Any angler knows right now that the fishing is slow, but if you are willing to put the time in and possibly cover a lot of ocean or bay, you will find fish. The water temperature is not doing us any favors at all. These next couple of days aside, I am hoping that the waters cool down some so the bite will turn back on.
The inshore bite is starting to get good with Mahi-mahi coming in very close in large numbers. There are rumors that some have been spotted and caught at site 11. I'm hearing reports that the dolphin are all over the place from the lightship to the lobster balls, and like i just said even reports from site 11. The flounder have been hiding on some deep-water structure and we have seen some big ones coming in the last couple of days. They aren't being caught in great numbers but being caught just the same. The sea bass action seems to be picking up for the boats willing to go deep. Some really big sea bass have been scooped up by the local charter boats and local head boats as well.
The offshore reports are mainly coming in about white and blue marlin. They are plentiful and seem to be just about everywhere. Some anglers are going after wahoo right now as well, I haven't seen any hit our dock yet but I'm pretty sure it’s just a matter of time before the heavy hitters start hooking up on the toothy critters. Some yellowfin tuna have still been mixed in, but not like it was a couple of weeks ago. Seems that the tuna have headed north in search of cooler waters to feed.
The Delaware Bay is still producing some croakers, kingfish and now snapper blues. Some flounder have been pulled off the reef sites but not like in years past, but there aren't many places producing fish like the old days be it ocean waters or up in the bay. But then again if it was called catching everyone would be doing it. Take your time, cover as much ground as possible, be patient, and it will more than likely payoff for you. Well till next Monday, stay cool, enjoy what’s left of the summer and Tightlines, Tommy Serbin.