The ocean didn’t look good today. but but it should improve be the weekend so anglers can determine whether stripers are still with us. The big swell won’t do inshore bottom fishing any good, but wrecks far offshore should continue to produce lots of jumbo sea bass and porgies.
The Jamaica from Brielle continues to add trips to the deep water wrecks where fishing should actually improve as water temperatures decrease. Sunday’s trip produced a few blues plus a couple of weakfish in addition to the target species. Abdullah Samadeen from Philadelphia won the pool with a 6.5-pound sea bass, followed by Gary Nelson of Chester Twp. at 5.5 pounds. Call 732 528-5014 for reservations.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar did so well on those wrecks that they’ve set another for Dec, 19 at 7 p.m. Make reservations at goldeneaglefishing,com
Gale warnings came down at 4 p.m. after north gusts to 40 knots. Friday’s forecast is for north winds at 10-15 knots with 4 to 5 foot seas.