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NEW YORK: Mahi, Lumpy Gulfstream

Capt. Dave Azar reports there are mahi to be had offshore. NOAA reports that attempting to go offshore is asking for a yard sale:


FRI NIGHT
S TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 10
FT WITH S SWELL. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

SAT
S TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT EARLY INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT
LATE...EXCEPT SW PORTION 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 11 TO 17
FT...HIGHEST SW. SHOWERS AND TSTMS. VSBY OCCASIONALLY LESS THAN
1 NM IN SQUALLS AND BLOWING SPRAY SW PORTION.

SAT NIGHT
S TO SE WINDS 35 TO 45 KT...EXCEPT E PORTION TO 55
KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 15 TO 23 FT.

SUN
WINDS BECOMING W TO NW 15 TO 25 KT...EXCEPT FAR E PORTION
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED EARLY. WINDS THEN DIMINISHING
TO W TO NW 10 TO 15 KT THROUGHOUT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 10
FT...HIGHEST E.

 

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!