There was some life in the surf to the north this morning, but no good news to the south.
Jim Louro caught five small bass at Belmar on his custom paddletail jig, and others also picked there early. However, Jerry Lasko reported that it was dead in IBSP despite clean waters there. The waters remained dirty from beach replenishment at Lavallette.
The northwest wind is predicted to still be blowing 15-20 knots Christmas morning, but should diminish during the day. Hopefully school stripers will be back at Bay Head this week.