It certainly wasn’t a nice day to be fishing the ocean, but that didn’t bother the bluefish as the Golden Eagle from Belmar reported all that was necessary to catch a chopper was to get a jig in the water. They were in the 4-to-9-pound class.

At Atlantic Highlands, Capt. Rob Semkewyc canceled fluking on his Sea Hunter because he knew the ocean would be too uncomfortable for his customers. Capt. Ron Santee gave it a shot in Ambrose and the upper bay with his Fishermen, but only had a pick of shorts and keepers.

The ocean should be better tomorrow as the wind drops to southwest at 5-10 knots before increasing to 10-15 later.

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