I’m looking forward to meeting many blog followers tomorrow morning for my seminar at the Saltwater Expo which starts at 11:30 in the N.J. Convention Hall, Sunfield Ave. ,, Edison — and culminates with Gary Quon giving one of his valuable Tady metal lures to each angler attending the seminar. Gary is also a west coast tuna and wahoo pro, and he’ll be detailing the techniques for working those lures that have also proved successful on our stripers and blues.
The Expo opens at 10 a.m. Saturday and runs to 6 p.m. There are also many other informative seminars running throughout the day. The complete list right through Sunday was published in last night’s blog. All the major fishing tackle manufacturers are on hamd along with many local operations. Be sure to stop by at the Shimano display where veteran N.J. reps Doug Rusch and Greg Kondak will be joined by Chris Bielert. Parking is free, and the adult admittance is $12 — with kids 6-11 charged $3 while those 5 or younger are not charged.
The warm south wind shifts to west in the morning. but blows at 15-20 knots with gusts to 30 plus 4 to 6 foot seas. The Big Jamaica has shifted their last offshore trip of the season to Sunday at 1 a.m. They hope the jumbo porgies will be there to say goodbye
Most shops should have bloodworms and frozen clams in stock this weekend, but call ahead first to be sure. Winter flounder have been long overdue to start hitting, but some short stripers are being picked along the Raritan Bay shorelines and in the back of Barnegat Bay plus the rivers.