Capt. Rob Semkewyc saw some hope for the Raritan Bay striper bite on his Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands this morning as casting shads produced a legal striper plus a few shorts before trollers started working the area. A move to try bait fishing produced some shorts before it also went dead in the boat traffic. Semkewyc is looking forward to the morning for a fresh start without so much boat traffic.
The forecast is for south winds at 5-10 knots; with a possibility of showers or thunder storms in the afternoon.
Shore anglers have been taking advantage of bluefish blasts whenever they occur. Sarah Nadine caught these blues in the Seaside Park area.