Northeast winds are back with us tomorrow — along with rain.
The morning forecast is for northeast at 15-20 knots, before dropping to east at 10-15 in the afternoon.
There isn’t much fishing being done at present due to worries about the pandemic, but Nick Honachefsky of Saltwater Underground reports that he fished Saturday with Kenny and Andy Dubman as they caught 25 stripers by casting shad lures in Raritan Bay. Nick has also been catching school bass from 22 to 27 inches by casting bloodworms from Bay Shore beaches.
Capt. Vinny Vetere got started with his Katfish from Great Kills on a warm day last week by taking the one person he knew that surely presented no virus threat – his wife. She broke the ice for hopefully better days ahead.
The Hudson River Fisherman’s Association has a striped bass release tournament starting at 7 a.m. April 17 and running to 12 p.m. May 15. It will be contested strictly in the Hudson River and adjacent waters such as the East River — but not in Raritan Bay and ocean waters. There are both catch, photo and release — and catch, photo, tag and release divisions. For info call Joe Albanese at 908 456-2968.