The World Fishing & Outdoor Exposition moves into Rockland Community College at Suffern, N.Y. from Feb. 28 to March 3. The opening on Thurs,day will be the day to go for anyone named Rod or any derivative of that name as they will be admitted free with proper identification. This show attracts full displays by all of the major fishing tackle manufacturers.

Grumpy’s Tackle in Seaside Park hosts the fourth annual Northeast Rod Builders event on Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $25, which includes breakfast and lunch. There were 50 rod builders there last year.

Surf Day is coming up Feb. 16 from 8:30 a.m. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Brookdale Community College.

The Salt Water Anglers of Bergen County will hold their fishing flea market  on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p, the VFW, 513 Veterans Place, Hasbrouck Heights. Admission is $5, with kids under 12 admitted free.  Call Craig Zincavage at 073 334-9618 for info.

The mild calm weather continues another day as the wind shifts to northeast though at only 5-10 knots. It’s the same for Thursday, but with a chance of rain in the morning.

The Ocean Explorer from Belmar had a flat calm Monday that included a few ling plus a keeper cod and pollock while Skip had an 8-pound blackfish along with another keeper.  An Ocean Explorer tog is pictured below.

blackfish Ocean Explorer

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