The black sea bass season in N.J. opens tomorrow with a 13-inch minimum and 10-fish bag limit that shouldn’t be hard to come by on wrecks and rough bottoms that haven’t been worked this season.

Some party boats have filled up special trips, and the rest will probably reach capacity early. Don’t treat this as an ordinary weekday. Be at the boat at least an hour early!

The forecast is great, with west winds at 10 knots before increasing to 10-15 with gusts to 20 in the afternoon.

Fluke anglers will have a unique opportunity to improve their skills Tuesday night at 5:30 when Dave Lilly presents his seminar at the Salt Water Anglers of Bergen County meeting in the American Legion Hall, 33 West Passaic St., Rochelle Park. Non-members are welcome to attend for a fee of $5 that can be applied to membership in that active organization. Call Chuck Santoro at 201 446-9047 for details.

I call Lilly the best private fluke fisherman because he’s proven that year after year by winning or placing in almost every fluke tournament he’s entered.

Unfortunately, one of the SWABC’s best anglers, Tom Siciliano Jr., will not be there as he passed away last month at the age of 79. Tom, who was very active in conservation activities, lived in Little Egg Harbor after growing up in Clifton. I remember many trips with Tom up to the annual SWABC Past President’s Dinner at which he almost always collected a trophy for the biggest fish of some species.

Capt. Hans Kaspersetz with a fluke limit.

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