It’s not unusual for party boats to postpone trips due to weather, but the Golden Eagle from Belmar is trying something unique in order to get fishable weather – moving a canyon trip forward. The sailing set for Monday night at has been changed to the same time Sunday night. Call 732 681-6144 to confirm or grab one of the open spots. The canyon tuna bite has been red hot.

Capt. Ron Santee had a charter on his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands today and was surprised to encounter a large swell that’s never good for bottom fishing. Yet,he managed a decent catch of sea bass plus some porgies and a lone triggerfish. He’s sailing open for bottom fishing in the morning, and advises anglers interested in blackfish to bring a few crabs with them.

No one has been complaining about the Raritan Bay striper fishing. Capt. Frank Masseria of Vitamin Sea from Keyport had another boat limit today on live bunkers and flutter spoons plus jumbo releases. He has availability on the 6 a.m. trip next Saturday. Call 917 439-6448.

Small craft warnings are up through late tonight. but the Sunday’s forecast is for west winds at just 5-10 knots.

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