While cold waters may be affecting inshore fisheries, that’s no problem at all on far offshore wrecks which are normally at their best n mid-winter.

The Jamaica from Brielle reported many limits of both sea bass and porgies during Friday’s trip. Bruce Snyder of Philadelphia won the pool with a 6.5-pound sea bass over a 6-pounder by Jimmy Ricardo of Pittstown.

There may be room on the trip leaving at 11 p.m tonight. Call 732 528-5014 for reservations. Other trips will be sailing at 11 p.m. Dec. 26,27, 28, 29 and 30. The sea bass season closes at the end of the month.

The Golden Eagle from Belmar had finished up after their last striper trip, but they have added an offshore sea bass trip on Friday, Dec. 27 at 8 p.m. The fare is $200, and it’s limited. They made one successful offshore wreck trip earlier in the month (see below). Make reservations online at http://www.goldeneaglefishing.com

Jerry Lasko reports there was some life in the Ocean County surf this morning as he caught two stripers and Maren Toleno had one.  Bob Correll was surprised to catch a decent fluke at Bay Head, where he also saw one striper caught. The good weather continues in the morning with southwest winds at just 10-15 knots with gusts to 20.

TheGolden Eagle sea bass

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