Fred Golofaro of the Fisherman magazine suffered a sudden heart attack yesterday and passed away in a Long Island hospital. Fred was a friendly, low key guy who was the last person I’d ever expect to have a heart attack at a relatively early age. It wasn’t long ago that we fished together in the Manhattan Cup -_ where I later presented him with the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. I’m so upset by Fred’s passing that I’m having trouble putting out this blog — and will go into greater detail tomorrow.

The weather forecast is for northeast winds at 15-20 knots. Small craft warnings are up from this evening into Saturday afternoon. At Belmar, the Big Mohawk had goog fluking today in rough seas — but will not sail tomorrorw The Golden Eagle was into bluefish, but anglers had to work hard for every one. They too are taking tomorrow off. Check with skippers before coming down in the morning.

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