The gale warnings are down, and early morning looks fishable — but don’t stay too long!
Though there’s an east wind forecast, it’s only at 5-10 knots before shifting to south in the afternoon at 15-20 with gusts to 30 knots plus snow and rain!
The Ocean Explorer from Belmar reported a pick of blackfish in calm seas on Wednesday.
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has scheduled a series of scoping hearings on amendments to the Bluefish Management Plan from Feb. 13 to March 4. More about this and the bluefish situation tomorrow.