West winds did their job and knocked down a big swell. That should set up a good shot of blackfish not too far offshore plus a shot at some cod and ling. The Ocean Explorer from Belmar had poor fishing Sunday when there was a big ground swell, but they’ll be sailing into probably calm seas with northwest winds at 15-20 knots. Light winds dominate the rest of the week.
The Canyon Runner Seminar on Feb. 1 in Atlantic City is almost sold out. Adam La Rosa had reports from Oregon Inlet that bigeye, yellowfin and bluefin tuna have all arrived in their offshore waters where La Rosa will be booking charters this winter on a 55-foot custom Carolina. Charters start at $2,295, and open boat fares at $699. Call 732 272-4445 for tickets and info.