There was a good turnout this morning at my fishing tackle garage sale, and it was great to meet many blog followers. There’s plenty of everything still available for Sunday, when the hours will be from 8 to 11:30. The rain won’t be a problem as it will be a real garage sale — inside the garage. The address is 1552 Osprey Ct., Manasquan Park, NJ 08736. Call 732 757-5531 for info,
There was good news un the Raritan Bay stripers. At Atlantic Highlands, Capt. Ron Santee of the Fishermen reported a complete turnaround from Friday’s poor trip. Bunkers were up, but there were no bass in them until Santee found the right spot in the fog. After that there was a hot bite of large bass, followed by a lull and then another shot later. Capt. Rob Semkewyc had a similar report as there was a boat limit on the Sea Hunter plus many releases.
Grumpy’s Tackle in Seaside Park reports bass are being caught on bunker chunks in the surf, while blues are hitting the same bait off local docks and in the bay.
I tried casting in the afternoon at Point Pleasant Canal without a touch, but an angler there said he released a fluke of about 22 inches earlier on a paddletail. I’ve also heard of other fluke caught recently in the canal in that fashion. That angler also got good news from a passing boater who said he had a hot bite of big blues off the Mantoloking Bridge.
Rain is forecast to move in after midnight, and the morning wind will be northeast at 12-15 knots before increasing to 15-20in the afternoon with rain.