Reader Gallery: Late Summer Spotlight - The Fisherman

Reader Gallery: Late Summer Spotlight

We’re a few weeks off the Labor Day holiday weekend, but it doesn’t mean that summer is officially over.   In fact, if the late August variety is any indication, it’s only going to get better in September when it comes to chasing down solid fishing options.

Just keep in mind that summer flounder (fluke) season officially ends after September 27 at the Jersey Shore, while black sea bass reopens with a 10-fish bag and 12-1/2-inch size limit on October 1.

Indeed, the best is yet to come!

Subscriber Adrian Taylor of Tinton Falls took over the top porgy slot in The Fisherman’s Dream Boat Fishing Challenge for this 3.14-pound hubcap scup weighed in at Julian’s Bait & Tackle.
Gregory Biggiani landed this 42-inch barracuda while fishing the Elephants Trunk off South Jersey back on August 12 while trolling a ballyhoo on a Joe Shutes rig.
It’s been another banner season for sheepshead, as Chris Hillock and the boys found in the back waters of Cape May last month, enjoying a great day of family fishing.
“Mako Matty” tells us the fishing on Delaware Bay was “hot, hot, hot” about 10 miles south of Fortescue, east of 19, while fishing with Donny and Eric Stein, getting their limit in 3-1/2 hours.
Grandpa John had grandsons Nico and Luca Dufkis out by the dock at Creekside Outfitters II at Key Harbor Marina in Waretown for blowfish using Fishbites clam strips cut to 1-1/4 inches with plenty of chum.
Century’s Rob Crossley reported that albies were thick to the south of Barnegat Light back in mid-August. We’re in prime time now for false albacore, so pack the tins, thin metals and epoxy jigs!



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