A gale waring is in effect for Sunday, and there is also likely to be rain in the morning with a higher likelihood in the afternoon.

The forecast is for southeast winds  at 20-25 knots early before gusting to 35 in the afternoon, Some party boats have already cancelled. Don’t come down without checking with the skipper.

There was nothing much going on today, though the Golden Eagle from, Belmar reported a 48-pound striper early.. I joined Bob Correll on his Sea Vee 32 from Crystal Point in Point Pleasant along with veteran canal and surf angler Jim Gates. We ran up to the Highlands where we had some surface action yesterday afternoon, but there were only a few birds today and they appeared to be on small bait. We saw only a few bent rods on trolling boats and nothing else in large fleets. Long drifts produced only spiny dogfish on jigs before we returned early.

At Atlantic Highlands, Capt. Ron Santee said he made a very long run with his Fishermen to find birds and fish on the surface. They were very hard to catch, and from 21-27 inches which can’t be kept with the N.J. bonus permit in the N.Y. waters where they were.

Capt. Rob Semkewyc also made a long run with his Sea Hunter to find birds from which  a few keepers and some shorts were hooked. Lester Lagos on his first fishing trip caught the 15-pound pool winner.

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