Capt. Ron Santee is calling it a season tomorrow with his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands, and it should be a great one based on the last two this week as stripers remain abundant in the back of Raritan Bay.

Ron says the bass are almost all keepers fresh in from the ocean and covered with sea lice. Shads and spoons do the job, but it’s hard to find a bonus bass among them.

Mike Monte called last night to let me know that he’d fished three mornings from Monmouth Beach to Sea Girt and watched birds picking up sand eels — but couldn’t find a bass among them.

The forecast is for southeast winds at 10-15 knots with gusts to 20.

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