Shark River Inlet
The year’s first overnight trip for tuna is set for Tuesday to Wednesday on the Katie H from Belmar, Capt. Mike said. A few yellowfin tuna were reportedly boated from Toms to Lindenkohl canyons earlier this week, this writer told him. Yes, he said, and he heard that Hudson Canyon held dirty, green water. A friend was going to fish for tuna inshore yesterday, and Mike would see how that went. Mahi mahi held inshore.
The crew from Mushin Sportfishing from Point Pleasant Beach looks forward to overnight fishing for tuna at offshore canyons later this month through October, Capt. Alan wrote in an email.
Toms Canyon to Lindenkohl Canyon seemed the place for offshore fishing, said Eric from The Reel Seat in Brielle on Monday. Plenty of white marlin, a few yellowfin tuna, piles of mahi mahi and a handful of blue marlin were fought. The mahi also swam Hudson Canyon. But anglers better fish that stretch of canyons soon, because dirty water was expected in a day or two, he said that day.
From Grizz’s Forked River Bait & Tackle, Brian heard little about offshore fishing, but one customer had just bought sardines for the angling, and another had just bought butterfish and ballyhoos. One said good white marlin fishing happened.
Great Egg Harbor Inlet
A bunch of tuna were moving in, and the Stray Cat from Longport was getting geared up to sail for them, Capt. Mike said. Small yellowfin tuna and a few wahoos were found. The boat might be sailed to Massey’s Canyon for the tuna, and a little of a bite was heard about from there. But the boat will probably be headed to the Lobster Claw and the Elephant Trunk.
Customers who tuna fished mostly sailed to offshore canyons instead of inshore, where they fished previously, said Jake from Fin-Atics in Ocean City. The inshore angling, namely at Massey’s Canyon, seemed slower now. A couple of customers who stopped in yesterday were going to fish offshore canyons. How they were likely to fare seemed unknown.
Cape May Inlet
Charters chunked small yellowfin tuna inshore Monday and Wednesday on the Heavy Hitter from Cape May, Capt. George said. Bigger tuna were hooked aboard, but broke off light leaders fished. A wahoo was also trolled on Wednesday’s trip. George hopes the tuna stick around, and fish for them now, while they’re here.
Nothing was heard about tuna, because wind prevented most trips to the grounds, said Joe from Hands Too Bait & Tackle in Cape May. But good catches of tuna were reported from inshore, the last time news rolled in. Anglers bought bait like butterfish for the angling.