At 21 inches and 7 pounds, 14 ounces he isn’t ready to fish as yet, but I have high hopes for Alexander John Gonzalez who was born this afternoon to my daughter Cyndi and her husband Luis at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The next “AJ” (I’m Allan John) has crazy fisherman genes on both sides of the family and won’t lack for fishing tackle.

Sea bass fishing opened to N.J. anglers on Tuesday and all reports received so far have been good with limits of 10 at a 13-inch minimum being common.

The Queen Mary from Point Pleasant reported a boat limit Tuesday when jigging was by far the best method. An A-27 diamond jig with a teaser rigged 18 inches above it produced lots of doubleheaders.

Capt. Hans Kaspersetz fished aboard the charter boat Water Proof for limit sea bass action. Capt. Mark De Blasio stopped on his way up north with Blue Runner to jig yellowfin tuna. The 56-foot End Game has been added to his fleet.

Chuck Many reported yesterday’s trip on Tyman out of Highlands ran only from7 to 10 a.m. as it was mayhem big striper fishing for a crew that included Phil Sciortino of the Tackle Box in Hazlet.

Friday’s forecast is for a mere 5-10-knot southeast wind which increases to 10-15 late. The weekend also looks good.

The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported a slow but steady pick of sea bass all day which resulted in some limits. A cod and a fluke were also boated, and a few blackfish released.


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