The northwest wind has been doing its job, and the surf should be fishable everywhere by Tuesday morning. Bailey will be looking for another striper to sniff when Bob Correll returns to surfcasting this week.
I thought it would look like chocolate after that northeast blow, but Jim Louro went to Belmar this morning and found it to be only dingy rather than dirty. Best of all, he still hooked a couple of small bass in those conditions.
There won’t be any dirty water to worry about far offshore, and the Big Jamaica from Brielle has room on trips to the jumbo sea bass wrecks that leave at 11 p.m. today and tomorrow. They’ll also be doing the same thing at 11 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Call 732 528-5014 for reservations.
Gale warnings are posted through Tuesday afternoon, but the northwester will be diminishing. The forecast is for 25-30 knots Tuesday morning before dropping off to 20-25 in the afternoon. Then it’s just west at 5-10 Wednesday and southwest 5-10 Thursday.