Capt. Ron Santee is tired from straining his eyes peering into fog, and was glad to wind up a striper season on his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands that he termed “uneventful” from a party boat point of view. He’s taking Monday off to get ready for Tuesday’s sea bass season opening day. One angler caught six stripers on swim shads today, and a couple hit jigs.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported a good day with stripers as all caught stayed on the boat. Some were lost, but there were none of the usual overs. Swim shads were best, with a couple on Flutter spoons
Nick from Monmouth County had good surf conditions Saturday with a light east wind and some movement. Once again, his jumbo bloodworms produced with a 32″ bass plus a 28″ and 24″. Back at the same spot this morning Nick got a 24-incher on his first cast before adding a 28, 27 and a schoolie. Other anglers fishing shrimp and clam did nothing.
The forecast is for south winds at 10-15 knots with gusts to 20 before increasing to 15-20 with gusts to 25 in the afternoon. Dense fog is likely in the morning, followed by showers.