While a gale warning is bad news for boaters, when it’s from the northwest that’s fine for Jersey Shore surfcasters except during low tides when it might blow all the water off the beach. Since it’s also possible to fish in partially protected areas, some boats may also get back into action tomorrow. Be sure to check with skippers before coming down.

Northwest winds are gusting up to 35 knots this evening, but are forecast to drop to 15-20 with gusts to 25 by morning — and to diminish by afternoon to 10-15 knots.

There were no boat reports today, but the Ocean Explorer from Belmar had an unusual blackfish report from Sunday when the tog bite actually improved as it got rougher by late morning. Some limits were taken.

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