Brielle | Point Pleasant Beach | Seaside Heights | Barnegat Light | Brigantine | Sea Isle City | Cape May | Last Thursday's Report |
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Sea Isle City
Annual traveling charters met the migration of fish off Montauk, New York, this weekend aboard, said Capt. Joe Hughes from Jersey Cape Guide Service and Sea Isle Bait & Tackle. The trips, the first of the season, targeting false albacore, striped bass and blues, fished Saturday Sunday, and catches were good. “It’s Montauk,” he said. “An awesome place, and an awesome time.” The trips, with Dusty Laricks and John Marin, on Saturday landed a dozen false albacore, a dozen striped bass and probably 20 to 25 blues. The albies were fought mostly on Deadly Dicks, and the rest of the fish were mostly hooked on soft-plastic lures. Dinner-plate-sized porgies and jumbo sea bass were also reel in on the plastics. The blues weighed up to 10 or 12 pounds, and were mostly 5 to 10 pounds. The stripers were up to 27 inches, none large, but the angling was fun. On Sunday, they whacked a bunch of albies and 3- to 5-pound blues, smaller than on the previous day. Joe also fly-rodded some of the albies. Lots of albies were around, and the trips will fish until the third week of October. Saturday’s weather on the trip, fishing 12 hours, ranged from extremely rough to flat-calm seas, every type of condition. Sunday’s was windier, but the fish held at places relatively sheltered. See Jersey Cape’s traveling charters Web page. Joe also offers traveling charters to the Florida Keys in winter, mostly on weekends. They can be a mini, fish-filled vacation. Joe will keep fishing from Sea Isle City between the Montauk trips, and striper fishing from Sea Isle is good on popper flies and lures on the back bay. A mess of 1- to 3-pound blues are schooling from the bay to the near-shore ocean, and the Sea Isle trips are focused on the bass and blues. Joe probably won’t fish for summer flounder during this final week of flounder season. Keep up with Joe’s fishing on Jersey Cape’s blog.