As noted in last night’s blog, several party boats were set to fish today for the first time this week. Yet, I haven’t received a single report as of almost 6 p.m.
There was hardly any wind at all when I fished Shark River from shore this morning. The usual Saturday boat traffic wasn’t any problem as I only saw the Skylarker from Belmar go through while I was there long enough to release two small stripers on a Z Man Swimmereez 6-inch jig and lost another. Frank Manzi fished another channel and released five schoolies on a paddletail.
At Belmar, the Golden Eagle now reports that they’ll resume fishing for blues at 7:30 in the morning — and will also run their first tuna trip at 4:30 p.m.
The Big Mohawk will fish for fluke Sunday and Monday at 6:30 a.m.
The hurricane is a long way south of us, and no winds over 10 knots are forecast through Monday — before a shift to south winds that night.