The Tackle Box in Hazlet reports there’s aleady been school striper activity with bass to 32 inches from Raritan Bay shorelines at Leonardo, Cliffwood Beach and South Amboy. Tommy Karindrakas of of Long Branch, who released the first keeper last week, did it again with a 12-pounder. Both bloodworms and sandworms are working.

Up Front Bait & Tackle in Keyport had their first bass to weigh as Bob Wavro had a 28-incher that went 8.6 pounds.

The Ocean Explorer from Belmar found lively bottom Saturday that produced a keeper cod and two pollock plus a few ling from among the bergalls. With better weather, they will try to get out every day. The morning forecast is for northwest winds at 10-15 knots with gusts to 20 before Wednesday looks great with 5-10 east and seas at 2 feet or less.

Chuck Many has been releasng red drum at Hilton Head, South Carolina;

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  1. With the nice forecast for Wednesday and perhaps Thursday I will be taking the boat and giving a few spots in the early-season to try. I don’t expect great shakes the water is still very cold. But there’s always a chance of a flounder or a striper the boat is ready to go. But it is very skinny water that you have to fish this time of the year.

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