Mike Monte proved there were still stripers in the Belmar surf yesterday morning as he had another good morning at Belmar. The bass were smaller, 18 to 22 inches, but they were right in the wash. Mike said they were hard to catch despite all the hits as they were nipping at the tail of the Tsunami Sand Eel.
Jerry Lasko said it was a different story in the Ocean County surf. Yesterday afternoon Maren Toleno caught four bass and he had one — but conditions were tough this morning and they did nothing.
A storm warning went up at 6, and the morning forecast is for southeast winds at 25-30 knots with gusts to 50. Seas build to 12-17 feet.