The northwest wind seems to have kept most boaters ashore today, but light winds and modest seas should dominate until Thursday night. West winds at just 5-10 knots are forecast for Tuesday before going southwest in the afternoon.

The Big Mohawk from Belmar reported a picky bottom bite on Sunday though there were some blackfish limits and many shorts. The Golden Eagle from that port will be sailing daily this week while looking for the first ocean stripers and bottom fishing if they don’t bite.

The Jamaica from Brielle is already looking ahead to the sea bass season and taking reservations for Sea Bass Marathons that still have openings on May 16 from 6-4, and May 17 from 7:30 to 3:30. Call 732 528-5014 for reservations.

Striped bass fishing in Raritan Bay has been tough for some, but Chuck Many’s crews on Ty Man have been releasing big bass regularly.

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