Capt. Gene Nigro has been concentrating on trolling with his Phantom and
had bass up to a 26-pounder Friday for Larry Barnes. Cenzo Diodati (9) reeled in
an 18-pounder Sunday.
Capt. Ken Dubman had slow striper
trips only Friday evening and Saturday morning on K-Kat before getting into hot
clamming plus a good trolling bite Sunday morning. Michael Kronfeld (15) of
Tenafly clammed a 21-pounder Sunday evening, and Ray Linfante's group from
Belleville limited on clams during Monday morning's flood tide.
At Atlantic Highlands, Capt. Ed Bunting Jr. said it was
mostly short fluke Friday on his Sea Horse, though the keepers were primarily
from 18 to 21 inches with a pool fish of 7 pounds by Lawrence Little of Mahwah.
Frank Domber from Thiells, N.Y., boated a 6-pounder. Just as many other skippers
reported the weekend was even worse, with only 15 to 20 keepers aboard each day.
Bunting feels that may have been due to the south wind and cold water. Rob
Harabin of Bound Brook won Saturday's pool with a 4-pounder.