The weather guy keeps coming through on the weekends. Now it would be nice if he could get organized for the
mid-week a little. After all it is summer time.
Striped bass fishing is starting to get a little delicate. All day trips are getting their limits, but half day boats are
struggling. I was out bottom fishing Saturday and could tell it was getting tough just by the spacing of the charter boats.
Only seeing one boat fishing any of the normal hot spots is a sure sign.
Fluke fishing is not red hot, but if you work at it you can get your limit of keepers. But, so what? The season is about to
close for a couple of weeks, so unless you fish on one of the boats that has the special permit, it doesnít make any
difference. The BLUEFIN IV, MARLIN PRINCESS and VIKING are the only boats that will be able to fluke fish while
the season is shut down.
If you think that the seabass will take the place of the fluke, think again. If you want to catch seabass, you will have to
fight your way through the doggies. The LAZYBONES will be diamond jigging until the season re-opens on July 3.
Offshore there are plenty of bluesharks, but I have yet to hear about any exotics. But, there are so few boats fishing that
there could be lots of makos and threshers swimming around out there looking for chum slicks, but they just canít find
them. Next weekend is the Star Island Tournament, so that should produce some.
There are some bluefins out there as well. Iíve heard about them being as close as the 700 line and as far out as forty
fathoms, but I havenít heard much about anyone catching them.