With marginal weather predicted for Saturday, the Big Jamaica has moved their offshore wreck trip to 1 a.m. Sunday. Space is available by calling 732 528-5014.
They didn’t have a specific report for last Saturday’s trip, but noted that porgies, cod and pollock were caught.
Unfortunately, the Jamaica also had sad news as their lead deckhand, Dominic Wines, has passed away.
A small craft advisory is up for tonight, and that becomes a gale watch Friday. Friday morning starts with south winds at 15-20 knots plus gusts to 30 and rain before shifting to the west in the afternoon at 25-30 knots and gusts to 40 and 7-10-foot seas. Those winds drop to 15-20 knots by Saturday morning — and further to 10-15 by afternoon. Sunday is looking good with east winds of just 10 knots and seas down to 3 feet.
There was a lot of wind to the south today as Bassmaster, in a very rare fresh water move, had to postpone the opening day of their St. John’s River Tournament due to a forecast of winds gusting to over 40 knots.
Bob Correll was casting off the dock of a home he’s renting in Jupiter, Fl. yesterday evening when he was surprised by a 4-pound bluefish hitting his Crystal Minnow. That was much larger than any of the very small blues he caught last summer casting in his home surf at Bay Head, N.J. That blue was larger than most caught inshore in Florida, but some years there is a brief offshore run of very long, but skinny, blues moving to the north during the winter.