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it’s unusual to hear about blitz fishing for stripers in the N.J. surf at this time of the year, but Mike Monte got just that type of report this morning.

Mike had been shut out the last three mornings — and was happy to catch two small bass in the Monmouth County surf in an area where there were lots of birds picking on sand eels. Then he got word of an angler who was fishing Sandy Hook when it exploded with larger bass from 24 to 34 inches on peanut bunkers which produced 10 bass for him. The odds of that happening again tomorrow are long, but it’s worth checking out.

The forecast is for ideal west winds at 10-15 knots with gusts to 20 before increasing to 20-25 in the afternoon. There’s also a chance of rain.

Chuck Many is chasing big stripers at Cape Charles, Virginia — such as this 54-pounder before release.

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