Shark River Inlet
A tuna trip sailed Sunday to Monday on the Golden Eagle from Belmar, a report said on the party boat’s website. But no results were posted at press time. That and a bluefish trip on Tuesday were the only trips that fished aboard in some time, because of weather. Fishing aboard will be weathered out today through Sunday. Forecasts currently included a nor’easter today and the potential hurricane or tropical storm at the beginning of the week. See the tuna schedule online.
Tuna swam the offshore grounds, before the weather, Capt. Mike from the Katie H from Belmar said. He hopes they’ll remain, once this weather passes. “How much more northeast wind can you have?!” he asked. The boat is mostly tuna fishing for now.
Fishing was mostly washed out because of wind, said Eric from The Reel Seat in Brielle on Sunday. But during a window of better weather late last week, a Brielle party boat landed a bunch of yellowfin tuna and longfin tuna, and a bigeye tuna, at Hudson Canyon. Tuna seemed to remain at the Hudson, like before.
The boat was tied to the dock in the past week, like most charters, because of wind, Capt. Alan from Mushin Sportfishing from Point Pleasant Beach wrote in an email. Tuna fishing was solid at the offshore canyons for yellowfins, longfins and bigeyes, before the blow. That’s expected to continue, and space is available on open-boat tuna trips overnight October 10 to 11, 11 to 12 and 17 to 18. Tuna charters are still being accepted.
Beach Haven Inlet
Yellowfin tuna began to show up, finally, before the wind began last week, said Capt. Lindsay from the June Bug from Beach Haven. Not just onesies or twosies, he said. He knew about a couple of trips that landed 15 and 20 apiece. Weather like this is not unusual in fall. The current blow was further evidence that anglers should set aside a four-day window for tuna charters in autumn, like Lindsay always suggests. Then the chances of getting two days for an overnighter are better. Doctorate student meteorologists he knew said at mid-week that the weather coming in the next days could become another perfect storm. By this morning, most projections called for the storm to veer offshore of New Jersey. The storm this morning was a category 4 hurricane at the Bahamas.