Capt. Rob Semkewyc called the late Saturday night storm a mini northeaster, and that’s what it sounded like when it blew through. Early this morning I was shocked to see the previously fishable surf turned to big swells and dirty waters.
Rob said that hurt the good jigging he’d had Saturday on his Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands. There were no birds working , but one move provided a shot of good school stripers action even though there were only a few to take home. He’ll be checking out the weather in the morning but it doesn’t look good with SE wind and rain.
The Fishermen from that port had a similar report, and has cancelled for Monday. The Golden Eagle from Belmar saw stripers, but only caught some shorts in the dirty waters.
The Big Jamaica from Brielle had an excellent Saturday trip to far offshore wrecks which produced many limits of jumbo sea bass plus some porgies. Lenny Giordano of Ridley Park, Pa. won the pool with a 25-pound pollock and also had a sea bass limit plus 20 porgies. The Jamaica will be fish fishing those wrecks several times a week. Call 732 528-5014 for reservations.
The marine forecast is for SE 10-15 knots with gusts to 20 in the morning picking up to 20-25 in the afternoon with gusts to 35 as gale warnings are posted. There’s a chance of rain early — and more later.