Needless to say, there’s been no fishing going on while the wind has been howling, but that shouldn’t be a problem by Sunday — and there’s lots going on shoreside tomorrow.
The forecast is for west winds gusting to 50 knots tonight before diminishing to 30 knot gusts later on with 9-12-foot seas dropping to 7-10 feet. By morning it will be down to 15-20 with gusts to 30 knots. The Sunday forecast is for east winds at just 5-10 knots, which should be fine for the Big Jamaica’s 1 a.m. trip from Brielle to far offshore wrecks for jumbo porgies, cod and pollock. Reservations can be made by calling 732 528-5014.
George Poveromo is back in N.J. with his Salt Water Sportsman Seminar in Atlantic City at Resorts Casino Hotel. Nick Honachefsky is the co-host, and there will be many local pros on hand to provide vital info from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The SWS Seminars are well worth the admission, and there are also lots of valuable door prizes. The $55 tickets are available by calling 800 448-7360.
Though I didn’t get a press release, I’ve confirmed that the Hi-Mar Striper Club Fishing Flea Market & Seminars is on for tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Port Monmouth VFW on Rt. 36. Adult admission is $5.
Capt. Vinny Vetere will be there with his Ho-Jos and bunker spoons — and also out on Long Island for the 2020 Expo in the Hilton at Melville.
Winds gusting to over 50 knots were also predicted to the south today, and resulted in a second straight postponement of the Bassmasters St. Johns River Tournament which will now be contested from Saturday to Monday.