NYC METRO: The Pelagics Are Here

From Capt. Dave Azar’s weekly email reports:

The water from about 10 miles off the south Jersey coast is a beautiful cobalt blue, with temps in the mid to high 70’s.  Working our way along the 20 fathom line we did not have any tuna sightings but we did get to take advantage of the numerous mahi-mahi that have invaded the area.  Found our first one, a 3 pounder, while trolling around some lobster pots in about 100 feet of water.  After that we began chumming the lobster pots and found abundant small specimens…After catching a bunch of these “chicken” mahi we lucked upon a nicer (14-lb.) specimen hanging right under a lobster pot float…There have also been reports of bonito caught in our local area…It’s pelagic time again, so let me know if you wanna go!

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