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A Week for Blue Fin

The story of the week at South Jersey Marina was Capt. John Sowerby and his Charter Boat Hooked Up II. He went offshore to the Lobster Claw for Blue Fin Tuna on 5 separate trips. On every trip he caught one large Blue Fin with an average weight of 150 pounds. The heaviest weighed 159… Read more »

Hot time for offshore fishing

The offshore fishing for the South Jersey Charter Fleet has been hot this past week. Cape Queen had a nice catch. A 131.5 lb. Bluefin Tuna and several Dolphin. Slammer had a Bluefin at about the same size. Hooked Up II had one a little larger, 160 lbs. Flounder fishing has picked up this week… Read more »

8th Annual Tuna Tournament Results

With a total purse of $161,620 available for prize money, 40 boats entered South Jersey Marina’s 8th Annual Tuna Tournament that was held this past week. The forecasted bad weather held off and during the three day event we saw 44 tuna weighed. There were many winners, but the top prizes went to: Moore Bills… Read more »

Heaviest dolphin fish this year

Amanda Miller came to Cape May for vacation this week all the way from Queen Creek, Arizona and decided to join her family for an offshore fishing trip on Capt. John Sowerby’s charter boat Hooked Up II.  Since this group lives where there is no salt water, they were not sure what to expect from… Read more »

Fluke & Dolphin Fish

The inshore fishing this week has really produced some nice catches for the South Jersey Marina Charter Fleet. Capt. Bittmann on the Top Shelf caught several flounder on Wednesday and has 10 of them on display in the attached photo. Capt. Lechner on the Slammer also caught 10 flounder that day. Sea bass continues to… Read more »

Approach of the Tuna

On Tuesday, 6/23 Capt. Bittmann took a family out to the reef for a six hour charter. After a few hours of bottom fishing that produced several flounder and 30 Sea Bass, they decided to troll for Bluefish. Within an hour they caught 28 Bluefish. Lots of action and lots of fun was had by… Read more »

Great weekend for fishing

The charter boat Top Shelf took the Alberti group out for a six hour trip on Friday, 6-19. They caught fish from the time they got to the spot until lines-in; Flounder, Tautog, Sea Bass and Trigger Fish were the species caught. Ethan Smith (pictured right) and his family ventured out on the charter boat… Read more »

29th Annual Shark Tournament Results

South Jersey Marina held its 29th. Annual Shark Tournament on June 12 -13, 2009. There were 144 boats competing for a share of the total purse of $298,670. Predominately 3 species were brought to the scales: Thresher, Mako, and Blue Sharks. There were 39 fish weighed and the top winners are listed below: Heaviest Shark:… Read more »

Sharks Off-Shore

When it’s June in Cape May, there are SHARKS in our off-shore waters. South Jersey Marina had the first Blue Shark weighed-in earlier this week. Nick Montzaris owner of the Bu-Buca brought in a 167 pounder. The angler was Harry Johnson of Fishing Creek, NJ. Speaking of shark, our 29th Annual Shark Tournament is scheduled… Read more »