Seas were 6 feet, but the anglers wanted to fish anyway, so a trip sailed Saturday on the Heavy Hitter, Capt. George said. The conditions weren’t good for the summer flounder fishing, and one keeper and a few throwbacks came in. Kingfish and small croakers were also caught. The trip fished at the mouth of Delaware Bay, pretty much the ocean, at first, and then retreated to off Cape May Point. Seas were much calmer there, but “not much was going on,” he said. Nobody tuna fished that was known about during the weather. But boats tuna fished during the week, and the fish seemed to show up one day, and not the next. The trips sailed far to Lindenkohl Canyon. But where the fish would pop up now couldn’t be known.
Capt. Frank from Melanie Anne Sport Fishing Charters took advantage of the rough weather to haul the boat for maintenance, he said. The vessel is expected to be splashed back again on Wednesday. Summer flounder fishing keeps improving, and was good, even at Cape May Reef. Lots of keepers were around, and flounder catches were also good at the Old Grounds and a couple of shoals. Tuna held at Spencer and Lindenkohl canyons, and trips had to make the long ride, and tuna fishing wasn’t really happening inshore. But the location of the fish at the canyons could change. An overnight tuna trip might sail this weekend that was weathered out last weekend.