Even those who haven’t registered for the Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament an participate for the many valuable prizes simply by showing up at the PIBSP Pavillion at 5 a.m.
It’s also necessary to have the free N.J. marine fishing registration. Visit newjerseyfishandwildlife.com and follow the directions so you can print out the permit.
The weather looks fishable with light winds and fog early before possible showers.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported a slow start to striper fishing today before a mid-day change of tide provided a pick of bass up to a 42-pounder that had to go back. They’ll be back at the stripers in the morning, but will switch to sea bass when that season opens Tuesday, Both morning and afternoon trips are open for registration.
The Jamaica from Brielle will be running Marathon trips from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. by registration on the sea bass opener.
Greg Prestosh reported fog, rain and cold yesterday morning on Raritan Bay, but he and Jim Hancharick caught 19 stripers up to a 34-pounder. See photo above.