Though it’s still not what it should be, Capt. Rob Semkewyc reported a better striper bite in Raritan Bay today on his Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands. There was a good start and finish that produced mostly 24 to 26 inch stripers plus one keeper. He’ll be back at them the next two days, but Mothers Day is usually a tough Sunday for party boats. He’ll sail if at least 10 anglers confirm they’ll be coming, so be sure to call in advance,
John Bushell is getting more reports of school stripers being caught on local beaches near Betty & Nick’s Tackle in Seaside Park.
Allen Riley made his first trip to the Sandy Hook surf this week, but did nothing on fresh bunker and saw no signs of fish or bait.
Friday’s forecast is for northeast winds at just 5-10 knots before switching to east in the afternoon.
The Fisherman magazine reports the spring run of big porgies in Peconic Bay is well underway, but Tuesday’s N.Y. fluke opener only produced scattered keepers in most areas.