NJ Fishermen Seeing Spike In Whale Sightings This Year

CBS New York

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Folks fishing off the Jersey Shore are on the hunt for fish of course, but this year they’ve been getting an added bonus: multiple whale sightings.

“We see whales almost daily…Most of them are finbacks, and you see ’em breaching, coming right through eating the bunker. Lots of them,” said George, captain of the Party Boat Angler, which runs out of the Atlantic Highlands Marina.

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George told 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten he’s been fishing for years and has seen whales before, but not like this year.

“Yes I’ve seen it in past years but not for this long through the season,” he said.

Michael, who was out fishing for fluke on Saturday, said the sightings are quite a thrill.

“Oh it’s exciting to see them come out…

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