The ocean was calm and the stripers cooperated for boaters — but the tough pick continued on the surf.
Capt. Ron Santee Jr. of the Fishermen at Atlantic Highlands reported a calm ocean and lots of action even right through the change of tide. John the Vet was high hook, catching 21 stripers that were all slots and bonus bass. The pool fish was a 37-incher. Unfortunately, the wind will prevent fishing until Thursday.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar had decent fishing early with stripers on top and blues in addition.
Vinny D’Anton finally got a small striper from the surf when he tried Brick Beach, but that was it for his morning. The surf was down and cleared up. Mike Monte tried Sea Girt, but that area was pretty quiet even though there was some bait. He feels the water temperature has to drop a bit more.
A small craft advisory goes up at 6 p.m. and through Wednesday afternoon. Northwest winds of 15-20 knots with gusts to 30 are forecasted for the morning.