The Golden Eagle from Belmar saw some stripers on top and had decent readings — but the bass weren’t hitting. Wth a northeaster coming on Saturday, that boat has cancelled trips for the next three mornings.

Rain is in tomorrow’s forecast, though the wind is only southeast at 5-10 knots before going east at 10-15 in the afternoon.

North Jersey fluke fishing got off to a surprisingly good start at a time when waters are still a bit cool for the species. The Prowler 5 from Atlantic Highlands reported their opening trip on May 4 produced multiple limits as everyone caught fluke.

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