After a near perfect day on Saturday, Sunday turned out to be a real bummer with rain and strong winds followed by winter-like temperatures this afternoon with a gale advisory up.

Monday doesn’t look great either as east winds in the morning drop to 15-20 knots with gusts to 25. Light rain and drizzle is supposed to die out early, but return later in the afternoon. Dress for winter if you’re out early.

Grumpy’s Tackle in Seaside Park Reports that big blues made their first real showing Saturday evening in the surf with 6-10-pounders on both bait and lures. The bay remained hot for big blues. Gene Topoleski and his son loaded up on jumbos to 15.7 pounds.

Chuck Many reported on Facebook that he and Dave Donahue fished with Bryan Pieros on his Bid Time in the Battle o the Border. They didn’t catch many bass, but all were big up to the 42.3-pounder that won the contest. All of the bass were released, including the winner.

Capt. Stan Zagleski has finished striper fishing after only finding three shorts on Saturday, which was a terrible day for the party boats. He switches Elaine B. II from Bahrs in Highlands to sea bass on Wednesday’s opener.

Jerry Lasko and Maren Toleno dressed in full rain gear this morning and got into a hot bite of mixed-size blues from shore in Manasquan River. They fished in IBSP Saturday evening where Maren released stripers of 36 and 32 inches on an SP Minnow along with a small bass and blue.

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