Southbound & Snapper Down – Plus, a Lower Cape Spotlight
The Fisherman's Jim Hutchinson, Jr. reports from the Florida Keys this week and finds plenty of our neighbors there seeking shelter from the cold and snow back home in the Northeast. His final tally on a mid-week trip out of Islamorada aboard Capt. Easy Charters was a few vermillion, lane, mutton and almaco jack in the box, with a couple of sharks, false albacore and red snapper (think jumbo black sea bass in January and February, hungry and off limits to anglers) released. Holding down our snowy fort up north this week is George "The Pocono Outdoors Guy" Schaeur's, and also take a tour of the fisheries department at Lower Cape May Regional High School with Jeff Martin and learn what makes this hands on fisheries class so unique.
New Jersey & Delaware Bay Offshore Fishing Reports
Tom Pagliaroli-New Jersey & Delaware Bay Offshore Highlights
September 27, 2021 - 09:25:08
With the canyons on the quieter side, it was the inshore, and I mean in shore, bluefin explosion that injected a huge dose of hope that the tuna season was not ending prematurely. The bluefin, ranging from teenagers to giant class, were on a rampage, and most likely will still be as you read this, in and around the New York Bight. Its expected that the yellowfin and bigeye action will resume, and with increasing counts of longfin arriving, the canyon fisheries should once again ignite. Increasing attention is being paid to the late September swordfish surge, and the tilefish are a gift that keeps on giving. Mahi are spotty, but they always seem to have a final push as October nears. Remembering last years Triple Wrecks yellowfin phenomena, nothing close to it in 2021, although the Atlantic Princess and, to a lesser extent, the Resor did flash with some blistering action time to time. It was a solid year for white marlin numbers-wise, with a grander blue topping the billfish season.