It didn’t amount to much, but at least there was some life on bottom whven the Ocean Explorer got out from Belmar today. It was breezy, but fishable — and bergalls were active on the bottom.
One legal blackfish was boated and a few shorts plus a short cod were released while a few ling came aboard. That was enough tp justify another attempt in good weather — perhaps on Wednesdy.
The lighter northwest winds didn’t last for long, as they shift to southwest tomorrow at 15-20 knots with gusts to 30 and rain.