Chuck Manny reports that there was only one hit trolling live eels in Virginia today, but that was a very good  one as a 55-pound pre-spawning striped bass was tagged and released by Bob Bowden.

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The Ocean Explorer from Belmar  had a new leader in their seasonal pool on Monday when Roger from Brooklyn weighed in a 12.6-pound blackfish at Fisherman’s Den in Belmar Marina. Monday’s tog action was a pick in deeper waters, but there was life on the bottom, and a large pollock was also boated. They will continue to fish this week on every decent weather day.


The marine forecast for Wednesday calls for west winds at 10-15 knots with gusts to 20 plus rain in the morning.


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