An exceptional early run of stripers seems to be covering NY/NJ Bight. Bass well over keeper size are common, and smaller fish are mixed in.
The Sea Hunter from Atlantic Highlands reported it wasn’t as wild as yesterday, but still a great day. The Golden Eagle from Belmar had to release lots of too big bass, but still had lots of ocean keepers. They couldn’t get live bait, but swim shads, diamond jigs and Flutter Spoons worked as well, They start sailing at 6:30 tomorrow.
The HRFA has a Sandy Hook surfcasting contest set for Saturday. Visit hrfanj.org for info.