Fall northwesters set up ideal surfcasting conditions along the N.J. Shore, but they also bring cold temperatures. Jerry Lasko said it never got out of the 30’s on the Ocean County beach he was fishing, but the action kept anglers warm. The hot bite was on the incoming, and by the the end of the day he had released 35 stripers while Maren Toleno got up to 61. When the sand eels come in, so do the bass.
Frank Huza of Aberdeen went all the way to Island Beach State Park and didn’t score there though he saw some bass being caught.
Capt. Ron Santee Jr. reported a continuation of all you can handle striper jigging on his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands. It was cold, and got nasty on the change of tide, but the fishing remains amazing and he will sail every day.
The northwest wind continues at 15-20 knots with gusts to 25.