Fisherman Magazine Update

Where does the time go? The final weekend of July is already upon us, and while oppressive heat and humidity hit the region last week there are no summer doldrums to speak. While a few dozen boats are offshore this weekend for the White Marlin Invitational out of Beach Haven, the big story of the week comes by way of the Hudson Canyon where the largest mako ever taken on rod & reel off the Jersey Coast was battled and landed this past Saturday. Inshore, good catches of fluke are coming from wrecks, reefs and snags along the coast, while more than a few limits are being found in the back bays, especially behind Barnegat Inlet which seems loaded with flatties. Triggerfish are appearing up and down the coast from Rehoboth to Shark River, providing some of the very best of the action (and eating!) from local structure, while surfcasters looking for a bend in the rod might want to try kingfish by day, soaking kingfish heads at night for sharks. Plus, get the lowdown on the latest Capitol Hill action to amend our federal fisheries law as two key Members of Congress visit the port of Atlantic Highlands in a discussion with local fishermen.

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