Just as party boats had to learn how to operate during a pandemic last year, boat and sportsman’s shows are starting to resume activities.
The Wildwoods Fishing & Boat Expo will be held from 9-5 Saturday in the Wildwood Convention Cener. Capt. Dave Marciano of Wicked Tuna fame will be on hand for that event which has a $7 entrance fee, though kids under 12 are admitted free. For info visit fishingexpowildwod.com.
The New York Boat Show will run at the Convention Center from Jan. 26-30. The entry fee is $16, but free for those under 12.
Vinny D’Anton is back at his winter home in Sarasota, Florida, and found fish waiting for him as he cast his favorite popper — the Chug Bug. Jack crevalle and small blues provided most of the action, as spotted sea trout have been scarce after taking a hit during last year’s red tide.
The NY/NJ Bight forecast for Thursday includes a small craft advisory for west winds at 15-20 knots plus gusts to 30 and likely rain.