The Atlantic Highlands party boats had loads of stripers once again, but it appears that shorts are becoming a larger proportion of the catch. The Sea Hunter had slots and a few keepers. The weather coming up after tomorrow may signal an end to the great jigging. Capt. Rob Semkewyc figures rain will scare away anglers Monday, but he’ll try Tuesday if enough customers call him. Capt. Ron Santee Jr. had an all day bite on the Fishermen with a 10-pound bass taking the pool. He’ll try sailing into next week.
Nick Honachefsky had a great time in the Ocean County surf yesterday morning with 15 bass up to 32 inches on a green tail Ava plus teaser. Frank Huza went to IBSP this morning and had lots of company. He managed a 21-inch bass, but one group of anglers caught them steadily.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar had a super offshore wreck trip for big sea bass plus lots of porgies. They limited on sea bass and bluefish before daylight, and also caught weakfish, cod and ling. Another trip is possible next week if enough anglers e-mail goldeneaglefishing.com for the $205 sailing.
Sunday’s forecast is for southwest winds at 10-15 knots with gusts to 20.
Chuck Many reports from Cape Charles as follows:
“Definitely a WOOOOOOOO kind of day going 5 for 8 on monsters with a 57 and 52 pounder!!!! Trying the new Shimano Teramar New England Series combo with Trinidad 30, absolutely sick!! Why do you take your boat to VA and get skunked 4 days in a row??? This is why!! All released unharmed”.