Spearing and squid are catching the keepers

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Mr. Jenkins, Taylor, Joe, Fawn, Thelma, Matt, Shay and friends with their keepers caught aboard the Fish Finder II. Mr. Jenkins, Taylor, Joe, Fawn, Thelma, Matt, Shay and friends with their keepers caught aboard the Fish Finder II.  Double digit keepers on the Fish Finder II this week, reported Capt. Joe Fumo. Great action, great fishing, and great times were had by all. Most of the keepers this week came on spearing and squid. Spearing and squid combos will out-fish anything. In Fumo’s opinion, anglers will not get big fish consistently with spearing, however, it will out-fish anything else for fluke.

The Fish Finder II is the only boat you will find that has a variety of bait: spearing, live minnows, mackerel, and squid. It is all included in your fare, seven days a week.

The Progressive Fluke Jackpot weight was hit again this week. However, the woman did not pay the $2 to enter the jackpot. So the Jackpot will continue to grow.

On the offshore scene, Capt. Tom Daffin of the Fishin' Fever IV, ran the new boat on what they call a "shake down" trip before the boat starts sailing charters on a regular basis. The trip did yield a 500-pound thresher shark. The boat itself has a 10-foot by 16-foot beam, powered by an 800 hp Luger diesel holding 450 gallons of fuel. To check out the boat or talk about chartering a tuna trip, call Fumo at the marina at (609) 264-0918.

Also out this weekend, Art Bartstow of the Chery Lynn, a 31 JC Down Easter, ran to the blue water at the Spencer Canyon and laid into a lot of yellowfin tuna.

Cathy Crossland from Bayside Marina reports a great last weekend. She said she never seen so many fish come through the marina from boats and beaches. Jayden Woerner, 3, caught his first flounder fishing with Pop Pop Al. The back bay was crowded but everyone was catching fish. On the beach, big stripers, drum, and kingfish are still around and the jetty finally turned on. Bill Roseberg and his crew went out to the 28-mile wreck and caught around 30 sea bass with a lot of them in the 5-pound range.

Offshore reports from Bayside consist of the Lindenkohl being on fire with yellowfin. Walt Wytoshek and gang had eight for 15. Chuck Durr was at Spencer with his crew and brought back four yellowfin. That was a sweet trade - a cooler full of ice for tuna!

This Saturday is the Ladies Invitational Bluefish Tournament and for once instead of working it, Crossland will be fishing it. This weekend looks good for fishing and she just got in the new "bait bagz."

 

Keepers caught aboard the Fish Finder II on Friday morning. Keepers caught aboard the Fish Finder II on Friday morning.

Keepers caught aboard the Fish Finder II on Saturday morning. Keepers caught aboard the Fish Finder II on Saturday morning.

Bob and friends with their keepers caught aboard the Fish Finder II on Monday morning. Bob and friends with their keepers caught aboard the Fish Finder II on Monday morning.

Three-pound pool winner caught aboard the Fish Finder II on Monday afternoon. Three-pound pool winner caught aboard the Fish Finder II on Monday afternoon.

Chuck with a yellowfin out of Bayside Marina. Chuck with a yellowfin out of Bayside Marina.

Mike D. with his catch at Bayside Marina. Mike D. with his catch at Bayside Marina.

Jayden with his first flounder at Bayside Marina. Jayden with his first flounder at Bayside Marina.

Mike O'Donnell and a 42-inch striper at Bayside Marina. Mike O'Donnell and a 42-inch striper at Bayside Marina.

Alex, his dad, and Charlie with their big catch of the day, six flounder. Alex, his dad, and Charlie with their big catch of the day, six flounder.

Richard Ferry and son with a 4.15-pound flattie. Richard Ferry and son with a 4.15-pound flattie.

Nick Castine, Art Barstow, Jr., Steve Maser, Mike McDonald and Art Barstow Sr. with their catch after a trip on the Fish Finder II. Nick Castine, Art Barstow, Jr., Steve Maser, Mike McDonald and Art Barstow Sr. with their catch after a trip on the Fish Finder II.


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