Spanish Mackerel Invasion – Jersey Surf “Se Calienta”
In the days following a white marlin prowling the surf from Island Beach to Manasquan River, Spanish mackerel turned on in a big way this week. The Fisherman’s Beach Talk reporter, Nick Honachefsky, reports this week on our website, “invasion has begun as scores of Spanish mackerel were ripping drags along the coast as metals were crushed on a daily basis.” On top of the surf blast, good-sized bluefin (big fish just under the 73” size limit) are showing up nearshore while mahi are now in the mix too (and just begging to be weighed in for Dream Boat contention!) According to Offshore Report writer Tom P., “mahi are in mid-summer numbers at the inshore, mid-range and offshore pots, and under flotsam.” In this week’s full video forecast, we have a rundown on some of the bigger catches including swordfish and golden tilefish, with some true “doormat” status fluke as well in deep water and along the sticky stuff. It’s the final weekend of July, and Jersey “jetty jocks” are gearing up for tautog as of Sunday!