Tuesday’s forecast is for northwest winds at 10-15 knots plus gusts to 20 — which looks a lot better for anglers than the east winds predicted for Wednesday.
The Ocean Explorer from Belmar is planning to sail in the morning for offshore bottom fishing. They had a couple of keeper cod and some ling on their last trip. The Golden Eagle from that port is looking forward to opening its season at 7 a.m. Tuesday with a search for cod.
Nick from Monmouth reported there were stripers to be caught Sunday from Raritan Bay shorelines despite an abundance of seaweed. Jumbo bloodworms produced short stripers of 24 and 26 inches.