Surfcasters are looking forward to the Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament 0n Sunday at Island Beach State Park. Those not already registered can do so Sunday in the Pavillion at 5 a.m. Though it’s early for good fluke fishing in the surf, bluefish could be abundant — and bait often produces a legal striper or two.

The Golden Eagle from Belmar resumed fishing today in a bit of a roll plus fog. They marked some stripers, but the bass weren’t ready to bite. The day was saved at some wrecks where ling were bagged while sea bass were released as they aren’t legal until Tuesday.

Dense fog is likely Saturday morning, but the wind will be only southeast at 5 knots. There’s a chance of showers in the morning and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Chuck Many was out yesterday with his Tyman from Highlands and reported as follows:

“Fun times tagging for Gray FishTag Research with Bill Dobbelaer, Dave David Nova, Shawn Carpenter, Mike Michael Caruso and Bob Bowden!! Fishing was definitely slower than we had hoped, but tagged 15 Bass to 41” and put a PSAT Tag in a beautiful fish. Can’t wait to see where she goes!! Shout out to Roxanne Van Dyke Willmer for all the hard work and all the sponsors for contributing to a great cause!”

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