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.