Thanksgiving was a blowout for boaters due to the NW gale, but Black Friday continued to be a best bet. Capt. Ron Santee of the Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands said he was greeted by clouds of birds in the channels, and catches ran up to 50 bass. However, tomorrow will be his last trip of the season as bad weather is forecast after that.

The Golden Eagle from Belmar had to make a long run to get into lots of stripers this morning, but they enjoyed great action until 11 a.m. The bite shut off then and very few bass were caught after that,

A small craft advisory is up until 10 p.m., but tomorrow looks good with northwest winds at 10-15 knots before the switch to east winds by Monday.

Though there were some good surf reports on Thanksgiving, blog contributor Dan said the only birds he saw today at Sea Bright were well offshore, and he never saw a fish caught during the hour he fished.

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