Jim Hutchinson Jr. of the Fisherman magazine reports there was a new N.J. state record tautog record set off Cape May on Sunday. Ironically, it was taken on the same charter boat that produced the present record of a 25.592-pounder. Chris Sullivan was fishing aboard Capt. Tom Duffin’s Fishing Fever when the 25.8-pound tog hit in about 100-foot depths around 20 miles offshore.
There were no fishing reports submitted today, but the Ocean Explorer from Belmar reported blackfishing came back quickly after the storm and they found life on every drop Monday as a male 10.8-pound tog was boated to tie a female caught the day before for the lead in the seasonal pool.
The marine forecast is for small craft warnings to come down tonight after northwest winds gusting to to 30 knots. By morning it will be down to 10-15 northwest with gusts to 20 before shifting to southwest at 5-10 knots in the afternoon.