Saltwaltwater anglers looking for even a possibility of decent fishing conditions may be able to get by on Washington’s Birthday. Though the forecast is northeast, it’s only for around 10 knots. There is a 50% possibility of freezing rain in the afternoon.
The Ocean Explorer from Belmar got out Saturday for blackfish, but there was little life on bottom both inshore and offshore. Just a few shorts and bergalls were caught, but hope springs eternal whenever ocean conditions are suitable.
There was a report on Facebook of good-sized cod being boated not too far offshore off eastern Long Island on the King Cod from Center Moriches (631 605-1404.
Nick Honachefsky has the first showing of his party boat episode Beasties Bottom Fish on the Sportsman Channel at 4:30 p.m.