Though charter boats have been doing well with Raritan Bay striped bass, initia[ party boat reports were negative.
At Atlantic Highlands, the Sea Hunter started on Friday and quickly found some marks to which Tsunami Shads were cast. Two were hooked, and a good one boated — but that was it. They also tried bait later with no action. The Fishermen got started today and reported poor tide conditions especially when a east wind came up later in the trip. They marked some fish that would’t hit.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar once again saw stripers, but couldn’t get a hit. However, there was an interesting development in the ocean as they caught a few mackerel. They won;t be fishing the next two days.
Also at Belmar, the Big Mohawk reported several blackfish limits on Friday along with lots of shorts.
There’s a chance of showers after midnight, but Sunday starts with southeast winds of only 5-10 knots before increasing to 10-15 with gusts to 20 later.