What a difference a day makes! Yesterday the Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands had good bass readings but few bites. Today that boat sat on anchor in the fog and limited on stripers up to a 32-pounder by Jesse Yip. After releasing others, they returned to the dock by 2 p.m. Unfortunately, due to the Monday weather forecast, they’ll be taking a day off.
There was no word of stripers showing in the ocean, but the Ocean Explorer from Belmar found decent bottom action with short blackfish plus some keepers, a legal pollock, a few cod and some ling.
Today was nice on the ocean, but small craft warnings went up today at 11 a.m. — and extend through late Monday night. Southwest winds shift to west with a gale watch tomorrow.