Capt. Paul Eidman sent the following message about tonight’s windmill hearing from 6-8 p.m.  in Atlantic City
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The new wind farm area coming to the Atlantic City/Southern NJ area will be constructed 10 miles off the beach. It will provide new fish holding structures for rec boaters within the next 5 years. Recreational fisherman are key “stakeholders” and our input is requested. Learn more about what is happening along our coast.
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will be holding a Public Stakeholder Meeting focused on Governor Murphy’s offshore wind goals and the BPU’s solicitation for 1,100 MW of offshore wind capacity. At these meetings, BPU staff, members of the NJ Offshore Wind Interagency Taskforce, offshore wind developers, and environmental NGO’s will be describing the State’s process for developing offshore wind, the Offshore Wind Strategic Plan, and will open the opportunity for the public to participate and be engaged in the process.
Atlantic County Government Building Auditorium
1333 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Capt. Paul Eidman
732.614.3373
The east wind was tough on boaters today and also on surfcasters. I joined Jim Louro at Belmar where there had been sand eels on the beach yesterday and some decent-sized stripers feeding on them. The east wind was fishable, but the fishing was poor. Bill Hoblitzell caught a short bass on a teaser just before daylight, and I was shocked when a two-foot bass engulfed a blue paddletail, rigged by Louro on a 1/2-ounce jig head, right in the wash, Yet, I never saw another fish caught by over a dozen anglers spread along the beach despite what appeared to be ideal striper conditions with lots of whitewater plus birds picking often within casting range.
Jerry Lasko drove to IBSP again  where he scratched out a bass and Maren Toleno released a 27-incher. That little but of action occurred early. The word at Castaways Tackle in Pt. Pleasant was that some bass had been caught early in the local surf.

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