The Golden Eagle from Belmar concluded its striper season on a high note with a boat limit of slots, some keepers and lots of shorts. They also reported loads of birds in the ocean.

Mark Roy fished further to the north with his Release Me from Raritan Marina and didn’t see any birds up there. He said there were some marks, but nothing hitting.

Jerry Lasko said even Maren Toleno had to work hard for school stripers in the northern Ocean County surf this morning as the bass wouldn’t come in over the bar. Yet, Maren still recorded 16 releases. Jerry got back to fishing after having to rest following a medical procedure, and managed a couple of bass.

Vinny D’Anton fished the Belmar surf this morning and scratched out four bass. He returned in the afternoon to catch another while Frank Manzi hooked a couple up to 23 inches.

The Paramount from Brielle has room on a 9:30 trip tonight to the far offshore wrecks for jumbo sea bass. Call 732 528-2117 for reservations.

The marine forecast is for southeast winds at only 5-10 knots before going south in the afternoon at 10-15 with gusts to 20 knots.

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  1. Old back in the 1960s when I was still a young man. The late fifties even. We will look forward to this time of the year for good acts with macro Ling and Whiting other usual grounds offshore of Sandy Hook. We wouldn’t think of black fish as certainly the striped bass would be long gone memory in November. Just to reminisce a little bit we looked at today’s mystery and the striped bass last well into December as far as the runs are concerned oh back in the 1960s when I was still a young man. The late 50s even. We will look forward to this time to the year for good actual with Mac rolling and waiting on the usual grounds offshore Aetna in today’s world we see the black fishing and the Striped Bass Run ending in December. And then there’s a void before any Ling would show up and there is no real waiting. And the Mac. Are long gone memory. Yes fishing has changed the old man of the sea that used to go out in the cold Icy weather are now fair-weather fishermen of today party books so used to venture into the winter now closed their doors until spring. Something is very amiss with the Fisheries


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