The weather was good and sea bass cooperated for the opening of the N.J. season today. The Jamaica from Brielle reported they also had a good showing of cod and a couple of pollock plus a winter flounder. Some spots may be open for tomorrow’s 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. special.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported “All the sea bass you wanted” plus ling, two cod and two big stripers up to 43 inches which had to be released.
Chuck Many had only big stripers to release from his Tyman out of Highlands on Monday as they ranged from 45 to 51 inches and were caught on live eels.
The marine forecast is for northwest winds at 10-15 knots before going southwest at 5-10 in the afternoon.