Today’s weather was possibly too good, as most ocean boaters didn’t enjoy the hot jigging action which popped up at the end of the week.
The Big Mohawk got out from Belmar early, but found the bass very hard to catch on readings. They’ll be trying again tomorrow at 7 a.m.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar only had scratched out a few keepers and shorts all morning before there was an explosion of action from 12:30 to 2 when keepers up to 30 pounds were jigged. Their next trip will be on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.
The Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands got into a good ocean bite on jigs and shads in the ocean on Saturday when bass ranged from 22 inches to 22 ounds. Hope was high for today, but the fishing was no good. The next trip will probably be on Wednesday.
Dave Lilly of Hazlet stayed in Raritan Bay with friends on Saturday as they trolled a dozen bass that were almost all in the 30-inch class which hit Mo-Jos that were soaked in Fin Essence bunker oil from the Tackle Box in Hazlet.
Monday’s forecast is for south winds at 15-20 knots with showers. Winds decrease to 10-15 in the afternoon.