Flounder action has slowed somewhat as the fish have started to spread out somewhat, but tuna have made up the difference. There have still been plenty of nice fluke hitting the table, for sure. Mason Newsham nailed a 4.82 pounder on a bucktail at the Old Grounds. Brock Hilligoss took a break from pitching and landed a pretty 20 inch fish from the Broadkill. Chris Vann flirted with a citation and landed a 6.49 pound flattie on the Katiedid. Capt. Rick Yakimowicz allowed that while the fishing had slowed somewhat due to conditions there were plenty of limit catches and some pretty fish around the all-day headboat out of Fisherman's Wharf.
Donna Norton fished seven days landing several limits of flounder and fish up to five pounds. David Parsons learned the ropes of jigging and landed a few four pound class fish, while Ernie and Dianna Milano scored limits of fish up to five pounds. CJ the Fluking Ninja tabled limits in short time and had fish in the five pound class, while Jared Yoder just missed a citation with a 6 pound 15 ounce flattie. While the Old Grounds has still been fishing well for flounder the canal has also been showing some nice fish. Lucky Landon Luckemeyer landed both an 18 and 3/4 inch flattie and an 18 inch trout on white gulp in the canal, while Liam and Gibson Hunt also scored some for the kid's team with an 18 inch flattie. And while it wasn't a flounder, 11 year old Kenny Coleman landed a nice 47.6 pound black drum while fishing with clam on the Pirate King. In another unusual catch, Capt. Carey Evans on the Grizzly passed along that Steve Ferraioli and family landed a pair of cobia weighing 35 and 40 pounds!
Tuna have somewhat stolen the show though boat traffic can make fishing hard during weekends. The Katydid put the group of George Durrant, John Gudnekt, Bill Wiest and Dr. Lous Mispireta onto a 71.6 and 65.6 pound bluefin and a 41 pound yellowfin. The father and son duo of Rob and Cole Hutchinson fished at Massey's and landed two dolphin, a yellowfin and three bluefins. The Joint Venture run by Jeff Hoepfl, Kevin Coolahan and Travis pulled in mako, dolphin and tuna on a recent trip. The Portabella chunked butterfish and nailed a 68.7 pound bluefin and a pair of yellowfins. Not to be outdone, the crew of the Bimini Twist with Capt. Mike Johnson, Isabella Porro, Chirs Huck and Mike Deblasis returned from Masseys with 6 yellofins landed chunking. Surf fishing along the ocean beaches is yielding a mixed bag of snapper blues, kingfish, small croakers and spike trout. There are even a few pompano mixed in. The latter really like sand fleas fishing practically in the waves.