Vinny D’Anton said there were lots of anglers on hand yesterday afternoon as stripers blasted peanut bunkers in the Ocean County surf, and the action was so intense that some anglers left them biting as they couldn’t fight any more. Many lures worked, but Vinny stuck with poppers. Yet, the same area had no bait and no bass this morning.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar got into lots of bass and good readings this morning, but they didn’t bite well. However, they did end up limiting on bonus bass.
Capt. Ron Santee got into small bass right away with his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands, but then did a lot of searching for bass that weren’t hitting before returning to his starting place and bailing out with a hot bite that included bass breaking next to the boat.
The forecast is for west winds at 10-15 knots.