The big one for saltwater anglers, the Saltwater Fishing Expo, is coming up from March 13-15 in the N.J. Convention Hall at Edison. As always, all of the big national fishing tackle manufactures will have full displays , along with many local firms. There will be a full slate of seminars, though I will only be there on Saturday, March 14 with a program on big stripers and the usual Tady Lure giveaway to everyone attending the seminar. I’ll have a lot more on this event as it gets closer.
Striped bass fishing is off to a slow start, but Grumpy’s Tackle in Seaside Park reports some are being caught on both sides of the bay with bloodworms and various small lures including swimmers. A few keepers may be among them.
The Ocean Explorer from Belmar expects a nice day tomorrow, and will be sailing for cod. Though it’s windy as this being written, the morning forecast is down to northwest at 10-15 knots with gusts to 25 before switching to west at just 5-10 knots in the afternoon.