It may be hard to get out to them tomorrow, but there were lots of feeding stripers in the ocean today.
At Belmar, the Big Mohawk reported a boat limit of bass aboard by 9 a.m. after an early start. The pool winner was about 30 pounds. Due to the weather forecast, they will not sail tomorrow.
T h e G o l d e n Eagle d e s c r i b e d a m a s s o f s t a r t i pers on the surface as keepers,bonus bass and shorts were all biting and everyone brought home fish.
Cob Matthews at Fisherman’s Den has weighed three stripers over 50 pounds this week, with the largest being a 58-pounder trolled on a bunker spoon by Jeff Fairbanks of Bradley Beach off Asbury Park Bob says smaller bass now dohinate the boat catches. Winter flounder and blackfish are hitting in Shark Rive. Bob is picking some school stripers in the surf, but no keepers so far.He’s looking forward to the blackfish limit increasing to five on Nov. 16.
John Mazzeo missed a surf striper blitz at Sandy Hook, and has given up trying to run after fast-moving fish as some were able to do.
Jay Russel fished the Spring Lake surf this evening and was delighted to hook a striper on a Tsunami Sand Eel.
Blog follower Charlie G. said there was a blitz of 10-pound bass in the Asbury Park area at 3 p.m. Friday. At this time of year you just never know when it might happen.
Small craft warnings are up through Tuesday afternoon, and the go to a gale warning. Tuesday starts with west winds at 20 knots and gusts to 25 while going northwest in the afternoon. Rain is also predicted.
Capt. Arthur Stokes was looking for bluefin tuna today on the Mentor from Monmouth Beach but those spotted couldn’t be trolled. They did catch a couple of stripers trolling inshore at tuna speed.
The Jamaica from Brielle had a good start to offshore wreck fishing on Sunday as there were some sea bass limits to 6 1/2 pounds plus some porgies, cod and pollock along with a few ling. Michael Dennis of Newark won the pool with a 16-pound cod, followed by Alex Morgans of Bayville with a 7-pound cod. Wreck trips will sail every Wednesday Friday, Saturday and Sunday leaving at 11 p.m. the night before. Call 732 528-5014 for reservations.