Sorry for the long read but it was a pretty exciting:
I spent about 20 hours yesterday night through late this afternoon at Jennette's Pier. I managed to get a little pin rig set up for myself but wasn't quite as impressive as most of the experienced pier guys. Around 11pm on 6/12 someone hooked up and quickly got cutoff on the pylons. At around 9am 6/13 someone hooked a big King Mackerel. It ran about 150yards and then just got winched up on the surface. It was hooked in the tail, and the attempts to gaff it shook it loose but it was right at the pier and it was big. Most agreed 30-40lbs. I hooked a pretty large houndfish that was staring down a lot of baits I would estimate it at 10lbs. It also shook the hook before getting netted or anything. Next was around 2:30pm, a 3' black tip shark on cut mullet. I did manage a couple photos of that and it got to the pier. Last was 3:30PM, three big jack crevales were chasing a bunker school and saw one of the pin rig bluefish (same guy that caught the king). They kept slashing until one grabbed it and started on a run. It just cruised along slowly for about 45minutes and was around 250yards out. We were all anticipating this actually getting to the pier, and as he started getting some line back, it just went slack. Everyone was disappointed but it would have been released anyway.
One smaller cobia played with one bait but no big ones showed up.
As far as the little stuff, plenty of spadefish (one family caught about 100-150), blues 10-12", and croaker. Bigger croaker in the morning and small ones in the afternoon. Plenty of spot were available on Thursday night but I couldn't find any on Friday. Also good numbers of bunker around the pier to snag as well.
Thanks for the report, sounds like it was a fun day.
was your report from June or July ?????
Oh sorry, your right, 7/12 and 7/13.