The northeast storm virtually shut down fishing since Saturday, but things are looking up for Tuesday.
The wind finally stopped blowing this afternoon, but a small craft advisory is still up into tomorrow afternoon due to rough seas.
The forecast for the morning is for west winds at a mere 10 knots with seas down to 4-7 feet. After that we get into northwest winds that should knock down the waves. I took a look at the Manasquan surf this afternoon, and it was ugly with big waves that were solid brown. It may take a couple of tide changes to clear the surf.
Boaters can get offshore of those waters, and the Golden Eagle from Belmar is set for an early departure striper trip at 6:00. Other also likely give it a try.
The Paramount from Brielle has scheduled an offshore wrecks sea bass trip for Friday, Nov. 22 at 9 p.m. Call 732 528-2117 for reservations.
The Canyon Runner from Point Pleasant had a cancellation for Friday’s striped bass trip. The boat is available that day, but otherwise sold out for the season. Call 732 272-4445 for info. The free Veteran’s Day trip produced a big bass for every vet.