Tue., May 31, 2016
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Saltwater Fishing Report

Report from Tuesday, May 31.

| Sewaren | Keyport | Atlantic Highlands | Highlands | Neptune | Belmar | Brielle | Barnegat Light | Barnegat | Sea Isle City | Cape May | Last Thursday's Report |
THIS REPORT IS BEING UPDATED TODAY
BECAUSE OF THE HOLIDAY

IT’S BEING UPDATED CONTINUALLY TODAY
UNTIL ALL REPORTS ARE POSTED
AND WILL BE EDITED AFTERWARD

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Cape May
The Whitman charter heaved in 10 drum to 70 pounds, keeping five, releasing the rest, on Delaware Bay on Saturday on the Heavy Hitter, Capt. George said. All other boats George knew about that day landed one, two or none, and drum fishing had been so-so up to then, and George guessed he got lucky, he said. “Hey, I’ll be lucky. I’ll take it,” he said. The anglers were experienced, brought their own, extra bushel of clams for bait, fished with their own rigs, two tandem J-hooks, impaling two clams on each rig, and waited for the line to come tight on a bite in a certain way, before setting the hook. Another charter was slated to fish for the drum aboard Monday, Memorial Day, when George gave this report Sunday night in a phone call. The charter wanted to fish no matter rain that was forecast. George was yet to report about that trip at press time, but texted a photo of the catch: 10 drum. The Parker charter sailed for sea bass Sunday on the ocean aboard. A gazillion throwbacks bit, but a bunch of keepers were bagged, drop-and-reel fishing. The ocean was 64 or 66 degrees on the fishing grounds and 61 or 62 along the beach.