The new Philadelphia Fishing Show opens Friday from noon to 7 p.m. in the Greater Philadelphia Expo at Oaks., 100 Station Ave, Oaks, PA 19456. This is a 100% fishing show run by Capt. Dave De Gennaro, who skippers his Hi Flier out of Barnegat.

The admission is $10 except for kids 6 to 12 who pay $5 — with no charge for those younger. There’s free parking, and seminars arranged by The Fisherman magazine are included. For info visit, or call 732 330-5674.

Coming up next week are the Atlantic City Boat Show in Convention Hall from Feb. 27 to March 3, and the World Fishing & Outdoor Exposition in Rockland Community College at Suffern, N.Y. from Feb. 28 to March 3.

We finally got some snow from this storm at the Shore, but it shouldn’t be a problem for long. Small craft advisories are up this afternoon for east winds up to 20 knots, but they should diminish after midnight . Thursday starts at 10-15 from the west with possible rain, but there’s an increase to 15-20 in the afternoon. Yet, there’s a drop to northwest at 10-15 by Friday morning — and the weekend looks good. The Ocean Explorer got out Tuesday from Belmar for a nice day at sea with good life on the bottom, The high hook had three keeper blackfish, six others were boated. Two big tog broke off in the wreck, but there were no cod on that trip. Check with the Ocean Explorer for the next fishing day.


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