Jerry Lasko reports that the Ocean County surf striper fishing was very good at dawn and dusk despite a tough north wind. It was slow during mid-day, but he ended up with 19 and Maren Toleno had 24 releases of the small bass.
Friday’s forecast is for southeast winds at just 10 knots, with a chance of rain in the afternoon.
The Elaine B. II from Bahrs in Highlands likes the Friday forecast, and will be sailing for blackfish at 7 a.m. Capt. Stan Zagleski was still fishing in shallow waters on Saturday when Jim Anderson of Lake Hopatcong boated a 13.4-pound trophy tog.
The Jamaica from Brielle reports it doesn’t look good for the Saturday night offshore sea bass wreck trip, so they’ve added another for 11 p.m. Sunday. Though the Saturday trip hasn’t been canceled as yet, those booked for it can switch to the new date if they wish. Call 732 528-5014 for reservations.