There shouldn’t be any need to wait for today’s reports as a high wind warning has been posted up to 5 a.m. Sunday along with a coastal flood advisory through 6 a.m. Sunday.
The marine forecast is for northeast winds at 20-25 knots with gusts to 40 and a 50 percent chance of rain. Even Monday doesn’t look good.
At Brielle, the Paramount has cancelled trips until Friday. They will then sail at 6:30 for ling, cod and flounder before the sea bass season opens on May 17. The Jamaica will open the sea bass season with Marathons by reservation on May 17 and 18.
The Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands got out for stripers Thursday and picked some keepers before making a move that resulted in bigger bass — though five out of seven were over 39 inches and had to be released.
Some charter boats managed to do well with stripers before the weather got too bad on Friday. Andrea’s Toy reports the Al Gret party went through a live well full of bunkers as bass exploded on them. The evening trip produced great surface lure action despite wind and rain.
Capt. John Contello posted this bass release from his Just Sayin out of Highlands.