Capt. Ron Santee Jr. saw his first snow on the Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands today, and the striper bite slowed when the wind picked in the afternoon. However, catches were already in the dozens. The pool bass was 35 inches. Santee will continue fishing at least through the weekend. The Sea Hunter from that port didn’t have enough to sail, but is ready to go tomorrow.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar had very good striper fishing and also a few blues today. They sail early at 6:30 tomorrow.
Jerry Lasko said Ocean County surfcasting was slower today though he caught 15 stripers while Maren Toleno added five.
Tomorrow’s weather looks even better with northwest winds of 15-20 knots diminishing in the afternoon to 10-15 knots.