Today was miserable, but there will be a big change tomorrow. The present small craft warnings will increase to a gale advisory for northwest winds. There may only be 15 knot winds in the morning, and the Big Mohawk from Belmar will be sailing for tog at 6:30. It’s not until the afternoon that gusts to 35 are predicted.
That wind should calm the ocean and clean the surf to set up possible surf striper conditions on Monday.
Capt. Vinny Vetere passed along the sad news that one of his most skilled striper customers, Mark Wallace, has passed away after a stroke. He was a customer on Katfish from Great Kills right from the start, and was very popular with other anglers.