If you can go fishing Friday, by all means do so. The forecast is just about perfect for anything at NW 5-10 knots — and milder.
I didn’t find any reports from striper boats today, but everything that floats should be out tomorrow. The Big Mohawk from Belmar had good blackfish action today.
If anything, the surf may be too calm for a good bite. The NW was still blowing hard this morning and there was little swell left. As I was doing to the Folsom Fishing Tackle Trade Show in Atlantic City, I had a very short period to fish and only got into a pick of small bass at Point Pleasant, especially after hooking a large skate in the tail. and had to leave early.
Steve Mirande said he caught a half-dozen small bass there before movi.ng to Bay Head where he caught more before being surprised by a 30-inch striper. Bob Correll walked from Bay Head to Point Pleasant and released seven school bass.