After two days with only a few stripers on his Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands, Capt. Rob Semkewyc said the northeast wind turned the bass on — but none of those they caught were small enough to keep. The smallest was 40 inches, and the largest about 45 pounds — though another even larger got off. Unfortunately, the weather looks even worse tomorrow. Rob is hoping for Tuesday. Call him at 732 291-4468;

Also at that port, the Fishermen reported a huge swell killed bottom fishing Saturday and will make fishing impossible tomorrow.

The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported a nasty day at sea today though they did catch some blues and sea bass. They won’t sail tomorrow, and the Queen Mary from Point Pleasant has also canceled.

Sorry about no blog yesterday, but I was locked out of my account — which was fixed long distance by my daughter Cyndi in Florida his morning.

The forecast is for east winds at 15-20 knots, but dropping to 10-15 in the afternoon. Morning showers and patchy fog are likely.

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