The new Salmon Strips from Fisherman’s Choice should be deadly on big fluke when that season arrives in the New Year, but in the meantime they’ve been proving effective on such other species as tilefish. As noted above they come from the creators of marinated Squid Strips, and are also soaked in FIN-ESSENCE..
Check them out with Phil Sciortino at the Tackle Box in Hazlet.
Jerry Lasko reports the Ocean County school striper bite in the surf continues. Maren Toleno and Jerry fished dawn and dusk for a good bite in a surf blown flat by the west winds. She released 16 and Jerry was close behind with 14.
The small craft advisory is coming down tonight, and it will only be northwest at 10-15 knots by morning along with gusts to 25. That should also be fine for blackfish. The Elaine B. II should be able to fish from Bahrs in Highlands, and the Big Mohawk from Belmar will sail open at 7 a.m.
The Paramount from Brielle has added offshore wreck sea bass trips at 9 p.m. on both !2/20 and 12/21. There’s a 30-man limit, and the cost is $195. Call 732 528-2117 for reservations.