Though big striped bass appear to have migrated to the south, dedicated anglers can follow them south — and that’s what Chuck Many does with his Tyman. Fishing during the catch and release season out of Cape Charles he trolls live eels to catch big bass that have become huge with roe that makes “fifties” out of ‘forties” until the spring spawning. Tyman had 12 50’s in a 10-day period this month.
Bob Matthews, at Fisherman’s Den in Belmar Marina reports that a couple of regulars at the shop picked a few small stripers from the local surf at first light. Flounder fishing off the docks started slowly this morning with only one caught. Party boats targeting blackfish have had mixed results..
The Big Mohawk reported good conditions Sunday, but the tog weren’t biting as only a few keepers were caught.
Small craft warnings are up through Tuesday afternoon. The morning forecast is for northwest winds at 15-20 knots that increase to 20-25 with gusts to 30 in the afternoon.
The Paramount from Brielle has room on a jumbo sea bass trip sailing at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Call 732 528-4117 for reservations.