The N.J. Marine Fisheries Council meeting set for tonight has been cancelled. The next meeting will be on May 4 at the usual site in the Galloway Township Library, Manahawkin.

The fist winter flounder report was from Monday at Shak River when James Weir of Belmar (below) brought a 14-incher into Fisherman’s Den at Belmar Marina.

first winter flounder Flounder pro Marty Westerfield of Wall later beat that fish with an 18-incher. Both were on sandworms.  The shop reported some more flounder being caught today, with some getting the two-fish limit at a 12-inch minimum.

The Tackle Box in Hazlet reported quite a few small stripers are being wormed from the Raritan Bay shoreline, and one angler also saw lots of bunkers.

The Friday marine forecast is for east winds at 5-10 knots before going to northeast at 10-15 with gusts to 25 in the afternoon when there’s a chance of rain.

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