Most boat striper reports remain very good. Chuck Many reported from his Tyman out of Highlands that the bad news was that the ocean was nasty — but the good news was that big stripers were blasting his eels. After releasing many bass, they tried to come in early but ran into striper schools on top that were all over swimming plugs cast to them.

Capt. Ron Santee said he had a dismal start to seeking stripers on his Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands Yet, after 4 1/2 hours of looking, he finally located a willing school that produced bass for almost everyone — with a high hook of six.

Capt. Frank Masseria reported a tougher Sunday of striper fishing, but was back to his usual boat limits on Monday with Vitamin Sea from Keyport. He has availability Saturday morning and afternoon. Call 917 439-6448.

Tuesday’s forecast is for east winds at an ideal 5-10 knots with patchy drizzle.

Capt. George Steller weighing a 42-pounder before release

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