Though the action wasn’t up to what we had Thursday, Mark Roy and I had good casting for school stripers today on Mark’s Release Me from Raritan Marina. My first fish was a 27 1/2-inch bass, and I thought that might mean bigger bass than the abundant shorts and slots had moved in. Yet, it wasn’t until the afternoon that I picked up a 29-incher among the 39 bass that Mark and I caught on 5 1/2-inch Storm and Tsunami shads.
Capt. Rob Semkewyc told me that he had good action in the morning off the park with some keepers plus slots on his Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported stripers splashing on the surface and more willing to hit. as they ended up with a good catch.
The weather holds tomorrow with south winds at 5-10 knots before there’s a switch at night to southwest gusts to 30 knots that will lead to very cold and windy weather on Tuesday.