That quote from Dave Lilly summed up the Raritan Bay area striper report today. Lilly ran in the dark in order to avoid the dawn fleet, but found the mob waiting even before daylight.

That didn’t turn off the bite at first as he trolled lots of 20-pounders by moving to open spots. Capt. Ron Santee of the Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands summed it up as follows:”

I can honestly say in all my years running the boat, I have never seen this many boats out as there were today!

Trying to get on the bait was a nightmare, amazing that we caught anything. Did manage a couple handfuls of nice Keepers and a few that had to go back. High hook had 4 fish but there were many with none by the end of the day.

Very frustrating to say the least watching what goes on a day like today….just have to shake my head and hope tomorrow is a better day.

NE tomorrow should stir things up!!

See you in the a.m.”

Vinny D’Anton said there were no stripers early in the Monmouth County surf, but rainfish were in the wash. He switched a small metal and caught lots of hickory shad. Later on he went to the beach with his wife — and a rod. His first cast with a sand flea produced a 34-inch striper!

Very frustrating to say the least watching what goes on on a day like today….just have to shake my head and hope tomorrow is a better day.

NE tomorrow should stir things up!!

I can honestly say in all my years running the boat, I have never seen this many boats out as there were today!

Trying to get on the bait was a nightmare, amazing that we caught anything. Did manage a couple handfuls of nice Keepers and a few that had to go back. High hook had 4 fish but there were many with none by the end of the day.

Very frustrating to say the least watching what goes on on a day like today….just have to shake my head and hope tomorrow is a better day.

NE tomorrow should stir things up!!

I can honestly say in all my years running the boat, I have never seen this many boats out as there were today!

Trying to get on the bait was a nightmare, amazing that we caught anything. Did manage a couple handfuls of nice Keepers and a few that had to go back. High hook had 4 fish but there were many with non by the end of the day.

Very frustrating to say the least watching what goes on on a day like today….just have to shake my head and hope tomorrow is a better day.

NE tomorrow should stir things up!!

I can honestly say in all my years running the boat, I have never seen this many boats out as there were today!

Trying to get on the bait was a nightmare, amazing that we caught anything. Did manage a couple handfuls of nice Keepers and a few that had to go back. High hook had 4 fish but there were many with non by the end of the day.

Very frustrating to say the least watching what goes on on a day like today….just have to shake my head and hope tomorrow is a better day.

NE tomorrow should stir things up!!

See you in the AM”

Small craft warnings go up at 6 a.m. Northeast winds at 10-15 knots increase to 15-20 in the Afternoon plus rain.

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