Lady M Charters began fishing for sea bass, and the angling was great, pounding lots, Capt. Steve said. The season for the fish was opened Monday, and the boat got after them every day since. A few ling and cod were mixed in, and open-boat trips and charters are available. A few spots are open for sea bass Sunday and Monday, during this Memorial Day weekend. Once sea bass season is closed, special, open marathon trips will bottom-fish at the Mudhole. Anglers love those outings, Steve said in a previous report. They never know what they’ll reel in next, like ling, cod or winter flounder. A few haddock came up last year, even. Telephone for those trips and for special, open fluke trips that will run.
Motoring out from Twin Lights Marina yesterday, Rich Scherer boated blues at Romer Shoal at Raritan Bay’s mouth, and Ed and Tony on the Hammerhead bagged six fluke on the bay on Gulps, Marion wrote in an email. Roy Wurst and Brian Whyard on Saturday limited out on striped bass, landed a 22-inch fluke and caught blues in New York Harbor on bunker chunks. Greg Hanna and Mike Murray on Friday on the Annie H bunker-chunked stripers to 39 inches and blues to 12 pounds on the bay. Twin Lights, located on Shrewsbury River near Raritan Bay and the ocean, with no bridges before them, includes a marina with boat slips, dry storage, a fuel dock, and a combined bait and tackle shop and ship’s store. The fuel dock is available 24 hours a day with a credit card. Baits like live bunker are carried when in demand. All offshore baits are carried.